The community of Homer exudes a unique combination of fishing, scenery, wildlife, and artistry © Wayde Carroll Photography
  • A home base for great fishing, fresh halibut, crab and shrimp can be purchased from seafood shops along the docks.
  • While commercial fishing has long been the mainstay of the economy, tourism has become increasingly important.
  • Homer is also known as an arts community, and was named one of the 100 best small art towns in America.
  • A gateway community to more remote destinations such as Kachemak Bay State Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Islands.
  • Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Available routes to and from Homer, Alaska

Service Area

Homer is the gateway to Kachemak Bay, Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands. A beautiful four-hour drive from Anchorage, down the Kenai Peninsula, gets you to the embarkation port of Homer. Ferry service is provided from Homer three to four days per week in the summer and three days per week in the winter. From Homer, it is a nine hour and forty five minute ferry ride to Kodiak, or an hour and a half to the nearby community of Seldovia.

Homer, Alaska © Wayde Carroll Photography

Trip Ideas

Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.