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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

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Tutka Bay Lodge
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon and halibut
  • Visit Katmai National Park and view brown bears
  • Kayak Tutka Bay and view eagles, otters, and orcas
  • Tour an oyster farm in the nearby village of Sedovia
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  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Arrive Tutka Bay Lodge

Arrive to Homer early this morning by charter flight from Anchorage. At 9 AM today, you depart from Mako's Water Taxi terminal in Homer, Alaska for a scenic 20-minute ride across the bay to the lodge. Look for humpback whale, orca whales, and baby sea otters as you cross. Arrive to the dock where you are greeted by the property manager. Enjoy a brief introduction to the lodge and surrounding area and settle into your cabin overlooking Grace Ridge and Tutka fjord.

Meet with your guide and plan day's activities. Enjoy lunch in the dining room before heading out for an afternoon adventure. Take part in the 3 pm yoga class, or take an interpretive walk along the shore to spot eagles, black bears, whales, otters and sea glass.

Enjoy appetizers and wine tasting in the evenings followed by a three course meal. After dinner, relax in the sauna or hot tub, or listen to a presentation later this evening on the history of Alaska and the area. Enjoy visiting with other guests with drinks and games.

Day 2: Deep Sea Fishing or Bear Viewing

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today choose between two included excursions:

Board a charter boat for a day of deep sea fishing for salmon or halibut today. Clean and fillet your catch at the dock if you'd like to keep it, or request that the chef prepare it for appetizers later that day!

Or watch for bears in Katmai National Park, one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world. After being dropped off by float plane, your guide takes you to some of the best spots for viewing these magnificent creatures. Watch these animals catch salmon, forage in the woods, or digging for clams along the coast.

Day 3: Explore Tutka Bay

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a full hot breakfast today and plan out your day. Go for an exploratory kayak in the bay today, watching for eagles, sea otters, and orca whales feeding. Go tidepooling along the shore, explore Halibut Cove, or visit a nearby oyster farm or the village of Sedovia. The lodge offers many guided and unguided excursions to choose from everyday. Local hikes, cold water snorkeling, whale watching, and visiting nearby Alaskan Glacier are all possibilities. Add another helicopter excursions this day for an additional cost at the time of booking, or extend your stay.

Return in the afternoon to join the lodge boat captain to collect fresh crab for dinner or participate in the nearby Widgeon's cooking class. Spend 50 minutes with the resident chef for a culinary class as you prepare the evening's appetizers.

Day 4: Return Anchorage

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy your last morning at Tutka Bay. Depart the lodge at noon as you arrive back in Homer around 12:30. Continue on to the airport for your commercial flight on to Anchorage, or arrange for a charter flight option on to your next destination.

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Alternate commercial flight Anchorage to Homer with water taxi to Tutka Bay can be arranged in lieu of charter flights.
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Gear Rental: Use of Lodge Adventure Gear
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • International Flights
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Specialty Alcohol is an Additional Cost
  • Fishing License Fee
  • Optional Excursions - additional Bear viewing or deep sea fishing excursions available at $895pp. Helicopter excursions available for custom price.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time


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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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