Starting at $4,615 Per Person
Adventure Lodge | Luxury Lodge
Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the head of a splendidly rugged seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay, near Homer, Alaska. The Tutka Bay area offers rugged coastlines, deep fjords, dramatic mountains, quiet beaches, old growth Sitka spruce forests, and amazing tidal fluctuations.
They offer guided Alaska adventure activities such as deep-sea fishing for salmon and halibut, freshwater fishing, ocean kayaking and hiking the unique trail system through old growth forests. The award-winning cuisine and lodge amenities such as complimentary massage and yoga, afternoon wine tastings and cooking classes offer relaxation and rejuvenation.
The lodge offers an array of activities to introduce you to the Kachemak Bay marine community. In addition to tidepooling and other marine-based activities, we often visit the nearby villages of Seldovia and Homer for art galleries and cultural exploration.
And of course there is the adjacent Cooking School at Tutka Bay, where you create a three-course meal from on one of eight global menus.
Situated on a ten-acre property, Tutka Bay Lodge offers a main lodge, six private guest accommodations, a sauna, hot tub and boat house – all connected by a boardwalk. The large deck offers seating as well as an area for helicopter landing.
Tutka Bay Lodge offers 5 distincly different, private cabins. With each having amazing views of the ocean and wonderful decks for basking in the environment it is hard to go wrong. Choose between the Oyster Catcher, Eagle's Nest, Kittiwake, Steller's Jay, or the Loon guest cabins.
The main lodge faces east towards the Tutka Bay fjord, and provides views of Little Tutka Bay to the west. This luxury setting offers areas for dining and socializing. The immense deck complete with hot tub is used for everything from yoga to a helicopter landing pad.
In the kitchen you will find Chef Kirsten Dixon and her staff preparing guest meals, utilizing fresh local and Alaskan cuisine. Fresh Alaska salmon is brought to the dock each week by neighboring fishermen, and they frequent the nearby oyster farms. You can sportfish from the dock or go clamming on the beach and the staff will happily show you how to prepare your catch.
Gather at Mako’s water taxi on the Homer Spit for your scenic 20-minute boat ride to Tutka Bay Lodge. Meet the lodge managers for a brief orientation of the activities and lodge facilities. Check in to your private cabin overlooking Grace Ridge and Tutka Fjord. Plan your days with your guide so you can include all the goals you have for your time with us. Options include kayaking in the Bay, tide pooling, hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park, massage, cooking class, hot tub, yoga classes, and an interpretive hike through an old growth forest.
Luncheon is served at 1:00 p.m. in the main room. In the late afternoon, we offer a cooking class in the kitchen with the chefs, wine tasting in the main lodge bar area, and dinner at 7:00 p.m. After dinner, there is an evening education program on Alaska in the main lodge or evening activities with the guides.
Early morning gentle yoga class at 7:00 a.m. on the deck with views of Tutka Bay. Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. Join your guide for a day of bear-viewing on the Katmai Coast or, meet your boat captain for a day of deep sea fishing for salmon or halibut. End your day of adventure with a nice soak in the hot tub and a dip in the bay.
After yoga and breakfast, you and your guide choose from a variety of activities. You may take a small walk through our private trail system, go on a guided kayak tour of the area exploring the abundant ocean life found in the Tutka Bay region, or take the day to explore nearby Grewink glacier. Appetizers are served at 6:00 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM. Don’t forget to book your complimentary massage.
Morning yoga on the deck before breakfast is optional. After breakfast, catch the water taxi back to Homer. Explore the artist community of Homer and enjoy lunch at our La Baleine Café.
Most guests arrive at Tutka Bay Lodge via water taxi from Homer. To get to Homer, there are several choices.
• One is to rent a car and drive down the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Homer. This takes about four to five hours. The bore tides and a stop at the ski village of Girdwood make this drive interesting.
• Another way to get to Homer is to fly commercially on Ravn Air. Ravn offers frequent jet flights throughout the day and cuts the travel time to about 50 minutes. These options bring you to the village of Homer, where you catch a boat ride to the lodge, a 25-minute ride across Kachemak Bay.
• Another option for travel to Tutka Bay Lodge is to charter a flight from Anchorage and fly directly to the lodge dock, about an hour and a half flight.
Tutka Bay Lodge does offer some transportation options for guests arriving into cruise ship ports such as Seward and Whittier.
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