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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Great stop

Very helpful staff with great exhibits. It was great to find the National Park stamps were also... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dtesno
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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Harbour Tour

The one hour Harbour Tour was amazing. A scientist from the Center of Alaskan Coastal Studies... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nosediver
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Hamburg, Germany
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This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all!
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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very helpful staff with great exhibits. It was great to find the National Park stamps were also available

Thank dtesno
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The one hour Harbour Tour was amazing. A scientist from the Center of Alaskan Coastal Studies showed us the wildlife inside the harbour with lots of enthusiasm and detail. Highly recommended!

Thank Nosediver
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We spent a day in the museum and walking on the estuary and beach. We saw three eagles up close, lots of gulls, and four cranes.

Thank Wck370
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We did the Wynn Nature Center one day and their tidepooling/kayak adventure the next day in Peterson's Bay! Both were awesome but we loved the Tidepooling especially! At the nature center it was a nice easy walk anyone can do I'd say! We were within...More

Thank aprilcstarkey
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Take the 30 minute boat ride across the Bay and participate in the day nature and tidal zone tour from CACS - Center for Alaska Coastal Studies. The trails are beautiful and it is fun to look for tidal creatures.

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A fascinating and rewarding way to spend a day coming from Homer is to participate in the coastal preservation and restoration efforts of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The enthusiasm of the mostly young volunteers and students is both infectious and inspiring. You'll spend...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

My boyfriend and I did the Peterson Bay tide pool day trip and it was so much fun! We met at their yurt on the Spit and took a boat across to Peterson Bay and started tidepooling right away. We saw an octopus in its...More

Thank denvero1
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Although the yurt was hidden from plain view, it is worth seeking out. Our tour guide was Kyle and he did an excellent job giving lots of information that was geared towards a wide range in our group of 7 this past weekend. When I...More

Thank Jacki C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We are physically active seniors and found this tour to be exactly what we were looking for. The whole day was geared towards introducing our group to the beautiful nature that this state offers. We learned so much! Another senior couple in our group were...More

1  Thank HarrietteWeems_Va
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was one of the most amazing weekends I have experienced in Alaska! I've lived in Alaska for 7 years and my overnight stay and nature tour with Coastal Studies was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had here. Katelin and Molly were fabulous...More

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LeftHeartnAlaska
21 July 2016|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, It's great that you will travel to Homer this year! We do have space available on Saturday. What that day will look like is: the boat takes you across beautiful Kachemak Bay and to Peterson Bay, where our field... More
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RIDI0406
20 June 2016|
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Hi Nadine, the kids won't be bored AT ALL!! They probably won't want to leave. What the day looks like: Meet at the Homer Harbor and board the boat for a ride across Kachemak Bay, spending time around Gull Island, a... More
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denatravels
12 October 2015|
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Hi, This is Melanie from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies - the answers above are correct as well as - if you're going to join us for our Cruise Ship Special Peterson Bay Tour - please take the Cruise Ship Spit Shuttle... More
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