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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

#4 of 54 things to do in Homer Features Animals
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Don't miss this place while in Homer!

We did the Wynn Nature Center one day and their tidepooling/kayak adventure the next day in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
aprilcstarkey
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Peterson Bay Guided Tour - Do it!

Take the 30 minute boat ride across the Bay and participate in the day nature and tidal zone tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tara B
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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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1  Thank aerfling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you want to know about nature. Children friendly. From hiking on the mountains to marine life, if you like nature, this trip is for you,

Thank William E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very educational tour "Tree and Sea" with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Our tour guides Shannon at the Wynn and Leah at the Dock were very knowledgeable and fun. Great personalities! We are so happy that Homer has this great organization....More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved seeing this non-profit out there. We had the opportunity to speak to a young girl who is committed to protecting the environment and educating - something my daughter is passionate about. It was a pleasant discovery learning about their organization and all they offer...More

Thank Traci F
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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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