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Skookum Charters - CLOSED

Homer Spit Road, Slip J-12, Homer, AK 99603
+1 907-360-2319
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Great Photo Safari

Jim is a resident and knows the area well. I wanted to see Puffins and he got me within five feet... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Goose Creek, SC
Fishing with Skookum Charters

This is a must take fishing trip. Jim is very friendly, knowledgeable and will see that you have a... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2012
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Along with king and silver salmon fishing, retired newspaper photographer and author Jim Lavrakas offers a "Photo Safari" aboard his 27-foot "Skookum", roaming Kachemak Bay in search of your perfect photo. I'm looking forward to being your photography "coach"! Logbook: Leave the Homer dock 9 a.m., head to Gull Island bird rookery near Halibut Cove for seabirds including puffins and cormorants. Then tour the south side of Kachemak Bay in search of marine animals like Dall's porpoises, sea otters, orca (killer) and humpback whales. Many opportunities to see and photograph bald eagles. Occasionally we'll see black bears. Return to Homer by 3 p.m. One rate for the entire boat: $650 plus Sales Tax/ 1-6 persons / 5 hours
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29 Jul 2013
“Great Photo Safari”
23 Sep 2012
“Fishing with Skookum Charters”
Homer Spit Road, Slip J-12, Homer, AK 99603
+1 907-360-2319

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Jim is a resident and knows the area well. I wanted to see Puffins and he got me within five feet of several. He also showed my wife and I many great "secrets" of Katchemak bay. The weather was typical for summertime, cloudy and cool....More

Thank rongcsc
Reviewed 23 September 2012

This is a must take fishing trip. Jim is very friendly, knowledgeable and will see that you have a great time. We did not take the feast of the sea but did take an all day fishing trip for salmon and rockfish. we kept 44...More

1  Thank PaKevin
Reviewed 6 August 2012

My wife and I chartered Jim for the Feast from the Sea experience. It was perfect since my wife was more interested in wildlife viewing than fishing. Of course, she caught the largest sea bass and continues to remind me of it! Jim put us...More

Thank JackG_10
Reviewed 15 July 2012

This is my second review of this worthy Homer, Alaska experieince. The fishing was fabulous with plenty of Yellow Eye Rockfish, a highgly sought after fish and hard to find. Captain Jim Lavrakas know where they are and how to haul 'em in. Then after...More

Thank TomSHomer_Alaska
Reviewed 29 June 2012

We went on two different trips with Captain Jim. What a wonderful man who knows the local history at great depth due to his years with the Anchorage newspaper. He is very patient and flexible as well as a careful captain. On the first day...More

Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 28 June 2012

My wife and I did 2 tours with Skookum. We did the Feast of the Seas tour the first day then did the photo safari the second. Both were wonderful, and I am glad with did both. The Feast of the Seas tour is perfect...More

Thank Jims4214
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Family of five with kids ranging from 11-19 really enjoyed this unique Feast from the Sea experience. We were all able to enjoy a very interesting tour of some tide pools next to the captains cabin.There were all kinds of crabs,sea urchins,chitins,starfish and the kids...More

Thank desslock
Reviewed 19 September 2011

More than expected. personal nature of host was wonderful. the lunch at their cute cabin was the hit of the trip. don't miss this one.

Thank skipper d
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Went out on 8/26 with Capt. Jim Lavrakas for the Feast from the Sea tour. It was my wife and I, along with her parents (who are in their late 60's, early 70's). We initially had thought about a full-day halibut trip, but decided that...More

Thank stevesnis
Reviewed 25 July 2011

We had a group of 11 -- two preteens, two older teenagers, and the rest 50 something friends. Jim's boat can only accommodate 6 passengers, so we booked two days of the "Feast from the Sea" tour -- half of us went on the boat...More

1  Thank BuddhaDad
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