Whale swimming in ocean with sea bird around it.

Experience the Best Boat Tours in Homer, Alaska

Adventure is at every turn in Alaska. From wildlife viewing tours to fishing charters, there are so many ways to explore the magic of the Last Frontier. One of our favorite ways to show visitors around the area is with our boat tours in Homer, Alaska. The Driftwood Inn offers world-class halibut and salmon fishing charters, as well as wildlife viewing tours with a local water taxi company. Read more about our favorite boat tours below! 

When you’re ready to start planning your Alaskan adventure, request our Homer Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with local insight into the best tours, activities, and more in the area! 

Explore Homer, Alaska on a Boat Tour

1. Seldovia Wildlife Tour

The Kachemak Bay’s waters are filled with mesmerizing wildlife. Spot bald eagles, sea otters, humpback whales, sea birds, and more on the Seldovia Wildlife Tour. This Homer, Alaska, sightseeing tour departs in the morning en-route to the quaint community of Seldovia via boat. On the way, this tour stops at Gull Island, where you can view several sea bird species. Your captain, also a local expert, will narrate the tour with history, geography, and wildlife biology along the way. 

This tour departs at 10:30 a.m. and returns to Homer at 5:20 p.m. The tour is $69 per person.  

2. Halibut & Salmon Fishing Charters 

Anglers from across the world come to fish in Homer, Alaska. It’s no surprise when you consider that Homer is the halibut fishing capital of the world! Even better, the Driftwood Inn offers full and half-day halibut, salmon, and combination fishing charters. We highly recommend these fishing trips to any guest. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned angler, you’re sure to enjoy a day at sea. All our tours are led by U.S. Coast Guard Licensed captains with local knowledge. This way, you have the best chance of reeling in a big catch.  

All our fishing charters are offered year-round and start at $250.  

Stay Near the Shore at the Driftwood Inn 

Book your boat tours in Homer, Alaska, at the time of your reservation when you stay at the Driftwood Inn. We have our own captain and crew who lead our fishing trips, and we work with a local water taxi company to offer wildlife and sightseeing tours. When your boat tour is finished, enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our accommodations. Lodging options at the Driftwood Inn include Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn Rooms, and Tiny Houses. Even better, all of our accommodations are located on or near Bishop’s Beach, which is the perfect location for your seaside adventure! 

Woman and daughter holding a salmon on a fishing charter.

Check our availability to start planning your Alaskan adventure!