What Are the Best Things About Spring in Homer, Alaska?

Who says you have to wait for summer to plan an epic vacation? Homer, Alaska, boasts exciting things to do year-round. Visit during spring in Homer, Alaska, for an unforgettable getawayThis time of year boasts all the exciting activities of summer without the crowds. Fishing charters, bear viewing tours, and more unique experiences await you in Homer! What are you waiting for? Read on for more information about planning your spring trip to Homer, Alaska. 

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Your Guide to Spring in Homer, Alaska  

The Weather 

The Homer, Alaska, weather in the spring is perfect for outdoor exploration. Later in the season, lingering winter temperatures disappear, making way for warmer, sunny days on the Kachemak Bay. Be sure to check Homer’s extended forecast for MarchApril, and May to view the weather during your trip.  

Board a Fishing Charter 

As the halibut fishing capital of the world, no trip to Homer would be complete without boarding a fishing charter! The Driftwood Inn offers a few options for fishing charters including half or full-day halibut, salmon, or combination charters. During the spring, these excursions are between $250-300 per person, which are the best rates of the entire year! We recommend booking your charter in May, which is the start of the best time of year to fish in Alaska.

Take a Customized Eco History Tour on Kachemak Bay

Throughout the Eco Natural History Tour you will have the opportunity to learn history, geography and wildlife biology of Kachemak Bay. This is the perfect tour for those looking to capture Alaskan photography of otters, eagles and the beautiful scenery of the bay. With a wealth of local knowledge about the diverse history of the Bay and it’s marine life, Captain Scott ensures that you will return from your bay tour with a memorable experience.

Book a Bear Viewing Tour 

Alaska is filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! One of our favorites is bear viewing. Want to view bears in their natural habitat? You can with the Driftwood Inn’s bear viewing tour. Available from May 17 to September 20, this day trip transports visitors via plane to either Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park to observe bears in the wild with the company of an Alaskan Naturalist Guide. You can expect to catch a glimpse of brown coastal bears (peninsular grizzly bears), black bears, and more!   

Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

View of the bay from of Kachemak Cottage.

Ready to plan your visit to Homer, Alaska, in the spring? The next step is finding the perfect place to stay! Consider a stay at the Driftwood Inn. Our accommodations are all within walking distance of Bishop’s Beach and Old Town Homerso it’s easy to explore the best things our town has to offer. Some even offer direct views of Kachemak Bay, for a truly relaxing stay! Choose from Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, or a spot in our RV Park 

Check our availability to start planning your spring getaway to Homer, Alaska!