Where do we meet in the morning?
How do I get my catch home?
Homer Fishing Charters offers cleaning, vacuum packing and freezing of your catch down to the fine details for shipping. The base cost to vacuum pack and freeze is $1.05 per pound. (The weight is based on cleaned fish not the whole fish weight.) We will prep your fish for pick up from the boat and ready it for your departure from your stay. We can also ship Fed Ex if you choose to go that route. Even if you take the fish as excess baggage it is cheaper than shipping Fed Ex. Usually, we suggest taking your fish with you as baggage on the plane so when packing, keep this in mind. Even if you take the fish as excess baggage it may be cheaper than shipping Fed Ex. Fish boxes of all sizes are available to get your fish home whether you choose to ship or take it with you. Insulated box prices range from $7 - $29.
What else can we do around Homer Alaska?
There are lots of things that you can do to enjoy your free time. On your way into Homer, stop often as there are many viewing sites of the Volcanoes Redoubt, Iliamna and Augustine. In Anchor Point, you can visit the Norman Lowell Art Studio and Gardens. C-View Cabins, adjacent to the Anchor River and State Beach Access offers River fishing at it’s finest for Fly and Tackle Fisherman alike! Take a ride 16 miles south to Homer and visit the Pratt Museum and tour the 100 year old Russian Orthodox Churches. The Islands and Oceans Center is free to all and outside excursions depart from Beluga Lake for bear viewing, glacial and kayak tours. Homer and its Spit has a large selection of gift shops, craft, souvenir stores and restaurants awaiting your discovery.
There are miles and miles of beach combing, eagle watching, or hiking up river banks. Alaska is alive with bird refuges, fields of wild flowers and wild animals to photograph.
Soldotna and Kenai are about an hour drive north where you have a wide variety of restaurants and shops. There is a Fred Meyer store in Soldotna as well as several grocery stores. Soldotna and Kenai are also home to the world famous Kenai River. Stop and do some bank fishing.
Everywhere you travel, have a camera ready.
What to pack for our charter?
Warm layered clothing: thermal or warm undershirt, wool or cotton shirt, warm jacket, warm heavy socks, waterproof shoes or non-slip boots are best, hat or cap and raingear. Gloves can be nice on early morning launches. Backpacks and small coolers are welcome on the boats.
Personal items: Personal toilet items, sun glasses, sunscreen, camera, lunch, snacks and drinks, motion sickness medicine if you prefer.
Pack light but pack all the above. No matter where you go, you will be presentable in a pair of jeans and a clean shirt. Everybody dresses casually in Alaska and is geared for adventure!
Homer Fishing License
You will need a valid Homer Alaska fishing license. Click here to buy now.
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