Homer, Alaska Cruise Port
Homer, also nick-named “the end of the road”, is a city situated on the shores of Kachemak Bay in the Southwestern side of Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the State of Alaska, United States of America. More recently the city's nick-name is regarded to be “the cosmic hamlet by the sea”. Homer's distinguishing feature is a long gravel bar that extends into the bay where the harbor is. The city has been known to be the Halibut fishing capital of the world for several years. The city covers an approximate area of 69.4 km2, of which 33.6 km2 is covered in water. The city holds a population of about 5,003 people, as recorded in estimates gathered in 2010 by the American government. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences and activities that visitors can enjoy after cruising to Homer, Alaska:
Those interested in touring the town through hiking, should definitely try out the Homestead hiking trail that is an estimated 10.78 km hike. The well maintained and marked trail winds through meadows, forests, and over streams, and sightings of animals and birds is not rare.
The city is renowned for halibut fishing. A visit to the Kachemak Bay, would prove to be rewarding for visitors who aer interested in sport fishing and angling activities. The bay and the lower Cook Inlet waters support enough halibut for recreation and commercial purposes.
The city provides a great opportunity for sea kayaking. The Kachemak Bay is the perfect spot for this activity due to the beauty and protected nature of the waters. Participants are advised to go for a tour of the region from any of the sheltered beaches.
Homer generally has mesmerizing landscapes; this makes it an ideal location for cycling tours. The Skyline Drive Loop is one cycling trail in the city that rewards visitors with stunning views of the region's glaciers, bays, and lagoons, and mountains.