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Coastal Charm

Guests come to Alaska to experience remote blue glaciers and tall peaks, our wild coastlines, and rivers and ocean filled with sealife, but Alaska’s coastal villages have a lot to offer too.

An excursion to Homer or Seldovia provides you with a glimpse into the lives of everyday Alaskans and the workings of two of the state’s most important maritime communities. Alaska lures visitors with its opulent scenery and stunning wildlife.

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Visit your choice of Homer or Seldovia

Homer, Alaska

Cruise 20 minutes by boat to the end of the Homer Spit and enjoy a unique experience of being surrounded by the ocean while you walk and shop along the boardwalks. The Homer Spit is a long, narrow finger of land jutting 5 miles into picturesque Kachemak Bay. It is dotted with shops, restaurants, and galleries, and is home to the area's fishing harbor, an amazing hike and bike trail, and miles of beaches! Harbor seals, sea otters, and sea lions make frequent appearances just off the coastline.

Then ride in style into the town of Homer to spend time exploring your choice of shops, museums, breweries, cultural stops, and scenic overlooks along the way.

The wonderfulHomer Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Homer is known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World and the City of Peonies for all the beautiful flowers that are grown here. The town is located at the end of the Sterling Highway, 200 miles south of Anchorage, surrounded by wilderness and ocean. Homer's museums, art galleries, fine dining, beaches, and seaside attractions all help create memories to last a lifetime. This unique combination of location, maritime commerce, beauty, and nature makes Homer a wonderful place to visit. Cruise ships rarely dock in Homer, so you don't have to worry are crazy crowds.

Even though Homer is at the end of the road, it still offers a multitude of businesses, especially during the warmer summer months. Whether you are looking for something uniquely Alaskan to take home to your friends or a missing piece of gear for your trip, the art galleries and stores in and around Homer have what you want. 

Alaska lures visitors with its stunning scenery and opulent wildlife. An excursion into Homer from Stillpoint Lodge can provide you with a glimpse into the lives of Alaskans and the workings of one of the state’s most important maritime communities.


"The cosmic hamlet of nearby Homer is a gem full of surprises!"

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Seldovia, Alaska

Cruise 45-minutes by boat to the charming seaside village of Seldovia. Once a bustling Russian fur trading post, this iconic destination features views of tranquil waters and snowcapped mountain peaks. A walk around the boardwalks yields sightings of salmon swimming upstream, Alaska Native villagers, colorful shopkeepers, woodcarvings, and a historic Russian orthodox church. Option for a hike through an old-growth forest, berry picking, ice cream, and lunch at the restaurant or tavern of your choice.

There is no road system connecting Seldovia to other communities, so all residents and visitors must arrive via plane or boat. Until the development of a more complete road system in Alaska, Seldovia was a historically important outpost for supply ships sailing from outside Cook Inlet. At one time Seldovia was home to over 2,000 residents, but today fewer than 300 live here. The Alaska native residents are mixed Dena’ina Indian and Suspiaq/Alitiiq Eskimo.

Seldovia's annual Chainsaw Carving Competition is a special event that yields a growing outdoor museum of unique wooden art pieces that line the streets and enrich the experience. They sure do make charming photos! You never know what life-size wooden creature will be hiding around the next corner.


The early Russian St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is said to have been built in 1820 on top of an older Alaska native village site. The town’s original Russian name, Seldevoy, translates to “Herring Bay”, as there was a significant herring population prior to overfishing in the early 20th century.

Seldovia's hilariously named Otter-Bahn Trail is a hiking path that winds through ancient spruce forest built by local school children over twenty years ago. It is considered easy to moderate in difficulty and is lined with berry bushes including blueberries and salmonberries. This charming side-adventure features a foot-bridge over tidal wetlands and ends at rocky Outside Beach overlooking the ocean waters of Kachemak Bay.


"Seldovia's laid-back vibe is evident from the moment you arrive."

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