Included & À La Carte excursions

Wildlife Photo-Safari Cruise

Always keep an eye on the horizon for a whale spout!

Enjoy a customized guided boat tour through the coves, islands, and inlets of Kachemak Bay viewing seals, otters, eagles, seabirds, and other marine creatures including whales when they are in the bay.

While enjoying a comfortable scenic cruise, simply observe the abundance of plant and animal life, or bring along your camera to preserve these special memories. You are guaranteed an unforgettable day spent on the water.


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Spend some quality time with Kachemak Bay

Kachemak Bay, home to the National Estuarine Research Reserve, hosts a remarkably high level of biological activity, due in part to water circulation patterns which keep nutrients, bait fish, and shellfish, and in turn, predators such as sea mammals, in the bay year-round.

Our captains and guides are dedicated to educating guests on the magnificent animals of Alaska, as well as upholding sustainable wildlife watching practices, with a focus on preserving the marine environment.

Alaska’s amazing, abundant wildlife is one of our most unique features, and seeing bears, eagles, whales, seals and more may well be the highlight of your vacation, especially if you are traveling with kids. Of course, these creatures have their own schedules and routines, so you’re never guaranteed to see a specific animal, but with our experienced guides and captains, you will see many different species during your stay with us. A few tips to maximize your experience:

  • Dawn and dusk are the best times to see most wildlife, so be particularly alert during these times.
  • Move slowly and quietly: most creatures will hear or smell you before you see them, but if you stay still, they may return.
  • The only exception is bears—then you want to make noise when you are out and about, especially if there has been a recent sigting.
  • Bring a 200mm lens or longer for the best chance at high-quality wildlife photography.
  • Listen to your guide who will educate you on the proper wildlife-viewing etiquette for each sighting

Kachemak Bay supports important recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing. The area is also known for marine transportation, wildlife tourism and photography, and is home to many threatened and endangered species.

Orca, minke, and humpback whales, plus many other aquatic creatures, are known to roam the waters surrounding Halibut Cove, often popping up to say hello to guests.


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How To Visit

Your adventure awaits. Begin planning your Alaskan vacation by reserving a stay at Stillpoint Lodge. With a unique combination of eco-adventure, leisure, and wellness... on the edge of the wilderness, there’s no better way to have an authentic Alaskan trip of a lifetime.

No matter how you prefer to spend your vacation, we’re excited to help you create your one-of-a-kind journey. Thanks for choosing Stillpoint Lodge as your preferred Alaskan resort!

Our boutique, seaside resort is nestled on the edge of the wilderness.

Bountiful organic gardens yield fresh produce picked fresh just steps from the table.

Custom itineraries... make memories and friends that last a lifetime.

“If you are searching

for the raw and unspoiled theater of the wild, yet still wish for the luxuries of civilization, Halibut Cove is the place for you.

And no one can better offer you that experience than Stillpoint Lodge.”

Alaska legend and official balladeer Hobo Jim