Included Activities

Gull Island Cruise

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

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.

Spend some quality time with Kachemak Bay

Imagine cruising in comfort, with a nice glass of wine in hand, watching for bears on the beach during a sunset that seems to last forever.

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 in turn, predators such as sea mammals in the bay year-round.

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.
  • Take advantage of our guided wildlife-viewing outtings.
  • Listen to your guide, who will educate you on the proper wildlife-viewing etiquette for each sighting

Your Adventure Awaits.

Come see Alaska for yourself.


Our boutique resort is nestled on the edge of the wilderness just a short voyage across the towering mountain fjord of Kachemak Bay.

Abundant, landscaped gardens yield fresh, organic produce picked fresh just steps from your dinner table.

Visit Stillpoint Lodge near Homer, Alaska for an authentic Alaska itinerary... and 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