Included Activities

Tidepooling

Tidepooling

An amazing array of invertebrates live within Halibut Cove's intertidal zone.

Low tide is prime time for tidepooling, when the receding water exposes creatures such as sea stars, sea cucumbers, psychedelic  nudibranchs, anemones, chitons, decorator crabs, urchins, mussels, other shellfish and maybe even an elusive octopus. The lower the tide, the more you'll see!

Take a tour with one of our guides to learn about the creatures of the intertidal zone. Observe frilled plumose anemones with their impressive angel-hair tentacles fully expanded, resembling fancy palm trees dancing in the current. Handy sealife identification charts and rubber boots are provided.

The tidal swings in Kachemak Bay are some of the largest in the world. The average vertical difference between high and low tide is around 15 feet, with an average high tide of around 18 feet. Tides can be as high as 28 feet in Kachemak Bay and during the corresponding low tide, the water in Halibut Cove around Stillpoint Lodge is only a few feet deep.

The extreme tidal action and pristine waters of Halibut Cove make for exceptional creature habitat. Ask our reservations team about the best time to book for tidepooling, and explore and learn with our guides.

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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.

"A Once in a Lifetime Experience

"Our first time to Alaska and we couldn't have asked for anything more... The view was amazing and so peaceful. Throughout our stay we would see otters, eagles and even a bear across the cove... You really feel like you're part of a family.

"Thanks to all of you for helping us to escape the worries of the day and find a place to relax and enjoy life."

SC t, north carolina, tripadvisor, aug 21

"Bucket List Trip!

"Amazing staff! They were professional, friendly, informative and made us feel special and at home. The accommodations were fantastic!

"Great for couples, families and individuals
looking for luxury adventure at its finest!"

Lauren P, dallas tx, tripadvisor, Jul 2021

"Amazing stay, highly recommend!

"We are a family of five with three young adult kids. We had an amazing trip.
Although remote, this lodge lacks for nothing...
I am genuinely appreciative of the Covid protocols. I felt safe.

This was truly the trip of a lifetime!"

AKARQ5, chicago, tripadvisor, Aug 2021

"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