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Address: 4246 Homer Spit Rd, Harborview Boardwalk, Unit H, Homer, AK 99603-8026
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+1 907-235-2341
08:30 - 06:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 06:30

Ashore Water Taxi, now in our tenth year of operation, is a family owned...

Ashore Water Taxi, now in our tenth year of operation, is a family owned business providing boat tours, kayak tours, SUP rentals and transportation to Kachemak Bay State Park and surrounding communities.We are always ready to book hikers, campers and kayakers to any destination in the park, and the stability of our boat makes it a great platform for wildlife photography. Gull Island Rookery, sea otters, eagles and whales are all popular subjects.Scheduling is determined by the needs of our clients, all departures and pick ups are customized on a first come first served basis.When adventure,safety and dependability are what you need, Ashore Water Taxi is who you want.

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The best way to see Gull Island and other birds, wildlife and beauty is to take Dave's water taxi (Ashore Water Taxi). Dave did a great job of helping us find Puffins, eagles and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carolyn M
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to see Gull Island and other birds, wildlife and beauty is to take Dave's water taxi (Ashore Water Taxi). Dave did a great job of helping us find Puffins, eagles and Mountain Goats and the scenery was beautiful.

Thank Carolyn M
Homer, Alaska
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Off the Homer Spit "end of the road" goes further if you are lucky enough to take a water taxi ride...view scenic Homer from ashore and catch sea otters and sea birds....also ask where they are going and pick and choose what direction you'd like to view along with regulars who use water taxi as a way of life living... More 

Thank Linnylanechanger
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a fair amount of time with Louise and Dave during our visit to Homer, and felt so well taken care of! They're so honest and genuine, and collaborate with other small business owners to take care of all your needs. You want to paddle board? Kayak? Fish? Hike? Birdwatch? Whale hunt? Etc? Louise and Dave, at Ashore, can... More 

1 Thank honora56
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Across the Kachemak Bay from Homer Alaska is this beautiful state park with wonderful hiking trails that can bring you to glacier's, a human powered tram and all sorts of adventure. To get there, you need a boat. Ashore Water Taxi is great. From planning to the day itself, everyone at Ashore Water Taxi was great. Dave, the captain of... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service ... On time and shows up when needed. Reliable. Friendly. Room for 6 people inside cabin. Otherwise your outside in deck.

Thank Jonathan B
Soest, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were pretty late with our booking for the next day but they did all to give us a one hour slot! Visited Gull island and had some great shots of Puffins with fish and Otters! THX all. I will send the puffin pictures once home! DON'T MISS THIS AND BOOK A TRIP! The Number One business in Homer

Thank Jan B
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our captain regaled us with history and points of interest as we crossed the bay. His dog was "the greeter" and hung out with us on the boat.

Thank Greg S
Redlands, California
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We used Ashore to transport us to the Grace Ridge Trail and connect us with another Kayak tour. "Jennifer" was very honest about the benefits of each activity we were interested in and even when we wanted something more costly, she advised us not to it as the conditions would make it unenjoyable (reports from others who did it confirmed... More 

Thank Mason E
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Captain Dave and his team provide the most awesome Kachemak Bay experience. If you are an avid birder, you'll love how Dave knows where the birds are, and can get you up close. Tell him what bird you need to add to your life list, and he'll know where to find it. Not just birds, though, Dave is so observant... More 

Thank ScottyDosInTheUK
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Took a taxi to Tutka Bay, was super awesome! Excellent company on the ride, the dog was super cute. The driver was cool too;)

Thank Bridget M

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