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kayak Homer or Seward?

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kayak Homer or Seward?

I need advice on sea kayaking. We have time for only one full day tour. Would you recommend doing this out of Homer or Seward? Would we see more wildlife at one?

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1. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

We loved our day of kayaking with St. Augustine's in Homer.

http://www.homerkayaking.com/

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2. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

We loved our day of kayaking with St. Augustine's in Homer.

http://www.homerkayaking.com/

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3. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

Questions first- where are you going from? Are you starting in Anchorage and then you have the one day to get to where you kayak, do the kayaking and get back to the previous location? Or will you be staying the night where you are going and returning the next day? If you are staying on the Kenai Pen. for the rest of your trip that might make a difference, too.

I've seen much more wildlife while fishing in Seward than in Homer, but kayaking may take you to difference places altogether. But, if you are starting your trip from say, Anchorage, and only have one day, I'd go with Seward just because there'd be at least four hours less driving. And frankly, I don't find the drive to Homer all that interesting once you are past Cooper's Landing or those parts.

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Thanks for the post. We will be staying on Kenai Pen. for 2 weeks in early May and would like to see as much wildlife as possible. Plan on spending time in both Homer and Seward. Any other advice for this time of year? We plan to do some day hikes if possible.

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5. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

Jump on it where ever you may be when the weather is nice cause you never know how long it will last. :) Wind is more a factor than rain or sun.

Sunny Cove Kayaking does a great job in Seward.

Early May this year I doubt Exit Glacier road will be open but you can walk, snowshoe, ski etc in as far as you want/can. It's 8 miles to the parking lot past the first gate so it's not a little walk but mostly flat. It's scenic following along side of Resurrection River.

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6. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

Early May can limit your available companies. If I were you, I would see which kayak companies are running in early May & then go from there. Here is one company out of Seward that goes out in May: http://www.adventure60.com/

An option out of Homer is to rent s rustic state cabin in Halibut Cove

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/kenai.htm

Take a water taxi over. XYZ rents the kayaks & takes you

http://tinyurl.com/yl37v7l

However, you must have kayak experience to rent from them.

XYZ also has a beautiful cabin to rent in Halibut Cove.

Just know that early May can still be cold & the weather changeable! It seems like we just have this conversation on an earlier thread.

Edited: 28 March 2010, 16:46
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7. Re: kayak Homer or Seward?

glacierlady & I were posting at the same time.

Ginkadink, I notice that Sunny Cove does offer a shorter Lowell Pt. trip starting May 8. The longer trips are later in the season:

http://www.sunnycove.com/daytrips.html

Edited: 28 March 2010, 16:53
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