Airfare is finally booked now to get the rest of the trip planned!!! We are flying into Anchorage on a Saturday afternoon and then flying out the following Saturday really late that night (Aug 24-31). We had originally thought we would stay in Anchorage on the weekends but after looking at the other areas we are beginning to think we would be better off visiting two of the smaller towns. Right now we are looking at Homer and Seward but are very open to other options. Looking for reviews and recommendations on lodging, fishing charters, glacier tours, restaurants, night life, pretty much everything, including the days needed in each location to create an awesome Alaska vacation!!!
Seward, Homer, or another town? I am thinking Seward and Homer should offer what we are looking for but other options are always appreciated!!! How many days in each place, what are the pros and cons of each town?
Lodging - one of the things that we are really looking for are options that have a balcony or deck that over looks the water, or some other great view, not a parking lot, married couple so one bed would suffice, want to spend somewhere between $150 and $250 a night, private bathroom, close to activities but we will have a car so driving a bit is not an issue, and that is pretty much it for our requests.
Fishing - full day charters for halibut and/or salmon fishing, having the option to pay less to go out on the boat and not fish (not sure if I want to fish as much as my husband) would be a bonus but not necessary, need to have poles and gear included, great crew and captain - we want to have fun while we are out there, long range trip and 1/2 day options would also be a plus but not a deal breaker. And do you recommend sticking with the same charter for the few days or switching it up and trying different things?
Glacier tour - I actually want to be able to walk out on the glacier. I do not need anything as extreme as ice hiking or the such but I want to be able to get closer than across the street. We are both in decent shape so doing a hike would be very enjoyable I think. Which glaciers are you able to actually access (without taking a plane)? And what tour guides/groups do you recommend?
Any and all info that you can provide is very appreciated!!!