Day 1 Anchorage – Kenai/Soldotna
From your starting point in Anchorage, head south on the Seward Highway toward the (nearly) twin cities of Kenai and Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula, about 150 miles away. The famed Kenai River, which sees runs of thousands and thousands of salmon annually, attracts both anglers and bears to enjoy the plentiful runs. Hook up with a local guide to take you on a sportfishing trip, where you can fill your cooler and check out giant bruins feasting on the season’s bounty. Local visitor information will point you toward reputable local guides. When the day is done, enjoy some of the freshest seafood available from the grill of a local restaurant while sampling one of the many locally produced craft beers.
Day 2 Anchorage – Homer
The next day, pack up your car for the drive to Homer. Just another 60 miles west of Soldotna, Homer is located on the shores of Kachemak Bay, home to “barn door”-sized halibut and a wealth of other wildlife species. Bald eagles are frequently seen around town, and tour operators offer day trips to kayak or take a day cruise to spot beluga, minke, humpback, orcas and fin whales, among other marine life. Spend the night in Homer, and be sure to check out the many local art galleries and shops.
Day 3 Homer – Kodiak
In the morning, drive to the end of the famous Homer Spit and prepare to board an Alaska Marine Highway ferry bound for Kodiak. Your car can come along for the ride, or you can leave it parked in Homer. Kodiak is a small community easily navigable on foot and with a few cab rides and tours. The entire day will be spent at sea, and there will be plenty of opportunities to do...
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