|Along the way
Once on board, you may see wildlife as soon as we get underway. It is not uncommon to see sea otters or a sea lion right in the small boat harbor. The Homer spit is home to lots of eagles, and in the spring sometimes as many as 100 line the entrance to the boat harbor. There are several species of whales that migrate into lower Cook Inlet. Orca, Humpback, Finback, and Minke whales are the most common.
Literally hundreds of varieties of sea birds inhabit our waters. If you are a bird watcher, you will love a trip on Cook Inlet. In July and August, sometimes we see flocks of Sooty Shearwaters that must number in the tens of thousands. It is truly incredible to see! The power and beauty of Cook Inlet never ceases to amaze me. This is home to one of the largest tides on earth, with the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia Canada being the largest. On a full moon in the spring the tide in Anchorage can range almost 40 feet!!
Pogibshi Point is the first prominent landmark on our trip to lower Cook Inlet. It is the separation point of Kachemak bay and Cook Inlet. Steaming south from here, we will be traveling along the western side of the Kenai peninsula. To the West, on a clear day you will see the Alaska Range blend with the Alaska Peninsula. Part of the "Ring of Fire", There are 5 active volcanoes that can be seen, if the conditions are right. If they are not, let me know, and I'll show you what they look like on the chart!!
Homer fleet in the Chugach Islands
The mysterious Barren Islands
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