A fishing center and artists' colony on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer sits on Kachemak Bay 226 mi/361 km southwest of Anchorage among some of the most beautiful scenery in south-central Alaska.
The area is well-known for fishing: Homer lands more halibut than any other port in North America, and salmon fishing—both commercial and sport—is also important. Many charter companies offer fishing trips. The boats leave from the harbor on the Homer Spit, a long, thin peninsula that extends more than 4 ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.