Halibut Cove, Alaska
Kachemak Bay State Park and Halibut
Cove tips and information.
With it's well marked trails the Kachemak Bay State Park is a beautiful
place for hiking, there are multiple water taxi's that can pick you up in
Homer and drop you off at the trail heads and return you to Homer.
While the State of Alaska -
Kachemak Bay Parks web site has a lot of good
information, there are other sites that can be a little confusing. So in
order to help you folks that wish to do more than just hike, we thought we
would address some of the most commonly misunderstood items.
All licensed water taxi services
have access to the park trails.
For those who have not been to our neighborhood of Halibut Cove before here
is a bit more information regarding Kachemak Bay State Park and the
surrounding area of Halibut Cove. First, you must understand that The
Community of Halibut Cove, Halibut Cove Lagoon and the park trail heads are
completely different locations.
The Community of Halibut Cove, is located on Ismailof Island and immediate
area of the mainland adjacent to the Island.
We highly recommend that you check out and read over the State of Alaska web
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/kbay/kbay.htm . Please take time to
look over the different maps to fully understand where it is you are going
to, how to get there, and what you will need. The State of Alaska has
several cabin rentals, availability and information can also be found on
their website. You must keep in mind that the entrance into the Lagoon can
be impassable during the extreme low tides, which means you must be flexible
on your water taxi pick-ups. If you have questions ask your water taxi
Some tips For your information:
You can not walk out or
hike to the community of Halibut Cove from the park trail heads.
There are no public trails
across Ismailof Island in Halibut Cove, but private docks, Please keep
this in mind while visiting, again If you have questions just ask your
water taxi service.
The Danny J does not go to
the Kachemak Bay Park or trail heads, but to the Saltry Restaurant on
Ismailof Island in Halibut Cove. They also include a wonderful wildlife
Not all Lodging in the
area has easy access to the community and the Saltry restaurant and
galleries, check with your host as some may ask for an additional charge
If you would like to have
dinner at the Saltry restaurant you will need to make reservations, you
can also reserve a spot on the Kachemak Bay Ferry M/V Danny J. for your
trip to the cove, their email is email@example.com . Once the Danny J.
docks on the Island you will have a chance to stroll the boardwalks and
visit the art galleries. If you wish to hike in the park and visit the
community of Halibut Cove and have dinner on the same day, contact
Bay Roamers Water Taxi about the Halibut Cove Triangle and we will
take care of all the arrangements.
There are now several permitted
companies that offer guided kayak trips to Grewingk Glacier Lake
Paddle Hike Dine
Lodging in Halibut Cove
- Cove Country Cabins 907-296-2257
Bay Roamers Water Taxi 907-399-6200
Guided Kayaking 907-399-6200
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