Situated in a quiet cove at the entrance to an impressive fjord on the southwestern edge of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Tutka Bay Lodge is perfectly placed for exploring this rugged section of coast and offers a slice of isolated paradise to all who visit.
Spectacular location at the entrance to a seven-mile fjord at the heart of Kachemak Bay with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, beaches and ancient pacific temperate rainforest.
Activities and excursions make the most of the incredible natural wonders surrounding the lodge. Sea-kayak across the bay spotting seals, sea-otters and whales or hike forest trails with one of the lodges exceptional guides.
The perfect base to experience some of the world’s best bear viewing. Departing by light aircraft you will land on a remote beach and trek on foot with brown bears in one of the greatest nature experiences available anywhere on the globe.
Food is a huge part of the lodge experience. Home to an acclaimed cooking school which focuses on a different theme each week and daily meals created by owner and renowned chef Kirsten Dixon.
Enveloped by Sitka spruce forest, dramatic mountains, deep fjords and rugged beaches, Tutka Bay Lodge is a paradise for lovers of nature and invites visitors to enjoy a perfect blend of high-energy adventure and total relaxation amidst its serene surroundings.
Guests will benefit from either a bear-viewing or deep-sea fishing excursion included in their stay, as well as access to numerous hiking trails in the surroundings, kayaking in the peaceful cove and fishing from the dock. Wildlife thrives in these untouched waters and there are plenty of opportunities to observe whales, sea lions, porpoise and otters. When it comes to relaxation its easy to find a secluded spot to enjoy listening to the sounds of nature and the deck is simply perfect for a morning yoga session (also included in your stay).
Although there is a real focus on the outdoors and nature here, food is also key when it comes to a stay at Tutka Bay, with owner Kirsten Dixon having studied the art of Cordon Bleu cookery. Boasting its own cookery school in a repurposed crabbing boat, there is plenty of opportunity for guests to get stuck in and learn to prepare delicious and fresh local Alaskan specialities, utilising mouthwatering local salmon, oysters and a host of other ingredients sourced nearby. Each week at the cookery school, the chefs will focus on a different theme so there is something to suit a variety of tastes. As you would expect, dining is an intrinsic part of the day and will not disappoint.
Tutka Bay Lodge comprises a main lodge, five private guest cabins, a boat house, sauna and hot tub, perched overlooking the ocean within the property's 11-acre grounds. Each of the buildings is connected by a spacious boardwalk with plenty of seating space to wind down and enjoy the views after a day spent exploring the surroundings. Guest cabins offer plenty of space and privacy and all enjoy wonderful views over the bay, mountains and spruce forests beyond.
When to visit
As well as endless opportunity for adventure, at Tutka Bay guests can indulge in massages with the in-house therapist and daily morning yoga on the deck.
Tutka Bay can be found on the southwestern edge of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, next to the Kachemak State Park. The nearest town is Homer, situated across the bay.
Bear Viewing in Katmai National Park
This excursion provides an amazing opportunity to explore the most populated wild habitat of Alaskan brown bears. Fly from Homer over to Katmai National Park for a once in a lifetime experience of bear viewing in beautiful surroundings.
Fishing in Kachemak Bay
Spend the day fishing for salmon and halibut at Tutka Bay, alongside informative local captains with all gear included. The largest halibut in the world was caught in Alaska!
Learn to cook in a unique setting at Tutka Bay
Take the opportunity to learn to cook with local and foraged produce at Tutka Bay’s cooking school, housed in a historic crabbing boat!
Yoga, spa and wellness at Tutka Bay
As well as the award-winning cuisine and lodge amenities, a stay at Tutka Bay includes a complimentary massage for each guest, daily yoga and afternoon wine tastings for relaxation and rejuvenation.