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Address: 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
Phone Number: +1 907-235-6667
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This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for...

This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all!

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Fantastic Museum!

I was impressed by the extended information on the Aleutian Islands presented in this Center! I visited numerous museums, visitor centers and cultural centers on my trip - this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was impressed by the extended information on the Aleutian Islands presented in this Center! I visited numerous museums, visitor centers and cultural centers on my trip - this one was certainly different in content. Well worth a couple of hours!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We did two excursions with this group and both were very interesting, Seth was our guide for the Dock tour. He showed us all the creatures who live under the dock plus some who live in the water. The Starfish was the most interesting. Henry was our guide for the Peterson Bay experience. We had a very interesting hike through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is definitely a must stop for any visitor. Our first time to AK and it was so interesting and very informative.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Inexpensive and fun way to spend an hour of your day. Didn't even realize how many creatures were visible from the docks...and the Deadliest Catch boats were in view too! Loved this tour and how informative it was.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Did a full day tour of the Peterson Bay field station. Greta experience. Very knowledgable guide who taught us a lot about the inter tidal ecosystem and the rain forest. Highly recommend this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My husband and I signed up for this all day tour of Peterson Field Station in advance. The cost was $155 a person, but I used my tour saver app and it was 2 for the price of 1. This was well worth the money spent. We met at the yurt on the Homer Spit and were given boots to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We'd wanted to take a 1/2 day boat trip ($99 each) out into the Kachemak Bay but there were only two us signed up and the Center needed four to make the trip go. However, we did take a combo tour of a 1.5 hour walk at their Wynn Nature Center above Homer and of a 1 hour visit to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the film on how the park service collects all the data on wildlife and birds from various Alaskan islands. I learned a few things I never knew. Like the introduction of foxes to the islands as "fur farms" which was destroying the ecosystems there and the underwater nuclear testing that was conducted in Alaska. Great stop . Free.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My family of four (kids age 10 and 12) enjoyed the experience. The tour starts from the Homer side with about a 20 minute boat ride to the other side of Kachemak Bay. One of the guides from CACS was in the boat with us and while she didn't comment too much on things, it was a pleasant journey looking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We booked the half day Peterson Bay tour. We're a family of 4, with a 10 and 12 year old. The booking process was easy and all questions were answered via email. The instructions sent, including a list of items we would need were very helpful. This tour was from 11-4 PM. We found the meeting location easily and had... More 

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