Rental kayaks are located at our base across the bay, eliminating the
need to transport kayaks to prime paddling territory by water taxi. There
is ample camping in Kachemak Bay State Park, adjacent to our launching
base, and enough protected waters to keep a paddler busy for many days.
We use high quality Necky kayaks and Nimbus paddles and sprayskirts, personal
floatation devices, paddles, a bilge pump and a sponge accompany each
boat. NOTE: rentals are for experienced paddlers. If you do not
have experience see option below.
• Single: $45 per day
• Double: $65 per day
$40 per single each additional day. $50 per double each additional day
Rental prices include PFD, spray skirt, pump, paddle and
sponge. Water taxi to Yukon Island is $70 ( $45 for kids ). See Water
Taxi Page for
prices to other destinations.
Maps may be purchased at our office. Please prefill your
water containers in Homer as water is very limited on Yukon Island.
If you do not have paddling
but have other outdoor experience
We can arrange for you to spend a day on a guided trip where
the guide will spend extra time teaching you about kayak techniques
and local weather patterns. At the end of the day, and with approval
of the guide, you can then break away from the guided trip and continue
on your own as a rental. Price is a standard day trip for the first
day ($125) plus rental rate for each additional day. Water taxi, lunch
for the first day, all instruction, dry bags and rubber boots are included
in this trip.
If you would like a sample itinerary of a route suitable
for your own kayak adventure, let us know how many days you'd like to
go for, if you'd like to hike and if you'd like to camp, stay at a yurt
or a cabin.
Outdoor gear Rental
If you don't have your camping gear up in Alaska, we can rent you
high-quality tents, sleeping bags, dry bags and camp kitchens (when available).
Call us for prices.
What to Bring
• Full water bottle
• sweater (it can get chilly even on sunny days)
• rain jacket
• Some folks like to bring hats and their own rubber boots as well.
(We can provide you with boots if you do not have them.)
What To Bring
• 1-2 pair liner socks (thin socks to wear under thicker ones made
of wicking fibers like poly pro or Capilene).
• long underwear bottoms, 2 midweight or 1 mid and 1 expedition
weight (made of synthetic wicking fabric or wool)
• 2 long sleeve underwear shirts (wool or synthetic)
• 1 pair shorts (quick drying or nylon or best)
• 1 pair wool or fleece pants
• 2 lightweight shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve for sun and
• 1 sweater
• 1 warm jacket (medium to heavyweight fleece or wool)
• 4• 5 pair thick socks (synthetic or synthetic/wool)
• 1 pair quick dry pants
• full raingear tops and bottoms
• hats, 1 sun hat and 1 insulating hat
• 1• 2 pair fleece or wool gloves
• hiking boots
• 1 pair felt insoles (if you want a little extra cushion in your
• day pack to use on hikes (line with a strong garbage bag)
• water bottle (liter size)
• bug repellent
• camera and film
• small pocket knife
• reading and writing materials
Camp Gear (if bringing your own)
• good 3 season tent
• sleeping pad (closed cell foam or Thermarest)
• sleeping bag: synthetic only, good to +20 degrees F or below.
Line stuff sack with garbage bag.
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Where to Go
Follow the Sterling Hwy from Anchorage to Homer. Our office is 3.5 miles
out on the Homer Spit. We are one block before the Salty Dawg Saloon
on the left just before the public restrooms and the Harbor Master's
Homer is about 4.5 hours by car from Anchorage and 45 minutes by plane.
True North Kayak Adventures
PO Box 2319
Homer, Alaska 99603