We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Creatures of the Dock is a Must

We took the Creatures of the Dock tour at the marina on the Homer spit. It was offered through the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
owassokie
,
Owasso, Oklahoma
Lots to see here

Loved the educational displays. Our daughter in law ( a marine biology center instructor in... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Pat B
,
Milton, Florida, United States
Read all 303 reviews
134
All photos (134)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“peterson bay”(38 reviews)
“tide pooling”(27 reviews)
About
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...more
Contact
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
Website
+1 907-235-6667
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Homer
from US$6,400.00
More Info
from US$680.00
More Info
from US$725.00
More Info
from US$695.00
More Info
Reviews (303)
Filter reviews
299 results
Traveller rating
226
55
16
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
226
55
16
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews peterson bay tide pooling wynn nature center field station sea creatures tidal pools baby moose combo tour sea star octopus edible plants china poot bay flora and fauna low tide minute boat ride non profit marine biology
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 299 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Creatures of the Dock tour at the marina on the Homer spit. It was offered through the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. My wife, step-mom and I met our guide, Alex, at the yurt. Alex is a biology student from Rhode Island,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank owassokie
Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you visited and that we were able to provide you with that experience. It is our goal that each person our staff is with truly feels the connection with the nature of this place we call home. Hope you're able to return one...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Loved the educational displays. Our daughter in law ( a marine biology center instructor in Florida) would have gone berserk with questions and admiration.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pat B
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

It was a good experience to see what is below the sea-level in the docks. They really go on their belly to look and search for sealife. They found a sea urchin, a starfish, anemones, jellyfish, ... and they were able to touch some of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank woutv227
Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

SO glad your family enjoyed this! It truly is amazing what is in 'our backyard'! Let us know what they find in yours! And, shoot us an email info@akcoastalstudies.org and we'll send a coloring page with so many intertidal creatures so your children can share...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Very interesting and educational experience. Also interesting to kids as there are lots of displays which have videos, to scale models and "please touch" displays. As always in Alaska, the rangers and people in this Center are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We spent twenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Protraveler02
Reviewed 14 September 2018

They offer free tide pooling and their employees are very educated and helpful and knowledgeable! It was super fun and educational!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jessereeder
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This was a very fun experience. We weren’t sure what to expect. Great opportunity for those who don’t want to dive or swim to see some of the sea creatures, and touch them if they’re brave they enough. Great to watch the children build up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank zoolife1
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We did the Creatures of the Dock tour. Though this tour is more geared towards children, my husband and I didn't feel awkward on the tour when we were the only ones. We learned quite a bit and it was neat to see some of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TravelingYanks
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Extremely knowledgeable and love teaching others about sea life. We enjoyed it so much we went to all three of their locations

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank morganreed727
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We stopped in the visitors center to acclimate ourselves to the town of Homer and the region in general. The building was lovely with adequate parking and the exhibits were well done providing helpful insights to understanding the history, geology, birds and animal habitats of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HAZbeen2014
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I booked a combo tour (hiking & kayaking) with them. They take good care of you, starting from the online-booking to the moment you arrive. You will be provided with every information necessary and useful. Just take the time to read them and follow the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bra_Rog
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Beluga Lake Lodge
117 reviews
.96 km away
Heritage Hotel Lodge
30 reviews
1.02 km away
Homer Inn & Spa
176 reviews
1.24 km away
Homer Ocean House Inn Hotel and Condos
193 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 84 nearby restaurants
Two Sisters Bakery
1,142 reviews
1.15 km away
Cafe Cups
458 reviews
1.24 km away
Fat Olives Restaurant
919 reviews
1.48 km away
Cosmic Kitchen
291 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 126 nearby attractions
Ptarmigan Arts
115 reviews
.54 km away
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
562 reviews
1.01 km away
Homer Brewing Company
103 reviews
1.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Robert C
18 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi Robert, It is about 8 miles from the end of the Homer Spit to the Wynn Nature Center and about 4 miles from our Headquarters in the heart of Homer. You could take the Trolley to town (it stops right by us) and take a... More
0
Votes
Sara R
9 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi! The Creatures of the Dock Tours are 'about' an hour! You don't need reservations, just show up a bit before 1:30 or 4:30pm and your naturalist will get you signed up
0
Votes
LeftHeartnAlaska
21 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, It's great that you will travel to Homer this year! We do have space available on Saturday. What that day will look like is: the boat takes you across beautiful Kachemak Bay and to Peterson Bay, where our field... More
0
Votes