Ashore Water Taxi ~ Homer Alaska ~ (907) 235.2341

Serving your Kachemak Bay water transportation needs (water taxi & freight)

If we don't go there, we'll help you find someone who does


About Us





Your captain is the owner and operator, Dave Lyon. Dave has been working outdoors and in remote locations in Alaska for 18 years, and has 20 years of experience on local waters.

A year-round Homer resident, he has worked for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, guided fly fisherman on remote rivers, fished commercially in Cook Inlet and Bristol Bay, and guided big game hunters after moose and caribou. He has extensive local knowledge and can recommend excellent hikes, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and things to do in town.










Our primary vessel, the Blackfish, is a comfortable 24' landing craft with inside seating for 6. The drop down ramp makes exiting the craft on the beach easy and safe, and the boat is wheelchair accessible. We are equipped with radar, GPS, dual VHFs and all necessary safety equipment. We can easily load freight and, depending on the materials to be hauled, can handle 2000+ lbs. The Blackfish can haul 2 average sized 4-wheelers, snow machines, garden tractors, lumber, or whatever else needs to go across the water.

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Rate Schedule

All prices include applicable Park fees ~ and do not include tax
2 person minimum

Kachemak Bay State Park:

$75 round trip (12 and under $40)

Glacier Spit

Saddle Trail

Halibut Cove (Right, Left Beach)

Halibut Cove Lagoon


Kayak Beach


All other destinations in the park:

$80 round trip (12 and under $40) 


Private residences:

$75 round trip (12 and under $40)

Hesketh and Yukon Islands

Kasitsna Bay, beaches at McDonald spit

Little tut, little jak

Sadie and Tutka, etc.


One way fares:

Adults $40, kids 12 and under $20


Ride along (RA):

$40 per person

Wildlife tours :

1 hour, $50/person, minimimum 3 people

2 hours, $75/person, minimum 4 people


Lodge/special rates:

$65 per person for return/frequent clients



$175/hr including all travel time, there and back


Stand Up Paddle Boarding:

4-8 hrs.

Paddleboard only $20

Paddleboard w/wetsuit $35

Wetsuit Only $15

24 hrs.
Paddleboard only $35
Paddleboard w/wetsuit $50

Each additional 24 hour rental for multi-day-use Paddleboard only $20
Paddleboard w/wetsuit $35


Kayak Rentals:

Double kayak $60/day

Single Kayak $40/day

Due to the volatile nature of fuel prices, all rates are subject to additional fuel surcharges as necessary.
All rates do not include tax


Please feel free to get in touch with us at 907.235.2341 or ashorewatertaxi (at) gmail (dot) com