Ashore Water Taxi ~ Homer Alaska ~ (907) 235.2341 or 399.2340

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 ~ 2 person minimum

Glacier spit trailhead:

$75 plus tax round trip

All other points within Kachemak Bay State Park:

$80 plus tax round trip (12 and under $40) 
minimum 3 to Humpy creek

Jakolof Dock, Peterson Bay, Halibut Cove and other non-Park destinations in vicinity:

$75 round trip (12 and under $40)
atv/motorcycle/snowmachine + 1 rider $175.00

Aurora Lagoon - $85 plus tax round trip

Bear Cove - $240 plus tax one way

Seldovia - $ 240 plus tax one way 

Gull Island bird tour (approx 1 hr):

$80 plus tax per person

(minimum 2, check with office for reduced group rates)
Add Peterson Bay, China Poot Bay, or Lancashire Rocks/Neptune
Bay for additional species and/or otters (approx 30 minutes):
$25 plus tax per person

2-hour wildlife tour Gull island, Eldred Passage and/or Sadie Cove:

$105 plus tax per person, (minimum 3, check with office for reduced group rates) 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding:

4-8 hrs.

Paddleboard only $20 plus tax

Paddleboard w/wetsuit $35 plus tax

Wetsuit Only $15 plus tax

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

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

Kayak Rentals:

Double kayak $60/day plus tax 

Single Kayak $40/day plus tax 

Due to the volatile nature of fuel prices, all rates are subject to additional fuel surcharges as necessary.
Please call for freight rates and availability

plus tax 


Please feel free to call us 907.235.2341 or 907.399.2340  or you can email us using this convenient form: