Homer, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Begin your tour of Homer, the Hamlet by the Sea, with a drive down the length of the Homer Spit. This is the ideal spot for an introduction to the local commercial and sportfishing industries.
Take in the highlights of downtown Homer en route to the award-winning Pratt Museum, which showcases the culture, history and natural environment of the region through interactive displays.
At the Norman Lowell Gallery, meet the artist himself. View the impressive collection of large-scale paintings produced throughout Lowell's 50-year residence in Alaska and visit his original homestead cabin.
Heading back into town, pause at the Baycrest Hill overlook for a breathtaking view of Kachemak Bay (weather permitting).
At the Islands & Oceans Visitor Center, take in the exhibit on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge before you return to the ship.
Minimum age is 14 years. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Transportation is by school bus. Participants must be able to climb the stairs of the school bus; the bus is not wheelchair accessible.