Bliss in Tutka Bay

Enjoy an Alaskan vacation in luxury at one of the state’s premier coastal lodges: Tutka Bay Lodge. Adjacent to Kachemak Bay State Park, the secluded Tutka Bay reaches 7 miles into the glacier-studded Kenai Mountains. The lodge is situated on a narrow strip of land surrounded by water, providing you with beautiful accommodations, world-class cuisine, and adventurous excursions.

The remote Tutka Bay Lodge offers a unique Alaskan experience for travelers looking for premium comfort in less traveled places!

Dates of Operation: May 1 – Sept 30
Lodge Size: 20 guests
WiFi: Available in Main Lodge only
Phone Service: Not available
Wellness Program
Families Welcome

Main Lodge

The lodge and surrounding guest cabins sit on the edge of a peaceful 9 mile fjord, providing you the most amazing and scenic base from which to launch your Alaskan adventures. Extravagant decks and walkways connect each building which is placed along the edge of the land, with ample views of the water and lush wilderness.

Guest Cabins

The lodge offers 6 spacious and charming guest cabin accommodations. Each guest cabin is distinct from one another, offering various bed configurations that can be designed to accommodate couples or families comfortably. All guest cabins have views of the ocean, mountains, and forest.

Lodge Accessibility

Tutka Bay Lodge is accessible by water taxi from Homer (about a 25-minute boat ride). Or, save some time by chartering a float plane from Anchorage (about 1 to 1.5 hours flight time) directly to the lodge.

Lodge Cuisine

Both Kirsten and Mandy Dixon are trained chefs with a passion for Alaskan cuisine. Meals at the lodge focus on the ocean-based foods of Kachemak Bay, often featuring Alaskan seafood such as halibut, shellfish, and wild-run salmon. Other ingredients may include homegrown vegetables, berries, mushrooms, and other local fare.

Breakfast and dinner are served family style in the lodge solarium, with both a wine tasting and cheese pairing in the evenings. Picnic lunches are packed to take on day excursions.

If you wish to learn a few cooking skills of your own, the lodge offers cooking classes to guests as well. Learn how to prepare reindeer with forest fruits, zucchini cake with wild berry ice cream, or the lodge specialty: salmon bacon.

Lodge Activities

The lodge offers a variety of coastal-based activities like sea kayaking, saltwater sportfishing, beachcombing, tidal-pool exploration, and coastal touring by boat. Other activities available just beyond your doorstep include hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing.

In addition to these daily activities, guests at the lodge have a choice of either a fly-out bear viewing excursion along the Katmai coast or a deep-sea fishing excursion (choice must be specified at the time of reservation).

If you would prefer to stay a little closer to home for relaxation, then spend time enjoying the lodge’s sauna and hot tub, participate in morning yoga classes, or book a personal massage.

Suggested Route


Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage International Airport, receive a personal greeting followed by private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage

Anchorage to Tutka Bay Lodge

Breakfast is included at your hotel prior to your private transfer to the Lake Hood float plane base. Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour flight by float plane to Tutka Bay Lodge where you will be greeted by staff and receive a brief orientation. Spend the rest of the day experiencing the lodge activities and amenities.
Overnight Tutka Bay Lodge

Tutka Bay Lodge

All meals and guided activities are included today, or you may choose to simply relax and take in your beautiful surroundings.
Overnight Tutka Bay Lodge

Tutka Bay Lodge to Anchorage

Return to Anchorage via float plane in the morning. Your private driver/guide will meet you upon arrival to embark on an Anchorage sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Your tour will end at your hotel where you will spend the evening.
Overnight Anchorage

Depart Anchorage

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning before transferring to the Anchorage airport by private vehicle in time to check in for your departure flight.
Extend your Alaska visit with another touring program.
Map featuring southcentral Alaska and Tutka Bay Lodge with air route from Anchorage
Homer, Alaska view of mountains with fireweed
Close up view of sea otter floating on its back while eating

Make It Your Own

  • Add a local Alaskan guide to accompany your guests.
  • Add an Alaska Railroad rail segment between Anchorage and Seward.
  • Combine this lodge with another lodge experience.
  • Connect the lodge stay with another Alaska touring program.
  • Buyout the entire property for an exclusive stay for your family and friends.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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