Tutka Bay Lodge is a owned by Within the Wild Adventures. Tutka Bay is a full-service Alaska lodge offering an exciting collection of adventure activities such as fishing, hiking, bear and wildlife viewing, helicopter adventures, and more.
Tutka Bay Lodge is located in a remote and rugged fjord along Kachemak Bay, nine miles from the seaside village of Homer. This area offers rugged coastlines, deep fjords, dramatic mountains, quiet beaches, and forests.
Tutka Bay Lodge includes six private guest accommodations, seasoned full-service staff and guide services, and an array of activities within the Kachemak Bay marine community.
After arriving by boat into our exclusive and protected cove, head up past the deck and hot tub to the main lodge. It’s there you’ll find Chef Kirsten Dixon and her staff preparing guest meals, utilizing fresh local and Alaskan cuisine.
Fresh Alaskan salmon is brought to our dock each week by neighboring fishermen, and we visit nearby oyster farms. You can sport-fish from our dock or go clamming on our beach and our staff will happily show you how to prepare your catch. The main lodge faces east towards the Tutka Bay fjord, and provides views of Little Tutka Bay to the west. This luxury setting offers areas for dining and socializing.
Tutka Bay Lodge Activities
Ocean kayaking, hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park, sport-fishing for salmon and halibut, and freshwater fishing blend high-energy adventures with seaside serenity. Guests enjoy award-winning cuisine and complimentary amenities such as massage, yoga, wine tastings, cooking classes, and guided adventures for a complete Alaska vacation package.
Within the Wild Adventure Company’s philosophy is to preserve the integrity of Alaska’s wilderness and promote minimal-impact use. All of their trips conducted on State or Federal lands are done so with proper permitting and responsible outdoor ethics.
Oystercatcher Cabin is set apart, and offers an expansive view of Tutka Bay, forests and mountains. The main floor is 30’ X 24’, including a prow front (840 square feet) with common area. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms, each with private bathroom, and the large deck area and covered porch offers areas to sit in the sun. A separate upstairs area with a private entrance is 20’ X 24’ with a prow front (600 square feet). The chalet includes one bedroom, private bath, sitting room, large balcony and a fabulous view of Tutka Bay.
The Eagle’s Nest is a romantic, private haven situated on a knoll. It sleeps five (two down, three up). The main floor is 20’ X 24’ with prow front (600 square feet), and includes a large open room with huge windows, sitting area, sleeping area and bathroom. The upper floor is a 14’ X 20’ (280 square feet), an open half loft accessed by spiral staircase. The Eagle’s Nest offers sweeping panoramic ocean and mountain views, and has a wood-burning stove.
The Kittiwake is a cozy cottage located on the sweeping main deck. The main floor is 20’ X 24’ (480 square feet) with a combined sleeping and sitting area, and a spacious bathroom.
The upper floor is 20’ X 24’ (480 square feet), encompassing one large bedroom accessed by a spiral staircase. The upper floor offers three twin beds or one king.
Spa and Wellness Programs
Our wellness directors offer one-hour massage as well as morning yoga and afternoon stretch classes at Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge. Additionally, our therapists offer an array of personalized wellness options.
Most guests arrive at Tutka Bay Lodge via water taxi from Homer. To get to Homer, there are several choices.
- One is to rent a car and drive down the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Homer. This takes about four to five hours. The bore tides and a stop at the ski village of Girdwood make this drive interesting.
- Another way to get to Homer is to fly commercially on Ravn Air. Ravn offers frequent jet flights throughout the day and cuts the travel time to about 50 minutes. These options bring you to the village of Homer, where you catch a boat ride to the lodge, a 25-minute ride across Kachemak Bay.
- Another option for travel to Tutka Bay Lodge is to charter a flight from Anchorage and fly directly to the lodge dock, about an hour and a half flight.
At both Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge, we are excited to feature our Alaska lodge cuisine. Adventure is found in the wild and vast beauty of the natural world we are surrounded by, but it’s also found each evening at our dinner tables. We source organic, natural and local Alaska ingredients, often from our own gardens or foraged from nearby wild places.
We select curated “menus of the day” pairing them with wines from favorite vineyards. We accommodate special requests, offer children’s menus, and we are always flexible in understanding guest preferences.
Meet Your Hosts
We are a company of passionate backcountry travelers. Our vision is to focus on unique adventure tourism and wilderness travel within the South Central corridor of Alaska. We are strategically placed in the experiential adventure travel market and we purposefully keep our lodges and out-camp programs small and intimate.
We commit ourselves to excellence in service to our guests, in education about the preservation of our environment, and dedication to our employees. Carl and Kirsten Dixon, along with their daughters Carly and Amanda, travel between their Alaska lodges in the summertime and spend time at Winterlake Lodge during the winter months.