Tutka Bay Lodge, south of Homer near Kachemak Bay. With only six cabins surrounded by more than 400,000 acres of protected wilderness, you’ll never feel crowded. And the range of available activities – hike, kayak, fish, stroll the beach – will fill as many days as your vacation lasts. Tutka Bay also offers something you won’t find anywhere else in wild Alaska: a cooking school, where you can learn the best local ways of preparing all the bounty that Kachemak Bay offers, from halibut to mussels to seaweed that makes the best salad you’ll ever taste.

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