Majestic View Adventures – Fishing, Hunting, and Travel Guide
Homer, Alaska is rich in opportunity for adventure – and Tim is always on the go, looking for the next fun thing to do. When our bed and breakfast guests began asking Tim to take them along on his adventures, Tim took steps to get his sea captain’s license so that he could take our guests hunting, fishing, wildlife and scenery viewing, or transport them to their destination across the water. The primary tourist season happens during June, July and August – but Tim and Maria want their guests to know that there is a host of fun things to do in the spring and fall, when Homer is quiet, and “back to normal.” So if the hustle and bustle of the tourist season is not your thing, the months of April/May and September-December might just be the ticket for you!
Tim operates out of Kachemak Bay, in Homer, where guests can catch Halibut, King Salmon, Sockeye (Red) Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, and a variety of other species including Rockfish, Cod, Pollock, and Irish Lord. There are also numerous rivers and streams nearby, where guest can catch many of the above salmon species, along with Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden. If Tim is not “on the pulse” of a particular species – say steelhead fishing the Anchor River in October – then he will hook you up with the guide specialist who is. Tim will clean your catch, and help you prepare it to bring home. Folks come from all over the world to experience the intriguing and exciting fishing that Alaska has to offer, and Alaska? She rarely disappoints! Check out our photo gallery to see what happened during some of the adventures from previous seasons. Then email or call Tim to discuss what is in season during the time you plan to be in Homer, and book your trip!
Tim specializes in Black Bear hunts, and trophy hunting for collector sea ducks. He has spent the past seven years scouting, observing where the game is, and learning how to harvest it. Guided hunts in Alaska can be extremely expensive, costing in excess of $5,000 per person. The beauty of staying at Majestic View Bed and Breakfast, and using Tim to transport – is that you get fine hospitality, quality service, and a great do-it-yourself hunt at a fraction cost of a fully guided hunt.
Black Bear Hunts
During the months of April and May, black bears come out of hibernation- and the first food available to them is the lush green grass that grows down low on the numerous beaches and tidal flats across the bay from Homer. Our bear hunters typically stay in “Moose Manor” – our two bedroom apartment complete with full living room and kitchen. It sleeps five hunters comfortably, but can acomodate up to 8 people if necessary. After a good night sleep, Tim will take you to where the bears are. Days are long, and there is usually ample opportunity for spot and stalk, or using a predator call on the beach. Black bear coats are prime during these months, and if you are after a beautiful rug, a european skull mount, and some good meat, this is the time to come. June and July are more difficult times to hunt bear, but they can still be had. Summer is the time for alpine hunting – when bears are usually up high in the cooler zones where food is plentiful. If hiking is your thing, this challenging hunt could be thing for you. Late summer and early fall is also a great time to hunt bears on the beach. Black bears often come down at low tide to scavenge for dying salmon, and it’s hard to beat the enjoyment that comes from a long boat-ride – amidst Alaska’s gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife, while looking for low tide beach bears. Call or email Tim to get cost information and plan your bear hunt, which will be taylor-made to the desires of you and your hunting party. Also, check out our photo gallery to see some of the successful bear hunts from previous seasons.
Sea Duck Hunting
Tim is an avid waterfowl hunter from the lower 48, and one of the biggest attractions for him about the Homer area is the abundant ducks, numerous hunting “spots”, and the apparent lack of hunting pressure. Surprisingly, there are good numbers of puddle ducks including mallards, pintails, widgeon, teal, and geese too – but Tim specializes in hunting for the trophy ducks that “lower 48 hunters” like to collect. These species include the Harlequin Duck, Barrows Goldeneye, Longtail Duck (formerly Oldsquaw), Surf-Scoter, and White-wing Scoter. Duck season in Homer starts in September and runs through December. Duck plumage becomes more and more beautiful as the season progresses, and numbers of sea ducks are also continually building – so keep this in mind if you are hoping to bring some quality specimens to the taxidermist. As with the bear hunts, come stay in our “Moose Manor Apartment”, and Tim will take you to where the ducks are. Call or email Tim to get information on costs and planning your hunt, and don’t forget to check out our photo gallery to see some successful sea duck hunt pictures from previous seasons.
Scenery And Wildlife Viewing Is Always In Season!
No matter what month you come to Homer, the scenery and wildlife tours with Tim are, day in and day out, our most popular adventures. Tim has spent his life in the outdoors, and he wants to share all that he has discovered with you! Unlike most charters, which have an agenda – Tim will taylor-make your trip to do exactly as you wish. See Humpback and Minke Whales, River and Sea Otters, Harbor Seals and Steller’s Sea Lions, Black Bears, Moose, Bald Eagles, Horned Puffin, Tufted Puffin, Gulls, Cormorants, and numerous other bird species. Enjoy the fantastic scenery across the bay including Kachemak Bay State Park, The Kenai Mountains, glaciers, numerous tidal flats and long peninsulas called “spits”, waterfalls, lush green foliage or fall colors, interesting rock formations, tidal rivers, spawning salmon, and so much more. Many guests enjoy the small communities of Seldovia, Halibut Cove, and Bear Cove – which are accessible only by boat – and Tim can bring you there as well. Keep in mind that if you are the “Do-It-Yourself” type, Tim can transport you to the many hiking trails, calm kayaking areas, or secluded beaches where you can witness the abundant sea life at low tide. When we say taylor-made trips, we are saying that you can combine any of the above with fishing or hunting too! Email or call Tim to discuss your dream trip, and if you are coming during summer – book early as Tim’s trips are in high demand. Also, be sure to check out our photo gallery to see some of the really cool wildlife and scenery photos from 2016.
At Majestic View, our life is super busy, but we try to answer calls and emails daily. If Tim doesn’t answer, please be sure to leave a name and number and the dates you are interested in, so Tim can get his schedule book in hand, and get back to you soon!
Keep in mind that Majestic View Adventures is a one-man operation. Tim’s services are in demand, especially during summer, and some guests are disappointed to find that Tim is already booked with another guest. Tim will make every effort to be flexible, and do multiple trips during the long days, or combine guests if both parties are willing – but it is always best to book early to be sure you can have your dream adventure during your stay in Homer.
2019 rates are $225 per person for four hours. $275 per person for six hours. $325 per person for eight hours. These are very flexible, private tours: we go out when you want, come in when you want, do what you want. Your agenda is Tim’s. And don’t worry about sea-sickness. Tim stays in the massive protected bay – with all it’s islands and coves, and knows how to take care of his people.