Welcome Aboard the Danny J!
The Danny J is a conventional-style fishing boat that has served as both a passenger ferry for the residents of Halibut Cove and as a tour boat for visitors to the area since 1966.
The Danny J is also a member of the Classic Yacht Association and a member of the Seattle fleet.
12:00 Noon Gull Island Tour
Starting from the picturesque Kenai Peninsula town of Homer, the cruise aboard the Kachemak Bay Ferry, the Danny J, sails through some of the most scenic and vibrant waters anywhere.
Ferry fare and Gull Island Tour is $66 p/p including tax. Meals are paid for separately at The Saltry.
One of the highlights of the cruise to Halibut Cove is a visit to Gull Island, a bird sanctuary, a short twenty minutes from Homer.
Gull Island is home to nine nesting species of birds. Many, many other species may be found here during migration, and before and after nesting. Binoculars and camera gear are a must! In addition to the fabulous birds on Gull Island, Kachemak Bay is teeming with sea life - sea otters, seals, whales, porpoise and more!
You will have 3 hours to explore Halibut Cove. The Homestead island is dressed with many hiking trails and spectacular views. There are opportunities for breathtaking photographs. There is 1/2 mile of handicap-accessible boardwalk owned by the Tillions. Stop in and enjoy a complimentary hot beverage at the Halibut Cove Experience Gallery, and dine at the Cove's local restaurant, The Saltry. At 4:00 pm, it's time to head back to Homer!