We are a locally owned and operated family business with extensive knowledge and experience seeking adventure in Kachemak Bay.

Our team of local guides and water taxi captains are biologist, educators and commercial fishermen knowledgeable in the rich marine biodiversity of Kachemak Bay and the people who live here. We are grateful to be able to call this place home and find great joy in sharing this place with you.

Our Team - Dedicated and Adventurous

Alan Parks

Boat Captain and Guide

In 1976, Alan arrived in Kachemak Bay beginning a career commercial fishing lasting almost four decades. His knowledge of fisheries and the marine environment coupled with a passion for marine conservation and stewardship is unique in the commercial fishing industry. His thirst for adventure has taken him to many parts of the world to ski, hike, bike and explore among diverse peoples and cultures. He is always happy to return home to Kachemak Bay where another adventure always awaits.

Andrea Kovacic


Originally from Bel Air, Maryland, Andrea is leaving the east coast to come back to the place she grew up visiting. She joins Kachemak Bay Adventures as a first-year guide and is eager to share her passion for the environment and being outdoors. She is currently a junior at Appalachian State University studying Biology concentrated in ecology, environmental, and evolutionary biology. Outside of school and work, she loves photography, hiking, exploring new places, kayaking, and paddleboarding!

Ella Parks

Boat Captain and Guide

Meet Ella, a licensed captain and kayak guide who has been guiding and running boats most of her life. Ella has extensive knowledge of the Kachemak Bay ecosystem, including the various marine animals, birds, and plants that call it home. She is passionate about educating her clients about the importance of preserving these delicate environments for future generations.

Emma Esquivel


Emma grew up in northern California, gaining an appreciation for all things outdoors through hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding. She first came to Homer to work on a peony farm and came to love Kachemak Bay. She loves introducing people to the wildlife, history, and geology of the bay as a guide. Emma studied astrophysics and space engineering in college and is excited to join the space industry one day!

Hoxie Parks

Boat Captain and Guide

Hoxie Parks was born and raised in Homer. He is the captain for the businesses main boat, the Billyhawk. He is currently attending the University of Alaska Anchorage and is pursuing a degree in Aviation. He is passionate about the outdoors whether he’s traveling by boat on the Kachemak Bay or flying above the Chugiak Mountain Range. He is excited to show each traveler just a glimpse of the fantastic experiences that Kachemak Bay has to offer and the place he calls home.

Jackson Theobald


Jackson is an experienced kayak guide who is returning for his third-year leading kayaking tours with Kachemak Bay Adventures. Jackson is passionate about the outdoors and loves sharing his knowledge of the area with others. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the rest of the state, hiking, camping, skiing, and kayaking.

Sara Stuart


Meet Sara Stuart, a kayak guide with a passion for adventure & a love of the outdoors. Born & raised in Homer, Sara spent her childhood exploring the natural beauty of Kachemak Bay, gaining a deep admiration & respect for the unique ecosystem. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a complete beginner, Sara is excited to share her passion for the outdoors with you.

Ty Etzwiler


Being born and raised here, Ty is a local to the Homer area. He is Currently in his sophomore year of college studying exercise science and will be back for the summer to kayak guide. Ty grew up spending his summers commercial fishing Kachemak Bay, and Bristol Bay, and is excited so spend a summer at home on the bay!

Vianney Chauvet


Vianney is a Kayak Guide, Volunteer EMT, Firefighter, Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant. While he loves helping people, he also has a great love for the outdoors and sharing with others. In his off time, you can find him exploring Kachemak Bay, hiking or paddling. Vianney has been in Homer for nearly 7 years and is one of our lead guides at Kachemak Bay Adventures. Come with him for an incredible adventure

Kachemak Bay Adventures - Alan's Water Taxi - St. Augustine Kayak & Tours - Discover Starfish in Kachemak Bay while tide pooling or kayaking

St. Augustine's Kayak & Tours, Alan's Water Taxi & Kachemak Bay Adventures, and the Parks family support conservation organizations by volunteering our time and contributing part of our income to environmental and conservation issues.