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
Willy DunnBoat Captain and Guide
Willy is a retired biologist with over 40 years of professional experience conducting research on a variety of wild fish, mammals and birds. He has been navigating the waters of Southcentral Alaska since 1987 and became a Coast Guard licensed captain in 1995. He has worked and traveled around Alaska and the world, but he knows and loves Kachemak Bay, the place he calls home, better than anywhere else.
I am a huge fan of the outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and playing guitar. After I graduated from the University of North Carolina, I spent a year teaching in my home state of IL. I told my students I was retiring early, but really, I’m just taking a year or two (or three) to explore. I am stoked for my third summer in Homer.
Courtney has been a sea kayak and whitewater guide for 8 years as far south as Veracruz and as far north as Denali, but found herself enamored by the wildlife and beauty of Kachemak Bay. First visiting Homer on a whim several years ago, she never really left and fell in love with everything the bay offered. With a passion to share and educate, guiding has always been a joy for her. She is an avid birder and appreciator of the “lesser” creatures in the bay. In addition to kayaking, Courtney is a hobbyist photographer, firefighter/EMT, part time forager, and maintains her small parcel of land as a mini bird preserve.
Alan ParksBoat 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.
Hoxie ParksBoat Captain and Guide
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.