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Wildlife wonderland.

There are not many places where you can relax on your deck chair outside your cosy cabin and be constantly wowed at the wildlife which calls Kachemak Bay home.

Pack your binoculars, spotting scope and camera and we know you will not be disappointed with what you will see behind the lens - all without leaving dry land!

Sea otters clutching their pups to their bellies swim up and down the shores of Kachemak Bay and Kasitsna Bay, always a cuteness overload - especially when they raft up in the evening not far from our on site fishing float! With the densest fur on any animal on the planet these marine mammals are perfectly suited to the cooler Alaskan waters.

We are fortunate here in Kachemak Bay to be home to so many symbolic American Bald eagles. Watching them soar, swoop and fish are always some of our guests favourite memories which they take away with them. When the fisherman throw the scraps on to the beach its fair game for these giant scavengers and its always entertaining to watch the gulls and crows move out of the way pronto before the eagles come down with their talons to grab the leftovers. You may see lots of eagles here without the iconic white head and tail - these are the juveniles and it takes 5 years to develop in to the Bald Eagle we all recognise!

Although the black bear does not use the spit to roam around there are plenty of these magical animals roaming around the forests all around us. They frequently use the Jakolof Bay road to get around as a path of least resistance, and can often be spotted especially in the morning and evenings. It its not unusual to see bears along the hiking trails and we spotted this guy searching for food on the Otterbahn trail in Seldovia. the black bear is the smallest of all the North American bears and it's estimated that 100,000 off them live here in Alaska!

Thank you to Neil Pearson for the wonderful pictures - sea otter and eagle pictures were taken at Between Beaches and the bear was taken in Seldovia on the Otterbahn trail.

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