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What to Do in Halibut Cove


Halibut Cove, located on Ismailof Island in Kachemak Bay, may seem isolated, but we're just a short boat ride across to Homer on the mainland.  Homer offers a variety of activities for all manners of travelers.  Whether you enjoy hiking in the Alaskan wilderness, or pizza and a glass of wine overlooking the ocean, or shopping for souvenirs to remember your trip by, Homer has something for everyone.

However, you don't have to go over to the mainland to enjoy yourself here.  There are a number of small businesses, art galleries & restaurants located within our 11.5 square miles that are worth exploring.  Get excited for your upcoming trip and take a look at what our small community has to offer.

Food in Halibut Cove


Enjoy fine dining and fine art in a pristine outdoor wilderness setting. The Saltry Restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 1 - 9 p.m.  Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for reservations.  We'd be happy to set up any reservations for you.


The Covelight

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Covelight offers a casual spot for a delicious (and reasonably priced) meal.  Again, we'd be happy to help you set up a reservation here.


Halibut Cove Coffee Shop

The Coffee House is situated on a sheltered sunny corner of the boardwalk.  Stop by for a visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily and enjoy delicious coffees, snacks and other treats.

Arts & Entertainment in Halibut Cove

Halibut Cove is home to a number of artists across a variety of mediums.  The peace and quiet afforded to us in our remote island allows the mind to wander and creative pursuits to be explored. While visiting Halibut Cove, meandering between the different art galleries is a favorite past-time and allows visitors to take in the beautiful artwork created by the locals.  Some of their art is even available to purchase and you can take home your own unique souvenir of your Alaskan adventure.  Below are some of the available galleries for you to peruse on your trip to the Cove.

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Located along the boardwalk, the Experience Gallery features the fine arts, jewelry and pottery of 16 local artists working in a wide range of mediums.  Open daily between 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m

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The Cove Gallery

The Cove Gallery, founded by one of the founding members of the Halibut Cove community, Diana Tillion, centers around a memorial retrospective collection of her paintings and sculpture as well as the works of other Halibut Cove artists.  Open 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. daily


Halibut Cove Live events are intimate gatherings featuring world-class musicians in Halibut Cove, Alaska. Relax under a canopy on the deck and enjoy gourmet, healthy cuisine while you listen to performances from the floating amphitheater. Proceeds benefit The Homer Foundation. 

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