Here you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you don't find the info you're looking for, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide it.

Where is your office?
As you approach the end of the Homer Spit you will see the Homer Harbor on your left. Look to your left for a bright orange sign “Mako’s Water Taxi” and a rack with kayaks. If you get to the Salty Dawg Saloon, a wooden lighthouse on left, you’ve gone too far. Turn around and we are the first business on the right.

Where do we park?
There is free parking on the Spit. There is also paid parking next to our office. The cost is $5 per day. We recommend you come to the office and drop your gear off then look for one of those free parking places.

Do you accept VISA?
Yes. We also accept Mastercard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, Travelers' checks, cash, gold bullion, first born, etc.

How often do you run?
We are a taxi and we operate on demand. We have no regularly scheduled runs. As we get reservations we put them in our schedule and then put people on those boats until they are filled. If you reserve early we operate on your schedule; if you reserve late you travel on our schedule.

What will the weather be like in August?
I tell people “we don’t do weather." Truth is we don’t want the responsibility unless it's beautiful and warm. We’ll take credit for that. Weather in Alaska is highly variable. Temperatures range from low 50s to mid 60s in the summer. The old timers will tell you it snowed on July 4th one year.

What should we wear?
Layers. When the sun goes behind a cloud you will feel the temperature drop. Synthetics are best, but you can get away with cottons in the summer.
There are only a couple destinations, Humpy Creek for example, that require boots to get off the boat. Most landings are dry and comfortable hiking shoes are recommended.

How long is the boat ride?
30 minutes is the average time for trips across the bay. There are some destinations that are farther. You may get on a boat that has several stops along the way and those trips may take a bit longer. There is always the chance that a whale may appear and we all want to stop for the show.

Is there a bathroom on the boat?
No. Relief is across the parking lot from our office. Please use the facilities before departure. There are latrines in the Park. And if the need arises let the skipper know and he’ll find a bush on a beach for your privacy.

 

 

 

Where's the dock?