Like many places in Alaska, Kachemak Bay State Park is accessible only by boat or plane. The most convenient way to get across the Bay is to catch a water taxi at Homer. The trip to the shores of the Kachemak Bay State Park takes about 30 minutes from Homer. The lack of accessibility by car guarantees that, at least for now, the Kachemak Bay State Park and Tutka Bay areas will remain relatively undeveloped.
The only way to get to Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge is by water taxi from Homer. It's a good idea to make reservations in advance. Don't expect to be able to simply flag down a cab - this isn't Manhattan. Our lodge pre-arranged our water taxi trip with Mako's Water Taxi, and the cost of transportation was included in our lodging charge. Otherwise, the roundtrip would cost $60.
In this photo, my family is getting ready to board the water taxi to our lodge. The skipper, Gart, is known to everyone in Homer and easily spotted from just about anywhere zipping around in his orange and purple taxi.