The “Double Eagle” is now permanently docked on 10 acres high on the bluff overlooking the Homer Spit, Kachemak Bay and Mt. Augustine volcano. The view from any one of its three decks is a living picture that you will want to etch in your memory. Eagles, sea gulls and ravens frequently cruise past the ship on the thermals.
Alaska Adventure Cabins began the restoration in the Fall of 2001 and completed the restoration/renovation on August 4th, 2002. Restoration included a custom trailer/foundation and required the top two decks to be removed so the load would clear overhead utility lines. Tolloff Crane Service of Nikiski reset the top two decks onto the hull in May of 2002.
The “Double Eagle” was originally built as a Gulf Coast Tour/Cruise boat, but was converted to a Gulf Coast Shrimper. On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in the upper part of Prince William Sound. The tanker was carrying approximately 53 million gallons of crude oil. Within a few days, it had spilled almost 11 million gallons of the oil into Prince William Sound. It was then that the “Double Eagle” was brought to Alaska to work and serve as a crew quarters during the cleanup.
From the ship you look directly across the Bay toward Katmai National Park, and you can fly out from Homer for Bear Viewing.
Close to town and the Homer Spit!
Other Amenities and Services
We have a large freezer available to our guests for those trophy fish, and a gas grill to barbecue your favorite catch of the day. We would also be pleased to refer you to some of the best charter fishing outfits in Homer, or make suggestions for sightseeing excursions from the Homer area.