Research Charters

Homer Ocean Charters is a leading provider of vessel based research charters in the Gulf of Alaska region.  Whether you need supplies moved from point A to point B or need a vessel for a 30 day coastal survey or a standby vessel for oil platform work, we have the experience and can provide what you need.  With a fleet of seven boats we have a vessel that fits most project needs.  We are also experts in contracting other vessels to match solutions with your project needs.  If you need a vessel, we can help.

Agencies that have used our services include:

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Geo Engineers
  • United States Navy
  • United States Air Force
  • ASL Environmental
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Pentec Environmental
  • Hart Crowser
  • U.S Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Geographic Survey
  • University of Washington
  • Exxon
  • Department of Defense
  • Bristol Environmental
  • U.S. Army Core of Engineers
  • Hughes Surveying
  • National Biological Survey
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Alaska Center for Coastal Studies
  • Alaska Tribal Health Consortium
  • NOAA - Auke Bay Lab
  • ABR – Alaska Biological Research
  • North Pacific Rim Housing
  • NOAA - National Data Buoy Center
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Mat-Su Borough School District
  • University of Alaska
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
  • Pratt Museum

A sampling of the projects we have worked on:

  • Live Sea Otter capture with surgical liver tissue sampling in Prince William Sound
  • Juvenile Sablefish tagging in lower Cook Inlet and Kodiak
  • Tidal current studies for the Port of Anchorage expansion project
  • Lead vessel coordinator for Joint Forces exercises “Northern Edge”, Gulf of Alaska offshore, 2008 - 7 vessels, 2009 – 12 vessels, 2011 – 7 vessels, 2015 - 5 vessels, 2017 - 5 vessels, 2019 - 5 vessels.
  • Logistical provider for Hoary Marmot extermination project on Sud Island, Barren Islands
  • 13 years of baseline environmental studies in Western Cook Inlet including trawling, beach seining, bottom sampling, water sampling, dive surveys, bird counts, beach surveys with sampling done in all months February – November
  • Remote camera installation and removal, Amatuli Rock, Barren Islands
  • Deployment of NOAA- National Data Buoy Center Buoy 46105 in Kennedy Entrance-Cook Inlet
  • Preliminary current studies for Cook Inlet tidal power generation project
  • 3 years various projects for the Alaska Gasline in upper Cook Inlet including ADCP, IPS and sediment transport studies
  • 20 years logistical support for Barren Island bird research 
  • Various science education projects for students and adults

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