Well I've been playing with Google Earth and started looking at this area again. I've always wanted to check out the cannery, island and Fossil Point. I have some questions that hopefully some of you can answer.
I live in Soldotna and won't beach-launch my boat. I would prefer to go to Chisik from Kenai instead of Homer as it's far more convenient for me and water distance is a bit shorter. I was thinking of leaving Kenai a few hours before high tide and making a run for Tuxedni Channel where it's pretty deep. Is that doable?
I've seen conversations on here about bad tide rips in that part of Cook Inlet. Where might I run into them? Mostly south of Kalgin Island on that big bar?
Is the cannery over there still in operation and could I maybe tie up to the dock? I don't see many places to anchor my boat at all. There is a small cove across Tuxedni north of Chisik that looks like it goes dry but might offer some protection. I think there are some camps there and believe it's where they did some logging a while back. My boat is a Wooldridge Deep Water Plus and does well with beaching and fairly big water. Could I duck in there for the night?
What's the best way to access Fossil Point?
What is there to do in Tuxedni Bay? I know there are a lot of bears over there to see. How far up the bay can I safely go? My boat drafts about 2 feet.
Is there much fishing and clamming to be done over there? I'm not asking for your "hot spot". Just wondering if it's worth trying.
Also, I'd love to hear about your good or bad experiences over that way and would love to see some photos.
I've got spring fever bad and have the itch to see some new country. Here's a photo of my boat and I appreciate your advice. Thanks.