About Us

Meet Captain North and First Mate Shiela

A native of New Zealand, Captain North has been fishing his whole life.  Growing up on the beautiful shores of Golden Bay, northern most habitable part on the South Island, he has certainly caught and done his fair share of fishing on the Tasman Sea. Whether it was fishing with his dad as a child or going out now with friends and family, you could say that fishing is his passion.

Alaska Arctic Sun has been an institution in Homer for decades. Alaska Arctic Sun offers the best fishing and cabin rentals on Kachemak Bay! Greg Northover and his wife, Shiela,  are proud to keep the caliber of Alaska Arctic Sun professional and fun! We are your personal fishing guide, in addition to your lodging headquarters.  You get the benefit of our expert fishing experience.  We have the ability to be flexible with our itinerary due to fishing conditions and bad weather so you have the best trip possible. We are a family owned and operated business and our goal is to help you have the vacation of a lifetime! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you plan your trip.

We enjoy hosting families whether for lodging or for a family fishing adventure!  See more on our Family Fishing page.

How to Get to Homer / Transportation:

  • By Car: From Anchorage, Drive south on the Seward Highway.  The beautiful 225 miles takes about 4-5 hours on dry roads.
  • By Bus & Shuttle: There is a shuttle service from Anchorage and Seward.
  • Other Transportation: Once in Homer, there are taxis, car, water taxis, ferry services, bus services and bike rentals.
  • By Air:  There are several air shuttle and air taxi services.  Please see this page for current information.
  • More Information: Please contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce for current transportation information.

How to Get to the Alaska Arctic Sun Cabins from Homer:

Drive through Homer and out East End Road to East Hill Road. Go up East Hill Road 1.5 miles. Turn right on Mission Road. The cabins are on the left hand side of the road approximately 7/10 of a mile from the top of Mission.  The address is 1620 Mission Road.

Map: Click here for a map you may print out.

Comments From Guests:

“Woohoo…Alaska!  Alaskan hospitality is the BEST in the West!  Homer has blown my mind. The most breathtaking scenery, fabulous boating, exciting fishing, coolest people, comfiest cabins, warmest fires, tastiest fish tacos, and loveliest hosts!  Beyond our imagination.”

-Chuck and Barb

“Thank you for such awesome hospitality.  Our stay here was great!  We loved the delicious fish tacos.  Tried our first taste of moose and it was delicious.  Shiela, your smile, and generosity were beautiful!  Again, thank you for making our trip to Homer wonderful!”

-Kari and Ray, Tammy and Mark

“We had a great time and you were all so friendly and patient with all of us.  Thanks, Captain Greg, the trip was awesome, you and Brandy were outstanding.  Thank you, Shiela for being a great host.  Coming back here for sure!”

-Jack & Janet, Hector, Traci, Austin, & Brandon

“Thank you for the hospitality . . . great place to stay . . . the fire and the friendship.  Definitely “the place” to stay when visiting Alaska.  Shiela’s bubbly personality and graciousness added to a trip of a lifetime.”

-Dave & Sandee

“Shiela and Greg are the best hosts ever!  Had a wonderful campfire every night and the kids loved the s’mores!  We definitely recommend to anyone visiting Homer to stay at the Arctic Sun.  No better place in Homer!”