Marty and Marion hosted one of our most enjoyable evenings ever! Marty cruised his beautiful boat through the Kodiak waters pointing out the plethora of animals, birds and SPECTACULAR views. Then he docked in a small bay and served Marion's gourmet creations. The dips, salads and dinner were fresh from her master garden and the local scallop boat. The rhubarb raspberry pound cake dessert was over the top! If you plan to visit Kodiak, the Gourmet Galley is a MUST DO!
Kodiak Wildlife Viewing
Our Kodiak wildlife viewing cruises aboard the M/V Sea Breeze include gourmet lunch or appetizers, flowers, and vegetables grown in our Cliff House B&B gardens and a guide with a depth of local knowledge of flora and fauna.
Explore Kodiak Island
Tucked into the northwest corner of Gulf of Alaska, the Kodiak Island Archipelago parallels the Katmai Coast along the Alaska Peninsula for 177 miles. This group of islands embraces almost 5,000 sq. miles.
Marty & Marion Owen
One of the highlights for every trip to Kodiak is the chance to visit with my friends Marty and Marion Owen. They call the dinner-and-wildife-viewing trip a “cruise,” but it’s really something special. The Sea Breeze is a yacht. The dinner is a combination of organic greens from Marion’s garden and fresh seafood from the local waters. The wildlife includes sea lions, eagles, puffins and an occasional orca or humpback whale. My favorite part, though, is hearing Marty and Marion tell stories of their home: the history, the land, the sea and the fascinating people who share their island home. Two thumbs up.”
~Scott McMurren, Alaska travel journalist
Marion Owen's Blog ~ Kodiak, Alaska
Customers & Friends
This was a perfect capstone to our visit to Kodiak Island. Marty showed us puffins, otter, sea lions, and black-legged kittywakes on our relaxing 3-hour tour, and Joel served us a gourmet cod dinner with a picture-perfect dessert. This was our most elegant experience on Kodiak.
Marion and Marty do a great job of providing a tour of the harbor, pointing out the sea life- sea lions, eagles, otter etc. and then having a delicious meal aboard their boat featuring a lot of local ingredients and thing from their garden. Delightful evening from 6 to 9 with a maximum of 6 people.
Marty and Marion are fabulous hosts. Such a beautiful home and beautiful people. Couldn't have asked for a better place! Everyone should be so lucky to meet these 2 and to visit Kodiak! Thank you Marion and Marty.
This is a wonderful place! Beautiful views, fabulous gardens and wonderful hosts. I am usually leery of B & Bs but this is the total exception. It is a place I hope to return to many times. The Galley Gourmet Tour is also wonderful.
Always great to have our feet under your table. Good food, good company.
We Bathe You in Hospitality
Warm greetings from Kodiak, Alaska’s Emerald Isle. Kodiak is a special place. A little off the beaten path, Kodiak has been listed by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Destinations in the World. When you see the island’s incredible beauty, you’ll understand why. Deep, fiord-like bays, spruce trees draped with moss, puffins, whales…It’s a short list describing why we live here. Then there are the people; a special caring and neighborliness that goes, perhaps, with living on an island.
A visit to Kodiak endears you with bragging rights! We invite you to experience what many people say when they come here: “Wow, this is real Alaska!” If you enjoy hiking, sipping a latte or micro-brew beer, kayaking, bear viewing, gardening (how do you grow stuff in Alaska, anyway?), discovering local art, reading a good book on the beach, or taking pictures, Kodiak is for you.
As your hosts, we enjoy attending to your needs, hopes and dreams, whether it’s your birthday or your first trip to Alaska. You’ll feel relaxed and renewed because nourishing the body, mind and soul is our number one priority. Nature provides the setting and we bathe you in hospitality.
So please let us know how we can help make your visit extra special.
Cheers to you,