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Fish, Sightsee and Kayak in Aiailk Bay!


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Fish, Sightsee and Kayak in Aiailk Bay!

Want to do a little of the best Alaska has to offer? Only available on Wednesdays (Halibut Fishing Closure Days) take our full day charter and water taxi boats out to Aialik Bay for 4 hours of fully guided paddling in front of the calving tidewater glaciers at Aialik or Holgate (Captain's Choice).  Get picked up and the crew will take you out to the fishing grounds to target Silver Salmon and Rock Fish on the way home!
Please note: No Halibut may be targeted or retained on these trips as per state and federal law, Wednesdays are, at this time, closed for the retention of Halibut.

 

 

It's a limited schedule and our trip is only available on halibut closure days - currently Wednesday is the only day of the week we can offer this excursion - Please call, chat, or email about availability! We may be able to offer this trip on other days of the week with large group interest of 14 or more. 
 
 Come fishing and kayaking with us for the best of both experiences in a fun filled day! Enjoy a 4 hour paddle in Aialik Bay at one of the two amazing tidewater glaciers, and 4 hours of sport fishing on the way home for Salmon & Rock Fish. If you've only got one day to spend in Seward and want to do it up, this is the trip for you!


Our custom built boats make this a possibility - able to land on remote beaches as well as allowing us to store the our kayaks above the cabin and open up the deck for fishing! 

The Aialik Bay area is located within the Kenai Fjords National Park - group sizes are limited to 6 kayakers per guide, with a total group size in the park not exceeding 14 total persons. Visitors must adhere to Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.  Aialik is home to 3 large glaciers accessible by kayak: Aialik being the largest, Holgate the second largest, and Pedersen the third largest (and a piedmont glacier).  The area is rife with wildlife of all kinds - it is common to see Black Bears, Harbor Seals, Whales, Sea Otter, Porpoise and so much more while in the kayak or on the boat ride in and out.

  • No experience necessary: Fishing Tutorial, Tackle, Bait, Fish Cleaning, and Guide are provided, all Kayaking Equipment and Guide are provided, Lunch is provided.  Dress in layers!
  • We will Depart Miller's Landing at 6AM, fully loaded with kayaks and bait!
  • The Thomas Sea or the Fox Willie will venture 2 hours to Aialik Bay where the Captain and Kayak guide will collude and agree upon dropping you at Holgate, Aialik or (if the tide is just right) Pedersen Lagoon.
  • Landing around 8-8:30AM depending on sightseeing time (we see Whales, Porpoise, Sea Lion etc as a rule on the boat ride there) your kayaking trip will begin.
  • The guide will escort you to Holgate Glacier, Aialik Glacier, or into and out of Pedersen Lagoon over the next 4 hours in your kayaks.
  • 12 Noon we're back on the boat after working up apetites, lunch will be offered to the group while the captain manages navigating through the often ice filled fjords towards the fishing grounds.
  • Fish until 4-4:30 when the captain will call for lines up, and return back to the Landing to hang and fillet your catch!
  • Trips are back at the dock between 5:15-6:00PM depending on weather and fishing success.
  • Target Silver Salmon (in season June 18-Sept 5th), Black Sea Bass, Yellow Eye, and sometimes Ling Cod (after July 1st when the season is open)
  • Limits of Silver Salmon are 6 per person inside the bay (North of Cape Aialik and Cape Resurrection) 3 per person outside the bay
  • Limits of Rockfish are 4 per person, 1 of which can be a Yellow Eye!
  • Limits of Ling Cod are 1 per person, must be over 35" and must be caught within certain regions 
  • Kayak with ice floes - watch actively calving tidewater glaciers, catch fresh wild Alaskan fish and build the memory of a lieftime!
  • Each trip includes approximately 4 hours of sightseeing on the water taxi ride in and out
  • Approximately 4 hours of paddling with glaciers in the National Park
  • Approximately 4 hours of fishing for the target species before returning to the dock. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No experience necessary, fishing tutorial, tackle, bait, fish cleaning, and guide is provided, all kayaking equipment and guide are provided, lunch is provided.  Dress in layers!

  Fishing licenses are not provided but can be purchsed online or at the Miller's Landing Store prior to departure or even days before the trip. While we do hang your catch for photos back home and filet as part of the trip, we do not have a fish freezing and packaging facility on site - there are a few excellent options in town and will pack your fish for shipment either via plane or fed ex - just check out our page on processing fish here!

 

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Photos

Icy!
Icy!
It's a black seabass!
It's a black seabass!
Kelp Greenling are so pretty.
Kelp Greenling are so pretty.
Baby octopus from a halibut tummy!
Baby octopus from a halibut tummy!
A happy fisherman and his salmon!
A happy fisherman and his salmon!
Salmon Haul!
Salmon Haul!
It's a fat silver salmon - 16 pounds!
It's a fat silver salmon - 16 pounds!
Dustin's Monster Ling Cod!
Dustin's Monster Ling Cod!
What a hungry red snapper!
What a hungry red snapper!
76 pound ling cod! What!?
76 pound ling cod! What!?
Nice Silver!
Nice Silver!
A few salmon.
A few salmon.
Ling Happiness!
Ling Happiness!
Hungry captains can't wait
Hungry captains can't wait
Nice fish - Nice night!
Nice fish - Nice night!
This is what happens when you flush goldfish down the toilet.
This is what happens when you flush goldfish down the toilet.
Northwestern Lagoon!
Northwestern Lagoon!
Northwestern Glacier from atop Striation Island!
Northwestern Glacier from atop Striation Island!
Black Oystercatchers!
Black Oystercatchers!
Camping on the drop off beach in Northwestern
Camping on the drop off beach in Northwestern
What a view! Northwestern Lagoon
What a view! Northwestern Lagoon
Load 'em up!
Load 'em up!
Glaciers Everywhere! Northwestern!
Glaciers Everywhere! Northwestern!
Break Time in front of the approach to Northwestern
Break Time in front of the approach to Northwestern
Marmots are lazy.
Marmots are lazy.
Oystercatcher Eggs!
Oystercatcher Eggs!
Nice Night!
Nice Night!

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $10 cancellation fee is imposed for all reservations cancelled.
  • Cancellations must be received by email only to reservations@millerslandingak.com The cancellation notice date is the date the email was received at reservations@millerslandingak.com  Phone cancellations will not be accepted.
  • Cancellations received by email 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a refund of 90% of the total amount of the reservation.
  • Cancellations received by email 15 to 29  days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation charge and you will receive a 75% refund. of the total amount of the reservation.  
  • Cancellations received by email 14 days to zero days prior to arrival are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a 50% refund only if we are able to rebook  your camping, cabin, fishing, kayaking, watertaxi, shuttle, lunch, or activity. If we are not able to rebook your reservation then no refunds will be issued and. You must call or e-mail Miller's Landing post date of cancelled stay in order for us to research whether or not your site booked. Sites that were booked of course qualify for the 50% refund, sites that were not unfortunately do not. 
  • In some situations a raincheck worth 75% of your reservation may be issued at the discretion of Miller's Landing management instead of the applicable cancellation charge. If this option appeals to you please suggest this at the time of cancellation. Rainchecks are good for one year and may be used for activities, camping or lodging owned by Miller's Landing or towards the cost of hats, tee shirts, gifts, etc. sold in the Miller's Landing store or items sold online. For items purchased online the customer is expected to pay for the cost of postage. Rainchecks may NOT be transferred to another person.
  • A 100% refund will be issued for any activity that was cancelled due to weather by Miller's Landing. Miller's Landing reserves the right to determine weather cancellations. Rain does not constitute cancellations.

Please note:  Miller's Landing encourages only guaranteed prepaid reservations. Unlike many other states, Alaska has  a very short tourist season which can make it  difficult for us to rebook when we have cancellations without ample notice.  

If you are booking a charter and lodging and your charter , water taxi or kayaking is cancelled due to weather you are still responsible for the lodging or camping reservations and the normal cancellation policy applies. All of our activities are possible during rain, so rain does not constitute a cancellation.  Miller's Landing is not responsible for vehicle break downs, personal emergencies, flight delays,  health issues or other unforeseen hardships.  We will try very hard to work with you but the cancellation policy will need to be applied  if we cannot issue a raincheck or find an alternative solution that appeals to both parties.

Please understand that Miller's Landing also incurs a hefty financial merchant fee from our bank  for the cost of charging your credit card and again for the cost of refunding it, and there is also a cost involved for the time involved in processing and refunding your reservation in employee costs. Our goal when taking your reservation is to have a solid, guaranteed prepaid reservation. We strongly discourage the practice of making reservations without having an airline ticket or making tentative reservations.  Thank you for your understanding.