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PBS on The Importance of Water Taxis in Alaska – Featuring Miller’s Landing

  Indie Alaska, from PBS interviewed our very own Tom Miller shortly after the monster land slide that struck Lowell Point Road at the start of this season. Checkout this YouTube video where Tom explains the importance and versatility of our Water Taxis when it comes to maneuvering Alaska’s rugged terrain in emergency response situations,…

The Hook Brings Me Back

Millers Landing becomes home away from home to a multitude of folks in search of adventure, year after year many come from near and far to take in the serenity of Lowell Point and beyond. Additionally, Miller’s Landing becomes a fixed home to many during the short season, a few stay all year, but most…

Kayak Guide Training Summer 2022

The First Three Days On The Water On the first of March, introductions were short-lived as guides were suited up in dry suits and tossed into the water to start their cold water and kayak rescue training. These amazing suits allow one to capsize in the water and stay dry, making training a lot easier…

Wondering what to do this weekend?

What are you doing this weekend? Uncle Steves Cabin kayak, glacier, lagoon, beach Luckily, It’s still the first part of June and the crowds have yet to descend on this little Alaskan community of Lowell Point.  The roads are open all weekend long and we are truly looking forward to be doing what we do…

The Landslide

Lowell Point Road can be rough on a vehicle. For about a month I had been driving my trusty rusty 98 Ford F-150 on one leaf spring completely broken and the other pretty badly tweaked.  A fairly honest friend of mine offered to do the work for me at a fairly honest rate at our…

A Summer at the Miller’s

I arrived in early April. Approaching Alaska via the airplane blew my mind wide open, I never knew such vastness existed as I gazed into the glacial abyss. Cut to, the bus ride to Seward, another shock to the system as we drove along untouched mountains, winding into the depths of it all. As I…

Alaska Enters Phase 2 of the “Open Alaska Responsibly Plan”

The “Open Alaska Responsibly Plan” enters Phase 2! Yesterday the Governor of Alaska announced that we would be entering phase 2 of the “Open Alaska Responsibly Plan”. While all of this is unknown territory and these things change day to day, it is uplifting to see the state take tiny steps towards (dare we say…

Weather Patterns in an Economic Storm: COVID-19, an Allegory

Starboard rail RVIB Nathaniel B Palmer, Drake Passage heading North from Antarctica At some point in the career of a mariner, the weather will catch up to them, and there will be nowhere to go but wherever they are. A situation exists to where it’s not safe or possible to move forward or go back…

Covid 19 and Miller’s Landing Services

  Covid 19 and Miller’s Landing Services Hello Everybody; Recently as you all very well know, the world was turned on it’s head by the COVID 19 pandemic. This has impacted every person and industry imaginable to no small degree. We sincerely wish all of you the very best in this difficult time. For us,…

8 Things I Miss about Guiding – OR – Annual Solstice Delirium

176lb halibut and Captain Chance on the bow of the Thomasea Winter is a time to reflect For me this means thinking about being on the water.  “The sun came up upon the left, Out of the sea came he! And he shone bright, and on the right Went down into the sea.” -The Rime…

What to expect for 2020 – Halibut Fishing Regulations in area 3A South Central Alaska

Update: 3/9/20 As of 2/7/20, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) adopted catch limits for the charter sector as follows: Area 2C (Southeastern Alaska i.e. Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka): One halibut daily bag limit, reverse slot limit: Less than or equal to 40 inches, or greater than or equal to 80 inches. Area 3A (South Central…

Tonsina Year Round

Tonsina has always been a special place for me. As a young child Tonsina was a place my whole family would go.  We were always going for berries or fish, but it was still largely seen as a day off. It wasn’t part of the state parks system back then, and there were no bridges…