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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? 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 best, adventure!  The mitigation of the slide…

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…

The Heartbeat of the Harbor OR Reflections in the Future

       Jon Tippit always said the Seward Small Boat Harbor was the Heart of Seward. That you can tell when town is thriving, and even feel it’s energy by looking at the hustle and bustle of the tour boats, crews, and anglers. I like Jon, I worked for him one summer. I don’t think…

Taking Your Kids Fishing at Miller’s Landing

While most of the anglers who visit Miller’s Landing are adults, you are welcome to bring your children along and introduce them to fishing during your stay. Fishing is a fantastic and healthy hobby that helps people connect with the natural world, and it gives you a great way to bond with your youngsters while enjoying some of the best scenery on earth. But you can’t just hand your child a rod, point them at the water and expect them to be successful. In fact, you’ll want to help introduce them to the sport so that they can catch a few fish and enjoy themselves – otherwise, they’re likely to find fishing boring and dread future trips. This isn’t exceptionally difficult to do, just follow the tips and tricks listed below: 1. Consider one of our shore-fishing packages when fishing…