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

Miller's Landing Logo 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…

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…

Covid 19 and Miller’s Landing Services

 

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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, March is a heavy reservations month. Phones ring off the hook and emails come in by the hundreds, we hire on additional team members to help with the volume. We frantically wait for the ground to clear of snow and ice so we can get the boats, kayaks, cabins, and employee facilities ready for an upcoming season as soon as possible, upgrading, repairing winter damage, and generally cleaning up.

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:

“Alaska is too expensive” OR “Lies you can stop telling yourself”

Fish, Kayak, and Sight See Glaciers - Best of Alaska out of Seward, AK Tour at Miller's Landing

“Alaska is too expensive”
“Someday, when we can afford it, well go to Alaska”
“I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska, but I hear its really pricey”

These are a few of the things I hear when talking to people about what I do for a living.

It irks me, because it’s not true. It’s really not!   Many people assume that traveling to Alaska and going fishing, or kayaking by a glacier, or watching whales involves mortgaging the farm, or selling that dented but loved ’97 Dodge Neon in the driveway. The truth is it can cost about the same as going anywhere in the lower 48 – sometimes even way less.

How to make food using tiny bits of Alaska – Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip & Sliced Baguette

After a successful Fishing Charter – Smoked Salmon Dip

A lot of people hoard their smoked salmon, it is precious stuff after all! But unless you’ve got a ton of it, it’s hard to justify putting out at a party or gathering. It gets gobbled up super fast (usually by the person serving it), and it’s often not everyone gets to try it.  There’s a trick however to spreading out the delicious smokey magic, a conservationists approach to serving smoked salmon, a real salmon saver: It’s Dip.

Halibut, Pheromones, and COSTCO – OR – Fast Fresh Fish for Families

 

 

 

 

How to turn Wild Alaskan Halibut into food, using COSTCO

If your go out on a Millers Landing fishing charter, odds are you have a lot of fish.
If you have a lot of fish, you’re probably going to attract a good looking person to share it with.
If you attract a good looking partner, you may have a child.
If you have a child, you probably have very little time, and keep a closer eye on your money.
If you have very little time and keep a close eye on your money, you probably do most of your shopping at COSTCO.
COSTCO, my friends, is amazing.

Living The Dream, 100 Days of Summer – OR – A Day in Operating an Alaskan Summer Camp

100 Days of Fishing, Kayaking, Camping, Water Taxis & More

Doesn’t sound so tough, does it? Enter a day in the life of Elijah, Miller’s Landing’s Operations Manager.

Your alarm goes off at 5AM. It might as well be noon, it hasn’t been dark at night for a month.

     Hopefully you got a good night’s sleep because hitting “snooze” is not an option. If you’re late, every single trip of the day will be late also. Get up! Let the dog out for a few minutes and head down the road to open up the office. Hopefully the grounds crew are already there – As you pull up you see Jean and Brad already hard at work, these guys are so dependable.

Fish, Kayak - first you have to wake up!

Fishing? Kayaking? Tours?
First you have to wake up!

 

     You ready for this? Mornings at Miller’s Landing are no joke! You open the office and start brewing some coffee – by the gallon. Free coffee for over 35 years sets a precedent, you really can’t make it fast enough.  Building a fire in the wood stove is second nature at this point, in moments eager anglers and kayakers are already crowding around with steaming cups of joe, excited for the day’s activities. By 5:30 the rest of the morning staff have arrived, the kayak guides, captains, and deckhands are already on the boats. Sometimes you have to give them a bit of a kick, but they’re pros and quickly get moving once they’re up.

Beautiful Sunrise!

Mornings are beautiful at Miller’s Landing! The sun over Resurrection Bay from the porch of the store shouldn’t be missed!

What is the Best of Alaska Tour? Kayaking, Fishing, Sightseeing in a day!

Miller's Landing has 3 landing crafts for safety, increased opportunity, and redundancy!

What makes the Best of Alaska Tour the “Best of Alaska”?

Fish, Kayak, and Sight See Glaciers - Best of Alaska Tour at Miller's Landing

Our Best of Alaska trip takes you to the glaciers for an ice specific paddle, provides a meal, fishing for 4 hours for rock fish and salmon (in season), and sightseeing to the National Park, all in the same day, in a small group setting. It’s definitely the best deal around!

It’s a bold statement. We get it. “Best of Alaska” is a big thing to claim. Why would we dare?
Well… There are a lot of logistical issues when you plan your trip to Alaska – tons of pros and cons to each decision made. Seward is a really dynamic place with a LOT going on that’s at the top of a lot of traveler’s lists. Planning is a huge issue for most groups and it often feels impossible to make everybody happy.  Sometimes you figure out how to make everyone happy, but then you can’t line out how to actually get them to each activity as they all leave at different times.
The Best of Alaska Tour isn’t just Glacier Kayaking in the National Park, it’s not just a half day fishing charter, and it’s not just a Kenai Fjords Tour through the Chiswells, Aialik or Northwestern. It’s all three, and it’s the answer to a bevy of group travel concerns and issues.

Landing Craft Load up for the National Parks

The Fox Willie and the Michael A, Miller’s Landing’s custom built landing craft, load up the night before with kayaks and gear for a day of adventure!

13 Reasons to consider the Best of Alaska Day Trip