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Contemplating Ice

Pederson LagoonYou’re doing it anyway. Even from armchairs and flat screen televisions and behind giant cups of coffee: We live in an age where you’re forced to have an opinion on… well… frozen water. Whatever your stance on climate change, these glaciers are beautiful, and they’re receding, and you should make it a point to go see them.  You can do this a number of ways, of course.  A boat tour is a fantastic option, and we’re happy to help you with that, but if you want to really have a one on one experience with the ice, you should look into this sea kayaking thing.  First off, you don’t need any experience to go on our excursions. Our energetic guides are trained to lead you through what’s bound to be an incredible experience for both of you. Tides, the ocean, floating ice, calving glaciers, wildlife – all these things require a bit of finesse to mitigate, and Miller’s Landing is proud to offer all types of guided kayaking trips: Overnight, Full, or Half day, involving hikes or not, camping or cabins, and water taxi or round trip paddle.
There truly are a ton of options, and we’re in a position to be very accommodating.  We’ve over 100 kayaks now, almost all exclusively Necky Looksha doubles and singles, and can likely tend the needs of groups of any size. We have a 1 guide to 4 kayak ratio, and our trip locations are so dynamic we often have repeat clients for the different regions we operate within.  Because we own our water taxi transport vessel, we’re able to offer increasingly competitive rates.  Don’t pass up our incredible rates on a once in a lifetime experience.

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If kayaking with the glaciers is your dream, we offer the longest most affordable full day trip in the area, bar none. Our boat leaves the beach at 6am, 1.5-2 hours of sightseeing later you arrive Aialik Bay, readying to paddle among the largest tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park. On the boat ride alone you’re nearly guaranteed to see Tufted & Horned Puffins, Endangered Stellar Sea Lions, Dalls Porpoise, Sea Otters and more. We almost always see Humpback Whales and Mountain Goats, and when we’re lucky the Orcas pass our path.  The custom built landing craft pulls right up to the beach, your guide begins to help you with the kayak, and your day begins. The boat returns between 6:30 and 7:00pm, giving you nearly 12 hours to explore some of the most beautiful country in Alaska. No other guiding services dedicate the same amount of time around the ice and wildlife than ours.  We are in many ways an Alaskan operated economy outfitter, there is no red carpet in the National Park, and we practice Leave No Trace wilderness ethics while touring there as well.  For most of our paddling clientele, we hear that experiencing Aialik Bay or Northwestern Lagoon is the best choice they make during their tour of Alaska. If kayaking, or glaciers, are your thing – you don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity.20140819_165403