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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…

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

“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…

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

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…

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…

Organizing Your Alaskan Fishing Gear: Episode 1 – Pimping Out Your Jig Bucket!

      Organizing your Alaskan Fishing Gear – Episode 1: We get it. It’s a challenge every time! How do you keep all that gear organized? What do you do when a single jig can weigh 3lbs? The hook is the size of your palm, the plastic bait a foot long, and you’ve got…

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…

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

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

2017 Was an Amazing Season – Thank You!

2017 was FULL of Fishing, Kayaking, Camping and Alaskan Wilderness Adventure!   Now that we’ve slowed down a bit and gotten close to weatherproofing most of our equipment, said goodbye to the last of our summer staff, and had a chance to breathe, it’s time to reflect back on all the excitement the season brought! We explored, tested, and put into service some amazing new Fishing & Kayaking products and assets this season – Check them out! Stabicraft Skiff Rentals featuring 90hp Honda outboards and Raymarine electronics packages were a pleasant hit with our local visitors and repeat rental clients! Northwestern Fjord Full Day Kayaking excursions allowed some of the first guided day trip offerings to this phenomenal area in Seward. Best of Alaska Tour featuring Fishing, Glacier Kayaking, and Sightseeing to the Fjords was a total blast! Our new…

Miller’s Landing History & Lowell Point Activities

Miller’s Landing Campground History and Lowell Point Activities View this email in your browser What is a “Miller’s Landing”? Miller’s Landing is located in the small secluded community of Lowell Point just 2½ miles south of Seward. It has very special and unique Alaskan charm, and is literally the “end of the road”. Where the road ends on Lowell Point, The Alaska State Parks and the Kenai Fjords National Parks systems begin. The panoramic view from our campground and storefront porch is unbeatable – ask any Sewardite! It includes Resurrection Bay, the City of Seward, Mount Alice, Caines Head, and the barrier islands that protect the region from the Gulf of Alaska: Fox Island, Hive Island, and Rugged Island. It’s a common mistake  to refer to the whole community as Miller’s Landing which doesn’t always go over well with the local…

Miller’s Landing at the Minnesota Sportsman’s Show

Minnesota Sportsman’s Show View this email in your browser Thank you for stopping by our booth at the Minnesota Sportsman’s Show in Saint Paul – our very first trade show! We appreciate your time talking with us, you may have been able to tell but Capt. Chance was very nervous! The overwhelming warmth and friendliness of the convention participants, both those exhibiting and those passing through, was incredible. Learning experiences walking away from the show were plentiful: An overwhelming majority of people were interested or surprised to hear that their trip to Alaska could be arranged at whatever budget they wanted to work with.  That the trip they always wanted to do didn’t have to be at an all inclusive lodge or remote location.  Our being on the road system and having direct flights from Minneapolis made the dream to…

What is a Fox Willie?

        Miller’s Landing welcomes an addition to the crew View this email in your browser We had to do it. Folks, all great things come to an end. Sometimes, that means an amazing opportunity for a new beginning and we think this is one of those times. We have arranged to replace our tried and true 6 passenger fishing platform the Michael C with a brand new custom built inspected landing craft.  For those that loved the Michael C, that doesn’t mean she’s getting put on the shelf – it just means we had to face the facts with the soon to come cost of a repower, and it boiled down to the hard truth that replacement was a smarter choice. This boat – a high tunnel, high speed, USCG inspected passenger transporting aluminum catamaran has been designed through collaboration with…