Your Miller’s Landing kayak rental includes boat, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, paddle float, and pump. The kayaking possibilities are endless in Seward!
- Per Day 8am to 8pm Boats must be back by 8pm daily, up to 4 passengers
Stabicraft Boat Rentals – Self Guide your Fishing and Sightseeing adventure!
Are you an experienced fisherman or boat operator? Take one of our new in 2017 Stabicraft rentals out for a fun day on the water! Seating for up to 4 adults, additional youth passengers permitted on approval.
- Landing Net
- Gaff Hook
- Fish Bat
- 90hp Honda 4 stroke outboard
- Life Jackets, Flares, Basic First Aid Kit
- VHF Marine Radio
- Electric bilge pumps
- Garmin INREACH Mini with communications subscription – allows you to text the home office from outside of cell reception, tracks the vessel if overdue.
- A bag of ice (if desired)
- Basic vessel check out and orientation
- 40 gallons of fuel*
*Rental includes 1/2 tank or 20 gallons – extra fuel used will be charged out at the end of the day. Since we’ve been renting these boats, we’ve never had anyone come close to running out of fuel. Please note: We don’t want to charge people for extra fuel, we are more interested in encouraging renters to operate the engine at economic speeds and remaining within operating areas than charging for fuel – the additional usage surcharge is based upon this premise. If it’s close enough, it’s close enough
- Coordinates to fishing locations
- Foul weather gear or equipment – dress warm and in layers! We may have some raingear to loan for free, but this is not intended as part of the rental.
- Extensive boat operations training (We expect our renters to have the basics at hand)
- Fishing Rods & Reels, Tackle, or bait
- Coverage for fines or actions taken while on the water : You are responsible for operating the vessel prudently and following state and federal regulations or if you are fined by the ADF&G or USCG for operating under the influence or illegally harvesting fish.
- Coverage for damage resultant from negligent or reckless operation of the boat – hitting rocks, damaging propellers, losing anchors, cutting oil seals with fishing line – we do not charge for labor to repair these things, and we only pass on the material cost of repair (a new propeller, the actual oil seal, an anchor).
- Overnight capability (we do not allow you to land the boat on beaches, or keep the vessel out overnight at a remote lodging or camping area)
- Trip insurance / guarantees on weather – our stabis are limited by the marine weather at the time. If you arrive for rental and there is dense fog, high wind and wave warnings, or general concerns about operational safety, your departure time may be delayed until these factors are mitigated, or the range of permitted travel
- Previous boating experience
- Renters are not permitted to guide others for pay from these boats – these boats do not come with a CHP – we strictly prohibit this.
- Assumption of responsibility for damages and safe operating practices
- Assumption of responsibility for following all area laws and regulation associated with fishing and operating a vessel.
- Courteous operation of the vessel in and around marine life, other vessels, and PWC
- Consideration for any weather moderations, tides, the safety of all crew on board, and the safe operation of the vessel
- An effort to self educate fish and wildlife regulations as well as local hazards to navigation, and the use of the onboard electronics and safety equipment
- A full passenger agreement that no firearms, alcohol, or illegal drugs/mind altering substances are permitted aboard.
We do require the operator to have prior boating experience when renting
This includes a vessel check-out before use. All renters sign safety waivers and agree to not land the boat on any beaches, not consume alcohol or other mind-altering substances while aboard, and maintain operating limits based on weather.
These boats are custom-designed for four people to optimally fish for salmon, halibut, rockfish, or lingcod.
- One Halibut Rod & Reel lined with low stretch 80lb or heavier braid & heavy duty brass corkscrew swivel
- One Salmon Rod & Reel lined with 30-40lb or monofilament or braid & medium duty brass corkscrew swivel
- Approximately 5lb of bait, 2 bags of ice
Please Note: We do our best to put nice gear on these boats. Our stock halibut rod is an Alaskan series Seeker, and our stock halibut reel is a Shimano TLD 2 lever drag. Our salmon rods are either Seeker or Ugly Stik, with Shimano or Okuma reels.
We make the gear ourselves and the cost is much less than purchasing it in a retail shop as we buy these things in bulk. We do have fishing tackle that we make as well as some retail tackle items for sale in stock in our store facility, but if you like to fish your own gear be sure to bring it with!
A non-conventional design, these aluminum chambered boats provide tons of reserve buoyancy, high sides, and wide gunwales.
The aluminum chambers act as the inflatable sponsons on a Zodiac, except they’re rigid. The wide point of entry and broad gunwales make for a soft, dry ride.
These boats will have a longer range than our previous fleet of Klamath rental skiffs. Operators can expect a simple boat orientation on arrival, and trip insurance is highly recommended for multi-day rentals and reservations. The range of the boats should be more than adequate to get you and your friends out and about on your own un-guided fishing adventure! We can provide salmon and halibut gear, landing nets, fish bats, bait – the whole outfit. While we don’t send the boats out with guides or with on-the-water fishing expertise, we do provide a general “how-to” on the use of the tackle and fishing techniques.
First of all and most obvious – The rental platform is not guided. You will have to work on your own to find and land the fish, though there are always people happy to help you filet and direct you where to process them once you get back to the landing. Additionally, you are held explicitly responsible and liable for the safe and legal operation of the boat and the people on board. The boat does NOT come with pre-loaded GPS waypoints for fishing spots – you have to find the fish on your own!
In exchange for this, however, you are not governed by the same fishing regulations of a charter vessel, which limit halibut specifically to a 4 fish annual limit, maintain harvest closures on Wednesday (as of 2017) and Tuesday (as of 2018) and mandate if 2 halibut are harvested the same day 1 has to be under 28″.
A person taking their own unguided boat out can harvest 2 halibut of any size any day of the week with no annual limit. Also, you pay less – A full day combination charter for 4 people at $350 per person is $1400.00 + sales tax.
There are lodgings or RV sites within walking distance of the departure area at all price points. When planning for 4 people, our rates allow for a completely outfitted vessel for $200 per person, per day. Pre-season booking incentives include lodging as well, making the value greater.
While we can’t tell you where to fish, we can help you do some homework to increase your success and safety on the water!
- Check out this great PDF from the Department of Natural Resources highlighting Resurrection Bay and the surrounding areas! Click HERE for the link!
- Where are you going to fish? The boat comes with a GPS but don’t expect to see pre-loaded fishing spots in there! You’ll have to find them on your own – Here’s a link to the NOAA chart of Resurrection Bay (dont’ forget to zoom in!)
- How do you find and catch a Halibut anyway? You can search online outdoors forums and formulate a plan, Google it, Read a book, or you can join a fishing network like Fishbrain. Just remember they do things differently for the halibut they fish for in California or Washington!
- What type of gear do we use? You can see what we use HERE.