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BEST OF ALASKA! Fishing, Sightseeing, and Kayaking Day Trip

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Party Size (3 or fewer people)
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Exclusive - Up to 6
Exclusive - Up to 14

Best of Alaska!

Want to do a little of the best Alaska has to offer but only have one day?

Only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays* (halibut fishing closure days), take our full-day fishing charter and water taxi boats out to Aialik Bay for four hours of fully guided paddling in front of the calving tidewater glaciers at Aialik or Holgate (captain’s choice).

After your pick-up, the crew takes you out to the fishing grounds to target silver salmon and rockfish on the way home! Lunches, tackle, kayaking gear, etc. are all provided. Dress in layers and bring the camera for this Aialik Bay fishing adventure!

Kenai Fjords National Park Sightseeing Tour

  • Each trip includes approximately four hours of sightseeing on the water taxi (two-hour ride in and two-hour ride out)
  • Approximately four hours of paddling with glaciers in the National Park
  • Approximately four hours of fishing for the target species before returning to the dock
  • Group rates and dates may be available for large parties — please inquire!

Please note: No halibut may be targeted or retained on these trips as per state and federal law. Wednesdays are, at this time, closed for the retention of halibut. All Tuesdays are additional closure days as of 2020.

Come fishing and kayaking with us for the best of both experiences in a fun-filled day! Enjoy a four-hour paddle in Aialik Bay at one of the two amazing tidewater glaciers, and four hours of sport fishing on the way home for salmon and rockfish. If you’ve only got one day to spend in Seward and want to do it up, this is the trip for you!

Our custom-built boats make this a possibility, able to land on remote beaches as well as allowing us to store our kayaks above the cabin and open up the deck for fishing!

The Aialik Bay area is located within the Kenai Fjords National Park. Group sizes are limited to six kayakers per guide, with a total group size in the park not exceeding 14 total persons. Visitors must adhere to Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. Aialik is home to three large glaciers accessible by kayak: Aialik being the largest, Holgate the second-largest, and Pedersen the third-largest (and a piedmont glacier). The area is rife with wildlife of all kinds — it is common to see black bears, harbor seals, whales, sea otter, porpoise, and so much more while in the kayak or on the boat ride in and out.

Fun-Filled Alaska Fishing & Kayaking Adventure

  • No experience necessary: Fishing tutorial, tackle, bait, fish cleaning, and guide, all kayaking equipment, and lunch are provided. Dress in layers!
  • We depart Miller’s Landing at 6 a.m., fully loaded with kayaks and bait! Keep a lookout for whales, porpoise, sea lions, and more as we ride.
  • The Thomas Sea or the Fox Willie ventures two hours to Aialik Bay arriving around 8 – 8:30 a.m., where the Captain and kayak guide determine the best kayaking destination, dropping you at Holgate, Aialik, or, if the tide is just right, Pedersen Lagoon. Here, we can kayak with ice floes and you can watch actively calving tidewater glaciers
  • By 12 noon we’re back on the boat after working up appetites. Lunch is offered to the group while the captain manages navigating through the often ice-filled fjords toward the fishing grounds.
  • Fish until 4 – 4:30 p.m. Catch fresh, wild Alaskan fish, like silver salmon (in season June 18 – Sept. 5, limit six per person in the bay, three outside the bay), black bass, yellow eye, and sometimes ling cod (after July 1, limit one per person and over 35″). Rockfish limits are four per person, one can be a yellow eye. Around 4 p.m., the captain calls for lines up, and we return back to the Landing to hang and fillet your catch!
  • Trips are back at the dock between 5:15 – 6 p.m. depending on weather and fishing success.
  • Each trip includes approximately four hours of sightseeing on the water taxi ride in and out.
  • Approximately four hours of paddling with glaciers in the National Park.
  • Approximately four hours of fishing for the target species before returning to the dock.

Fishing licenses are not provided but can be purchased online or at the Miller’s Landing Store prior to departure or even days before the trip. While we do hang your catch for photos back home and filet as part of the trip, we do not have a fish freezing and packaging facility on site. There are a few excellent options in town to pack your fish for shipment either via plane or FedEx — just check out our page on processing fish here!


*Available outside of halibut closure dates for larger groups that would like to book the whole boat!

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