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

The best day trip we could come up with

Quick Details

Party Size (3 or fewer people)
$500
$460
Party Size (4 or more people)
$500
$425
Exclusive - your party only - Up to 6
$2550
Exclusive - your party only - Up to 14
$5950

Miller’s Landing’s “Best of Alaska” Tour is just exactly that

We asked ourselves: What’s the best possible way to spend a day out of Seward Alaska – and this was our creation!

Enjoy a four-hour paddle in the Kenai Fjords at one of the 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!

Come fishing and kayaking with us for the best of both experiences in a fun-filled day!

Want to do a little of the best Alaska has to offer but only have one day? Do some people in your group really want to do some fishing, and others really want to sea kayak? Are there elderly people in your party that can’t participate in one experience or the other, but want to stay together or just do some sightseeing?  Do you want to avoid large groups of people? This is the trip for you.

Board our full-day fishing charter and water taxi boat for an all-day experience – 4 hours of sport fishing, 4 hours of guided sea kayaking, and 4 hours of sightseeing on the way to and from the Kenai Fjords National Park! Paddle in front of calving tidewater glaciers, catch salmon and rockfish, and view all wildlife the Fjords has to offer on this incredible trip! No experience necessary!

Lunches, fishing equipment, bait, kayaking gear,  guide, etc. are all provided. Dress in layers, bring a fishing license, and don’t forget the camera!

 

Meeting Time

Ending Time

Meeting Place

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5:30 am

Plan to arrive at 5:30 am to check-in, pack up, meet your guide. The water taxi will depart at 6 am sharp to Aialik or Northwestern Bay on a two-hour water taxi ride.

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Between 6 and 9 pm

Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 6 and 9 pm. Return time is dependent on our boat schedule for the day, and cannot be guaranteed at a specific time.


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Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check-in earlier if you want more time to meet your guide and enjoy a cup of coffee on our porch that overlooks the water.

Age Requirements

Difficulty 

Tips for a Great Trip

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This trip is best for ages 8 and up.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

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This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, your fishing boat will also remain in the area as you paddle, so sit back, relax and enjoy an easy paddle in front of the glacier of your captain’s choosing.

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Be sure to pack comfortable shoes that could get wet, good layers, and snacks for the ride home. It’s important that you have good rain gear and warm layers to ensure your comfort throughout the trip. Reach out if you have any questions about gear.

What to Bring

What We Provide

Bringing a Camera?

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  • Warm and waterproof layers
  • Water bottle
  • Warm socks, preferably wool
  • Comfortable shoes for standing and kayaking in
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  • Kayak, PFD, spray skirt, pogies
  • We provide snacks, a small breakfast on the boat, and lunch
  • Dry bags for gear
  • Fishing gear

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We use sit-in kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag. There are water-tight compartments in the kayaks, but they are difficult to access while on the water.

More Information

  • Price includes approximately two hours of water taxi time watching for wildlife each way!
  • On this trip, you will either go to Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord
  • Visit calm, serene, pristine emerald-green coves and glaciers that feed into the ocean. This is a great trip for beginner paddlers who want a lot of time on the water in one of the most gorgeous places on earth
  • All kayaking and fishing gear and instructions provided
  • Trip sizes max out at 12 persons per the National Park regulations.
  • All excursions practice Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and we are happy to accommodate all diets.
  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price.
  • A suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated! (Suggested tip $50 to $100/person)
  • Please note: All participants paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children aged 8 and over. This paddle is approximately an hour to four hours long.
  • Please note: We do not target halibut on these charters – unless otherwise stated as an exception at the time of booking, any halibut caught incidentally during the fishing portion of the tour will have to be released.

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 am, fully loaded with kayaks and bait! Keep a lookout for whales, porpoises, sea lions, and more as we ride.
  • The Thomas Sea or the Fox Willie ventures two hours to Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord arriving around 8 – 8:30 am, where the Captain and kayak guide determine the best kayaking destination, dropping you at a beach within a short paddle of Holgate, Aialik, or Northwestern. Here, we can kayak with ice floes and watch actively calving tidewater glaciers.  Kayaking not your thing? Stay aboard and take pictures of the rest of your group and view the action from the deck of our custom-built landing craft!
  • By 12 noon we’re back on the boat after working up appetites. Lunch is offered to the group while the captain manages to navigate through the often ice-filled fjords toward the fishing grounds.
  • Fish until 4 – 4:30 pm Catch fresh, wild Alaskan fish, like Silver Salmon / Coho (in season late June – early September, limit six per person in the bay, three outside the bay), Black Rockfish, Yelloweye, and sometimes Ling Cod (after July 1, limit one per person and over 35″). Rockfish limits are four per person, (only one of which can be a nonpelagic such as a Yelloweye). Around 4 pm, the captain calls for lines up, and the vessel returns back to the Landing to hang your catch for photos and fillet them!
  • Trips are back at the dock between 5:15 – 6 pm depending on weather and fishing.
  • Each trip includes approximately four hours of sightseeing on the water taxi ride in and out. While we can’t guarantee wildlife, we do generally see sea lions, whales, puffins, harbor seals, sea otters, and all manner of sea birds. Our vessels travel nearly the exact same route as a sightseeing tour boat would on their full-day experience to the fjords.
  • There are approximately four hours of paddling with glaciers in the National Park.
  • There are approximately four hours of fishing for the target species before returning to the dock.

Fishing licenses are not provided but can be purchased online 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!

PLEASE NOTE: This trip is only sold by the individual seat on Wednesdays.  For other days of the week, the whole boat must be booked.  Please give us a call with any questions!

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