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Captain’s Choice Kenai Fjords National Park Kayaking Tour

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Party Size (3 or fewer people)
Party Size (4 or more people)
Private Group (up to 6)

Kayak Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord 

Kenai Fjords National Park is home to many amazing sites, making it hard to choose where to go. So, let us choose for you! Every day our boats head to either Aialik or Northwestern Fjord, so hop on this trip and be surprised and amazed as you travel with your guide through the Fjords.

Spot whales, puffins, sea lions, porpoises, harbor seals, and more as you travel to either Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord (captain’s choice!) for a day of adventure! This trip departs at 6 a.m. and returns between 6 pm and 9 pm. Return time is dependent on our boat schedule for the day, and cannot be guaranteed at a specific time. Feel free to contact us with questions! Explore the parks from the comfort of your sea kayak. Each fully guided Kenai Fjords sea kayak trip includes no more than six people, with no more than 16 on the boat at a given time.

Miller’s Landing has owned and operated its own custom-built, private water taxi boats for over 35 years, and our captains have over 100 years of combined experience picking people up and dropping them off in this local area we call home. This trip is best matched to the traveler not on a tight schedule, as the return time can vary day-to-day!

Our boats have always traveled to and from the fjords with our own itinerary and needs in mind. This full-day discounted trip puts the power on the captain to take you to the best spot for a day of guided kayaking. Whether you travel through the Chiswells and round Aligo Point on your way to Northwestern Lagoon or wake Three Hole Point to land under the waterfalls and colorful cliffs of Abra Cove, each day will bring something unique for you and your party!


     Meeting Time

     Ending Time

  Meeting Place


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

Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check in early to meet your guide and even enjoy a cup of coffee on our porch that overlooks the water

Age Requirements


What We Provide


What to Bring


This trip is best for ages 12 and up.  Feel free to contact us with questions!


  • Kayak, PFD, spray skirt, pogies
  • We provide snacks, a small breakfast on the boat, and lunch
  • Dry bags for gear



  • Warm and waterproof layers
  • Water bottle
  • Warm socks, preferably wool
  • Your favorite snacks!

   Tips for a Great Trip



Bringing a Camera?


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



This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, so it’s good for newer paddlers. Be ready to kayak anywhere from 8 to 15 miles through the course of your trip


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!
  • On this trip, you will either go to Aialik or Northwestern Bay
  • 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 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 12 and over. This paddle is approximately six to eight hours in length.


Your day begins with an early morning departure at 6 a.m. on our comfortable water taxi for a two to two and a half-hour wildlife tour and transport to the Kenai Fjords National Park. We see Steller sea lions hauled out on their exposed ocean rookeries, watch horned and tufted puffins skip across the wavelets, and view passing Dall’s porpoises dance with the bow wake of our water taxi. We often view feeding humpback whales and orcas passing by, diving cormorants, bald eagles, mountain goats, sea otters, and more! 7 a.m. departures possible, please inquire.

We land ~ 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park on one of many beautiful pristine beaches. Your guide talks you through your kayak and gear on the way, providing paddling advice and raising situational awareness, which should allow for a quick start once unloaded.

Then it’s time to start paddling along the beautiful fjords and coastal rainforest of Aialik Bay, or the chatter marked (or glacier-scarred) cliffs of Northwestern Fjord. Enormous calving glaciers are viewed up-close and personal from the perspective of a paddler at true sea level but within a safe viewing distance. Paddle at a leisurely pace around magnificent icebergs, watch curious harbor seals on ice floes, and often enjoy black bear viewing from the safety of the water. Don’t worry! There are generally plenty of places to stop if needed, and we break along the way for a hearty lunch, snacks, and small hikes on the beach.

The water taxi boat picks you up in the late afternoon, 4 – 6:30 p.m., depending on the day, and the crew loads your kayaks and gear. The return trip explores the Kenai Fjords all the way back to Seward, keeping an eye out for the many whales migrating and feeding through our area. We aim to be at Miller’s Landing by 6 – 9 p.m., depending on how exciting our sightseeing options are on the way home.

We do reserve the right to be flexible — marine weather and logistics can delay things or require an earlier pick-up. Keep in mind they are boats, not trains, and we have to heed the demands of the ocean from time to time.

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