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Best Of Alaska Overnight Expedition

Fish and Kayak in Kenai Fjords then Camp on the stunning Fox Island

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Exclusive - Up to 6 1 night, 2 days
Exclusive - Up to 12 1 night, 2 days

Kayak and Fish in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park!

Our Best of Alaska Overnight Expedition is the Ultimate trip for families and group trips. You will kayak among tidewater glaciers, and waterfalls and see some of the most stunning sites we have. After a full day of exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, we take you to the stunning Fox Island where you camp on a spit, cook the fish you caught that day and then enjoy a good night’s rest before kayaking through the Eldorado Narrows into the mystical Humpy Cove.

Where We Paddle

On the first day, we kayak in Kenai Fjords National Park near the tidewater glacier(s) of your captain’s choice. We always choose paddling locations based on weather, scenery and even wildlife sightings. Here you will kayak among ice, harbor seals and will experience Kenai Fjords’ geologic antiquity to the fullest.

On the second day, we kayak from Fox Island spit into Humpy Cove, and if the group would like to go farther we can go beyond to Thumb Cove. There you can explore waterfalls, caves, vast marine life such as sea stars and anemones, as well as unique geologic formations such as basalt and dikes.

Deep Sea Fishing in Kenai Fjords

On this trip you will spend about two hours fishing, this is totally customizable for your group as well. During this time we either float or set up an anchor and will target all species of fish depending on the time of the season and fishing regulations. On our Best of Alaska trips we catch rockfish, yellow-eye, ling cod after July 1st, Halibut except on Wednesdays and other specified closure days, salmon and pacific cod. You can read more on the species we catch and regulations below.

About the Crew

Our team of guides will prepare your meals and work to customize your trip to maximize your experience. Enjoy exploring, taking photos, fishing, or paddling all while following the rules and ethics established by the National and State Parks. These areas prescribe Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and we make every effort to do exactly that.  Kayak guides are trained in assisted rescue techniques, natural history, first aid / CPR, and emergency response tactics. Miller’s Landing owns its own fleet of water taxi vessels. As a result in the unlikely case of an emergency, we are uniquely positioned to establish rapid and unplanned egress from even the remoteness of the fjords.

We are also operated and owned by 3rd generation fishermen and are still located on the family homestead, we have been fishing in Alaska’s cold waters before the company was even born. So. fish with the confidence that your captain and crew are equipped with all the knowledge or tools at our disposal.

Meeting Time
Ending Time
Meeting Place
5:30 am Plan to arrive at 5:30 am to check in, pack up, and meet your guide. The taxi will depart at 6 am sharp to Aialik or Northwestern Fjord Between 3 and 4 pm Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 3 and 4 pm your last day. Return time is dependent on our boat schedule and weather. Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK.
Age Requirements
What We Provide
What to Bring
This trip is best for ages 8 and up. Feel free to contact us with questions! We fishing gear, provide Kayaks, light carbon paddles, PFDs, spray skirt, pogies, and splash gear when needed. For camping we have all the cooking gear, sleeping bags, liners, pads, tents, and other items to make your experience comfortable. Fishing License, warm synthetic or wool layers, rain gear, medical necessities, water bottle, and then we do provide a more detailed packing list later on!
Tips for a Great Trip
Bringing a Camera?
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes that could get wet, and good layers, and extra clothing. Reach out if you have questions about gear This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, and the boat is always nearby on this trip. We use sit-in kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag.

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 the first day
  • 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
  • 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: 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.
  • Dry suit rentals are available, each suit comes with 2mm neoprene booties and is $300 for the first two days  —  $75 per additional day. Dry suits are typically not needed, and have never been the standard but are available.

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What To Catch

Non-Pelagic Rockfish

Yellow Eye - Red Snapper

Yellow Eye Rockfish are one of the tastiest fish we catch, and also one of the oldest. They are non-pelagic rockfish, which means they’re one of 32 different species in the same classification caught in Alaska.  Other non-pelagic rockfish we catch are Copper, China, Silver gray, Tiger, et al.  They are generally speaking all of the “colorful” species of rockfish.    Red Snapper and their non-pelagic brethren live to be incredibly old – they grow about an inch per year, don’t start breeding until they’re 7, and the eggs have less than a 1% survival rate.  They live where they are born, and as such are limited in most areas to 1 per person per day.  They are incredibly good-eating, gorgeous fish which initially hit like a truck.  Red Snapper can get up to 32 lbs, and we’ve had them swallow the whole salmon on halibut gear. They are generally caught while fishing for halibut and ling cod.

Pelagic Rockfish

Black Bass - Dusky - Widow - Yellowtail - Blue

Black Bass are both exciting and fun to catch. They are the most prolific of the pelagic Rockfish species and are found near shallow rocky areas.  Fishermen are limited to a set number of pelagic and nonpelagic rockfish per day, and we make an effort to catch both to reach the limit. These fish average about 4 to 5 pounds but range up to 12 pounds. We often fish for them with light/medium-weight tackle. These fish are great fun for young and big kids alike as they hit fast and furious, are located all throughout the water column near rock structure, and can liven up a lull in the bite. They are excellent fried, baked, or blackened.

Pacific Cod

Alaska Cod - Gray Cod - True Cod

While Pacific Cod are not the target species around here, they are great eating and fun to catch. There is never a guarantee of when we catch them. Some days we are “covered up with cod” while halibut fishing and it’s as fast as you get to the bottom. These fish live up to 20 years and grow up to 6 ft in length. Pacific Cod migrate as far as 490 miles in a year from the Gulf of Alaska to the west coast of Norway. Cod is quite healthy like most fish and is great cooked in butter on a hot skillet.

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut is the most desired and largest fish of Alaska’s sport fisheries. They are plentiful in our waters throughout the season and can be caught May-September. Sport-caught Halibut usually range from 20-50 lbs, although larger fish are not uncommon. People frequently ask about the size of the halibut we catch, but that question is impossible to answer from day to day. We commonly catch fish over 100 lbs, but we commonly catch average-sized Halibut as well. It’s up to you to listen to your guide, attend your line, and do your best to maximize your catch! We’ve caught 156lb Halibut on Salmon rods while fishing for Rockfish, with a tiny little hook and skimpy piece of herring. We’ve also caught 300lb Halibut on whole Salmon carcases threaded with circle hooks at 400′.  Nobody can forecast a day of fishing, but we work as hard as we can to make it a success.

Pink Salmon

Humpy - Haddo - Gorbusch

These salmon do not reside in fresh water for any extended period, unlike coho, chinook and sockeye salmon. Their average length is 20 to 25 inches and their average weight is 3.5 to 5 pounds. We do not target pink salmon, but we do catch them while fishing for rockfish or silver salmon. They often get released when we are targeting silvers, it is most folks’ preference to keep silvers instead of pink salmon. They are great eating if cooked shortly after catching vs. freezing and eating later on.  You can also catch pink salmon right in front of our main office,  right on the beach, in the late summer.

Silver Salmon


Silvers start their annual return to their freshwater streams in mid-July and August. They average 8-20 lbs and are a lot of fun to catch. They put up a good fight and it’s exciting to watch the fish rip around the boat and leap into the air during the fight! People of all ages are capable of catching Silvers, and kids do very well with these fish. Seward has one of the better Silver Salmon sport fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula, and charter operators actually come from other towns to fish here. Silvers are remarkably tasty, and we take extra care with our salmon, keeping them in coolers with ice and saltwater so they stay firm and fresh no matter what time of day they were caught.  Miller’s Landing has its own ice maker, and we outfit the charters daily with a stock of ice for the catch. When the bite is on, it’s a complete frenzy. Everyone on the boat can fish at the same time!


Buffalo Cod - Cultus Cod

Ling season opens July 1st, and they aren’t actually Cod at all! Lings are members of the Greenling family, and in some cases their flesh is naturally tinted green or blue, turning white when cooked. They eat a great deal of chlorophyll, lending the fish its unusual tint.  These fish can grow to over 80 lbs. They look like prehistoric sea monsters and are apex predators, often shunning bait and going instead for an actively worked jig. Lings can be caught at almost any depth, but we catch most of them at 30-275 feet. Many people prefer the moist, succulent, white meat of Ling Cod to Halibut. Lings are often caught pre-season but must be released prior to July 1st.