A Day on the Water
Go fishing with the pros out of Seward for iconic Alaskan fish. You’ll be aboard the M/V Sea Quest—a 46-foot catamaran that’s the only charter vessel in Seward with an upper viewing deck. This lets you sightsee or have lunch on the upper deck while watching the action below. A favorite among locals, the Sea Quest is not only the largest of the town’s big boats, but it’s also the newest and fastest, which lets you travel further and faster to get where the fish are. By design, catamarans are wider and more stable than any other boat—great news for those prone to seasickness. Inside you’ll find a large and heated interior, indoor seating for everyone, tables, and unlimited coffee and tea.
Then it’s time to fish! Captain and vessel owner, Sean Carlin, and his professional crew are out every day, sharing their passion for fishing with everyone onboard. The Sea Quest only uses high-quality gear, from top of line rod and reel down to the tackle and hook. Whether you’re a pro yourself or have never wet a line before, Capt. Sean and the crew will ensure you have an epic fishing experience. Depending on the time of the season, you may be fishing for big halibut, silver salmon, or rockfish. On select days when halibut fishing is closed, you can experience the beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park while viewing wildlife and fishing for rockfish, a combo that allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Your crew aboard the Sea Quest will fillet your fish on the ride home, then will walk with you back to the dock where you can get it vacuum-packed, frozen, or shipped home.
Alaska Northern Outfitters prides itself on being the first boat out and the last boat in each day, ensuring everyone has maximum opportunity to get their catch and they have a blast doing it.
Fishing Charter Options
Full-Day Halibut | May - June
Enjoy a full day of angling for huge, trophy-size halibut. The boat leaves the dock at 6:00 am each morning and returns around 5-7:30 p.m.
Halibut & Salmon Combo Fishing | July 1 – August 31
This is prime combo season when you can target both halibut & Silver Salmon (and also, rockfish if time allows).
Salmon & Rockfish Combo Fishing | July – August (Wednesdays and select Tuesdays Only)
This combination trip allows anglers to focus on the bright orange-yelloweye rockfish, or the black rockfish, as well as coho or “silver” salmon, the species for which Seward is famous.
Kenai Fjords Wildlife and Glacier Sightsee and Fishing | May–August (Wednesdays and select Tuesdays only)
Only have one day in Seward? Get the best of both worlds on this trip that includes sightseeing in Kenai Fjords National Park as well as fishing. This full-day adventure has a late departure (7am) so it’s ideal for cruise passengers too. Guests return to Seward between 3-4 pm. Look for whales, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, mountain goats, bald eagles, and more. Marvel at Bear Glacier. Then target the various species of rockfish.
What to Bring
- Fishing license (required for ages 16 years and older)
- Lunch and snacks (pack for a long day!)
- Rain gear
- Seasickness medication (if needed)
Seward, AK 99664
Seward Small Boat Harbor, Sea Quest is located in Slip E-8. Check-in is 30 minutes before departure at the office, located on the dockside next to the fillet station on the harbor’s south end, behind the Harbor Master’s Office.
Prices & Dates
|Season||May 13 - Sept 4|
|Rates||Full-Day Salmon Fishing // July 1 - Aug 31 | $339 per person|
|Full-Day Halibut Fishing // May 13-31 | $299 per person|
|June 1 - 13 | $389 per person | No Wednesdays|
|June 14 - Sept 4th | $425 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Halibut & Salmon Combo Fishing // July 1 – Late August | $425 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Salmon & Rockfish Combo Fishing // July & August | $389 per person | Wednesdays & Select Tuesdays only|
|Kenai Fjords Fishing // June - August | $325 per person | Wednesdays & Select Tuesdays Only|
|Rate Notes||Fishing license not included; purchase separately before your charter|
|Ages: 5 & up|
|Equipment / Gear Provided: Okuma Makairas high-end tournament tuna tackle paired with Okuma tournament rods and hundred-pound tough line braid.|