Experience Alaska-style fishing at its finest! When in Seward, head out on the water with Alaska Northern Outfitters on their comfortable catamaran – the Sea Quest -- for an epic day of fishing for halibut, salmon, lingcod, and rockfish.
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, 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 the 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 huge halibut, silver salmon, lingcod, or rockfish. On some days, you’ll only have to go as far as Resurrection Bay, just offshore, which offers up a 22-mile-long fishery with some of the best silver salmon fishing anywhere (in fact, in August Seward hosts the largest silver salmon derby). Whatever you catch, Alaska Northern Outfitters will fillet it (one of the deckhands is a sushi chef!) and bag it for you, then 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.
Fishing Charter Options
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. Aboard the Sea Quest every passenger gets a free derby ticket during the month of June to participate in the Annual Seward Halibut Tournament!
July 1 – September 2. While some trips during this period still focus solely on halibut, most of the outings aboard the Sea Quest will target halibut as well as silver salmon, (and also rockfish if time allows).
Grand Slam Combo
July and August (Wednesdays and select Tuesdays only). The Grand Slam Combo is a specialty aboard the Sea Quest. These trips are limited to just 15 people, and are focused on lingcod, salmon, and rockfish (no halibut!). It’s light-tackle fishing all day, using a range of different methods!