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, 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, 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!
Halibut & Salmon Combo Fishing
July 1 – September 4. 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 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 – July (Wednesdays 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 5pm and 7pm. Look for whales, porpoise, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, mountain goats, bald eagles, and more. Marvel at Bear Glacier. Then, angle for rockfish, early-season salmon, and Pacific Cod.
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 15 - Sept 6|
|Rates||Full-Day Salmon Fishing // July 1 - August 31 | $269 per person|
|Full-Day Halibut Fishing // May 15– May 31 | $199 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Full-Day Halibut Fishing // June 1 - June 13 | $269 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Full-Day Halibut Fishing // June 14 – September 4 | $369 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Halibut & Salmon Combo Fishing // July 1–September 6 | $369 per person | No Wednesdays|
|Salmon & Rockfish Combo Fishing // July 7 - August 25 | $269 per person | Wednesdays Only|
|Kenai Fjords Fishing // May 19 – August 25 | $269 per person | Wednesdays 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.|