Your Kenai Fjords Water Taxi

Ensure comfort and safety for your kayaking party going to the Kenai Fjords on the M/V Weather or Knot. Our landing craft catamaran, designed specifically for the rigors of water taxi services in the Kenai Fjords, provides a sturdy, balanced ride with its 16’ beam and double hull. Kayaks are stored securely on the roof of the cabin while gear can be stowed on deck or in watertight hatches. Our vessel offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and enjoy complimentary hot coffee or tea as you set off on your adventure.

The M/V Weather or Knot runs trips daily from the Seward Small Boat Harbor. Kayak and gear loading begins at 7:30 am. With the Weather or Knot’s front-loading ramp, kayaks and gear are easily and quickly stowed. The boat departs at 8:00 am and returns to the harbor by 6:00 pm.

Services are offered from Seward to Aialik Bay and Northwestern Fjords in Kenai Fjords National Park. Specific drop off locations include:

  • Verdant Cove
  • McMullen Cove
  • Holgate Public Use Cabin
  • Holgate Head
  • Pederson Point
  • Slate Island Beach
  • Abra Cove
  • Aialik Bay Public Use Cabin
  • Aialik Bay Ranger Station
  • Bear Cove
  • Northwestern Fjords Beach

Other destinations can be served on a custom basis. Please call or email with questions.

Rates for service to Aialik Bay*:



Fuel Surcharge

Tax (7%)

Harbor Fee

Aialik Bay, per person




$3.50 $383.35
Call for group rates of six or more.

Northwestern Fjords

Please note that Northwestern Fjords trips require a six person minimum. Please call or email for a quote.

*Trip minimums apply. Prices plus applicable taxes, fees & fuel surcharge; Weather Permitting reserves the right to increase the fuel surcharge prior to departure based on market value of diesel fuel. Each Monday morning of the operating season, the current fuel surcharge will be assessed and updated. All trips operating that week, Monday through the following Sunday, will have this surcharge applied. Weather Permitting is committed to keeping the system as simple and affordable as possible.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure will be fully refunded. Cancellations 7 days to 48 hours prior to departure will be subject to a 50% charge. No refunds on cancellations made within 48 hours of departure. No refunds for non-appearance without notification.