Weather or Knot
The M/V Weather or Knot is a state-of-the-art jet drive catamaran landing craft with amenities aimed at keeping customers safe and comfortable during the scenic ride to their destination in the Kenai Fjords. Its front loading ramp and beach landing capabilities allow for a direct boat-to-shore landing and makes offloading safe and fast. The Weather or Knot‘s double-hull catamaran design is created to cut through ocean chop, and its 16’ beam affords a more stable ride than a standard V-hull boat. This, along with ample padding on the kayak racks, ensures that kayaks remain undamaged even in larger seas.
The Weather or Knot has a walk-around cabin with large windows perfect for spotting wildlife. There is space for 23 passengers with seating for 14 inside the cabin and 9 on the covered back deck.
The M/V Wild Lander is our dedicated boat for passage to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge in the heart of Aialik Fjord. It is a jet drive catamaran landing craft which boasts two 600 horsepower diesel engines, allowing us to operate and provide safe travel daily for our guests moving to and from the Glacier Lodge. This custom-built watercraft is 45 feet long with a 17.5’ beam that brings a maximum amount of comfort and stability to all on board.
The Wild Lander has covered and closed indoor seating available for 21 with space on the aft deck to seat 6 more. The stability of this boat allows easy movement from the aft, through the cabin, to the front deck for enhanced wildlife viewing experiences, along with many covered angles to get the perfect shot of the stunning landscape and any sea life encountered. The Wild Lander also allows for maximum space to transport luggage and supplies by utilizing the hulls to keep suitcases out from under foot, safe and dry for the journey.
The M/V Aligo Point is our workhorse of the line-up. Built locally in Homer, AK, this mono-hulled landing craft is a true Jack-of-all-trades and transformer! Powered by three large outboard motors, the Aligo Point is 40 feet long with a 13.5’ beam.
When needed for passenger transport the Aligo Point has inside cabin seating for up to 18 passengers. Rollers on the roof make kayak loading quick and easy and the wide open front deck can serve as overflow for hauling or as wildlife viewing space for passengers.
When the Aligo Point is called on for fewer people and more cargo, we are able to remove all seats and open the main cabin for even more open air deck space. This allows us to load particularly long or heavy items. In the past Aligo Point has been used for large loads of lumber, transporting excavators and six-wheelers, and running those extra large loads of supplies to wherever your project site may be.
Far and Away
The M/V Far and Away is the newest addition to our fleet and is our fastest vessel. This boat was designed and built locally in Homer, AK with special consideration for maximum passenger comfort and gear hauling abilities. This custom-designed landing craft catamaran was built specifically for rounding Cape Aialik. It comes with new fused glass windows allowing for panoramic views from inside the cabin and is also equipped with a joystick technology that independently steers the 4 outboard motors, holding the boat in position for optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Far and Away is a 45’ vessel with a 15.5’ beam that makes navigating the waters within Kenai Fjords National Park safe, comfortable and fun! Far and Away has indoor seating capacity for up to 24 passengers and additional covered outside aft seating for 6.
Important Notes for All Vessels
All Weather Permitting vessels are inspected yearly by the US Coast Guard and receive regular maintenance to ensure the highest performance.
For your comfort, each of our vessels features an on-board marine head for restroom breaks.
The Weather Permitting team reserves the right to limit passenger numbers well below each vessel’s total capacity based upon weather conditions, kayak/luggage storage needs or guest comfort.