An Authentic Alaskan Fishing Experience

Kenai Riverside Fishing

Our trips explore the world-famous Kenai River and beautiful Resurrection Bay. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first time fisherman, we’ll put you on the fish!

Kenai Riverside Fishing

Kenai Riverside Fishing

Kenai Riverside FishingOverview

All-Inclusive Fishing Trips

Welcome to the Kenai Riverside Fishing program at Kenai Riverside Lodge, your destination for incredible Alaska fishing experiences. Kenai Riverside Fishing is part of Alaska Wildland Adventures, a long-time operator of guided fishing trips since 1977. We fish from early June through late September, and our trips explore the world-famous Kenai River for freshwater species, like silver salmon, sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. We also offer special fishing offerings inside Resurrection Bay for halibut, king salmon and silver salmon. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first time fisherman, we’ll put you on the fish!

Amazing Fishing Opportunities

With over a million salmon returning to the Kenai River each year, we’ve picked up a thing or two about their favorite haunts. While we focus on the upper Kenai River and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, our guides follow the fish from the time they enter the river all the way to their resting place. Sockeye, silver, and rainbow trout fishing ebbs and flows across these 82 river miles, and our guides have a knack for the when-and-where that makes fishing the Kenai so spectacular. Optional upgrades to fish for halibut, silver and king salmon in Resurrection Bay out of Seward are an awesome saltwater fishing experience with incredible scenery and wildlife viewing as a bonus. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and will outfit you with top-quality fishing equipment and gear to maximize your chances of fishing success!

Flexible Itineraries and Activities

Our itineraries are flexible to accommodate the needs and interests of your group or family. From groups that are 100% focused on fishing to those who want to mix in other activities such as hiking, sightseeing, or rafting, we can create an itinerary to match the interests of everyone in your party.

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Kenai Riverside FishingItinerary

Our fishing itineraries are flexible to accommodate the needs and interests of your group. Regardless of the trip length you choose, your package includes round trip transportation from Anchorage to Kenai Riverside Lodge. We’ll pick you up in the afternoon of your arrival day and bring you to the lodge, and on your departure day, join us for breakfast and then we’ll take you back to Anchorage.

Depending on your chosen fishing package, on days 2 – 7 of your trip, you’ll fish up to eight hours per day with our friendly, professional guides. No matter what season your choose, we’ll maximize your fishing to make the most of your stay with us! Your fishing options will be scheduled in advance of your visit to ensure you’re getting a chance at your targeted species.

Below you’ll find a sample of our most popular 5 day/6 night itinerary. Your perfect fishing vacation can be customized from 2 day/3 night to 7 day/8 night+, and can include non-fishing days of hiking and rafting if you want to explore more of the Kenai Peninsula.

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We'll pick you up in Anchorage between 2 and 3 p.m. (the exact time will be determined at the time of booking, depending on your pickup point). Enjoy the scenic ride to Cooper Landing and Kenai Riverside Lodge. Upon arrival, we'll give you an orientation and tour of our property as well as time to settle into your cabin. Enjoy dinner and then overnight in comfortable cabins, preparing for some great fishing action.

Day One: Fishing on the Kenai River
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Your first day of fishing begins early (we're known for "first on the water") and starts with a hearty breakfast, hot coffee and a mug to go. Enjoy a full day of fly-fishing on the Kenai River, targeting sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Our guides will show you their best spots and put you on this fish! Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.

Day Two: Fishing on the Kenai River
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Head out for another day on the gorgeous Kenai River. Spend up to eight hours on the water. Relax in the evening on the riverside deck or in the wood-fired sauna. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.

Day Three: Fishing on the Kenai River
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Spend a final day fishing the Kenai again. We possess limited entry permits that allow us to fish the upper Kenai River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and we're also permitted to fish the lower Kenai for king and silver salmon, depending on the time of year you visit. Or if you want a day off from fishing, go on a guided hike in Chugach National Forest, or see the Kenai River in a different way - aboard a raft! Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.

Day Four: Ocean Fishing in Resurrection Bay
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Leave Cooper Landing this morning and head down to Seward, a charming seacoast town about one hour from the Riverside Lodge. Spend this day out on Resurrection Bay, trying to hook a prized, hard-fighting silver salmon. Head back in the evening to enjoy a beer on the deck and a delicious, four-course dinner. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.

Day Five: Ocean Fishing in Resurrection Bay
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Your final day of fishing with us means heading back to Resurrection Bay, this time to try your hand for a world-record halibut. Enjoy amazing mountain views and marine wildlife sightings while you're in the Bay. Spend the evening on your cozy cabin's front porch and a wood-fired sauna this evening. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.

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After breakfast on the day of your departure, keep an eye open for wildlife on the ride to Anchorage, arriving by noon. We're happy to drop you off at the airport or your Anchorage area hotel.

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Kenai Riverside FishingPackages & Pricing

All of our packages are available early June through late September. Every day is a fishing day with us, so if you plan a 6 day/7 night package, you’ll fish for 6 days.

All of our packages include transportation to/from Anchorage; private cabin accommodations; meals; fishing instruction; top-quality tackle including the best producing bait, lures and flies; top-quality fishing gear including rubberized rain gear, chest waders and boots, and U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices; and fish processing/vacuum packing and boxing. Trip price does not include Kenai Borough tax, fishing license, beer, wine, gratuities to staff or cost of shipping fish.

2 days/3 nights: $2,375 per person

3 days/4 nights: $3,425 per person

If you are short on time but want excellent Alaska fishing, our shorter packages are just right. Many guests find these packages pair well with other lodge stays or itineraries. Fish for salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.

4 days/5 nights: $4,350 per person

Chase kings or silvers and float the upper Kenai for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and in-season salmon.

5 days/6 nights: $5,295 per person

This is our most popular package! Chase kings or silvers and float the upper Kenai for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and in-season salmon. Ask us about upgrade options to Resurrection Bay!

6 days/7 nights: $6,225 per person

Experience the best of Alaska fishing in this week-long package. You’ll have plenty of time to fish for the in-season species of salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Complement your freshwater experience with an included day trip into Alaska’s productive marine waters in search of huge Pacific halibut.

7 days/8 nights: $7,095 per person

Experience the best of Alaska fishing in just over a week. You’ll have plenty of time to fish for the in-season species of salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Enjoy an included day of deep water ocean fishing for enormous Pacific halibut.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Solo supplement, add 25% to cost of double. For Triple and Quad occupancy (when available), deduct $25.00 per person/per night. For example, if three people share a room for a 4 Day/5 Night trip, each person will deduct $125 (which is 5 nights x $25) from their trip cost. Kenai Borough Tax varies based on the number in your party and the number of nights you stay with us. The exact tax will be quoted when you make your reservation. State of Alaska Fishing licenses are not included in the package price and must be purchased directly from the State.

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Kenai Riverside FishingLodging & Map

Your fishing home base is Kenai Riverside Lodge, located on the upper banks of the Kenai River in Southcentral Alaska. Kenai Riverside Lodge is in the heart of some of Alaska’s most productive fishing country. We are two hours south of Anchorage in the scenic town of Cooper Landing, Alaska.

Our newly renovated log lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a fine meal and trade stories at the day’s end. Eight guest cabins are nestled in the trees surrounding the main lodge, each exhibiting the rustic charm of an Alaskan pioneer cabin (as well as the modern comforts of heat, electricity and a private bath). Cabins also feature private front porches and Adirondack chairs. Only a few paces away from your cabin door, you’ll find the upper Kenai River – the best in sockeye salmon, silver salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden fishing.

In addition to trophy fishing with our expert guides, there will be many opportunities to relax with a pint of Alaska micro brew or a glass of wine in our lounge. After dinner, many guests gather on the spacious riverside deck to trade fishing tales or relax in the wood-fired sauna.

Delicious food is an integral part of your vacation experience, and we work hard to ensure it’s a phenomenal one! Our chefs return year after year, and they put time and love into every meal. We happily accommodate specific dietary needs and food allergies.

Each morning, you’ll wake up to a hot breakfast buffet before heading out on the water. You might walk in to the aroma of hot blueberry pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Your made-to-order lunch will already be on the boat. No need to worry about having enough coffee for these early mornings: your boat comes fully equipped with coffee, juice and other soft drinks, plus plenty of snacks for the rest of the day. In the evening you’ll come home to a four-course meal, served family-style in our lodge.

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Kenai Riverside FishingTravel Info & Terms

Payment Policies

We accept checks, MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

Payment Schedule: Amount Due per Person:
121+ days prior to departure: $1,000 or 50% of trip total, whichever is less
120 to 61 days: 50% of total
Within 60 days: 100% of total

Reservations made within 60 days of departure must be guaranteed with MasterCard, VISA or Discover. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation and rebooking will be subject to availability. Cancellation fees apply. Upon receipt of your initial deposit, we will mail you written confirmation and a travel insurance application. Kenai Borough Tax varies based on the number of nights you stay with us. Seasonal fuel surcharges, when applicable, are not included in trip price and are subject to change prior to trip departure.

Cancellation Policy

Our policies go into effect at the time of book and upon receipt of deposit. Written cancellations and changes must be received in our reservations office to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

If the cancellation or change occurs:

121+ days prior to departure: The fee is $300 or 10% of trip total, per person, whichever is less
120 to 91 days: The fee is $600 or 20% of trip total, per person, whichever is less
90 to 46 days: 50% of total trip cost, per person
Within 45 days: 100% of total trip cost, per person


No refunds will be made on individual features, transfers or sightseeing voluntarily omitted by the participant. No refunds for unused services will be issued. Our tours operate rain or shine; see our Notes About Weather for more details. Refunds for cancelled flights or any services reserved outside of Alaska Wildland Adventures will be made in accordance with the rules of the carrier.

Travel Protection

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

Alaska State Fish and Game Bag Limits

Alaska Wildland Adventures and Kenai Riverside Fishing strictly adhere to all regulations pertaining to restrictions, harvest, and catch and release limits of all fish species as mandated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. From time to time, we may establish even stricter company policies with regard to catch limits and catch and release if it is deemed to follow best practices for the continued sustainability of certain species. In these situations, company policy shall supersede state regulations, and these policies may be implemented at any time, even during the course of the current season, depending upon the species and the situation.

We believe this approach is in the best interest of the conservation and perpetuation of Alaska’s fish populations and the surrounding ecosystem upon which fish species depend. Upon booking a fishing trip with us, you agree to comply with these policies.

Please visit Our Policies for additional information.

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