Alaska Salmon and Trout fishing
on the amazing Kenai River
OUR #1 ALASKA FISHING LODGE EXPERIENCE
Complimentary Anchorage pickup, from 2 to 7 big days of guided fishing in Alaska, with spin or Fly Fishing and arrival on any day you choose. Enjoy riverfront cabins with private bath and view from our world renowned Kenai Riverside Lodge at the confluence of the Kenai and Moose rivers. Your package will feature a mix of species, waters, boats and gear, making it a unique and memorable Alaska fishing trip.
Great Alaska seasonally targets the World's largest King Salmon, spectacular trophy Rainbow Trout, Offshore Halibut in 2 separate locations, plus Silver, Sockeye and Pink salmon on 2 different watersheds. In the evening you can work our private fishing beach (best one on the Kenai bar none) then relax for nighlty happy hour and great meals. Experience Alaskan hospitality at a lodge sitting on an original homestead site, as we make your time off the river nearly as memorable as the fishing. Open from late May to the end of September (exact days vary yearly).
This trip features our Renowned riverside main lodge on the World Famous Kenai River. All trips are double occupancy, with single rooms sometimes available for an additional fee. Evening activities include Moose River Kayaking or Paddle boarding, "by the fire" salmon fly fishing and sometimes, some campfire salmon with s'mores.
River Salmon Fishing
Your Deluxe Lodge package will begin with a pick up at your hotel (4 designated pickup spots) in Anchorage at 7:30 -8:00 am for the scenic and comfortable trip to Great Alaska Adventure Lodge. After a thorough orientation, you’ll enjoy lunch and meet your guide and head out for the fish. Depending upon the season you'll powerboat or drift boat the Kenai or Kasilof river. All trips are based upon species availability- ask your adventure expert for the species available during the time frame you are booking. Return to lodge for happy hour and dinner.
For those with us for 5 or more fishing days, your trip will include (if you choose) Offshore Fishing for Halibut, ling cod or even Silver Salmon in either Cook Inlet or Resurrection Bay (species vary with availability). Plumb the depths of Kenai Fjords National Park or Cook Inlet in the company of the towering glaciers and mighty Orca. This is a remarkable Alaskan experience. (Those with us on 2 to 4 day stays will wade or drift for Salmon and or Trout on this day)
Salmon fishing in specially designed river boat or drift for Salmon and Trout in stable Mackenzie River Drift Boats. Back troll, drift or cast for the word's largest King Salmon, cast spinners for acrobatic Silver Salmon or swing a fly for feisty Sockeye salmon, depending upon seasonal availability. Return to lodge for happy hour and dinner.
Offshore or River fishing(guest choice)
For those with us for 5 or more fishing days, your trip will include Offshore Fishing for Halibut, ling cod or even Silver Salmon in either Cook Inlet or Resurrection Bay (species vary with availability). Plumb the depths of Kenai Fjords National Park or Cook Inlet in the company of the towering glaciers and mighty Orca. This is a remarkable Alaskan experience. (Those with us on 2 to 4 day stays will wade or drift for Salmon and or Trout on this day).
Trophy Trout Fishing
Trophy Trout fishing on the Kenai River. Beautiful waters and perfect for fly or spin fishing, expert or beginner. Most all trips enjoy at least a day of trout fishing, unless you want to focus exclusively on salmon. We hand tailor each trip to your idea of the perfect trip..if your goal is big kings then that is what we'll focus on- Trophy trout on the fly? No problem. Or if you want variety, just sit back and let us take care of everything...it's our specialty! Return to the lodge for happy hour, dinner and overnight.
Salmon or Trout River Fishing
Some in river boats for Salmon, some to drift for Trout and others to wade their favorite stream for Rainbows or Steelhead. It is your choice. For those going for variety, perhaps a final day to try something new- talk to the other guests at happy hour and work with the staff as we set up the next days fishing schedule.
One final early “coffee to your door” wake-up and a morning 1/2 day fishing charter in power or drift boat. Return to the lodge at noon for check out, good bye handshakes and a 2:30 pm departure by shuttle flight or charter float plane (return transfer to Anchorage not included). Check out time from the lodge is 2:00, regardless of departure method.
Recommended Gear List
However you choose to arrive, please be "dressed for adventure" , as you will not be checking into your rooms until you return to the lodge that evening (approximately 6:00 pm). Please see our pre trip info for specific what to bring list. We recommend bringing a medium size day pack or waterproof dry bag to hold your rain gear and other personal items on your daily fishing trips. That same pack or bag can be your carry-on item when you board the plane heading to and from Alaska, so it will do double duty! All fishing gear is provided on our fishing experiences, but if DO you have your own gear and want to bring it, go for it! Check out our extensive fishing gear lists to see specifics.
Our trips include complimentary sightseeing van pickup in Anchorage (we pickup at 4 downtown, mid town and airport locations). Pickup is typically at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. (time varies slightly each day based upon number and location of pickups). You'll arrive at the main lodge around 10:30 for check in and orientation. We pick up at the cruise dock in Seward or Whittier for an additional fee. On trips that include our Denali extension, return return to Anchorage is via the historic Alaska Railroad, arriving approximately 8:30 pm. Cabs will be available to take you to your hotel or the airport, whichever you need. (trip ends with return to Anchorage).
Complimentary van pickup in Anchorage on day one followed by sightseeing transfer to lodge. Trips include our signature meals "nearly world famous" nightly happy hour and appetizers, plus of course our legendary evening activities like "by the fire" salmon fishing and Moose River wildlife kayaking/paddle boarding. Finally, all necessary equipment for your daily adventures is included in your package along with lodge concierge service.
What's Not Included
Gratuities, Alaska fishing license, resort fee, fish processing/shipping and return to Anchorage on your final day are not included in the package price.