Welcome to City of Kenai


It’s long been a rare bird: a major Alaskan town with minimal tourism. Lately, though, this faded boomtown has taken some hesitant steps toward wooing visitors with the excellent salmon fishing at the mouth of the Kenai River.

The first Russian Orthodox Church on mainland Alaska today presides over a replica of the 1867 fort, which hasn’t fully realized its potential as adorable tourist magnet. And then there’s the view: Mt Redoubt (the volcano that erupted steam and ash in December 1989) to the southwest, Mt Iliamna at the head of the Aleutian Range and the Alaska Range to the northwest. Nice.

North of town, around Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Hwy, is Alaska’s largest concentration of oil infrastructure outside Prudhoe Bay.


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$275 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Fishing Package Kenai River or Kasilof River Salmon and Trout

Most of our trips depart from Cooper Landing, Alaska between 5 and 9 am and include 8 hours of guided fishing. After your trip is booked and confirmed, we will contact you to discuss fishing options and when the best time to fish and what species to target. For convenience, we provide local pick-up and drop-off for our clients or meet at an agreed upon location. We launch our boats and prepare everyone onboard with safety instructions as well as set expectations and discuss goals prior to departure for the day. There is plenty of dry storage space on our drift boat for extra clothing, food and other comfort items. We encourage our guests to bring layers and also rain gear as the weather can be unpredictable at times. We provide snacks like coffee, tea, water, soda and granola bars and would suggests guests bring a more substantial lunch as we will be on the water most of the day. Many of our trips cover between 6 and 8 miles of river, and wind through amazing scenery and incredible fishing water. Though we will be spending most of our time fishing, we encourage photography and often pull over to take in all the sights.  There is always a chance of spotting moose, bears, eagles and other wildlife. We do our best to take lots of photographs and share them with our guests. We teach all necessary fishing skills, including the use of fly fishing gear as well as conventional rod and reel tackle.  You do not need to be an expert to fish with us. We love teaching our guests how to fly fish and especially like working with kids. Alaska is such a great place to learn this incredible life-long sport. If fly fishing is something you'd like to do or try, please don't hesitate to ask us! Our goal is your complete satisfaction and you can always contact us at any time to discuss fishing trips and what to expect. We contact our guests a week prior to their trip to confirm their bookings and will also call the night prior to your trip to finalize plans.

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Half Day Fishing Package Kenai River or Kasilof River Salmon and Trout

Most of our trips depart from Cooper Landing, Alaska between 5 and 9 am or 12 noon and 2 pm and include 4 hours of guided fishing. After your trip is booked and confirmed, we will contact you to discuss fishing options and when the best time to fish and what species to target. For convenience, we provide local pick-up and drop-off for our clients or meet at an agreed upon location. We launch our boats and prepare everyone onboard with safety instructions as well as set expectations and discuss goals prior to departure for the day. There is plenty of dry storage space on our drift boat for extra clothing, food and other comfort items. We encourage our guests to bring layers and also rain gear as the weather can be unpredictable at times. We provide snacks like coffee, tea, water, soda and granola bars and would suggests guests bring a more substantial lunch as we will be on the water most of the day. Many of our trips cover between 6 and 8 miles of river, and wind through amazing scenery and incredible fishing water. Though we will be spending most of our time fishing, we encourage photography and often pull over to take in all the sights.  There is always a chance of spotting moose, bears, eagles and other wildlife. We do our best to take lots of photographs and share them with our guests. We teach all necessary fishing skills, including the use of fly fishing gear as well as conventional rod and reel tackle.  You do not need to be an expert to fish with us. We love teaching our guests how to fly fish and especially like working with kids. Alaska is such a great place to learn this incredible life-long sport. If fly fishing is something you'd like to do or try, please don't hesitate to ask us! Our goal is your complete satisfaction and you can always contact us at any time to discuss fishing trips and what to expect. We contact our guests a week prior to their trip to confirm their bookings and will also call the night prior to your trip to finalize plans.