Welcome to Soldotna


Most years, you'll be competing with hundreds of anglers for prime shoreline. But the opportunity to hook some of the biggest salmon in the state makes it worthwhile – note that past king salmon closures have serious anglers looking elsewhere, so check in advance to make sure numbers are high enough.

Situated where the Sterling Hwy crosses the Kenai River, Soldotna sprawls in every direction, including practically to the city of Kenai, some 12 miles northwest along the Kenai Spur Hwy. The intersection of the Spur Hwy and the Sterling Hwy is referred to as the ‘Y.’


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$275 Outdoor Activities

Kenai River Alaska Fishing Charter

The Kenai River is one of the most famous rivers in the world, and for good reason. Some rivers have quality fish, others have quantities of fish, but the turquoise-green waters of the Kenai is blessed with both! It offers world record King Salmon, one of the most plentiful Sockeye runs on Earth, incredible Silver Salmon fishing that lasts 4 months, and a trophy Trout fishery that is virtually unrivaled. The Kenai River is truly a gem, and is a river that every angler should be lucky enough to experience firsthand.Target species depends upon the season. Meet at the boat launch where you'll hop in your boat with your guide and take off on a fishing adventure. All gear is provided. Perfect for all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced/expert. Your guide will cater your trip to your exact desires and do everything to surpass expectations.

$395 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Wolverine Creek Fly Out Sockeye Salmon Fishing From Soldotna

Your adventure starts at beautiful Longmere Lake, in Soldotna, Alaska, where you will meet your guide and pilot.  Your guide will help you with needed equipment for your fishing excursion, which includes hip waders, fishing poles and tackle.  Bring your own rain gear, and packed lunch.  Your pilot will help you board one of our DeHavilland Beaver Float planes.  Relax and enjoy a scenic, 30 minute flight to your destination.  Weather permitting, you will fly over a majestic glacier cascading off of the ice fields of the Alaska Mountain range.  Once you land your guide will escort you to your boat, maximum of 5 people.  Along your short boat ride to the fishing hole, we often see bear feeding on wild Alaska salmon.  Choose from 5 different departure times daily.

$375 Cultural & Theme Tours

Alaska Bear Viewing Tour to Wolverine Creek from Soldotna, Alaska

Your adventure starts at beautiful Longmere Lake in Soldotna, Alaska, where you will meet your pilot and guide. Your pilot will help you board one of our DeHavilland Beaver float planes. Relax and enjoy a 30 minute flight to Wolverine creek. Weather permitting you will fly over a majestic glacier cascading off  the ice fields of the Alaska Mountain range. Once you land you will board a boat (maximum of 5 clients) with your guide. You will take a short boat ride to Wolverine Creek where the bears come to feed on wild Alaska Salmon. Viewing bears out of a boat offers great photo opportunity, as well as mobility to see other incredible sights. Choose from 5 different departure times daily. trips last for 6.5 hours.

$395 Outdoor Activities

Big River Lakes Fly out Silver Salmon Fishing from Soldotna, Alaska

Your adventure starts at beautiful Longmere Lake, in Soldotna, Alaska, where you will meet your guide and pilot.  Your guide will help you with needed equipment for your fishing excursion, which includes hip waders, fishing poles and tackle.  Bring your own rain gear, and packed lunch.  Your pilot will help you board one of our DeHavilland Beaver Float planes.  Relax and enjoy a scenic, 30 minute flight to your destination.  Weather permitting, you will fly over a majestic glacier cascading off of the ice fields of the Alaska Mountain range.  Once you land your guide will escort you to your boat, maximum of 5 people. Here you will be spin and bait fishing out of the comfort of our boats for acrobatic Silver Salmon. Choose from 5 different departure times daily.

$395 Outdoor Activities

Kustatan River Fly out Silver Salmon Fishing from Soldotna, Alaska

Your adventure starts at beautiful Longmere Lake, in Soldotna, Alaska, where you will meet your guide and pilot.  Your guide will help you with needed equipment for your fishing excursion, which includes hip waders, fishing poles and tackle.  Bring your own rain gear, and packed lunch.  Your pilot will help you board one of our DeHavilland Beaver Float planes.  Relax and enjoy a scenic, 30 minute flight to your destination.  Once you land, a short walk will put you on the banks of the Kustatan River where you will be bait fishing with your guide for Silver Salmon. Maximum of 5 people per party. Choose from 5 different departure times daily.