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  • Address: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA

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Kenai River Tours

Flowing 82 miles from the Kenai Lake and mountains all the way to the Cook Outlet of the Pacific Ocean, the scenic Kenai River is known as the most famous sport fishing destination in Alaska. With King or Chinook salmon, red salmon, silver salmon and pink salmon running seasonally, the salmon-rich waters are the main draw to the area. The world record for the largest salmon ever (97 pounds!) was caught here. King salmon return from the ocean to the streams where they were born, with upwards of 45,000 in the river in July alone. There are also rainbow and steelhead trout, Dolly Varden, and northern Pike, as well as other Alaskan wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, and bears.

The Kenai River itself is a glacial stream with clear, turquoise waters surrounded by tall forests and golden meadows. There is also a section of the river that offers whitewater rafting, flowing into Kenai Canyon and out to Skilak Lake.

Practical Info

The Kenai River is located in south central Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. The drive from Anchorage is around 3 hours.

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Middle Kenai River Full-Day Fishing Trip, Seward, null
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Middle Kenai River Full-Day Fishing Trip

Experience Alaska fishing on an 8-hour guided trip through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on the Middle Kenai River. Daily guided drift boat fly fishing ...  Read more

Location: Sterling, Alaska
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $275.00
Half-Day Fishing Trip on the Kenai River, Seward, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Half-Day Fishing Trip on the Kenai River

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Experience a taste of the Kenai river on a half-day fishing adventure. Your trip includes Alaska guided drift boat fly fishing or spin fishing for salmon or ...  Read more

Location: Cooper Landing, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Kenai River Alaska Fishing Charter, Soldotna, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Kenai River Alaska Fishing Charter

Spend a full day catching fish and most importantly having fun! Your guides have been fishing the local waters for their entire lives and have a passion for ...  Read more

Location: Soldotna, Alaska
Duration: Flexible

From USD $275.00
Full-Day Upper Kenai River Guided Fishing Trip, Seward, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Full-Day Upper Kenai River Guided Fishing Trip

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Experience the upper Kenai river on a full-day guided fishing trip in 20 foot custom drift boats. Fly fishing and spin fishing in small groups provides a ...  Read more

Location: Cooper Landing, Alaska
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00

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