Do I Need a rental car?
Yes. The Kenai Peninsula is a very large geographic area. There are many rivers, lakes and saltwater areas to fish. Some require only a minute or two drive while others are more than an hour away. Moreover, there is a lot to do during the long days of Alaska sunlight where transportation is a must.
How Do I Get To Your Lodge & Cabins?
After flying in to Anchorage, you'll have two options.
- Scenic Drive: Usually our guests rent a car and drive about 150 miles along the scenic Seward Highway. Allow approx 3 hours drive time from the Anchorage Airport to lodges. Rental car prices in Anchorage can be expensive so shop around. If you can, rent from a company in downtown Anchorage to save on airport tax.
- Quick Flight to Kenai: Another option is an approximately 30 minute flight to Kenai Airport. You can then rent a car in Kenai, AK.
How Do You Handle Gratuities?
Gratuities are totally discretionary, however, here are some common practices:
- Guides - tip daily rather than at the end of the stay. Your guide will appreciate it. Common tips are 10-15% of the cost of a charter.
- Housekeeping and lodging staff - tip at the end of the week. Common tips are 2-5% of the cost of your trip. These can be given to lodge manager.
What Types of Boats & How many People?
- Power Boats on the Kenai River are 20ft aluminum fishing machine (the max allowed by regulations) with comfortable seating and customized for the fishery. These are equipped with the max 50hp motors allowed by regulations. 4 people per boat is very comfortable and the standard.
- Drift Boats are 17-20ft aluminum and fish 4 people comfortably for salmon. Unlike other outfitters, we try to limit our trout fishing charters to 2-3 fisherman.
- Our Halibut Boats are fast 28 ft and 29 ft Kofflers with a heated cabin that fishes 6 people very comfortably and safely on the Pacific Ocean
Are You Set Up For Novice or Expert?
Both. Absolutely. Our guides are highly trained in customer service and experienced with instruction for conventional, spin and fly fishing that will accommodate any level of fisherman.
What Are Daily Fish Limits?
- 2 Halibut per day
- 2 or 3 Silver Salmon per day (depending on the month)
- 3 Red Salmon per day (usually increased to six in good years.)
- 1 King Salmon per day and 2 Kings per year from the Kenai River.
- 1 or 2 Kings per day from the Kasilof River depending on the month.
- We believe in catch and release policy for trout on the Kenai River.
Do We Handle our own fish?
You can handle your fish for photos if you like. But once we are done with that, your guide will filet your catch and get it to the processor as soon as possible. You will not see your catch again until departure and it is ready to be shipped. And, by the way, it will be your fish, not a trade in . . .
Is There Anything to do besides fishing?
- Hiking, included guided hikes
- Wildlife viewing on your own or with a guide
- Fly-out excursions
- Sightseeing on the Kenai Beaches, Cook Inlet, Resurrection Bay, Seward, Cooper Landing, Hope AK,
- Seward, Homer, Whittier…..more than you can even fit in to a week!
What Will The Weather Be Like?
The weather will range from 55 F and rainy to 75 F and sunny. We recommend that guests bring layers of clothes because the weather can change fast during a fishing trip. Typically, our guests wear jeans, a t-shirt, vest, jacket, hat, and waterproof shoes.