As snowflakes continue to descend from the sky, the team here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is left daydreaming of next year’s fishing season. There’s no better time to research, book, and plan a long-awaited, well-deserved Alaska fishing trip than the cozy winter months. And, of course, Drifter’s Lodge is so much more than just the top-reviewed Cooper Landing fishing charter. Anglers and adventurers alike can meticulously (and effortlessly) piece together a fully-customizable excursion to the Kenai Peninsula—that includes an accommodation, all meals, unlimited fishing, and a wide variety of wilderness activities, such as dog sledding. Because of the dramatic [...]
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As we say “goodbye” to yet another glorious, golden autumn, many of us turn our attention to next summer’s Kenai River fishing season. But, of course, there’s so much more to do in the summertime than hook monster salmon and trophy trout here in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Once the days lengthen and temperatures rise, many of our visiting anglers choose to trek down to nearby Seward, home to the best zipline in Alaska. Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures For decades, Kenai River Drifters Lodge has been helping anglers (and their families) plan well-deserved, long-awaited Alaska salmon fishing trips, Kenai Fjords [...]
While the fishing season is sadly wrapping up here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge, there are still approximately three weeks left for spontaneous, last-minute Alaska fishing trips to the Kenai Peninsula. We typically begin packing everything away in mid-October when the temperatures reach undesirable levels, but there’s never a wrong time to book a well-deserved Kenai River fishing expedition for next year! We have the most experienced group of Kenai River fishing guides in the region, so you’re practically guaranteed to return home with 50 pounds of delicious salmon and stories that will last a lifetime. The 5 Best [...]
We’re rapidly approaching the most beautiful season of the year: autumn’s peak. Our seasoned, certified fishing guides have officially begun to target silver salmon and rainbow trout here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge in Cooper Landing, Alaska. As temperatures subtly dip and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge transforms into a jaw-dropping blend of marigold, kelly green, and amber, anglers from across the globe flock to our particularly beautiful slice of the Kenai Peninsula to hook the plumpest rainbow trout on earth. If you’ve ever spent a week on the teal Kenai River, you already know that Alaska trout fishing [...]
Kenai River Drifters Lodge has officially come back to life with eager summer travelers from across the globe who have ventured to our serene slice of the Kenai Peninsula to hook massive salmon, observe majestic brown bears, and drift past jaw-dropping glaciers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the Kenai Peninsula is home to seemingly neverending outdoor activities, ranging from berry picking to gold mine tours. To ensure that your midsummer escape to Cooper Landing, Alaska, is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled three of the most unique things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. Guided [...]
The highly-anticipated Kenai River salmon fishing season is nearly here in jaw-dropping Cooper Landing, Alaska. We’re eagerly counting the days and gearing up for yet another exciting summer here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge. One of the most important aspects of a salmon fishing trip – besides world-class guides, good weather, and monsters runs – is the quality of the on-site accommodations. Luckily for you and your group of anglers, Drifters Lodge has a small fleet of hand-crafted Kenai River cabins along the water’s edge. We offer anglers a wide variety of overnight accommodations, including log homes, cabins, and [...]
We’re quickly approaching one of the most anticipated fishing seasons of the year: the springtime Kasilof River king salmon run, which starts in mid-May. Not only do thousands of massive king salmon (also known as “Chinook”) swarm into the wide, serene Kasilof River every spring to spawn, but this world-famous river is also home to a thriving steelhead trout population. Full-day Kasilof River drift trips are a drive away from Kenai River Drifters Lodge’s cozy Cooper Landing cabins as our boats put in at the Kasilof River Bridge along Sterling Highway. Please read further to learn more about one [...]
There’s no denying the sheer beauty of The Last Frontier, especially Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the world’s natural wonders. Yes, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is home to the best salmon fishing in the world, but our gorgeous slice of wilderness is also a jaw-dropping natural landscape full of majestic wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and complex, rugged mountain ranges. Kenai River Drifters Lodge, the premier Cooper Landing lodging option, proudly provides our guests with a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience: the six-hour Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise. Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise This popular cruise will glide past some of the most [...]
Cooper Landing may be covered in fluffy snow at the moment, but we’re still daydreaming about the upcoming king salmon fishing season here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. There’s no better time than right now to book a spring, summer, or fall Kenai River fishing trip to Alaska before we’re fully booked for yet another exciting season. Most groups, families, and couples choose full-day fishing expeditions so they can catch and keep their limit, but if you’re looking for a different challenge this year, seek out our three half-day fishing trips. We’re one of the only Alaska fishing lodges [...]
Anglers from across the globe visit the Kenai Peninsula for world-class king salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife, and an opportunity to unplug from today’s modern world. However, not every single guest here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge wants to spend the entire week salmon fishing in Alaska, which is why we have “substitutions.” We encourage visiting anglers to swap a full day of fishing with one of our Alaskan adventure activities, including hiking, rafting, bird watching, and guided day trips to the Kenai Peninsula’s most popular cities. The Last Frontier has so much more to offer than Kenai River fishing, [...]