The Perfect Half Day: Drift the Upper Kenai River – June 11th – October 10th
Duration: 4 Hours – Departs from Drifter’s Lodge
The ideal half day drift boat fishing trip is for families or those anglers just wanting an opportunity to fish the World Famous Kenai River. The beautiful turquoise green waters and grand mountain scenery are sure to impress everyone. Parents with kids will be delighted with our guide’s willingness to take the time to patiently help the younger guests with their newly acquired fishing desires. All the while, the knowledgeable guide will be explaining the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds you as you drift down the river. Experienced anglers and families with only enough time for a half day of fishing will be glad that they squeezed this trip into their busy Alaskan vacation.
Fishing for Arctic Char / Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout will be the reward that will make memories not soon to be forgotten. These beautiful fish provide great photo ops and it’s quite a thrill when you see them swim away, too!
Red (Sockeye) and Silver (Coho) Salmon are available at certain times of the year. We start from the Kenai River Bridge and pass by Drifters Lodge, 400 yards down river as the Kenai River winds its way through the historic townsite of Cooper Landing, the Chugach National Forest and ending at Sportsman’s (Russian River) take out. The drift is seven miles of beautiful mountain scenery, wildlife viewing and Fishing. Your ears will be pleased as The Upper Upper Kenai is a drift only (no motors allowed) section of the River. In order to preserve the fishery, our guides practice catch and release for all Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. We offer AM and PM trips daily. Due to the many hours of daylight we receive in the summer, later evening trips are available upon special request. Each drift boat has 4 available seats. Private boats for your group or family are available on request. All Professional Equipment is supplied (Simms & Patagonia Waders, G Loomis, Ross, Shimano, Sage, Temple Fork).