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fly fishing on the Kenai River
Alaska's Playground The Kenai

your local

KEnai River Fly FISHINg guide

in Cooper Landing, Alaska

Kenai Fly Fishing 

Boatman's is a small business guide service located in Cooper Landing, Alaska. 

Directly on the Kenai River in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula in South Central Alaska (about 100 miles south of Anchorage), we offer guided full day or half day fishing trips.  Whether you are a beginner or a professional angler, Boatman’s fishing guides can show you the best angling techniques for trout and salmon fishing to have fun and success in catching more fish.  Please give us a call to if you’re looking to fish with a professional Kenai River fishing guide service.
No matter if you prefer fly fishing or spin fishing, we have you covered!  It’s highly important to hire the right Kenai River fly fishing guide or spin casting guide to ensure you have the fishing trip of a lifetime. We fish the Kenai River from a 20’ drift boat, we want to make your Kenai River fishing trip in Alaska unforgettable!

kenai river fly fishing

Cooper Landing Alaska Fishing

The breathtaking Alaskan nature and the world-famous Kenai River with its legendary fishing will inspire you! The Kenai River has some of the best Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden (char) fishing anywhere in the world, not to mention 4 different species of Salmon that flood into the Kenai River every year.  We offer Kenai River salmon fishing trips that depart daily from Cooper Landing and will get you hooked up with quality fish.  We offer spin fishing, but are also specialized as a Kenai River fly fishing guide service.


Fishing tours in the main season fill up very fast, so don’t hesitate! For any questions about your Kenai River fishing trip in Alaska, we are very happy to help you. Just write us a message or call us. We look forward to hearing from you.


Silver salmon

With years of professional fishing guiding experience and a love for catching fish,
Boatman's is proud to guide fisher(wo)men of all levels on the majestic Kenai River.

“Fishing with Chad is Awesome”

"Chad is very respectful and made sure we were having a great time all day.

I would recommend him to people of all ages and skill levels,
he is a great guide and he's extremely knowledgable about the Kenai River.
We will be fishing with him again"

kfrannyf, June 2016


“Tremendous Experience Fly Fishing with Chad!!!”
"…Our first trip was so AMAZING, that we booked a second trip with Chad, on our "free day" from fishing!! Chad is extremely knowledgeable, has endless patience, is an outstanding teacher/instructor and put us "ON FISH" both days, that we had him as our fishing guide!!…"

The Bishop Family from TEXAS, August 2016

“Fish with Chad!”

"Chad is a great guide to fish with. As other reviewers have said, he is very knowledgeable about his craft, and we caught many fish the day we went out on the Kenai River. But honestly, that's not the most important part for me. Chad is fun, funny, patient…"

Rick O, September 2016

“Great experience ”

"Chad and his crew were absolutely fantastic. Being a beginner fly fisherman, he was very helpful explaining fundamental techniques. His local knowledge of the river was outstanding…. I highly recommend them"

Jim F, September 2016

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Sockeye Salmon

Our skilled Kenai River fishing guides have years of fishing experience on the Kenai River.

They are knowledgeable, trained in first aid/cpr, licensed and insured, ethically and environmentally conscious, are holders of a U.S. Coast Guard 6-pack license, and follow all state and federal laws of Alaska.

If you dream of angling in Alaska, contact Boatman's and we'll help provide a Kenai fishing trip tailored to meet your needs.  Fishing starts heating up in the month of May and continues strong through the summer months of June, July, and August.  The fall fishing action is superb in the months of September and can carry on into early October if you’re looking to chase big rainbow trout.   The season tends to book up fast, so please contact us to get your preferred Kenai River fishing dates.

Scenic Kenai River
caution bears
Boatman's fly fish 'n' drift
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