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Whether you are a seasoned fisherman,
or maybe this is your first time with a rod in your hand,
it just doesn't get more fun than spending your day on the gorgeous Kenai River, Alaska.
No matter what your fishing level is,
Boatman's will be able to assist you in a professional friendly manner
with the tools needed to give you your best chances to catch fish.

professionally guided


kenai river salmon fishing
Boatman's Alaska Upper Kenai River Map


on the scenic Kenai River, 8 hours

This very productive and scenic section of river is sure to please any angler.  There is a lot of water here, so starting locations may vary on account of where the fish are.

A Full day guided Kenai fishing trip is 8 hours while fishing comfortably from a  20' drift boat or from shore depending on which species we are targeting. We practice catch and release on Rainbows and Dolly Varden to ensure fish for the future.  Salmon species limits vary so be sure to talk to your guide about limits of Salmon.

 per Person

$ 325

Full Day Fishing Trip
Kenai Canyon Fishing Trip
Kenai canyon fishing
Boatman's Alaska Upper Kenai River Map


on the scenic Kenai River, 8-9 hours

The Kenai Canyon is a very scenic stretch of river starting at Jim's Landing and continuing to Skilak Lake.  Full of rapids and wildness, this section has many great fishing opportunities that hold some epic fish.

The majority of this guided trip is fishing comfortably out of a 20' drift boat.

When reaching Skilak Lake, we use a motor to go the 7 miles to the first take out. Due to the possibility of high winds on Skilak Lake, this trip is weather dependent. 

Be sure to watch for bears on the North side of Skilak Lake!

$ 325

 per Person

Middle River Fishing ip
middle river fishing alaska
Boatman's Alaska Middle Kenai River Map


on the scenic Kenai River, 8 hours

The Middle River flows from the west end of Skilak Lake and is where big river and big fish come together.  Motor boats are allowed on this section of river.  Although not as quiet and scenic as the upper river, motors allow quicker access to the best fishing spots. 

The majority of this angling trip will be fishing comfortably from a 20' drift boat.

$ 325

per Person

Half Day Fishing Trip
upper kenai river fishing
Boatman's Alaska Upper Kenai River Map


on the scenic Kenai River, 4 hours

A guided half day Kenai fishing trip lasts approx. 4 hours fishing comfortably from a  20' drift boat or from shore depending on which species we are targeting.  This section of river is about 8 miles long with a few rapids.  Catch and release Trout fishing is done from the boat on this very scenic trip. Salmon fishing is done from the shore.

Many hidden spots holding hungry fish in this section await your cast!

per Person

$ 225

Kenai River Boat Launch map


Boatman's understands that planning your Alaskan vacation can be overwhelming.
Below is a basic time table that historicaly depicts the best dates during the fishing season.

As prime fishing dates fill up fast, be sure to book as soon as possible.

Boatman's guides are:

  • licenced and insured

  • CPR and First Aid certified

  • U.S. Coast Guard 6-pack certified

  • ethically and enviromentally concious

  • experienced and knowledgable

All our guided fishing trips include:

  • quality fly / spinning fishing gear (including tackle)

  • waders

  • professional and friendly guide

  • filleting all Salmon

What to bring:

  • Alaska fishing license for the days that you are fishing

  • warm clothes

  • water

  • lunch

  • sunglasses

  • rain gear

  • camera

  • good attitude

Fishing License

is not included.
Get it online here:



Be sure to get your fishing license before you arrive to come fishing!


No matter the time of year, water conditions, weather conditions,
and information gathered from previous days on the water,
Boatman's is dedicated to give you an unforgettable angling adventure in Alaska
and the best chance to land that fish of your dreams on the majestic Kenai River.

Although fishing on the Kenai River is a dream come true, it is still fishing, and there are no guarantees. Saying that, your chances of catching and landing your "fish of a lifetime" greatly improve when using an experienced fishing guide.

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