Kenai River Vacations

Soldotna's Kenai River Recreation Getaway

Summer Adventures on the Kenai

Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula is a great little community to visit year-round with plenty to do Summer or Winter. Often named the playground of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula is most definitely the place to escape your day to day grind and experience the best of Alaska. An hour and a half north drive to Seward experience the beauty of Resurrection Bay on a kayak trip and cruise to Fox Island’s spruce covered towering cliffs and impossibly turquoise waters. Hike into backcountry glaciers with professional guides. Embark on quick trip 45 mintues away to Cooper Landing for a day float through the stunning Kenai Canyon for a mild-heart racing adventure in Class II-III rapids . Catch five different types of the coveted Alaska Pacific salmon along the banks of the Kenai River.  Head south to Homer for a halibut trip in Kachemak Bay. There are many things to do on the Kenai Peninsula and we can assist in coordinating customized vacation packages to suit your agenda! Contact us for a sample itinerary package for a 5 night stay. We can also assist in coordinating day trips on any of the adventures below. 

Float the River

Whether you want to sit back and enjoy the float or motor to the perfect fishing spot or build your confidence as an oarsman and learn to navigate the Kenai River, taking a pontoon trip could be an adventure for you. Have your camera ready to be on the look out for moose, eagles, Dall sheep, salmon, waterfowl, beavers, and bears as you navigate through the snow-capped mountain scenery. Hear stories behind the sights, the native inhabitants, the wildlife, or drift through the exciting and spirited Class II+ mile rapids. Rates begin at $149 for up to an 8 hour float depending on the section of river you choose to float. 

Sea Kayak

Slice through the glassy waters past sea otters, whales, harbor seals, and birds of Resurrection Bay in Seward or Kachemak Bay in Homer, AK. Either direction your choose is only an hour and a half north and south of the property. Both Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay are some richest marine estuaries in the world with that can be explored by boat or sea kayak tour. Various tours are available. Rates begin at $175 for 4 hours of kayaking in the breathtaking Alaskan coastal water.

Backpack/Hiking Trips

There are many incredible, breath taking, and well-maintained hiking trails that can be taken just a short drive north to Cooper Landing, and Seward or south toward Homer. Professionally guided wilderness adventure tours will take you into the majestic backcountry of Alaska’s playground. From national parks to wildlife refuges, mountain peaks to majestic rivers, the groups are small but the adventures are BIG! This is one family-friendly day adventure you don’t want to miss. Rates begin at $149 for up to a 4 hour hike. 

Catch Silvers, Sockeyes, or Rainbows

From June-October, fishing on the Kenai Peninsula is a favorite past-time for travelers from around the world. Fish the Upper Kenai for rainbow trout & sockeye salmon or fish for silvers on the Lower Kenai. A professional guide will outfit you with quality gear & show you everything you need to know about chrome chasing the red and pink gold of the Kenai River. Rates begin at $225 for 4.5 hours of prime fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof River

Explore Waterfalls

Hawaii is well known for its variety of waterfalls across the islands, but many locals and visitors alike are unaware of the plethora of beautiful and secluded falls that paint the landscape on the Kenai Peninsula. If waterfalls are a natural attraction you wish to see, we can direct you to many.

Explore Glaciers

Many visitors congregate to Alaska in hopes of catching a glacier before they “melt” off and the changing climate forever prevents access to diminishing masses of ice that helped shape much of the Alaskan landscapes we know and love today. A cruise tour from Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park explores the glacier-carved fjords and abundant wildlife, offering some of the best glacier viewing and whale watching opportunities in Alaska. Rates begin at $149 for a 4-hour cruise.

Explore Lakes

With 7 different single man boats to choose from, guests can access and experience the hundreds of lakes across the Kenai Peninsula. Many of these lakes are stocked with lake trout and are a fun, low impact way to spend a warm Alaskan afternoon. We can provide you with more information to help you plan your lake exploration.

Enjoy a Beach Day

There are many beach access points from Nikiski to Homer. Enjoy a peaceful walk through a secluded and beautiful estuary ripe with birdlife—or have a ringside seat at the annual salmon dip netting extravaganza, featuring hordes of crazed locals armed with 10-foot poles. Fly a kite, hunt for agates, or just soak up the sun. We will happily share her knowledge to help make your beach day the best it can be.