ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR DREAM TRIP?
Alaska Wildland Adventures has operated Alaska vacation packages, adventure tours and wilderness lodges for more than 40 years. Founded with the goal of sharing Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife with travelers seeking a high-quality, authentic adventure for their vacation, we are proud to continue this tradition as one of Alaska’s award-winning leaders in small group trips. Alaska Wildland Adventures is committed to the values of ecotourism, expressed through our beliefs and guiding principles.
We have been committed to providing the highest quality Alaska trips from the beginning, over 40 years ago. We continue to refine our trips based on what we learn; this makes the difference between a vacation you quickly forget versus one you can remember with fondness, over a lifetime. The quality of your trip is our unwavering focus. We offer trips that let you experience the true character of Alaska and provide you with the best of adventure by day and the most relaxing, comfortable Alaskan lodge experience by night. We take care of the details – from the food and transportation, to well-trained guides and equipment – so you don’t have to!
Here are our top ten reasons to choose Alaska Wildland Adventures for your Alaska vacation:
1. A wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from
Enjoy hiking and nature walks, rafting, cruising on a small ship searching for wildlife, or exploring glaciers by boat or kayak. In the evening, join a fireside gathering, talk with a naturalist guide, or simply relax on your private cabin porch.
2. Visit Alaska’s wild lands and ecosystems while minimizing travel
Your trip may take you past coastal fjords and tidewater glaciers, through snow-capped peaks and forests, and on to vast tundra expanses. With six national parks and forests in the Kenai and Denali regions, our destinations allow you to experience a wide spectrum of Alaska’s topography and geology, wildlife and wilderness without leaving the area.
3. Enjoy amazing wildlife
By venturing into prime wildlife habitats in the Denali and Kenai regions, you’ll increase your chances of observing, hearing and photographing whales and otters, eagles, moose, grizzly and black bears, spawning salmon, caribou, and puffins, eagles and numerous migratory birds.
4. Smaller is better
Our activities are generally organized in groups of six to ten people, depending on what’s appropriate for the terrain. To ensure an intimate Alaska experience, our Alaska Adventures usually have 12-16 guests.
5. The very best in wilderness lodge accommodations
In our pursuit of excellence, we own and operate many of the lodges where you’ll stay. This gives us an uncommon quality control advantage with regards to staffing, training, accommodations and our lodge locations.
6. Savor our delicious and fresh, cooked-from-scratch food
Meals are a highlight of every guest’s trip. Our highly skilled and imaginative cooks emphasize freshness and flavor. From delicious Alaskan seafood to homemade breads to decadent desserts, you’ll be amazed at how well you can eat in the wilderness.
7. Get to know experienced naturalist guides
Each of our lodges has trained and experienced guides to lead you on your daily adventures. On our Alaska Adventures, your Trip Leader travels with your group for the entire journey. We hire the best, and many have worked with us for years. You will learn a great deal about Alaska, feel safe, have your needs looked after, and have ample time to enjoy some great Alaska hospitality and humor with a talented set of folks.
8. Form friendships you will take home with you
Our staff make excellent traveling companions and so do the other guests you’ll meet along the way. Some of our guests tell us they are still in contact years after their trip with us.
9. Go with an original
Many companies offer trips in Alaska, but they don’t all share the same level of commitment or experience that we do in Alaska. Our company, founded in 1977, is based locally in Girdwood, Alaska and we own several properties in the Kenai area. Alaska is our sole travel destination. Our guests often remark at the dedication of our staff and the smooth efficiency of our operations. This level of guest service is the result of over 40 years of dedication to Alaska, exclusively.
10. Contribute to the protection of Alaska’s wild lands
Alaska Wildland Adventures’ dedication to sustainable ecotourism practices directly benefits the wild lands and wildlife of Alaska. We donate 10% of our pre-tax profits to local conservation efforts. Simply by choosing an Alaska Wildland Adventures trip or lodge package, you will join the thousands of others who, over the years, have helped to protect Alaska’s treasured resources for future generations.
Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Lisa McLaughlin for additional information and to BOOK!
When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!
Kenai Riverside Fishing Overview
All-Inclusive Fishing Trips
Welcome to the Kenai Riverside Fishing program at Kenai Riverside Lodge, your destination for incredible Alaska ﬁshing experiences. Kenai Riverside Fishing is part of Alaska Wildland Adventures, a long-time operator of guided ﬁshing trips since 1977. We fish from early June through late September, and our trips explore the world-famous Kenai River for freshwater species, like silver salmon, sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. We also ﬁsh Resurrection Bay for halibut, king salmon and silver salmon. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a ﬁrst time ﬁsherman, we’ll put you on the ﬁsh!
Amazing Fishing Opportunities
With over a million salmon returning to the Kenai River each year, we’ve picked up a thing or two about their favorite haunts. While we focus on the upper Kenai River and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, our guides follow the fish from the time they enter the river all the way to their resting place. Sockeye, silver, and rainbow trout fishing ebbs and flows across these 82 river miles, and our guides have a knack for the when-and-where that makes fishing the Kenai so spectacular. Fishing for halibut, silver and king salmon in Resurrection Bay out of Seward is an awesome saltwater fishing experience with incredible scenery and wildlife viewing as a bonus. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and will outfit you with top-quality fishing equipment and gear to maximize your chances of fishing success!
Flexible Itineraries and Activities
Our itineraries are ﬂexible to accommodate the needs and interests of your group or family. From groups that are 100% focused on ﬁshing to those who want to mix in other activities such as hiking, sightseeing, or rafting, we can create an itinerary to match the interests of everyone in your party.
Fishing timeline, based on the trends we see each year:
- June 11 – June 30: First run of sockeye salmon
- June 11 – July 31: King salmon fishing in Resurrection Bay. Please note that kings are a highly elusive species!
- July 15 – early August: Second run of sockeye salmon
- July 15 – August 31: Silver salmon in Resurrection Bay
- August 10 – August 31: Silver salmon on the Lower Kenai River
- August 5 – End of September: Prime trout fishing on the Upper Kenai River
- September: Silver salmon fishing and peak trout and Dolly Varden fishing on the Upper Kenai River
One of Alaska Wildland Adventures’ greatest attributes is the wide array of guided activities available to our intrepid travelers on all of our Alaska Adventures and Lodge Packages. Connect with nature through our variety of rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bear viewing, photography, Kenau Fjords Day Cruise, wildlife viewing, flight seeing and the Alaska Railroad.
Guided activities are offered “at your own pace,” with casual, moderate and challenging options to best suit personal travel goals. Our amazing naturalist guides will lead the way and provide safety briefings, instruction and wilderness interpretation on each excursion.
Our knowledgeable reservations team will be happy to provide more details about all of our activities while you plan your dream Alaska vacation!
Kenai Riverside Lodge
Our original log lodge and cabins in Cooper Landing, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and located right on the banks of the upper Kenai River.
Our original log lodge and cabins right on the banks of the turquoise Kenai River, Kenai Riverside Lodge is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is in close proximity to the nation’s second-largest national forest, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. During the day, hike through these wilderness areas, raft the mild class II+ rapids of Kenai Canyon, fish for world-famous Alaska salmon and trout, and keep your eye out for wildlife!
You’ll feel right at home in our cozy cabins, complete with private bath and porch. The authentically Alaskan ambience permeates this property, from the expansive riverside deck to the wood-fired sauna. Fresh and hearty gourmet meals complete your experience in gorgeous riverside Alaska.
Kenai Backcountry Lodge
An authentic Alaskan wilderness experience at a historic and ecologically managed log lodge surrounded by one million acres of designated wilderness.
Located in the heart of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on the shores of glacier-carved Skilak Lake, Kenai Backcountry Lodge is a remote wilderness retreat. Accessible only by boat, this historic property offers a chance to relax and reconnect with nature far from busy tourist areas. Activities are designed to highlight the stunning landscape, including the magnificent Cottonwood Trail overlooking the surrounding mountains and Skilak Lake below.
Cozy guest cabins are nestled into the forest and just steps away from the outdoor gazebo, wood-fired sauna and main lodge. Fresh and Alaskan-sourced gourmet meals are always a highlight of Alaska Wildland trips, and ask about the custom hydro-electric system, which utilizes the power of a nearby creek to lessen the dependence on generators.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
Our newest wilderness lodge, this seacoast paradise is surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park and is the only lodge located within the park.
As the only wilderness lodge within Alaska’s 700,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park, a stay at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers unparalleled wilderness access for your Alaska vacation! Nestled within an Alaska Native-owned wildlife sanctuary, the lodge and guest cabins enjoy stunning views of Pedersen Glacier. Lodge activities include sea kayaking amid harbor seals and glittering glacial ice, hiking to stunning vistas of the mountains and ocean, walking through the verdant coastal forest surrounding the lodge, beachcombing on Aialik Bay, canoe explorations to watch the wildlife play, and more! Each day, choose the activities that match your interest and energy level.
The lodge features a beautiful dining room and lounge area, as well as a staffed bar for a glass of beer or wine. An expansive deck with rocking chairs and views of Pedersen Glacier are just steps out from the main lodge. Private cabins, fresh and hearty meals prepared with gourmet flair, and a relaxing cedar sauna equipped with a Finnish stove complete your experience in rugged seacoast Alaska.
Prior to Departure to Alaska: All anglers flying to Alaska need to have negative COVID test result within 72 hours of departure & test result paperwork on hand to board the jet.
Alaska’s official state tourism organization is the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Anchorage has a Convention and Visitors Bureau with information about fun and interesting things to do in Anchorage. Our friends at alaska.org have a comprehensive site about travel to Alaska, full of great information and resources to help you plan your Alaskan vacation!
Travelers will want to fly in to the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska (airport identifier: ANC). For the majority of Alaska Wildland Adventures trips and Lodge programs, one of our drivers will meet you in Anchorage at a time specified for you upon confirmation of your reservation. Several major airlines service the Anchorage International Airport, including our favorite, Alaska Airlines.
Terms & Conditions
**Vaccine requirements for 2022: Due to the ongoing pandemic and out of care and concern for the health and safety of our guests and staff, all 2022 guests booked on a trip with Alaska Wildland Adventures are required to be fully vaccinated. Please request our Covid Conscious Travel Document for the full details of our policy requirements, along with information regarding provisions for qualifying exemptions. Aside from a short list of qualifying exemptions, our vaccination policy is non-negotiable. We appreciate your understanding**
2022 Alaska Wildland Adventures has Non-Hosted Dates Available –
-We have lots of availability August 26 – September 10 during peak silver salmon, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden fishing dates at our Kenai Riverside Lodge!
– Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Team for information!
All of our packages are available early June through late September. Every day is a fishing day with us, so if you plan a 6 day/7 night package, you’ll fish for 6 days.
All of our packages include transportation to/from Anchorage; private cabin accommodations; meals; fishing instruction; top-quality tackle including the best producing bait, lures and flies; top-quality fishing gear including rubberized rain gear, chest waders and boots, and U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices; and fish processing/vacuum packing and boxing. Trip price does not include Kenai Borough tax, fishing license, beer, wine, gratuities to staff or cost of shipping fish.
2 days/3 nights: $1,945 per person
3 days/4 nights: $2,875 per person
If you are short on time but want excellent Alaska fishing, our shorter packages are just right. Many guests find these packages pair well with other lodge stays or itineraries. Fish for salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.
4 days/5 nights: $3,725 per person
Chase kings or silvers in Resurrection Bay and float the upper Kenai for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and in-season salmon.
5 days/6 nights: $4,495
This is our most popular package! Chase kings or silvers in Resurrection Bay and float the upper Kenai for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and in-season salmon.
6 days/7 nights: $5,145 per person
Experience the best of Alaska fishing in this week-long package. You’ll have plenty of time to fish for the in-season species of salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Complement your freshwater experience with a day trip into Alaska’s productive marine waters in search of huge Pacific halibut.
7 days/8 nights: $5,850 per person
Experience the best of Alaska fishing in just over a week. You’ll have plenty of time to fish for the in-season species of salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Complement your freshwater experience with a day trip into Alaska’s productive marine waters in search of huge Pacific halibut.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Solo supplement, add 25% to cost of double. For Triple and Quad occupancy (when available), deduct $25.00 per person/per night. For example, if three people share a room for a 4 Day/5 Night trip, each person will deduct $125 (which is 5 nights x $25) from their trip cost. Kenai Borough Tax varies based on the number in your party and the number of nights you stay with us. The exact tax will be quoted when you make your reservation. State of Alaska Fishing licenses are not included in the package price and must be purchased directly from the State.
Our Alaska Adventures are all inclusive, small group tours which feature fully guided hiking, rafting, kayaking and relaxing at wilderness lodges on the Kenai Peninsula and in Denali National Park. Featuring trips from 7 to 11 days, we’ll find a trip and itinerary that meets your vacation needs and travel style.
We’ll take care of the details including lodging, transportation, equipment and most dining so that you’re able to simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.
All trip prices noted in our catalog are based on double occupancy. Taxes and seasonal fuel surcharges, when applicable, are not included in trip price and are subject to change prior to trip departure. We accept checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
|Payment Schedule:||Amount Due per Person:|
|121+ days prior to departure:||$1,000 or 50% of trip total, whichever is less|
|120 to 61 days:||50% of total|
|Within 60 days:||100% of total|
For Alaska Trip Add-Ons, additional deposits will apply in accordance with the specific Trip Add-On and operator. These deposit terms will be explained at the time of booking.
Reservations made within 60 days must be guaranteed with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation and rebooking will be subject to availability. Cancellation fees will apply.
Upon receipt of your initial deposit, we will send you written confirmation, trip planning materials and a travel insurance application. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Our policies go into effect at the time of book and upon receipt of deposit. Written cancellations and changes must be received in our reservations office to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
If the cancellation or change occurs:
|121+ days prior to departure:||The fee is $300 or 10% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|120 to 91 days:||The fee is $600 or 20% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|90 to 46 days:||50% of total trip cost, per person|
|Within 45 days:||100% of total trip cost, per person|
No refunds will be made on individual features, transfers or sightseeing voluntarily omitted by the participant. No refunds for unused services will be issued. Our tours operate rain or shine; see our Notes About Weather for more details. Refunds for cancelled flights or any services reserved outside of Alaska Wildland Adventures will be made in accordance with the rules of the carrier.
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
We strongly encourage all guests to purchase travel insurance.
FRA Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Trip Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!