Alaska River Adventures

Alaska River Adventure has the personalized experience you crave with the experience you want in a world-class fishing charter. Explore fishing charters from Kenai Wildlife Refuge to Lake Creek to Scenic Rafting Trips!

Please note that these trips depart from Cooper Landing.

Featured Fishing Trips

Additional Trips from Alaska River Adventures

Wilderness Trips

Goodnews River
• 7 days, 6 night
• $3,995 per person from Dillingham

Serene and beautiful, this is the best of the silver salmon Alaska fishing trips to be found anywhere based on the number, size, and freshness of fish. Yum! The Goodnews River is a fisherman’s dream river. It threads its way through the Ahklun Range and from the headwaters to our take-out, these emerald mountains are never far away. The river offers some of the finest fishing in Alaska. Up to 10 species of fish can be caught in a single float. The stars of the river are the silvers. Add excellent fishing for rainbows, extraordinary numbers of dollies, and Arctic char, big grayling, and even a few lake trout. Only the Goodnews has it all.

The river is in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and we are one of only two operators permitted to guide float fishing trips on the river in any given week. We are limited to only six trips each year and they fill up quickly. Book early if you want to float this spectacular river.

Alagnak River
• 7 days, 6 nights
• $3,595 per person from King Salmon

It is an extraordinary experience to share this river with the
bears of Katmai Park. They know good fishing too. The fishing is extraordinary and the river, which begins in the Aleutian Mountains and flows through Katmai National Park, is beautiful.

It is a spectacular fishing trip and this float always delivers the chance to view bears fishing. The river offers few rapids and our guides easily sneak you through the only serious water. The attractions of the Alagnak are the great fishing, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Up to eight species of fish can be caught in a single float. King salmon run up to 50 lbs. and silver fishing can be excellent with fish up to 15 lbs. But the river is host to literally millions of red salmon and this is why we return every July.

This is one of the great trout streams of the world and a trip in September offers the opportunity to tie into a truly huge rainbow. Fish over 10 lbs. are not uncommon and most of the fish caught are over 20 inches long. Fall finds the tundra blazing with color and many animals down by the river. It is a great time to be in Alaska.

Lake Creek
• 6 days, 5 nights
• $2,795 per person from Anchorage

Lake Creek is a great river for families and fishermen alike and perfect for those who want to float a beautiful wild river. Which includes miles of fun, whitewater, Mt .McKinley upstream, good fishing and wildlife.

Much of Lake Creek’s 55-mile length is spiked with fun, rocky class III rapids and a few drops that are class IV. A string of old trappers cabins dots the river’s course, upstream views frequently frame Mt. McKinley and short side hikes lead us to bountiful berry patches and excellent views of the Alaska Range.

Its rocky course creates many holes, pockets and drifts and much of the river is ideal for the fly fisherman. The river hosts good Salmon runs along with Rainbow Trout and Grayling fishing. This diversity makes Lake Creek one of the finest float trips in Alaska.

An optional extension will let you spend a few nights in Cooper Landing. Not only is this a great option for the fisherman who wants a few more days of prime fishing, it is a wonderful experience for the whole

Scenic Raft Trips

Take a guided river trip through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. On a serene float with a few spirited but safe rapids, you can enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and even get a sense of the history of the area. Enjoy the quiet serenity of the wilderness, learn a little history as we float along, see the world-famous combat fishing area where millions of salmon bring thousands of fishermen. Most times of the year you see the salmon swarming upriver right under the raft.

The Upper Kenai Scenic Float
• 3 hours – $59 per person plus tax
• Departs daily at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m.

This guided river trip through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is our most popular trip. A serene float with a few spirited but safe rapids, it delivers scenery, wildlife and a sense of the history of the area.

You’ll enjoy the quiet serenity of the wilderness, learn a little of the history of the area as we float along, See the world famous combat fishing area where millions of salmon bring thousands of fishermen.

The Kenai Gold Prospector
A full day adventure combining our scenic float and an introduction to prospecting for gold.

• 9 hours – $289 per person plus tax
• Daily departures at 8 a.m.

The day begins at Prospector John’s with a short lesson to get you familiar with the sluice box and gold panning techniques… then we gear up and board the raft heading for a small stream that flows into the Kenai River.

There you and your guide walk a few hundred yards upstream to our chosen gravel bar and set up to find some gold. We never know what to expect for gold, sometimes it is, “WOW! Look what we got!”.And then there are other times, that aren’t so wow…

After you put the gold you have found into your poke, you walk back down to the river to rejoin the raft trip.

The scenic float continues through a section of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and not only shows off the beauty of the Upper Kenai River Valley but also all of it’s wildlife & abundant bird life. We often see moose or bear and almost always dall sheep and mountain goats on the ridges above the river. Eagle nests abound so it is a rare trip when we don’t see them – often young eagles are on the nest testing their wings in the middle of the summer…

This serene stretch of river is fun and safe for all ages & abilities. All gear is provided.


You can also choose one of our float fishing trips on Alaska’s best wilderness rivers.
These are ideal for independent fishermen who want to fish on premium Alaskan freshwater streams.

• Our rafts and drift boats are the highest quality
• Our Alaska fishing guides are ‘well seasoned old pros’
• Our rare permits let us take you where few others can

Alaska River Adventures has been in business under the same ownership for over 25 years, we are widely respected in the guiding industry and all of our guides are recognized as professionals by Orvis,
Sage, Fly Logic, St. Croix and many others. We are a G. Loomis sponsored guide service,
dedicated to conservation of our resources.

Our handcrafted log fishing lodge on the Upper Kenai River, just above
the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, offers 3 to 7 day all inclusive packages.

More Information

  • Chevron down What are the fishing regulations?
  • Fishing regulations change each year- for the most up-to-date information, please see the ADF&G website, at www.adfg.alaska.gov and the Southcentral Region, specifically linked HERE

  • Chevron down Buying Fishing Licenses and King Salmon Stamps Online
  • Buy your fishing and hunting license online at:  https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/ – these can be printed out ahead of time, but must be on your person whenever you fish!

    Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fishing License

    *2016 Fishing Regulations Online – Full Sport Fishing Regulations for State of Alaska
    *2016 Fishing Regulations Online – Sport Fishing Regulations for Seward Area (North Gulf Coast)

  • Chevron down The Seward Halibut Derby
  • Runs from June 1st-30th.  Miller’s Landing will be selling tickets for the Halibut Derby from their campground store.

    The Seward Silver Salmon Derby runs the 2nd Saturday of August every year, and is not only Alaska’s oldest fishing derby, but also the highest-dollar cash prize fishing derby in Alaska. You can buy tickets right at the store, and it’s a blast!

  • Chevron down Cancellation Policy
    • A $10 cancellation fee is imposed for all reservations cancelled.
    • Cancellations must be received by email only to [email protected] The cancellation notice date is the date the email was received at [email protected]  Phone cancellations will not be accepted.
    • Cancellations received by email 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a refund of 90% of the total amount of the reservation.
    • Cancellations received by email 15 to 29  days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation charge and you will receive a 75% refund. of the total amount of the reservation.
    • Cancellations received by email 14 days to zero days prior to arrival are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a 50% refund only if we are able to rebook  your camping, cabin, fishing, kayaking, watertaxi, shuttle, lunch, or activity. If we are not able to rebook your reservation then no refunds will be issued and. You must call or e-mail Miller’s Landing post date of cancelled stay in order for us to research whether or not your site booked. Sites that were booked of course qualify for the 50% refund, sites that were not unfortunately do not.
    • In some situations a raincheck worth 75% of your reservation may be issued at the discretion of Miller’s Landing management instead of the applicable cancellation charge. If this option appeals to you please suggest this at the time of cancellation. Rainchecks are good for one year and may be used for activities, camping or lodging owned by Miller’s Landing or towards the cost of hats, tee shirts, gifts, etc. sold in the Miller’s Landing store or items sold online. For items purchased online the customer is expected to pay for the cost of postage. Rainchecks may NOT be transferred to another person.
    • A 100% refund will be issued for any activity that was cancelled due to weather by Miller’s Landing. Miller’s Landing reserves the right to determine weather cancellations. Rain does not constitute cancellations.

    Please note:  Miller’s Landing encourages only guaranteed prepaid reservations. Unlike many other states, Alaska has  a very short tourist season which can make it  difficult for us to rebook when we have cancellations without ample notice.  

    If you are booking a charter and lodging and your charter , water taxi or kayaking is cancelled due to weather you are still responsible for the lodging or camping reservations and the normal cancellation policy applies. All of our activities are possible during rain, so rain does not constitute a cancellation.  Miller’s Landing is not responsible for vehicle break downs, personal emergencies, flight delays,  health issues or other unforeseen hardships.  We will try very hard to work with you but the cancellation policy will need to be applied  if we cannot issue a raincheck or find an alternative solution that appeals to both parties.

    Please understand that Miller’s Landing also incurs a hefty financial merchant fee from our bank  for the cost of charging your credit card and again for the cost of refunding it, and there is also a cost involved for the time involved in processing and refunding your reservation in employee costs. Our goal when taking your reservation is to have a solid, guaranteed prepaid reservation. We strongly discourage the practice of making reservations without having an airline ticket or making tentative reservations.  Thank you for your understanding.