We book many companies: they all have one thing in common, to share the beauty and wonders of this wilderness. All the tours are narrated by people well versed in the wildlife and history of the area. You have a choice of a large boat (100 foot or more) or a smaller boat (32 foot or more).
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.
- 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.
Three smaller boats with give you the advantage of a very personalized tour! They may go to the same places as the bigger boats, but you’ll come away with some unique photo opportunities and wildlife encounters.
A smaller group alternative for those who want a more personal sightseeing cruise experience in Kenai Fjords National Park. No more than 16 people aboard on one of the 43′ Delta’s or a new 30′ fiberglass catamaran with only 6 people.
Travel the Kenai Fjords National Park from Holgate and Aialik Glaciers to Fox Island and Gray Whale watching. Kenai National Park has everything you could want in a Seward, Alaska vacation on a spectacular sightseeing cruise.