Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River

Visit the stunning Alaskan waters on the Kenai Peninsula, and enjoy a day of fishing with Peninsula Sportfishing. A local and professional guide, Guide Jared Lindquist has over 20 years of fishing experience in the area, and 8 years of guiding. He welcomes all types of anglers, and he’ll make sure you have an amazing day in these beautiful natural spots.

Jared will take you out on his 20’ Alumaweld aluminum fishing boat, powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine – perfect for fishing the waters of the Kenai River. The boat can take up to 4 anglers, and it features a fishfinder to help put you on the fish, and an icebox. It’s equipped with life jackets and all safety gear required by the Coast Guard.

The waters of the Kenai River are very prolific and they hide some trophy specimens ready to take your bait. You’ll be fishing for 4 out of the 5 Salmon species – King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Pink Salmon! Monster Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing are a favorite as well.

Your guide will provide you with all the fishing equipment necessary to reel in some prized fish – G-Loomis, St Croix, and Cast King rods, reel, and tackle. If you want to try out fly fishing, you’ll find the equipment on board as well. Test out a variety of techniques, and you’re sure to take home some real beauties!

At the end of the trip, Jared will clean and fillet your catch for you, so you can take it straight to the table upon your return home. Feel free to bring your kids along and show them how fun fishing can be, making some great memories. All you have to do is buy a fishing license before the trip, bring some rain gear, food, and drinks, and you’re all set!

Join Peninsula Sportfishing and let them show you a great time fishing on the Alaskan Kenai River!

If fishing is bad on the Kenai River, the Captain will take you out on Kasilof.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private (3MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,000
    To spend the whole day out on the waters of the Kenai River, book this 8-hour trip and go out on an adventure. You'll be targeting species like King, Silver, Sockeye, and Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. The fishing equipment will be ready for you, just bring a license, some food and drinks, and you're ready to have a great time! This is 3 people maximum trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (3MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $700
    If you'd like the boat all to yourself, book this private trip for up to 3 people on the stunning waters of the Kenai River. You'll spend 4 hours reeling in species like King, Silver, Sockeye, and Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. All the fishing gear will be ready for you on board, just bring a license, some food and drinks, and you're ready for your next adventure!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    If you want to spend a whole day exploring the prolific waters of the Kenai River, this is the trip for you. Spend 8 hours enjoying the natural beauty of the river, and reeling in a variety of fish species. Your guide will provide you with the fishing equipment, just bring a license, some food and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    On this trip, you'll head out to the waters of the Kenai River and spend 4 hours trying to reel in a variety of fish species that live in these waters. The list includes King, Silver, Sockeye, and Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden. All the fishing equipment will be provided for you, so just get a license, some snacks and drinks and hop aboard!
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About the Captain

Jared Lindquist
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
Angler's Choice
54 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Born and raised in Alaska. Grew up fishing in my backyard. Extremely passionate and both hungry and competitive to become the best possible fisherman I can be. Love showing people where I’m from and the awesome fish and wildlife we have here. Gives me joy to watch people enjoy the thing I love to do most!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolly Varden Dolly Varden
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat Specs

Alumaweld (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Ice Box
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Desiree G.
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Half day trip with Captain Jared

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared on August 3, 2021
Jared was on time and prepared for our fishing trip, he even had small enough gear for my youngest child. He took us to a spot...
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Danville, CA
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Half Day on the Kenai Targeting Sockeye

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (3MAX) on July 8, 2021
Jerry is a great guide…would definitely recommend. We met up with Tony at 1:00 and were on the water by 1:30. He quickly...
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Amazing day! Making memories!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared on August 14, 2021
This was awesome!!! Half day trip with the family, 2 adults, 2 kids (9 and 12 years) and we made lifetime memories! jared is...
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Glendale, AZ
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Fishing with Jared!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Combo Shared on June 20, 2021
Excellent pre-trip communications, quality equipment and a very experienced guide.  Jared provided a great trip, he went to...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (3MAX) on August 18, 2021
My son and I joined captain Jared for a half day on the Kenai. We were lucky to have the silvers running and perfect weather...
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FAQs about Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River

Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (3MAX) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (3MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (G-Loomis, St Croix, Cast King rods)
  • Live Bait (Sardines)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Kenai and Kasilof Rivers)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Kenai peninsula streams)

Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)