Secret Waters Guide Service

Secret Waters Guide Service is located on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Book your trip with an Alaskan resident guide and help support the local economy! Most guide businesses on the kenai river are and use non-resident guides and by booking with me you help support the local people and contribute to those who truly care more about the local resource! Come enjoy a professionally guided fishing trip on the world-famous Kenai and Kasilof rivers!

Capt. Kurtis will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 5 to 8-hour trips, fishing for 4 Salmon species and trophy Rainbow Trout, depending on the season. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, fly fishing, and spinning, depending on your comfort or skill level.

Your Kenai fishing adventure starts on an 18’ North River powerboat that can safely take up to 4 anglers.

All fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, and/or fly fishing gear will be provided for you. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The captain will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip and local processors are available to vacuum seal, freeze, and pack your fish for safe travel home!

Book your Alaskan fishing trip of a lifetime now and hit the water with Secret Waters Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $424
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $424
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (10:30am)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 6 - Aug 15
    US $424
    A 5-hour trip (or until the limit is reached) fishing on the beautiful Kenai River for Sockeye Salmon. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided for you and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor. These trips are available from July 7 to August 15. You and the captain will depart about 10:30 a.m. and get back to the dock at 3:30 p.m. Departure time can vary a bit between 1030 and noon
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Sockeye)
    Sockeye Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (4:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 6 - Aug 15
    US $424
    A 5-hour trip (or until the limit is reached) fishing on the beautiful Kenai River for Sockeye Salmon. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided for you and the captain will fillet your catch to take to the processor. These trips are available from July 15 to August 15. You and the captain will depart at 4:30 a.m. and get back to the dock at 9:30 a.m.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Sockeye)
    Sockeye Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 6 - Aug 15
    US $424
    A 5-hour trip fishing (or until the limit is reached) on the beautiful Kenai River for Sockeye Salmon. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided for you and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor. These trips are available from July 7 to August 15. You and the captain will depart at 4:30 p.m. and get back to the dock at 9:30 p.m.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Sockeye)
    Sockeye Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5hr trip - Silver Salmon (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $424
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5hr-Silver Salmon labor day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 2 - Sep 2 (Mon)
    US $424
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5hr-Silver Salmon labor day (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 2 - Sep 2 (Mon)
    US $424
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Fall Rainbow Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 16 - Nov 30
    US $530
    Late season Rainbow fishing can be a great time! Spend an 8hr day fishing for Trophy Rainbow Trout on the Kenai River! These trips are on a heated driftboat with all gear included.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Shared trip
    8hr trip Rainbow Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 19 - Jun 19 (Wed)
    US $580
    Enjoy a full day fishing the kenai river for Trophy Rainbow Trout All catch and release
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Shared trip
    8hr-Silver Salmon labor day
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 2 - Sep 2 (Mon)
    US $582
    Enjoy a 5-hour fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 5 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $584
    Enjoy a full day fishing trip on the Beautiful Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon. You will be fishing either for 8 hours or until you reach the limit of Silver Salmon. The limit is 2 Silver Salmon per person in August and 3 Silver Salmon per person in September. All rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided for your trip and the captain will fillet your fish to take to the processor.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Kasilof River king Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $584
    Enjoy an 8 hour day fishing the beautiful Kasilof River for King Salmon
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip – Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Jul 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $848
    This is an 8-hour trip on the beautiful Kenai River fishing for trophy Rainbow Trout. This private boat trip has a MAXIMUM OF 2-3 FISHERMEN on board and the empty seat will not be filled with a stranger so your group has the boat all to yourselves. This fishery is all catch and release. Both fly and/or spin fishing gear is used to target these trophy Rainbow Trout. All the gear is provided but you must purchase an Alaska fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Private trip
    8hr Trip – Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 15
    US $848
    This is an 8-hour trip on the beautiful Kenai River fishing for trophy Rainbow Trout. This private boat trip has a MAXIMUM OF 2-3 FISHERMEN on board and the empty seat will not be filled with a stranger so your group has the boat all to yourselves. This fishery is all catch and release. Both fly and/or spin fishing gear is used to target these trophy Rainbow Trout. All the gear is provided but you must purchase an Alaska fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Private trip
    8hr–Coho/Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 7 - Oct 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $848
    Spend 8 hours on the lovely Kenai River fishing for Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout. The trip is for up to 3 fishermen. You will typically fish for a limit of Silver in the morning and then fish the rest of the day for trophy Rainbow Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
87%
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Justin S.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon Fishing

VERIFIED   5hr trip - Silver Salmon (pm) on August 19, 2023
My mom and I had a very nice time on the river with Captain Kurtis and kept 2 silvers and one sockeye. We also caught a Jack...
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Jason K.
SMUGLRS NTCH, VT
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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7/7/23 Evening

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (PM) on July 6, 2023
Kurtis is great knowledgeable guide, Captain, and overall genuine person. We hooked up into some fish and he made sure I went...
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Robert G.
Woodland, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain kurtis

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon on August 12, 2023
Kurtis put us on silver salmon in the first half hour after we boarded his boat. He’s knowledgeable of the area and help...
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Christopher B.
Frisco, CO
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (PM) on July 20, 2023
Great trip and looking forward to booking with Capt Kurtis again. Great guy who treats the clients well and tries to put them...
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Dennis E.
Lecoma, MO
Excellent
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Half day trip w/Capt Kurtis

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon (AM) on August 16, 2023
Capt Kurtis was punctual, pleasant, and very helpful getting us lined out for fishing. Very pleasant, nice man. Boat was comfortable.
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FAQs about Secret Waters Guide Service

Secret Waters Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $212 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (10:30am) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (4:30AM) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Sockeye (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5hr trip - Silver Salmon (pm) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5hr-Silver Salmon labor day (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $212 per person - 5hr-Silver Salmon labor day (pm) (5 hours)
  • US $265 per person - Fall Rainbow Trout (8 hours)
  • US $290 per person - 8hr trip Rainbow Trout (8 hours)
  • US $291 per person - 8hr-Silver Salmon labor day (8 hours)
  • US $292 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Silver Salmon (8 hours)
  • US $292 per person - Kasilof River king Salmon (8 hours)
  • US $848 per group, additional US $106 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hr Trip – Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN) (8 hours)
  • US $848 per group, additional US $106 per person after 2 guests - 8hr Trip – Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN) (8 hours)
  • US $848 per group, additional US $106 per person after 2 guests - 8hr–Coho/Trout (MAX 3 FISHERMEN) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Secret Waters Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Secret Waters Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I will fillet all fish that are kept for no charge )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Secret Waters Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The Kenai and Kasilof rivers )

Secret Waters Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Secret Waters Guide Service include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Kurtis Jermain
Kenai, Alaska, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
27 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2021
Captain Kurtis was born and raised in beautiful Southern Oregon and grew up fishing the Rogue and Umpqua rivers. Kurtis started his guiding career in Oregon at the age of 18 and has over 23 years experience as a full time guide. He has been guiding in Alaska from 2014 on and has recently relocated to the world-famous Kenai Peninsula to live year round in the last frontier with his wonderful wife and 2 children.

About this listing

Targeted species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha 2023 engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
The Kenai and Kasilof rivers

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
I will fillet all fish that are kept for no charge
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Do not recommend children under age 4 unless you book a private boat trip to accommodate
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Kenai River Rainbow Trout fishing

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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