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Kenai Peninsula Fishing Charters

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Kenai Peninsula: 55 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Soldotna
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(61 reviews)
Homer
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trips from $2,804
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Homer
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trips from $2,805
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Kenai
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trips from $185
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(67 reviews)
Homer
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Soldotna
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trips from $215
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(159 reviews)
Homer
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Homer
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(119 reviews)
Kenai
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trips from $185
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(53 reviews)
Kenai
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trips from $225

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Kenai Peninsula are: Full list of top fishing charters in Kenai Peninsula

The average price for a private 4 hour Kenai Peninsula fishing trip is $724, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,821 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Kenai Peninsula that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Kenai Peninsula provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Kenai Peninsula are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Kenai Peninsula are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $3,294
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $293
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $753
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $925
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $936
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,279
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,320
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,598

For anglers looking to hook Salmon, few things can compare to a Kenai Peninsula fishing adventure. Located south of Anchorage, it’s surrounded by productive fishing grounds including the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Lovers of the outdoors won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to fish in this natural paradise!

The Kenai Peninsula offers the most diverse sportfishing in Alaska. It’s home to all five species of Pacific Salmon and boasts a world-record-holding King (Chinook) Salmon fishery. That’s not all either, you’ll also hook into massive Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Halibut, and Lingcod. If you’re looking for more, try your hand at clamming – a great activity for youngsters.

For a more relaxed option, head to the Kasilof River. This drift-only fishing haven is home to massive Steelhead. It also restricts access to motorized boats, making for incredible fly fishing opportunities. For Halibut and Lingcod, the Cook Inlet and Resurrection Bay provide some of the best conditions in the world.

The best part about fishing the Kenai Peninsula is the variety of trips on offer. For serious Salmon action, the Kenai River and remote fly-in lakes call. If you have the time for a full day trip or, better yet, a multi-day trip, go for it!

This is Alaska’s most popular fishing spot, especially in summertime. Whether you’re heading out of Kenai, Soldotna, or Seward, hotels and campgrounds fill up fast. Be sure to book a charter and find lodging well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Rules & Regulations

While some charters include fishing licenses, most don't. In that case, you'll need to buy your own freshwater and saltwater license before hopping aboard. If you’re going after the Kenai River’s most popular resident, you’ll also need to get an extra King Salmon stamp. Possession and bagging limits in these waters can get tricky, so it’s best to head out with an experienced guide. 

Kenai Peninsula
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25518 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

It’s too cold to do any productive fishing, but there’s still plenty to do in this winter wonderland! Visit the Turnagain Pass to soak in the stunning scenery and take part in unlimited winter activities.

February

Some Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden show up in the Kenai River, but most boats are still out of the water. Head to Soldotna instead and take part in the Frozen RiverFest. There’s food, games, and fun for all!

March

The weather finally starts to warm up and there may even be a few boats in the water. Head out with a brave captain in search of local Alaskan Flounder and Pollock, and you may even hook into some Halibut.

April

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived – spring! Start testing your angling skills against Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout in preparation for the kick-off to Salmon season next month. 

May

Boats fill up and anglers from all over start to trickle in for the spring run. Things really get going mid-month when King Salmon arrives! ‘Til then, hook into Rainbow Trout, Grayling, and Chum Salmon.

June

King Salmon fishing is in full swing and everyone is out there making the most of it. Red (Sockeye) Salmon come through for their first run, making this an especially productive time for fishing the Kenai River!

July

The Lower Kenai is packed with anglers going after King and Red Salmon, but you won’t miss out if you head elsewhere. Saltwater Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish deliver across the board. 

August

Silver (Coho) Salmon outnumber the Kings, but it’s a time where you can hook into all five varieties of Salmon across the Peninsula. If you’re a tournament angler, check out the Kenai River Classic.

September

As we start to say goodbye to the Salmon population, we welcome another run of Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout in the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers! In saltier waters, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish deliver.

October

It’s your last chance to get out on the water, as most captains close up shop by the end of the month. Fly fishermen and light tackle enthusiasts will want to get out for great Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing! 

November

There’s a noticeable chill in the air now, but you can still do some Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing, if you can find a willing captain. Alternatively, head out on your own for some wintery solitude.

December

There’s no lack of Christmas cheer on the Kenai Peninsula and the locals love to throw a party. Check out one of the many festivals and craft shows to bring out your inner child!

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Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Homer, AK
Make sure to book during one of the salmon runs. The guide was great but the but the fishing was hard.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure to book during one of the salmon runs. The guide was great but the but the fishing was hard.
Ira  S.
Ira S. Rockwall, TX
Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. United States
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
John  S.
John S. Snohomish, WA
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Corey  L.
Corey L. United States
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Renee  H.
Renee H. United States
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Lorraine  V.
Lorraine V. Sumter, SC
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Joseph  E.
Joseph E. United States
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Dennis  R.
Dennis R. Vancouver, WA
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Yoshi  S.
Yoshi S. Fort Payne, AL
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Sam  A.
Sam A. Parker, CO
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Homer, AK
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
John  P.
John P. Boise, ID
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Mike  G.
Mike G. United States
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Kenneth  J.
Kenneth J. WILIAMSBG Township, ME
When looking for fishing success in Seward, look for Alaskan Dream Charters. Capt. Levi and his team are knowledgeable and always ready to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When looking for fishing success in Seward, look for Alaskan Dream Charters. Capt. Levi and his team are knowledgeable and always ready to catch fish.
Sherry  C.
Sherry C. Gainesville, FL
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Jenette  B.
Jenette B. Elko, NV
Make sure you bring clothes for the sun and the rain! I am always packing shorts and full bibs and rain gear. Please for the love of god WEAR BOOTS.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring clothes for the sun and the rain! I am always packing shorts and full bibs and rain gear. Please for the love of god WEAR BOOTS.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Dothan, Alabama
Devote several days and try different trip options...so you increase your odds for both good weather and finding the fish. And savor the whole experience, the whales and sea otters, the food, the people and history. And listen to the guides--unless you've fished a lot of Alaska, it's not like anything you've done before. And be flexible--make the most of whatever the weather and fish gods offer. And at the end of the day, have the best dinner in Alaska at The Cookery.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Devote several days and try different trip options...so you increase your odds for both good weather and finding the fish. And savor the whole experience, the whales and sea otters, the food, the people and history. And listen to the guides--unless you've fished a lot of Alaska, it's not like anything you've done before. And be flexible--make the most of whatever the weather and fish gods offer. And at the end of the day, have the best dinner in Alaska at The Cookery.
Lee  L.
Lee L. Anchorage, Alaska
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Seattle, WA

Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Capt Josh put us on fish and we had a great time. Hopefully get to go out again tomorrow with him . Weather might be an issue
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Lewisville, TX
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Dean was a awesome guide vary professional and made sure we was able to get on some fish will definitely use him In the future
Kenneth  C.
Kenneth C. Onalaska, TX
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
The day out on the water with Capt Corey was stellar even without having a second mate on board. Everyone caught fish and there were quite a few keepers - salmon were not in the cards but it was still a great day
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Would recommend this fishing charter to anyone. Halibut early and King Salmon after. Couldn’t ask for a better captain. Seemed to know right where the fish would be. Boat was clean and well taken care of. Thanks Josh!
Matthew  Y.
Matthew Y. Felton, PA
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Don’t hesitate to book Dean. We had an amazing day on the water! Would book this experience again!
Rory  M.
Rory M. Spearfish, SD
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
The fish may have not been cooperating but Capt Jared didn’t give up. I caught my first salmon in the last few minuted of the day - all thanks to efforts of our guide. What a great way to celebrate my 61st birthday! Both the boat and equipment were very well maintained and I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone!
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
We had an absolute blast on the boat with Eric! Great day fishing and my wife pulled in her first ever silvers! Planning many more trips with Eric!
Cambry  C.
Cambry C. Seattle, Washington
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
We had a blast, the captain and deck hand were very helpful and patient with us. Caught fish and made memories!
Jed  K.
Jed K. Alva, FL
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Dean is the top. He is super professional. His boat is top notch, clean, and well organized. With Dean it seemed everything just ran so smooth. Even though looking around I didn't see many fish being caught, our group caught nice fish. If you are going out on the river and need a guide, go with King of the River. If he has any openings.
Daniel  R.
Daniel R. Andover, MN
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Very personable, showed us everything, very safety conscious. He made my trip very enjoyable!!
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Homer, AK
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(119 reviews)
We had a great time with Capt. Dean & Wade. Both were friendly, knowledgeable and did their best to get some fish on. Slow day out there but didn’t leave empty handed. Would certainly fish with them again!
Jason  E.
Jason E. Meridian, ID
D's Fishing Company
D's Fishing Company
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Outstanding guide. He know the Kenai river and where the fish will be. Most importantly, he communicates with other guides to assess the conditions and where the fish are moving. We will be fishing with DUSTIN AGAIN.
Dean  Y.
Dean Y. Renton, WA
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water in Kachemak bay! It was a last minute booking and it was awesome! The captain and his mate were fun to be with, and knowledgeable and put us on the fish! The fishing started of a little slow but ended up catching over a 70 lb halibut, and two yellow eye rockfish ( my first yellow eye!) And a bunch of smaller good eaters too, Definitely will be back!
Hunter  N.
Hunter N. Williamsburg, Virginia
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
The captain was knowledgeable and the deck hand did a good job filleting my fish and keeping up with baiting rods. I will go out with them again.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Seattle, Washington
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
This crew was amazing. They are great fishermen, guides, naturalists, and hosts. We arrived in Homer as strangers but left with new friends, tons of knowledge, great memories, and A LOT of fish. Thanks so much for everything! We will see you again soon!
Tessa  B.
Tessa B. United States
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time on the water. Korey and his ship mate were great and helped us out very much! Thanks!!
Daryl  S.
Daryl S. Goshen, IN
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
We booked this well in advance of our trip to Alaska and it was easy even from the UK. We had good updates throughout and clear instructions of where to go and what to bring. On the day we had a short safety briefing and a trip out into the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. Fantastic day on the water with nice people, caught some fish..bonus and iverall a brilliant experience. Thanks Josh and Rachel
Tony  M.
Tony M. Homer, Alaska
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Overall amazing trip! The captain and 1st mate were friendly and awesome!! Captain Cory took us to great spots for halibut and salmon. Also, Blaze helped out tremendously with baiting the hooks and fileting the fishes caught. Thanks for the great memories during our Alaskan fishing experience!
Lynna  L.
Lynna L. Barrow, Alaska
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
The weather wasn't nice. The fish were slow to bite, but we caught our limit in our planned duration and had a good experience.
Rob  M.
Rob M. Cary, NC
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had the most amazing trip with Red Door Charters this past weekend! Captain Allen knew right where the fish were and we were able to catch our limit of both halibut and salmon! Kai the deck hand was knowledgeable and fun to be around!
Nancy  A.
Nancy A. Las Vegas, NV