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About Boatman's Fly Fish 'n' Drift
Boatman's is a professional guiding service with years of experience running daily trips on the world class Kenai River. We offer full or half day trips fishing for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Sockeye Salmon, and Silver Salmon. We use top quality fly fishing and spin fishing gear and comfortably fish from a 20' drift boat. German speaking guide available.
Cooper Landing, AK, USA
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an incredible day on the water. Weather did not start out great but Chad worked us into some great fishing. Very personable, very knowledgable and passionate about what he does. Highly recommend for people of ALL experiences. My girlfriend had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MattWD531
Road648742, Owner at Boatman's Fly Fish 'n' Drift, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Matt. It was great to have you and your girlfriend come fishing with me. If you get up here again, look me up!

Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful time with Chad and my girlfriends, fishing the fine waters of Alaska. Gorgeous weather and many fish were caught. Chad was an expert and very patient with us ladies. He had quality gear and a comfortable boat. Can't wait to go back. Fish on!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tobie M
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Chad was incredible!!!!! He had the patience of a saint and his knowledge of his craft was very impressive. We all caught tons of fish and had an absolute blast! We are now going to make fishing with Chad an annual event!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Missy P
Management response:Responded September 6, 2017

Thank you girls! It was a great time and I look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our group had a great time with Chad. He's a very friendly guy. I really liked his knowledge of the river and the area. He took us to a few spots on the river and let us know if we could do something better. I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank RyryD16
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thanks RyryD16 for the review! I look forward to fishing with you again, and hope you can make it back to Alaska soon!

Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Chad is a great guide to fish with. As other reviewers have said, he is very knowledgeable about his craft, and we caught many fish the day we went out. But honestly, that's not the most important part for me. Chad is fun, funny, patient...the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rick O
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thank you Rick O for your kind review. Hope to fish with you again sometime!

Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in AK 10 years and chad has become my fish guide every time family and friends visit. Reliably Awesome Every Time. Could not be happier with the service.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank JessieLynnHuff
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thank you JessieLynnHuff for your nice review!

Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Chad and his crew were absolutely fantastic. Being a beginner fly fisherman, he was very helpful explaining fundamental techniques. His local knowledge of the river was outstanding. Excellent navigator and just and overall good person. They are very accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend them.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jim F
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thanks Jim F, It was a pleasure fishing with you!

Reviewed August 20, 2016

Chad is an excellent guide. He's very knowledgeable and a master at his craft. He guided us to different areas, taught us various techniques required for each area and made sure the entire group caught fish. Chad made sure that we had an amazing trip....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank r00ster33
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

r00ster33, thank you for your nice review, and i hope to see you again also!

Reviewed August 16, 2016

Our family just returned from the most AMAZING FAMILY VACATION to ALASKA!!! If you are looking for a WONDERFUL GUIDE ~ I would highly recommend Chad "the Boatman" Martin!! We had booked one day of Trout and Volley Darden Fishing with Chad ~ drift 'n...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thank you for your review 23courtney, what a great time fishing with the Bishop clan from Texas!

Reviewed August 6, 2016

If you're looking for the best guide on the Kenai than look no further than the " Boatman ". Our guide Chad ( the boatman himself ) was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and most importantly, he put us on the fish. Honestly since the surroundings are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank barrass0
Management response:Responded February 22, 2017

Thanks for your kind response! It would be a pleasure to fish with you again!

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