Alaska River Adventures - Day Tours

Alaska River Adventures - Day Tours

Alaska River Adventures - Day Tours
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River Rafting & TubingFishing Charters & ToursHiking & Camping Tours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
With 40 years guiding in Alaska, we’ve guided thousands to Alaska's best spots... a few at a time.Rare permits let us fish in the National Wildlife Refuge where the best fishing and wildlife viewing is found. All of our guides are well seasoned old pros and we provide top quality equipment. Choose from lots of options – everything from half day fishing to week long all inclusive lodge packages and Wilderness River Expeditions.
Cooper Landing, Alaska
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Ryan C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Our guide Tom absolutely made the trip. He was an experienced raft guide and navigated the river with ease. 10 people in the raft was not easy work, but he made sure the trip was safe and comfortable for everyone. He was extremely personable and was easy to connect with. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we were seeing and the surrounding area. The gear they provide was more than enough protection from the elements and we left dry and happy! Not many rapids, but this was a "float" not a "rapids tour" so please come expecting to see great wildlife and learn a lot about the Kenai River.
Written August 16, 2021
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Michael W
Cottage Grove, MN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We spent the last days of our Alaska trip. in Cooper Landing. At the last second we were able to book a float trip with Alaska River Adventures. We were not disappointed. The trip was relaxing and the scenery beautiful. It was fun floating through the “combat” zone and watching the fisherman.

Ty was our guide and did a fantastic job of describing the Kenai River and the surrounding views.

At the end of our trip Ty went to get the trailer. I was taking pictures of my wife by our raft. My wife was commenting on how much she enjoyed our float but was only disappointed that she would be leaving Alaska and failed to see a bear. Sure enough 10 feet away from her in the river there was a bear swimming by.

Ty, thanks so much for completing our Alaska Adventure. We really enjoyed the time we got to spend with you on the river. I want to really thank you for sharing the smoked salmon, I loved it.

When I got home I called my son and immediately began planning a fishing trip to Alaska. We will definitely be booking a couple of days with Alaska River Adventures when we come up next time.
Written July 2, 2020
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Samantha H
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We did the full day rafting and gold panning adventure. And this was an ADVENTURE — the raft dropped us and a guide off on a little island where we hiked on a thickly wooded moose trail and forded a creek (they give you waders!) to get to the gold panning site. And this is no touristy little gold panning — it’s hard work and the real deal! Our guide, Mike, was so knowledgeable and fun. My kids (10, 12, and 14) had a blast. The river float was also beautiful, the scenery is unreal and our rafting guide Tom was so knowledgeable and patient. My one caveat would be that although the website makes this sound like a low-key outing, the gold panning portion is actually quite physically demanding, so I would not recommend it for very young kids or people who don’t have a basic level of physical fitness. That said, we are no backwoodsmen — just some regular suburbanites — and we had the time of our lives!
Written June 18, 2022
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taino55
Dallas, TX116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were fortunate to have Lucas as our Kenai river guide. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and a lots of fun. He taught us how to find and fish for Sockeye salmon, took us to several honey holes with fish and did his best so we could land our fish. My wife has become a baptized Alaskan(lol)! The boat ride was beautiful, everything at a leisurely pace, highly recommended, will do again! Thanks, Lucas
Written July 1, 2022
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Philip S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had an awesome day on the water with our guide, Jay, for our fly-out fishing trip! We quickly limited out on sockeye salmon and spent the rest of the day watching bears and exploring the lake. My sons loved every minute (even my teenager) and declared it the best day ever!
Written July 5, 2023
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John M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We did the half day fly fishing and it was excellent. We caught a number of trout, and accidentally caught one salmon. Before the trip I had been worried about keeping the fish so was happy to learn that it was catch and release, and our guide Jay was excellent at making sure the fish were not hurt during the catch/release process. He knew a TON about the river, fishing, nature, etc - we had a blast and learned so much. Both my wife and I loved it. Strongly recommend.
Written August 27, 2021
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Navigator111125
Eugene, OR12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
What can I say I have been on guided trips from The Galápagos Islands, Darwin Island, to Running Hell’s Canyon, and the Snake and Salmon River. I know what to expect from a guided trip. Alaska River Adventures delivers. Drive, Work Ethic, Joy, Fun, Knowledgeable, Safe and Caring. Just a few of the adjectives that describe the people at Alaska River adventures. Special thanks to Jeremy, Tyler, and Josie. In a very different world in 2020, Travel, health, and safety was a major concern. Everyone at Alaska River Adventure did a fantastic job to insure safety was priority, always making sure to maintain a clean and safe experience.
Written July 23, 2020
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Donald M
Tarpon Springs, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Our family are seasoned white water rafters so the opportunity to spend some time on the Kenai River was appealing. Tom was an excellent guide. He’s a uper knowledgeable about the environment and animal life, patient with kids’ questions but not someone who talks to fill the dead air. If you are booking this trip Tom or Angie will make your trip worth while.

The company staff (owner) is also very accommodating. If you have a need or a scheduling issue just ask, they were very easy to work with.
Written May 16, 2021
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Rich L
Cottonwood Heights, UT262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We booked 2 days of fishing on the upper Kenai river and the Kenai canyon section. Ty was our guide. Wow factor x 1000. 2 of the best fishing days of my life:-). We caught big trout and some monsters sock-eyes. Ty was on it and put us on the fish!!!!!! Epic adventure. The views-OMG. This is a must do trip. They took care of every detail.

Thanks Ty and staff
Written August 3, 2022
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sherryvegas777
Las Vegas, NV17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had the most perfect day river rafting with Alaska River Adventures! Tonya was an AMAZING guide and it was SO wonderful to float with her! We had four people, two couples, we saw 20 eagles and a juvenile fishing! Running red and green sockeye in the water, beautiful views, the famous Russian River combat fishing area and many amazing stories told. It was the PERFECT middle of our trip activity. I would go again in a heartbeat!
Written September 3, 2022
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