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Alaska River Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Mile 48 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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+1 907-595-2000
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

With over 30 years guiding in Alaska, we’ve guided thousands to Alaska's...

With over 30 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.

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Folks, all I can say is book your day excursion w/ this outfitter, rain or shine! I spent the day on the river w/ guide, Ryan. They provide all you need: full waterproof gear... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Jill T
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Folks, all I can say is book your day excursion w/ this outfitter, rain or shine! I spent the day on the river w/ guide, Ryan. They provide all you need: full waterproof gear, boots, snacks, lunch, etc. Bring hat and gloves (my trip was Sept. 4th). The river was calm, beautiful and the wildlife and scenery was spectacular. Saw... More 

Thank Jill T
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful day with Zac. Out of Season. Just us and the stunning nature. Best lunch spot in Alaska. Thx guys.

Thank mopa1978
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We told our guide Luke that we wanted to bring home dinner. In Sept the trout and dolly varden were plentiful, but edible salmon are much harder to hook. Luke made it a mission to find us silver salmon and we landed a huge one!

Thank Julie A
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We did the full-day "scenic float" with Ryan and it was a spectacular experience. We are a family of three with an 8-year-old son and all of us enjoyed the trip immensely. Ryan was knowledgeable and passionate about the river, the wildlife, fishing, the area and much more. He was also so great with our son, from finding the route... More 

Thank Snicks9
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Tyler is an outstanding guide and gave us lots of tips for catching the big ones. We had a great 1/2 day fishing trip down the Kenai. Couldn't have had a better day on the river. Caught lots of large Dolley Vardens, Rainbows and Salmon this trip.

Thank Bglandon1
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Half day trip on upper Kenai River with Tyler was exceptional. Lots of fish caught and released on this perfect day. Had another trip planned in Seward but it was cancelled due to weather. Alaska River Adventures went out of their way to accomadate myself and friend visiting from L48.

Thank burdicre
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Big thanks to Scotty, who worked hard to provide an enjoyable, memorable raft trip down the Kenai River. We lucked out - it was a picture-perfect day. There were ten adults and two young boys on the three-hour ride; that seemed like a lot at first but it worked fine. There were a few eagles, lots of ducks/loons, and plenty... More 

Thank Derek N
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had such a great time on our 3 hour river float down the Kenai. Our guide Jeremy was great and really went out of his way to ensure we all had a fa tasting time. The float is a very relaxing way to spend a few hours in Cooper Landing

Thank Madjude
New Richmond, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The float trip was very nice - spectacular scenery. Our guide Scotty, was very nice, personable and seemed knowledgeable about the area. He did a great job. The only thing I would warn against is what their website says about the end of the trip. It says "The last leg of the tripis an easy walk up the Hidden Creek... More 

Thank Kat0420
Centennial, Colorado, United States
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We did the full day tour. It was a nice raft trip down the river. The guide was great. We didn't see much wildlife other than eagles. At the end there is a long hike out which is infested with mosquitos. Not the right deal. The people were nice but I would recommend only doing the half day tour.

Thank Ken_from_Denver

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