Kenai Day Tours & Attractions
Kenai serves up a wide variety of amazing attractions and activities. Choose to stay at a fishing lodge that provides access to the Kenai River or enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning coastline. You can also take a charter boat for a day at sea, go on a flightseeing or bear-viewing tour, and visit historical sites. For insider tips and information, visit one of the visitor information centers located throughout the area.
Kenai / Soldotna
Fishing Charters View All
Kenai River • Lodge-based trips
The logo for the Soldotna B&B Lodge says it all: a guest who’s lounging in bed — while also fishing. This family-run fishing lodge directly on the Kenai River offers a relaxing place to soak up the sights and sounds of nature, while also delivering a front-row opportunity to do some of Alaska’s most famous, exciting fishing. All stays carry a two-night minimum, but most guests stay longer (an average of 5 – 7 days), which is easy to do given the ...more
Feel the thrill of world-class salmon and trout fishing on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula with experienced, passionate guides. You’ll get out on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers, just hours from Anchorage, with a team that knows where the fish will be running each day. Spend a day, or make it a multi-day trip with a custom package that includes lodging on the river.
Where can you find the biggest salmon, on average, in the entire world? In the Kenai River. And The River Crew, based in Soldotna, can take you to some secret spots on the famous river to fish for salmon and trout — whether you’re an experienced angler or not.
Flightseeing Tours View All
Glaciers • Volcanoes • Cook Inlet
Natron Air’s owner and only pilot, Tim, can take you flightseeing to some of Alaska’s most beautiful places: the Harding Icefield and Mt. Redoubt Volcano. You can also opt for a bear-viewing tour that includes a beach landing, where you can photograph bears in their natural environment.
Bear Viewing Tours View All
2 hr drive from Anchorage. You’re closer to the hot spots, so the prices are lower
Fly out of Soldotna with Natron’s owner and pilot, Tim. You’ll soar over the Cook Inlet towards Mt. Iliamna Volcano and land on a beach, right where the bears are. You’ll watch them playing and clamming and be close enough to take amazing photos.
Visitor Information Centers View All
This is the place to begin for information about Soldotna and the surrounding area — everything from where to stay and eat to the perfect activities for your interests. You can also pick up statewide visitor guides and other publications, and enjoy their boardwalk down to the Kenai River.
Historic Parks & Sites View All
Quick: what’s the longest combined rail and highway tunnel in North America? It’s the Anderson Memorial Tunnel, and you’ll drive through it on the scenic and historic drive to Whittier. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier. This audio guide gives you the inside scoop on its fascinating history. You’ll… ...more
Museums & Cultural Centers View All
Visit the Soldotna Homestead Museum to see authentic
Homesteading is a huge part of Alaskan history and the Alaskan experience; and to learn about how Soldotna was homesteaded in 1947, this is the place to come. The museum itself is a historic village; the original log cabins were transported here. Each has a motion-activated speaker with narration on the significance of the building, as well as signage about the building.
Fairs & Festivals View All
Summer Wednesday evenings in Soldotna are times that everyone looks forward to. That’s when the famous — and free! — Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series takes place in the beautiful Soldotna Creek Park. It happens weekly from June through August, and on top of catching some great music, it’s a fantastic chance to meet locals.