Trip Overview 

Located on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula, this operation’s proximity to Anchorage allows for short, quick fishing trips, single overnights, or multi-day packages, making the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge a solid stand-alone fishing destination or the perfect add-on to an extended Alaskan vacation. The location, amenities, and the size of the facility also make the Lodge an ideal option for large groups and large corporate retreats. It is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Kenai region, with access to both world-class fishing and a large number of non-angling activities as well. Aside from offering excellent action for kings, silvers, rainbows, and more, the Lodge also boasts a diverse line-up of adventure activities for non-anglers and family members, including bear viewing, rafting, Denali tours and glacier trips.

Destination Quick Facts 

Yellow Dog Community and Conservation FoundationLOCATION:  Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

SEASON:  Early June through September

CAPACITY:  50 guests per week

CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB:  Anchorage, AK (ANC)

TARGET SPECIES:  Rainbow trout, all five species of Pacific salmon, char, Dolly Varden, halibut, ling cod, rockfish and more

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  Photo identification for airlines and Alaska fishing license

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO     888-777-5060     INTL 01-1-406-585-8667       info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging Details
The Main Lodge offers accommodations for up to fifty guests, with excellent dining, a full bar and even a large conference space for business and corporate groups. The Main Lodge rooms and the riverside cabins all have fireplaces, comfortable furniture, and plenty of space. Some of the cabins are two levels with spiral staircases. You can expect amenities such as welcome baskets, "coffee to your door" wake-ups, riverfront views, private baths, fireplaces, and even a nightly happy hour in the main lodge building. This complimentary "Evening Happy Hour" is a big event at the Lodge, making for great times with all of the guests in attendance. For those looking for something other than a traditional lodge experience, Great Alaska Adventures Lodge also offers a number of backcountry camping options and permanent tent camps that provide the prefect balance of rugged and civilized living.

Food and Beverages
The Lodge staff appreciates the fact that your time off the water or trail is an important component of your vacation experience. Chef Mike and his staff serve up authentic and fresh American favorites that everyone can enjoy. Vegetarian and special dietary needs or kid's items are handled daily, and all meals provide options to "go light" or stock up for the following day's adventure! In the evening, prior to happy hour, be sure and check out Mike's bacon-wrapped Halibut chunks or smoked salmon and dill spread on thick rustic crackers.

Typical Length of Stay
One of the most flexible operations in all of Alaska, the Lodge offers trip packages of any length, from two to ten day trips. Guests can arrive and depart on any day of the week.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Great Alaska's Adventure travel packages also allow you to choose just how adventurous you want your vacation to be. Our packages have a broad range of activities, prices and night-stays to suit the needs of your group or family. Salmon, trout and halibut fishing, bear viewing, sea kayaking, rafting, Denali flight-seeing tours and glacier viewing are just some of the activities that guests can enjoy. Custom combo packages allow a mix of activities.

Internet / Communications
The Lodge does have Wi-Fi available during your stay. Cell phones may work throughout the area depending on your service plan.

FISHING

General Information
Great Alaska Adventure Lodge is permitted to fish the refuge trout waters of the Upper Kenai. This area is one of the most spectacular trout fisheries in the state; catching and releasing 20 trout or char weighing up to 10 pounds in a single day is not uncommon! The Lodge also fishes other options within the area, including the Kasilof River, Anchor, Deep Creek and many others. During your stay, you will have the option to fish multiple scenarios depending on your preferences.

One thing that makes Great Alaska Adventure Lodge totally unique is the phenomenal "home water" fishing situation. They offer what they call the "evening beach fishing program" directly in front of the Lodge. This beach, stretching from the guest cabins to the water, boasts five world records - possibly more than any other single run in Alaska! Each evening, one of the guides is there to assist with evening fishing and offer instruction and assistance in landing fish. This is a huge bonus, as the home water option allows guests to fish immediately upon arrival and right up until an hour before departure! Evening fishing hours during your stay are almost unlimited.

Boats and Equipment

Equipment used at the lodge includes a variety of 20-foot River Sled jet boats, drift boats, and airplanes. While spin fishing and conventional tackle is included in all packages, fly fishing gear and equipment is not. It is recommended that fly anglers bring their own gear and equipment. The Lodge does have a large amount of spinning and conventional gear on hand for guest use.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival into Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections directly to Anchorage. From there, you have the option to drive to the Lodge down along the Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula, or take a quick flight to Kenai. Please discuss details with Yellow Dog.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Getting to the Lodge is easy. You will be picked up in Anchorage early in the morning and then driven a scenic two-hour trip, which will get you to the Lodge in plenty of time to check-in, receive a quick orientation and lunch, and fishing for the rest of the day. On arrival day, your transfer from Anchorage to the Lodge is included in the overall package price. On your departure day, the transfer and return back to Anchorage is NOT included, and guests have the option of a shuttle commuter flight or a float plane from in front of their cabin for additional charges.

Documents Required
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased at the lodge, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and based on double occupancy. Trips of any length of stay with multiple activities can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.

These fully-guided packages are offered during the prime times of season, allowing anglers to target silvers, steelhead, char and large rainbow trout. Fish the Upper Kenai River, a number of local streams, and throughout the Kenai Wildlife Refuge.

Fly Angler Trip Packages
6 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $4,595.00 per person
4 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,695.00 per person

What's Included

  • Meet-and-greet at the airport in Anchorage (ANC) and arrival day transportation between Anchorage and the Lodge
  • All Lodge accommodations double occupancy
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Nightly complimentary happy hour
  • Daily guided fishing and use of conventional and spin fishing equipment
  • Fish preparation and packing

What's Not Included

  • Round-trip transportation between your home city and Anchorage (ANC)
  • Meals and accommodations in Anchorage
  • Use of fly fishing equipment
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Alaskan fishing license ($30) and Alaskan King Salmon stamp ($30).
  • On your departure day, the transfer and return back to Anchorage is NOT included
OTHER INFO

We're happy to coordinate your visit to the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge with cruise stops, business trips to Anchorage, or other Alaska travel plans. If your Alaska vacation is part of another tour or business trip, we can easily arrange day-trips and single-night stays so you can get a taste of what Alaska Adventure travel is all about. We'll gladly work with you to arrange the ideal itinerary.

Client Testimonials

“I spent 4 day's fishing with a new location each day and landed over 250 fish (Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Steelhead, Silvers, and of course Pinks) including the biggest Rainbow I've ever caught. 33.5 inches and a girth of 19.5 inches, estimated weight of about 18 - 20 pounds....WOW! Great Alaska's hospitality was absolutely the best. Our guide was a rock star when it came to knowledge of the rivers and sounding area. Can't wait for my return visit. Thanks for making this trip one to remember and for the record books!”
- Doug (Seattle, WA)