MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED
How do I get to
Kenai Riverbend Resort?
All of our clients fly into
Anchorage Alaska. From Anchorage they rent a vehicle and make the 3-hour
drive to Soldotna. The drive is very beautiful and full of scenery. It
is also a very easy drive. Some of our clients prefer to fly into Kenai
and then rent a vehicle in Kenai. The Kenai airport is just minutes from
the resort. Ask about special airfares and rental car rents when you
call, we work out some great rates for our clients!
Since you only
serve a continental breakfast what do I do for Lunch and Dinner?
All cabins have cooking
facilities and barbeque grills. Many of our clients eat breakfast at the
lodge, pack a snack for lunch and then go into either Soldotna or Kenai
for a nice sit down meal. Both Soldotna and Kenai have 24-hour grocery
stores like Fred Meyer and Safeway. Restaurants are everywhere and
very inexpensive, our local diner serves meals for an average of $10.00 per
plate. Prices are very reasonable!
What is the summer
Our summers are beautiful, our
typical day begins with morning temperatures in the 40’s and daytime highs
get up to high 70’s. Rain and clouds are possible at anytime but usually
do no last long. We do not have many bugs!
How much daylight
do we have in the summer?
From May to the end of August
we have an average of 19 hours a day of sunlight. Rising at 4:00 am and
setting at 11:00 pm. Plenty of time and daylight to do all the things you
want while on your fishing vacation!
How much are
Alaska Fishing Licenses?
The lodge sells fishing
licenses so do not worry. License fees for non-residents are 1-day -
$20.00, 3-day - $35.00, 7-day - $55.00, and 14-day - $80.00. If you are
fishing for King Salmon you also need a King Salmon Stamp, which are sold
in the same increments and prices as the licenses. For example a 7-day
fishing license with a 7-day King Stamp will cost you $85.00. This
license covers you for all types of fishing (fresh and salt).
What is provided
on Fishing Charters?
Kenai Riverbend Resort provides
all of our guided clients with boats, G-Loomis Rods, Shimano-Penn-Okuma
Reels, baits, instruction, and the best guides in Alaska. Everything is
provided just bring yourself!
How big are the
boats and how many fish per boat?
Our Kenai River boats are 20’
Willie Predator riverboats with 4- stroke Honda outboards. They fish 4
anglers and all boats have deluxe seats with backs and arm rests. Our
Offshore-Saltwater boats are 33’ Hatco Offshore Cruisers. They come
equipped with state of the art electronics, twin 225 Honda outboards,
marine bathroom, heated cabins and a huge deck for our 6 anglers aboard
along with the captain and deckhand.
How long are the
Most of our trips are 6 - 10 hours. Saltwater trips start at all times of the day due to tidal movements
therefore some trips may start at 5:00 am or 2:00 pm it all depends on the
tide for that day. All-day fishing trips are 10 hours.
How big are the
Alaska is known for our
gigantic fish. Expect King Salmon from 25-80 pounds, Silver Salmon from
8-20 pounds, Sockeye Salmon from 6-15 pounds, and Pink Salmon from 4-12
pounds. Our Pacific Halibut average 25-50 pounds with many over 100 and
some into the 200-pound class. Ling Cod to 60 pounds and many 5-10 pound
rockfish. Our expert guides will instruct each client with all the
techniques and secrets of getting these huge fish in.
How do I get my
Most packages include one box
(50 pounds) of processing. We fillet, vacuum pack, freeze and box
your catch for the trip home. Extra boxes are $65.00. Most of our
clients take their fish back as checked baggage on the airlines. Your
fish will stay frozen in our boxes for up to 24 hours. Remember to pack
light, to take fish back home with you and cut freight costs. We can also
ship Fed Ex if you prefer.
should I bring?
Pack Light! Dress is very informal in Alaska. You could wear the same
jeans and shirt for a week and nobody would look at you differently. We
recommend jeans, sweatshirts, tennis shoes and knee-high boots and rain
gear. Dressing in layers is the way to go and remember you can always
take clothes off
Kenai Riverbend Resort
P.O. BOX 1270
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
E-mail us at
Phone: (907) 283-9489
Fax: (907) 283-8449