The Kenai Peninsula has the most fantastic salmon fishing in all of Alaska. The peninsula is also a great starting point for a scenic drive to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Located on the Kenai River, Cooper Landing was first settled by the Kenaitze Indians, who set up fish camps along the river. More recently, Cooper Landing was the site of the first gold discovery in Alaska in 1848, the year before the California Gold Rush. Early Russians discovered the gold but proved more interested in the fur trade.
Kenai tours such as fishing and river rafting are great options while visiting the area. Check out all of our Kenai excursions below.
Activities & Adventures
Enjoy a morning or afternoon of peace and serenity as you kayak through Kenai Lake. Learn about the local history, surrounding mountain range and the floral and fauna of the…View Details
Kenai River Scenic Float
Relax and enjoy a leisurely float on the turquoise waters of the Kenai River and into the heart of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the solitude and serenity of…View Details
Kenai Canyon River Rafting
Spend a day exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on a thrilling Class II+ raft trip on the Kenai River. Nearly two million acres in size, the Refuge offers majestic…View Details
Backcountry Gold Prospecting Adventure
Experience first-hand the challenges miners throughout Alaska’s history endured, and still endure, prospecting and mining in the back country! Leave behind the complexity and noise of today in exchange for…View Details
Kenai Upper River Fishing (Full Day)
Relax for the day and go fishing for sockeye and Coho salmon (depending upon time of year), Dolly Varden and rainbow trout (all season, catch, photograph and release) in the…View Details
Kenai Upper River Fishing (Half Day)
Relax for a few hours and go fishing for sockeye and Coho salmon (depending upon time of year), Dolly Varden and rainbow trout (all season, catch, photograph and release) in…View Details
Gold Panning at Prospector John’s
Learn and experience the ABC’s of gold panning and gold mining, starting your adventure with locally-sourced raw gold ore. Miners of old and still today begin with raw gold ore…View Details
Nature & Wildlife
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Spend a day cruising the unspoiled wonders of Kenai Fjords National Park. The narrated tour begins when your vessel ventures out from Seward to Resurrection Bay. Then, you’ll head out…View Details
Sightseeing & City Tours
Explore Historic Seward
Journey along Alaska’s only National Scenic Byway and take a trip into the historic town of Seward. Once in Seward, take the opportunity to visit the Alaska Sea Life Center—Alaska’s…View Details