4 to 7 day wilderness float trips take you to some of the most spectacular rivers in Alaska. Trips for fishermen and naturalists. Come fish with our company - Alaskan fishing guides for trophy: Rainbow Trout, King Salmon, Red Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sea-run Dolly Varden. Fishing from drift boats on Alaska's Upper Kenai River and Kasilof River, we guide guests staying at Cooper Landing's most prestigious lodges. You can also chose one of our float fishing trips on Alaska's best wilderness rivers.
These are ideal for independent fishermen who want to fish on premium Alaskan freshwater streams. Our rafts and drift boats are the highest quality, our fishing guides are 'well seasoned old pros, our rare permits let us take you where few others can. Our company has been in business under the same ownership for over 30 years, we are widely respected in the guiding industry and all of our guides are recognized as professionals by Orvis, Sage, Fly Logic, St. Croix and many others.
Our handcrafted log lodge on the Upper Kenai River, just above the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, offers 3 to 7 day all inclusive packages. Thanks to our central location, you can fish new water for a different species every day or concentrate on your favorites. We also guide independent fishermen - you can join us for a day or two of fishing on all the same great freshwater streams and rivers as the guests at the lodge. Or you can join one of our wilderness float fishing trips - week long adventures in the real Alaska.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
2011 was our 33rd year as guides to Alaska's rivers which makes us one of the oldest and most respected guide services in the state. We started out running wild rivers all across Alaska and added a full service fishing lodge in Cooper Landing just over 20 years ago.
2. What is your company's mission?
To teach our guests to take what Mother Nature gives us and in a safe and environmentally friendly way, have as much fun as possible.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Fly fishing for salmon and trout (spin too) Wilderness River expeditions, Wildlife viewing trips - especially for bears. Rare permits let us guide you to places few others can.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The old man and company owner is George Heim, one of the founders. He doesn't guide as much as he used to but serves on several boards that protect the rivers, fish and wildlife that Alaska is blessed with.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The 5 day/ 6 night full service lodge package... as the population has gotten older the idea of a series of different adventures each day and a soft bed and hot shower each evening has gotten more popular than the wild river expeditions (even though those are pretty much 'catered camping'). Plus the variety of things you can do from the lodge is nearly endless so that too has its appeal - especially for families or groups with mixed interests.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
When guests who say "never have we ever repeated a vacation" become one of our regular groups that come back every year.