Alaska Boat Rental & Fishing Guide Service


Alaska Boat Rental & Guide Service provides professionally guided fishing trips on the Kasilof & Kenai River for king, sockeye and silver salmon.

Flexible, versatile, experienced, and friendly, we offer one of the widest range of fishing experiences on the peninsula. In addition to our guided fishing trips, we also offer rod & reel equipment rental, boat rentals, mountain bikes and more for the do it yourself angler and explorer. We also partner with some of the top businesses on the peninsula for fly-out fishing, bear viewing, glaciers, halibut trips, and lodging.

Fishing the Kasilof & Kenai rivers successfully means understanding the complexities of salmon migration run timing, salmon behavior, water-flows, and regulations. An introduction on how we manage all those complexities can be found on our Kenai River Fishing page.

Alaska Boat Rental & Guide Service is located in Soldotna, Alaska but we fish the entire Kasilof & Kenai River watershed. Call us and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions on fishing adventures, fly-outs, lodging and other advice on how to have the best Alaska vacation possible!


In our inventory:

  • (11) custom built 18' and 20' power boats

  • (3) 17' and 21' drift boats

  • (1) 22' C-Dory ocean boat

Whether fishing for salmon or halibut, digging for clams, or sightseeing for wildlife, we supply top end rental equipment to make your time in Alaska an experience to remember!

Other common uses of our power boats include dip netting (Alaskan Residents only), hunting, and surveying.

Our drift boats allow for self-guided anglers to fish in motor restricted regions, fish during "drift boat Monday's" on the Kenai River,  and cater to those who prefer the peach and quiet of drift fishing.

We provide the equipment to make every vessel coast guard approved and go beyond the essentials to make the equipment safe and comfortable.


May 15 - July 31

1/2 Day $200

Full Day $250

Kasilof & Kenai River King Salmon are world renown and anglers come are from all over the world year after to year for the chance to catch one of these magnificent fish.  


Sockeye Salmon

June 15 - Aug 10

1/2 Day $200

Full Day $250

The Sockeye Salmon of the Kenai River are the most plentiful salmon in the river. We'll teach you the proper technique to catch these fantastic salmon considered by most to be the top table fare of the salmon species.

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Silver Salmon

Aug 1 - Oct 1

1/2 Day $200

Full Day $250

Silver Salmon is some of the best of the year.  Starting in early fall when the river is quieter these are some of the hardest fighting salmon in the river. Not as big as the Kings but several pounds larger than the Sockeye these are hard fighting fish at the end of your line. 

At Alaska Boat Rental & Guide Service we also rent the gear you might need for your trip. We have rod and reel packages, salmon nets, dip nets, boots and waders to name just a few of our more popular items. If you don't see what you are looking for here on our website, just give us a call and ask. We are constantly adding to our rental gear inventory based on customer demand.  View our rental information page to learn more.

Plan Your Alaska Fishing Adventure

Information on the most popular fishing areas in the Kenai Peninsula

How to identify the five species of Salmon in Alaska

Here are tips on tackle and fishing techniques used in the Kenai area.

What to bring and how to prepare for a fishing trip in Alaska.

When is the best time to fish in Alaska, and where can I get the most current information on salmon runs?

What to expect for weather in Alaska, and how to get updates on current conditions.

What to expect for weather in Alaska, and how to get updates on current conditions.

From our customers:

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We've been coming to the Kenai River for fishing for years. We met the guys from Alaska Boat Rental in 2015 and what a bunch of great guys. We've been fishing with them every since and couldn't imagine it any other way.

It's great to see this business operating on the Peninsula and they have great quality boats and know exactly what they are doing on the water. With the limited availability of public access fishing areas on the river, renting a boat is definitely the way to go. You can fish at your own pace and and your own times, have access to areas only accessible by boat, have more flexibility to find the fish, and them up the river! We look forward to this every summer!


Joel M.

Boise, ID

"Fishing in Alaska is a blast but the access you gain from a boat is the only way to go. Alaska Boat Rental & Fishing Guide Service were so professional and easy to communicate with and their equipment is top notch. I've already booked two boats for next year.  I highly recommend these guys."


Jeff H. 


My husband surprised me with a trip to Alaska, which was at the top of my bucket list!!!  It became even more important when we recently found a picture of my mother, when she was approximately the same age as I am now, holding up a big salmon she had caught in a river in Alaska. We decided it was time to stop dreaming and figure out how to capture a similar picture.  In July of 2016, we headed to Alaska, and using the boats from Alaska Boat Rental, made that dream a reality!  We are so happy that we caught several large red (sockeye) salmon, and several very nice halibuts!!!  Can't say thanks enough to Alaska Boat Rentals, for helping us make that dream come true!


Bill and Emily ChaseBlaine


We took a trip to Alaska and rented a boat from Alaska Boat Rental.  Was a fantastic experience.  The equipment is in great shape, the boats and engines are all new, and they are happy to share advice on where to fish. We fished the lower Kenai river for sockeye, back trolled for King Salmon and even went out for some halibut out of the deep creek launch into the inlet.  I'd highly recommend renting boats, and even other equipment they offer, from Alaska Boat Rentals! Will definitely be renting from them on future trips.


Scott P.


From boats, mountain bikes and RV rentals to full service guided adventures, lodging and customized trips, Alaska Boat Rental & Guide Service does it all. We invite to you explore what we do and give us a call to learn more