Rental Information

Alaska Boat Rental boat heads in at dusk.

Alaska Boat Rental is open from June 15th through September 31 and operates through reservations only.


We are generally available during the hours of 8 AM to 8 PM AKST but we primarily work by appointment. 

Give us a call or send us an email!

Alaska Boat Prices & Rental Periods

Our standard daily rental period begins at 6:00PM - 8:00PM in the evening and ends at 5 PM on the date of return.  We do this to provide you with the earliest possible start and to allow people the chance of fishing most of the day.  We do our best to get your boat earlier on the day of your rental but we have to handle this on a case-by-case basis depending upon boat availability. 

The mandatory safety briefing and contract work take about 45 minutes to complete. Please call at least a day in advance to arrange an appointment if we haven't already called by then!

Boat Rental Prices

 Rates - Daily Rate

     Boat             Daily        

Drift 17’         $200           

Drift 21'         $299          

ProV 18’        $399           

ProV 20’        $449           

C-Dory 22'    $499            

21' Drift boat includes a 15HP kicker if needed

All prices do not include 6% City, County and Borough sales tax.  We reserve the right to change prices, but will not change a price once reserved.

Towing and Launching

Kenai boat ramp is near the mouth of the Kenai River.

Our trailers require a 2” ball.  We have adapters to fit either 1 ¼” or 2” receivers. Our wiring plug is the 4 pin flat type.  We can adapt to 6 round or 7 blade style connectors.  Most of the RV rental companies have hitch receivers on their rigs.  Just ask for it when making a reservation. 


As a recommendation for a car rental company that allows towing, check with Midnight Sun Car Rental in Anchorage (907) 243-8806.  They are an independent company that has SUVs and trucks with hitches.  Just make sure that you request a vehicle with a hitch when making a reservation.

There are plenty of places to launch a boat here on the Kenai peninsula depending on where you want to go. Most places charge to both launch and retrieve a boat, and can vary from $9 to $75, please plan accordingly!  For more information on Kenai area, launch facilities see the Alaska Outdoors Supersite.

Alaska Boat Rental Policies, Payments, Refunds, Requirements

Launch and Shuttle Services

If you do not have a tow vehicle, we can provide shuttle services for launching and retrieving a boat near Soldotna for $25.00/shuttle. This is on a first come first serve basis. Shuttles outside of Soldotna or Kenai city limits are subject to an additional fee of $2.00/mile per round trip on google maps GPS.


Due to demand, we strongly recommend reservations be made well in advance.  Alaska Boat Rental has the largest fleet of boats anywhere in Alaska and we are usually at 100% capacity during peak season.


Please fill out the reservation form to expedite the process and we will follow up with a personal confirmation. We are happy to accommodate walk-ins if the equipment is available. 


Payment is required at the time of reservation. We accept MasterCard or Visa at the time of reservation.


Our refund policy for cancellations follows as:

       30 days or more notice                            100% refund

       1 week to 29 days                                      80% refund

       less than 1 week                                        No refund

No-Show/Late Pickups

If you are running late on the day of your scheduled pickup, no problem.  Just let us know and we will hold the boat for you.  The scheduled rental price will still apply, but we will not cancel the reservation as long as we know you are still coming. 

Rental Requirements

Person renting and operating the boat must be at least 25 years of age,
possess a valid Driver's License, and have a credit card that will accept payment of rental fees and the security deposit.

Persons renting and anyone operating the boat must sign an affidavit which attests to their having suitable prior experience operating a motorized vessel, and/or having completed a NASBLA boater education course.  We strongly recommend the online Alaska Boaters Education course at  This course is current and covers a lot of relevant information.   You can complete it in a few hours. 

We reserve the right to refuse rental to anyone who in our judgment appears to be incompetent or incapable of safe operation of our equipment.

The renter is required to sign a Rental Agreement and the renter, as well as all passengers, are required to sign a Waiver of Liability before they will be allowed to use the boat. The Renter will be financially responsible for any loss or damage to rental equipment, fuel, or cleaning charges.

A $500.00 pre-authorization for a security deposit is required.

Alaska Boat Rentals highly recommends the Alaska Boaters Safety course.

All boats are sent out with full fuel tanks. Fuel is not included in the rental cost, the Renter is responsible for returning the boat with all fuel tanks full.  Renters who return with partially filled tanks will be charged the actual price of the gas plus a $20 fueling fee.


Boats must be returned clean and free of trash. We recommend taking the boat to a local carwash to clear the boat of any noticeable dirt or fish remains. If a boat requires washing by us, a $20 cleaning fee will be charged against the deposit.

Area of operation: 

Boats are restricted as to their area of operation.  Renter must operate the boat only within the area defined by their specific rental agreement, and may be subject to confiscation if an agreement is deliberately disobeyed. In general, our 17ft drift boats may operate on all portions of the Kenai River, Kasilof River, Kenai Lake or Skilak Lake. Our 18ft boats may operate on the middle and lower Kenai River, Kenai Lake or Skilak Lake. 


Our 20ft boats may be used in these areas plus the Cook Inlet, Whittier Sound, Kachemak Bay (Homer) and certain coastal waters with distance limitations and additional restrictions. Operating on these waters will require additional equipment. 

Renters must comply with all laws relating to anchoring or beaching boats.  Boats may not be left unattended while anchored or beached.

Please Note:  Alaska Boat Rental reserves the Right to Refuse Rental to any party or individual

Safety is a priority to us at Alaska Boat Rentals.  All operators will be given a complete safety briefing when initiating the rental. US Coast Guard regulations require that approved life jackets (PFDs) must be readily accessible. State law requires that life jackets be worn at all times by children under the age of 13.  Alaska Boat Rentals requires that PFDs be worn at all times for all passengers and operators. For more information, visit our Safety page.

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