Location
Kenai Peninsula
Alaska, United States
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater, freshwater (rivers),
Guided + Unguided
8-10 hours/day
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
5/5
144 reviews

Overview

Salmon Catcher Lodge is one of the Kenai peninsula’s premier lodges, offering outdoorsmen incomparable accommodations in the finest handcrafted spruce lodging available. Each unit has been tastefully decorated embracing Alaska’s great outdoors while ensuring luxury and comfort for the most discriminating. Our management, Alaskan Guides, and shore staff offer unparalleled experience and “aim to please”.

  • Luxury living
  • Guided excursions
  • Fresh & salt water species
  • Remote adventures
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fully Licensed & Insured

The Kenai Peninsula is a natural wonder, situated between Cook Inlet to the west and Prince William Sound to the east. One of the last truly wild places in America, the peninsula is home to over 1800 animal species including: wolves, bears, moose, caribou, beavers, eagles and 20 species of fish!

The peninsula is a world class fishing destination offering trophy opportunities for several species of both fresh and saltwater gamefish.

In addition to the great fishing you will find here, there are many once in a lifetime non-fishing adventures awaiting you as well. You will see wildlife that you’ve only seen in pictures. Natural wonders like the glacier fields will captivate you. Easy day excursions to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Kenai Fjords National Park are just a short drive away.

What makes us unique:

  1. Handcrafted spruce log cabins.
  2. Entirely customizable packages.
  3. Newly built Executive Spa! Enjoy our deluxe sauna, hot tub, gym, & massage chairs.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Arctic Char
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Dolly Varden
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Steelhead
  • Trout - Rainbow
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Dolly Varden
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Steelhead
Trout - Rainbow

Our season runs from May 7 to Oct 25.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$410.00
CA$548.79
£314.18
€347.79

PER PERSON

5 nights / 3 days fishingPremium Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$1,275.00
CA$1,706.61
£977.01
€1,081.53
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5 nights / 3 days fishingPremium Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$1,950.00
CA$2,610.11
£1,494.25
€1,654.11
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5 nights / 3 days fishingPremium Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$2,175.00
CA$2,911.28
£1,666.67
€1,844.96
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6 nights / 4 days fishingPremium Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$1,640.00
CA$2,195.17
£1,256.70
€1,391.14
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6 nights / 4 days fishingPremium Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$2,500.00
CA$3,346.30
£1,915.71
€2,120.65
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6 nights / 4 days fishingPremium Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$2,675.00
CA$3,580.54
£2,049.81
€2,269.09
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7 nights / 5 days fishingPremium Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$2,595.00
CA$3,473.46
£1,988.50
€2,201.23
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7 nights / 5 days fishingPremium Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$2,850.00
CA$3,814.78
£2,183.91
€2,417.54
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7 nights / 5 days fishingPremium Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$3,175.00
CA$4,249.80
£2,432.95
€2,693.22
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5 nights / 3 days fishingExecutive Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$3,025.00
CA$4,049.02
£2,318.01
€2,565.98
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5 nights / 3 days fishingExecutive Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$3,450.00
CA$4,617.89
£2,643.68
€2,926.49
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5 nights / 3 days fishingExecutive Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$3,750.00
CA$5,019.45
£2,873.56
€3,180.97
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6 nights / 4 days fishingExecutive Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$3,685.00
CA$4,932.45
£2,823.75
€3,125.83
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6 nights / 4 days fishingExecutive Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$4,200.00
CA$5,621.78
£3,218.39
€3,562.69
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6 nights / 4 days fishingExecutive Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$4,325.00
CA$5,789.10
£3,314.17
€3,668.72
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7 nights / 5 days fishingExecutive Package

May 7 to Jun 6 and Sep 7 to Oct 25 only

US$4,345.00
CA$5,815.87
£3,329.50
€3,685.69
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7 nights / 5 days fishingExecutive Package

Jun 7 to Jul 6 and Aug 7 to Sep 6 only

US$4,950.00
CA$6,625.67
£3,793.10
€4,198.88
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7 nights / 5 days fishingExecutive Package

Jul 7 to Aug 6 only

US$5,175.00
CA$6,926.84
£3,965.51
€4,389.74
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NOTES

Only Executive Packages include full meal plan of (breakfast, lunch, & dinner).

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8-10 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Other:

We offer 50 pounds of free fish processing per person for those staying with us on fishing packages. The 50 pounds is added together for a group and there is no charge until the group as a whole exceeds their allowed poundage. The rate for additional fish processing is US$1.00 per pound. This includes fish cleaning, commercial vacuum packing, and freezing. We have specially constructed boxes that are marked “Fresh Alaskan Seafood” available for US$18.00 each. Feel free to bring your own boxes or purchase them locally if our boxes do not meet your needs.

Deposit required: 30%

Balance due: Next 30% due on May 1st, remaining balance due upon arrival.


In the event of a total cancellation within 30 days of your stay there will be no refund of deposit. Cancellation made between 31 and 60 days, a charge of 30% of the contract price will apply. Cancellation made between 61 and 90 days, a charge of 20% of the contract price will apply. For personal cancellations, trip(s) may be credited and rescheduled to within 12 months, availability contingent, but any increase in price will be billable and due May 1st in the trip year. Please – It is strongly recommended that you buy travel insurance. Both Travel Guard and AAA offer excellent insurance to cover cancellations or loss of trips due to airline schedules, airline strikes, natural disasters and world conditions. www.travelguard.com – 800-826-4919 There may be an occasion when trip(s) are cancelled due to weather, a volcano eruption and or fish counts. In these instances Salmon Catcher Lodge assumes no liability and will do our best to reschedule or offer a comparable trip. After May 1st any change to the trip selection is not guaranteed and will be based on availability. A limited quantity of quality spinning outfit for Sockeye, Pink or Silver Salmon and Trout is available to our guest, first come first served. All trips will incur 3% Sales Tax on the package price. Homer adventures only will have an additional 4.5% added Seward adventures only will have an additional 4% added to that specific trip. Any package price is subject to change without notice. Gratuities, lodging en route to Salmon Catcher Lodge not included in your package, meals ? unless contracted, air and ground transportation, fish shipping, and fish boxes are not included in the package price. Salmon Catcher Lodge maintains and offers handicap accommodations.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
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Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:

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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-5
-13
12.2
Feb
-2
-11
10.8
Mar
1
-9
6.1
Apr
7
-2
6.1
May
12
2
10.8
Jun
16
7
16.1
Jul
17
9
30.7
Aug
17
8
45.1
Sep
13
4
63.8
Oct
6
-2
41.5
Nov
-1
-9
20.1
Dec
-3
-11
19.1

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
24
8
0.48
Feb
29
12
0.43
Mar
33
15
0.24
Apr
44
28
0.24
May
54
36
0.42
Jun
60
44
0.63
Jul
63
49
1.21
Aug
62
47
1.77
Sep
55
40
2.51
Oct
43
29
1.63
Nov
30
16
0.79
Dec
26
11
0.75

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

All cabins include:

  • Comfortable sofas and chairs
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Carpeted floor
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fresh towels and toiletries daily
  • Gas grill
  • Wi-Fi

Cabins

  • Cariboo Crossing
    Caribou Crossing has been our centerpiece, hosting 3 bedrooms. It sleeps 8 to 10 on the two upper floors and also boasts a Jacuzzi tub and plenty of room.

    • MAX GUESTS: 10
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 2 Twin & 1 Sofa bed queen size. Bed Type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Grizzly Den
    The Grizzly Den sleeps 4 to 6 in 2 bedrooms on the ground floor unit. This meticulously decorated unit is self-contained.

    • MAX GUESTS: 8
    • BED SIZE(S): 2 King & 2 Twin & 1 Bunk Bed twin size upper&lower. Bed Type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Eagles Nest
    Eagles Nest – Sleeps 5 – 6 people. Self contained, beautiful furnishings, full kitchen and swings on the front porch make it so cozy, you might forget to check out.

    • MAX GUESTS: 8
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Twin & 1 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom & 2 Sofa bed twin size. Bed Type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Captain’s Quarters
    The Captains Quarters is perhaps as it implies, fit for a captain. Eloquently appointed it accommodates a party of 8-9 and it too has a Jacuzzi. This is our highest requested property.

    • MAX GUESTS: 10
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Twin & 1 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom & 2 Sofa bed twin size. Bed Type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Conference 1
    The Conference Room #1 -Features 2 bunk beds with a full size beds on the bottom and twins on top

    • MAX GUESTS: 6
    • BED SIZE(S): 2 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom.
  • Conference 2
    The Conference Room #2 – Features 1 bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and twin on (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.

    • MAX GUESTS: 6
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom. Bed Type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Conference 3
    The Conference Room #3 – Features 2 bunk beds with a double beds on the bottom and twins on top.

    • MAX GUESTS: 6
    • BED SIZE(S): 2 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom.
    • Kitchenette with full refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster.
    • Full Bathroom Private.
  • Mt. McKinley 1st Floor
    The Mt. McKinley #1, (lower unit of triplex) has great views of the landscape, cool Alaskan air and comfortable furnishings, it doesn’t get any better.

    • MAX GUESTS: 6
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Bunk Bed twin size upper&lower. Bed type 1 bunk bed twin on top & twin bottom and a King ( 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Mt. McKinley 2nd Floor
    The McKinley # 2 (2nd floor of triplex ) sleeps 5 – 6 with great views of the landscape, cool Alaskan air and comfortable furnishings, it doesn’t get any better.

    • MAX GUESTS: 7
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Queen & 1 Twin & 1 Bunk Bed twin size upper&lower & 1 Sofa bed queen size.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Laundry onsite
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
  • Mt. McKinley 3rd Floor
    The Mt. McKinley # 3 ( 3rd floor of triplex) has great views of the landscape, cool Alaskan air and comfortable furnishings, it doesn’t get any better.

    • MAX GUESTS: 6
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King & 1 Bunk Bed twin size upper&lower & 1 Bunk bed twin size upper&full size bottom. Bed type (King or 2 twins ) is a request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Laundry onsite
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq
    • NOTE: Not suitable for disabled.
  • Johnson’s Landing
    Johnson Landing is our landmark cabin, Accommodating 2 guests, it has a wonderful front porch to enjoy the quiet evenings and maybe catch a glimpse of our resident caribou or moose.

    • MAX GUESTS: 3
    • BED SIZE(S): 1 King. Bed type 1King bed OR 2 twin beds by request only and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Full living room
    • Full kitchen: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full refrigerator
    • Full bathroom
    • Laundry onsite
    • Balcony and outdoor furniture & bbq

Details

Corporate buyout:

Will be quoted individually at a discounted rate based on the size of the group and the facility and amenities required for the event. This can include catering, audio visual system, live bands or DJs. Corporate incentive packages for sales personal and vendors including fishing, meals, conference center for sales meetings and lectures etc.

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

50

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

5-30 mins (river), 30-45 mins (ocean)

Amenities

  • Maid service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Bar
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Storytelling benches surrounding our community fire pit.
  • Fish processing station & freezers.
  • On-site experienced manager
  • Newly built Executive Spa! Enjoy our deluxe sauna, hot tub, gym, & massage chairs

Meals

    Other Activities

    Guided river float trip, brown bear viewing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, day trips to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords, Harding Ice Field, Homer and Seward.

    BOATS

    Description

    Equipment provided includes rods, reels, nets, hip boots, coolers, ice, bait, thermoses, and binoculars.

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    Heated cabins:

    Ratings and Reviews

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    Nearest significant city:

    The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.
     Drive-in access.

    Anchorage or Kenai, Alaska

    Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
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    From Anchorage

    The route from the airport to your Alaska fishing vacation in Kenai begins on International Airport Road turn right onto Minnesota Drive, which becomes O’Malley, pass through the intersection of Old Seward Highway then take the right turn onto the ramp for Seward Highway South, (Highway 1) This is one of the most picturesque drives you will ever take, keep your camera at the ready at all times. Continue for an estimated 85 miles after which you turn right by following the signs to Soldonta – Homer, Alaska. Once going south continue through Coopers Landing, Sterling and once in Soldotna continue until you cross the bridge over the Kenai River. At the next light, go right onto Kalifornsky Beach Road. Once on K Beach Rd continue and after passing the traffic lights at Poppy Lane, continue about 2 miles. Look for Echo Lake Meats on the Left and Airport equipment rentals on the right. You will see our Large Blue and White sign advising to turn right. Go right and continue. Each turn is marked with a blue and white Salmon Catcher Lodge sign.

    From Kenai Airport

    Departing from the airport for your Alaska fishing vacation, drive straight ahead on Airport Way to Kenai Spur Road and make a right turn. Continue straight to the next light at Bridge Access Rd and turn left passing Arby’s on your right. At the next light Kalifornsky Beach Rd. (about 2.5 miles) go left for (1.3 miles) watching for the blue and white Salmon Catcher Lodge sign on the right advising to turn left onto Ciechanski Rd. If you pass Echo Lake Meats on the Right and Airport Equipment rentals on the Left you have just missed your turn onto Ciekanski. Once on Ciechanski Rd., continue on. Each turn is marked with a blue and white Salmon Catcher Lodge sign.

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