• We have been fishing with Kenai Outfitters since 2006. Short and simple, the experience is always outstanding! Lee Young always exceeds our expectations on every trip...... - Dan & Irene Nowak, Anchorage, Alaska

  • ..... Lee's knowledge of the Kasilof River and World famous Kenai River is absolutely amazing. Kenai Outfitters Cabin's are always the cleanest on the Peninsula and have a great Alaskan feeling .... - Dan & Irene Nowak, Anchorage, Alaska

  • ..... If you are a seasoned fisherman, Lee will be ready to hit the River hard and if you've never touched a rod before, Lee will take the time to teach you. Top notch operation! - Dan & Irene Nowak, Anchorage, Alaska

  • I have been coming up to Alaska to fish for over 20 years. This is by far the best fishing guide service I have ever used..... - Mark Berndt

  • ....The accomodations are great and Lee works hard to provide the very best fishing experience. We have netted several 50 lb.+ kings over the years. - Mark Berndt

  • We spent a day with Lee and boated 2 Kings over 40 lbs. We returned the next summer with friends.... - Bob Sanders, Aberdeen, SD

  • ....and we all landed beautiful Kings; one topping 50 lbs. Thanks to Lee, my son and I have memories that will last a lifetime. - Bob Sanders, Aberdeen, SD

  • While in Soldotna, we went fishing on the Kasilof River with Lee Young, It was truly one of the most memorable experiences during our vacation in Alaska. - Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Lee Young is a terrific fishing guide with tremendous river fishing knowledge, excellent drift boat skills, and the patience to teach us the intricacies of King salmon fishing. - Boise, ID.

Alaska Bear Viewing & Fly Out Fishing Packages


Kenai Outfitters Alaska fly out floatplane trips depart from beautiful Island Lake located close to Soldotna. The floatplane trips are often the highlight of our guests' trip to Alaska. It is an absolutely thrilling trip that is enjoyed by everyone of all ages. The planes are very comfortable and easy to board. If you've never flown in a floatplane you'll definitely want to book this trip. The departure from Island Lake is incredible and it is very enjoyable taking off from the water.

Once we are airborne we'll have a great view from the air. It's not long and we're cruising over Cook Inlet toward our destination. You'll see mountains in virtually every direction. Slowly, we'll begin our descent toward the West Side of Cook Inlet. Depending on our destination we'll land in either a lake or a river. If you thought the take off was fun you'll also enjoy landing on the water. It is so smooth you may not even know you're in a plane!

Float plane fishing allows us to reach some really outstanding fishing destinations that others are unable to access by vehicle or boat. Typically, the fishing is nothing less than World Class! Usually, your arm will wear out from all of the fishing action, but that is ok because you can then begin to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Certainly, you'll be focusing in on the Brown Bears that are fishing too! That's right, Brown Bears fishing too!

When you're not fishing you're likely to be taking pictures of the bears. Since we're in a boat we often times are very close to the bears. However, only if the guests are comfortable with being close to bears. Whatever is your preference we'll do it. You'll definitely want to bring your camera and plenty of film for this trip.

Kenai Outfitters offers float plane trips for Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon and King Salmon. Fly-in Fishing is pure reality and not another dream! Give us a call or send an email to learn more about this fantastic fishing opportunity. It is recommended that you book this trip early as it is very popular and availability is limited.

Flyout trip

Don't Miss The Plane This Summer!
Reserve Your Alaska Fly In Fishing Trip
With Kenai Outfitters And Take Home
That Monster Alaska King Salmon!

Two floatplanes docked at Island lake in preparation for fly out Alaska bear viewing and salmon fishing

Two Alaska Brown bears salmon fishing in the river. Photography by Lee Young Bueatiful scenic view of the river from an airborne floatplaneAlaska Brown bear looking for salmon on the bank of the river. Photography Lee Young