For over 35 years Alaska Rivers Company has been one of industry leaders in providing visitors Alaska rafting and guided Kenai river fishing trips on the Upper Kenai River. As one of the few Kenai River rafting outfitters with riverside facilities in Cooper Landing, (our launching point for rafting is right off the back porch of our office), we show you spectacular stretches of the upper Kenai River like no one else. We are owned and operated by locals who live and play year round in Cooper Landing and on the Kenai Peninsula. Enjoy the uniqueness of seeing Alaska, its abundant wildlife and tranquility from the turquoise waters of the upper Kenai River. We offer several departures daily of our guided scenic float or a full day Canyon River Trip that takes you through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge.
At the end of your day, relax comfortably away from the crowds in a cozy and private cabin. Your cabin is located on our beautiful private grounds and will offer you either a river front or fantastic river view of the Upper Kenai. Openings can change daily, please call or email for availability.
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In 1976, a young adventurous well traveled Gary Galbraith acquired pristine acreage on the upper Kenai River at what he thought was the most beautiful place in the world. A 3rd generation fisherman and raised on fishing vessels off the coast of California, Gary brought his love for deep sea fishing and water sports to south central Alaska. A slight difference to his business was that he also guided rafting trips around the state and as well as being one of the state’s top kayakers, offered kayaking and canoe lessons as well. To feed his adrenaline junkie habits in the off season, Gary shared his back country winter pursuits with others in offering snow cat tours and heli-guiding. For those not familiar with the area and to put this all in perspective, there are not too many rivers around the Kenai Peninsula and throughout the state that Gary has either rafted or completed first descents on in a kayak, or snowcapped skiable mountains in this back country that he has dipped his ski tips into. This may seem like quite the life to lead, but all was not work and just play. On top of building his outdoor adventure company and river front cabin accommodations, he worked in the Oil Industry and for the Alaska Department of Transportation while supporting his family.
Our Cabins truly provide you with an Alaskan experience. Our Old River Front Cabin dates back in history to 1937 and was built by early Kenai Peninsula gold miners. Our three other cabins have been hand built by Gary and local legendary cabin builder, Paul Smith. From selecting, hauling and peeling the logs, to hand building the cupboards and shelves, all our cabins have a unique personal and cozy touch.
At the end of your day, relax comfortably in a cozy, private Kenai River cabin which is on our beautiful grounds spread out over 5 acres. Your cabin will be located either on or near the water and away from the crowds. Enjoy an evening barbeque with your own grill, sitting next to your own personal campfire or playing a round of horse shoes. Linens, cooking utensils, and dinnerware provided. No pets please.
Alaska Rivers Company is located on the upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, located 1 ½ hours leisure scenic drive from Anchorage, conveniently centrally located 45 minute drive from Soldotna and 45 minute drive from Seward.
Just like San Juan Capistrano we have swallows that return year after year! If you are visiting us in June through early July, be sure to look up and watch as the swallows dive bomb through the air as they deplete our lovely supply of mosquitoes, no-see-ums and black flies around Alaska Rivers Company. If you get a chance, try to count how many swallow boxes we have around the grounds. But please, when nesting, leave these little guys alone.
Alaska Rivers Company provides guided Alaska float trips on the upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing. Choose between an Alaska float trip to our full day Canyon excursion through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. ARC also specializes in Kenai River fishing for the famous sockeye and coho salmon, Dolly Varden, and trophy rainbow trout. Rainbows are carefully handled, photographed and released. We supply all the equipment and gear you need on your Kenai River fishing trip. Fly fishing enthusiasts are welcome. We are located 1 ½ hours leisure scenic drive from Anchorage, conveniently centrally located with a 45 minute drive from Soldotna or 45 minute drive from Seward. Our Alaska river guides are friendly Alaskan locals, both knowledgeable and professional.
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