Things To Do In The Kenai Peninsula

Top Summer Activities in Alaska

people showing off gold while panning for gold

Alaska Gold Prospecting

This family-friendly activity is as fun as it is educational. Your prospecting adventure will take place roughly an hour outside of Soldotna and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable event.

Join us as we bring the 1880’s into the 21st century. Soaring Eagle Lodge gold panning is exciting, safe, and designed with the protection of our treasured creeks in mind. Plan a couples outing, a trip with the family, or a school field trip today.

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Alaska Salmon Fishing

Alaska salmon fishing is the catch of a lifetime! Soaring Eagle Lodge works with the best guides in the business who offer both saltwater and freshwater options, plus the opportunity to fish for a variety of salmon species.

Trip Length: Full Day Adventure (6-8 Hours)

We offer a range of all-inclusive fishing packages, complete with 7 nights of oceanfront lodging.

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rafters on the Kenai River

Kenai River Rafting

Half-Day Kenai River Rafting

Book a three-hour rafting trip through the calm and relaxing waters of the upper Kenai River. Perfect for wildlife viewing, photo opps, simply taking it all in.

Full-Day Kenai River Rafting

Join us for a full day of rafting the scenic Kenai River, from the upper banks through Kenai Canyon and on to Skilak Lake.

Lunch provided.

Bear Viewing Adventures

Watching Alaskan brown bears is at the top of our guests’ “Bucket List” every season! You’re sure to have the best opportunity to see Alaska’s biggest predators with this up close and personal adventure!

Join us for a day-long adventure with a naturalist guide and lunch – absolutely awesome bear viewing in safe conditions.

Trip Length: Full Day Adventures (4-6 hours)

mama bear and two cubs in Alaska
people in Alaska holding salmon and halibut

Alaska Halibut Fishing

Looking to bring home your fresh catch of Alaskan Halibut? With locations in Homer, Ninilchik, and Seward, Soaring Eagle Lodge has plenty of options for your dream Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip!

Trip Length: Full Day Adventures (6-8 hours)

We offer a range of all-inclusive fishing packages, complete with 7 nights of oceanfront lodging.

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Class IV Six Mile Creek White Water Rafting

Six Mile Creek provides the highest difficulty level in a guided rafting trip along the Kenai Peninsula, near Hope, Alaska. This excursion features two to three canyon white water river runs and is an exciting half-day adventure.

white water rafters
mother and baby killer whales in water

Whales & Glaciers Cruise

Whales and glaciers so close you can almost touch them. This cruise is a photographer’s dream!

Experience a once in a lifetime adventure seeing whales and glaciers from one of our comfortable sea voyages. Venture out on the ocean to see Alaska’s largest mammals and breathtaking views of icy glaciers!

Trip Length: Full Day Adventure (4-6 hours)

Iditarod Dog Sled Ride & Kennel Tour

Tour a working Iditarod champion dog sled racing kennel with over 60 sled dogs. Board a wheeled sled and learn to manage a dog team like a real professional.

This tour is led by the Seavey family and takes about one and a half hours to complete.

huskies pulling a dog sled in Alaska

The Kenai Peninsula provides an abundance of outdoor activities, particularly in the summer. Whether you’re planning a day trip from Anchorage, Soldotna, Homer, or Seward, or you’re brainstorming your dream Alaskan summer getaway, your options for adventure and relaxation are boundless.

Soaring Eagle Lodge is conveniently located between Soldotna and Homer, providing you with easy access to a wide variety of locations for fishing, hiking, rafting, wildlife viewing, and much more. In addition to our all-inclusive vacation packages, we offer over 50 unique Alaskan adventures for you and your guests.

Additional Kenai Peninsula Activities

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Guided Fishing

Fly out salmon fishing

Halibut/ King Salmon Fishing (Homer/ Ninilchik- May Only)

Kasilof River Drift Boat Salmon Fishing

Kenai powerboat salmon fishing

Multi-species fishing

Small stream fly fishing

Standup paddleboarding

Trophy rainbow trout fishing

Alaska glacier

More Adventures

1-3 additional nights at The Winding Lodge

2-night stay at a Denali hotel

3-day visit to Denali National Park

Canopy zip lining

Fjords boat tour

Homer walking tour

Horseback riding

Kachemak bay volcanoes & glacier fly over

Kachemak glacier hike

Kachemak kayaking

Natural history tours with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Peterson Bay remote guided hike

River float and gold prospecting combination adventure

Roundtrip via the Alaska Railroad to Denali

Seldovia village tour

Seward sealife center

Tundra park tour

Water taxi across Kachemak bay

Benefits To Booking With Soaring Eagle Lodge:

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Full Adventure Planning:

Enjoy your Alaskan vacation and leave the work up to us. Soaring Eagle Lodge can handle every charter and adventure reservation, payments, and schedule. With Soaring Eagle Lodge, we'll work to create a week long customized adventure upon your arrival!

Full Adventure Planning:

With the help of our Adventure Coordinators, we will work with you to build the perfect trip to Alaska with your budget as a priority! Customized adventure itineraries are one more reason to book your all-inclusive Alaska vacation with Soaring Eagle Lodge.