Bald Eagle Viewing River trips
Bald Eagle Viewing River trips
Bald Eagle Viewing River trips
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Bald Eagle Viewing River trips 

Drift boat Fishing on Kenai RiverThe guides and staff of Great Alaska Adventure Lodge have been floating the upper Kenai river in comfortable, Welded Aluminum Mackenzie river drift boats and custom AIRE PVC inflatable catarafts for nearly 30 years.  We pioneered the exciting concept of combining world class sport fishing and wildlife viewing in one active vacation  and no one does it better!  Our scenic rafting trips drift the unique and amazing Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in two separate locations-  Perfect for singles, couples, small or large families, even corporate groups, these unique floats are great for all ages and   Here is a brief description of our three scenic wildlife viewing raft trips:
Upper Kenai River float - This incredible trip floats the headwaters of the mighty Kenai River as it departs Kenai LakeSkilak Lake Bald Eagle Float and heads toward Cook Inlet.  Moose, Brown and Black Bear, Lynx, Beaver, Otter Ermine and more call this area home.  With Kenai lake as a headwaters, we'll also hope to see Bald Eagles, Cormorant, Harlequin Ducks and more.  During the 9 - 14 mile float, the river changes from gentle and meandering to rushing and back again, passing islands, channels and an always changing landscape- ending with a spectacular back channel run with numerous Eagles nests, spawning salmon beds and always snow capped peaks looking down from above.  A truly amazing float.
  Bald Eagle viewing Trips Skilak Lake Bald Eagle float -  This may be the perfect wild Bald Eagle viewing float.  During it's 16 miles, you'll traverse huge, blue green Skilak Lake, (nestled in the rugged Chugach Mountains and fed by the Harding Ice Field- North America's second largest continuous ice sheet).  Then the middle Kenai's usually clear turquoise water will begin flowing slowly over Alaska's premier salmon spawning grounds..miles upon miles of perfect pea-sized gravel and perfect water speed and temperature.  These perfect salmon conditions bring some of the worlds greatest salmon runs, and in turn a large, thriving and growing population of the mighty Bald eagle.  You'll float by dozens and dozens of bald Eagle nests overlooking the tranquil middle stretch of the Kenai River, as you drift through channels and river we'll hope to even spot them in the aerie with the spring's young fledglings.    

Kasilof River float -  A truly Alaskan River, the Kasilof (pronounced Kuh-sEE-loff) bisects the Caribou Hills wilderness Alaska Wildlife Viewing FLoatsregion, and reaches Cook inlet in under 20 miles.  This gorgeous float features animals that avoid people- beaver, Ermine (weasels) Lynx, Fox and even Wolves have been spotted on these trips.   Of course it's also a haven for giant Moose and wandering Caribou.   his may be the most perfect wild Bald Eagle float in the world.  During it's 16 mile length, this river  begins at giant, remote snow-white Tustemena Lake (surrounded by the Chugach Mountains) and rushes to Cook Inlet and the commercial salmon fishing fleet in only 18 miles. In the meantime you'll see true wilderness with few changes to the naked eye over the past 200 years. Shoreside Lunch on Alaska Wildlife Viewing Floats

During your floats - On all the floats, lunch will be served shore side by your guide, and will included things like Reindeer sausage, cheese and rustic crackers and baguette and hearty smoked salmon chowder and a nice glass of accompanying Pinot Gris or Merlot (for those inclined and of age).  We have non-alcoholic sparkling cider for the rest!).  During the floats your guide will point out salmon spawning beds, flora and fauna and answer you questions about the area we are visiting for the day.  We have floated millions of miles of Kenai and Kasilof river over our 25+ years of floating and paddling the Kenai Peninsula and our guides are expert, personable companions to share nature's wonders with.

If you'd like to experience one or all of these great floats:  These floats are on a number of our itineraries- here are three great ones to choose from:

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