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King of the River

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We provide premium river guide services for the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers, and are designed with your fishing experience in mind! Our boats are eco-friendly and roomy for an enjoyable Kenai, Alaska fishing adventure.
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45726 Davison Ave, Kenai, AK 99611-5973
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent time fishing with Dean! He is super experienced and accomplished and makes you feel confident in your fishing skills at any level! We look forward to making an annual trip to Kenai all the way from California just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve always read about the Kenai River and all it has to offer. I decided to make my first experience on this river with Dean and Travis. These guys know what they’re doing. We fished for 10 hours and they never lost any steam or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were told by all other fishng guides n the Kenai River that there's no way we were going to catch much of anything this year because the stock is so low. But within an hour of setting out, my son snagged a 38 lb...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Debra M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The owner was very rude in his interactions with us. We called and asked there was space to store our fish caught in Homer and they said yes, but when we arrived he was very angry about it. The entire ordeal with the lodging was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AKfisher1460
KingOfTheRiver, Owner at King of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

First of all, I am sorry what happened to you and your members. My booking agent was not aware that you have not notified her how many boxes you are going to bring from Homer. You brought them hundred of pounds. One of your fish...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

King of the River is a great fishing charter to use if you want to catch a big king salmon. Dean, the guide, is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He knows the best spots to bring you and will do everything in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank engelkelam
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Dean is a knowledgeable guide with many, many years of guiding on the Kenai and Kasiloff rivers. We had 4 people on the boat on the Kasiloff and caught 4 Kings in exactly four hours. AMAZING DAY. Needless to say, we were very happy with...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Almost limited out on Silvers. We caught 3 nice ones. Dean is an expert as his brand suggests. He was uncommunicative for the first hour in the dark. I could not see much as it was pitch black. His mate said very little. My buddy...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 25 September 2015

These guys were so awesome! Dean is an absolute expert and got my sister and I limits of big Salmon while his partner Maria watched my 10 month old baby. Their house was immaculate and warm and best of all the lodging was FREE. Dean...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

We got in late due to Obama in Seward and the secret service closing the road out of Seward. Maria was very kind and welcoming for us and showed us to our rooms for the night. In the morning, Dean made sure my wife was...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank WDG2013
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I booked King of the River after reading some reviews on Trip Advisor a few months ago. I was a little nervous about fishing in Alaska since it was my first time going out for silver salmon. Dean and his helper Albert did an excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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