King of the River – Powerboat

Explore the world-famous Kenai River aboard “King of the River”! This Alaskan hotspot is a haven for Salmon and you’ll hook everything from Chinook to Sockeye and Coho. Head out with Captain Dean Schlehofer, he hooked over 1,000 Salmon in 2021 alone and has been guiding in these waters for over 3 decades.

Capt. Dean has 2 20’ Willie powerboats. Each one can fit up to 4 anglers who can all fish at the same time. These spacious beauties have enough sitting and standing room to ensure you won’t bump elbows while reeling in your fish. GPS and Fish Finder keep you top of your targets and the live wells keeps your bait fresh to entice the bite.

The Kenai River is home to Chinook (King), Coho (Silver), Sockeye (Red), and Pink Salmon which return every year in record numbers. Locals and visitors alike flock here to hook King Salmon weighing between 30 and 70 lbs on average! Alaska Red Salmon makes its charge up the River from mid-June to mid-August giving you the opportunity to hook fish weighing up to 12 pounds!

Capt. Dean provides top-notch G Loomis and Tekota rods and reels. He can even bring along fly fishing gear if you’re going after Red Salmon, just let him know ahead of time. He has deckhand on board with him on all trips to help out with everything fish related. If you’re happy with the service, tips between 10% and 20%  are appreciated.

At the end of the trip, your catch is cleaned and filleted. Capt. Dean can also set up special perishable packaging of your catch through FedEx for an additional $25. It’s then mailed to your home address or packaged safely for your flight.

Be sure to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy throughout the trip. Most importantly remember to pick-up a valid Alaska fishing license beforehand. Get your fish on in the productive Kenai River with King of the River!

Please note there is a sales tax, about 6%, that is not included in the trip prices.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje compartido
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 14 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 16 - Sep 30
    $370
    Head out bright and early to explore the Kenai River with other passionate anglers on this shared trip! You'll spend 5-hours going after delicious King, Red, Silver, and Pink Salmon. Capt. Dean and his deckhand provide all of your gear and are happy to clean your catch at the end of the trip. Bring along drinks, snacks, and a valid Alaska fishing license before setting off!
  • Viaje compartido
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    ¡solicitado! Reservado hace: 1 día
    Cancelación GRATIS 14 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 12:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 16 - Sep 30
    $370
    Explore the Kenai River with other like-minded anglers on this 5-hour afternoon trip! You'll go after all the Salmon you can imagine, including King, Silver, Pink, and Red. Capt. Dean provides you with all the necessary gear and has a deckhand on board on all trips. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and don't forget to pick up a fishing license beforehand!
  • Viaje compartido
    Full Day Trip
    ¡solicitado! Reservado hace: 5 días
    Cancelación GRATIS 14 días de aviso
    9 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 16 - Sep 30
    $550
    Make the most of your time on the Kenai River on this 8-hour fishing adventure! Hook King, Silver, Red, and Pink Salmon in this hotspot that draws tons of anglers every year. Top-notch gear awaits on board and your catch is cleaned at the end of the trip. Bring along drinks, snacks, and a valid fishing license and you're all set! This is a shared trip so you'll head out with other likeminded anglers.
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Sobre el Captain

Dean Schlehofer
Kenai, Alaska, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
Reportes de Pesca
Identificación y licencia verificadas
101 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta dentro de una hora
Miembro desde Febrero 2020
I have been fishing the Kenai River since 1986. Growing up in Connecticut, I often saw magazines writing about giant King Salmon in the Kenai. It was my dream to one day go to Alaska and catch one of those Kings. In 1981 my family and I miraculously moved to Alaska. I always seemed to fish north of Anchorage but in 1986 I went south to the Kenai with my friend Charles on his 16' aluminum boat. My first King weighed in at 37 lbs. A few weeks later I bought my first boat. On July 28, 1986, I landed an 80 lbs King Salmon. My dream of landing a trophy King had come true. I was the one who was hooked.

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Especies de Interés

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Especificaciones del barco

Willie (Aluminum fishing) construido en 2021. Impulsado por 2 50HP Yamaha motores, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 25 nudos.

Longitud
21 ft
Capacidad
8 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca de Orilla
Red Salmon

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Troleo
Jigging
Pesca con Mosca
Drift Fishing
Optional

Servicios

GPS
Localizador de peces
GPS
Localizador de peces

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Gloomis rods, Tekota 500LC reels, Tekota 300LC
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Marinero
Deckhand, tips between 10-20% appreciated
Equipo para Pesca con Mosca
Only for Red Salmon, request in advance

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 14 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 14 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Se permiten niños
No minimum age, life jackets provided
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación
Acceso para discapacitados

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.8 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 89 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Fotos de clientes (57)
Fishing with Dean
Silver salmon fishing at the Kenai
Captain Jason was great!
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Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
81%
Capitán amigable
97%
Recomienda este charter
92%
Apto para niños
89%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
78%
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Stephanie P.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Half day with Captain Dean and deck hand Grant

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip (PM) on Agosto 10, 2021
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Jimmy T.
Hutto, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

June fishing trip

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Half Day Trip (PM) on Junio 22, 2022
Half day trip on the Kenai River. Was fabulous even though the salmon skunked us.
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Dean P.
Portland, OR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day morning trip with Captain Dean

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip (AM) on Agosto 31, 2021
You know how there is one boat on the river that has all the action and keeps catching fish. All you want is to be on that...
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Gabriel S.
De Kalb, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day With Captain Dean

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip (PM) on Agosto 29, 2021
I had a great experience with Captain Dean and Grant today. We did not catch anything in the allotted time, so the captain...
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Rachelle T.
Plattsmouth, NE
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Barco
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Tripulación
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Great trip for silvers with Dean on 115!

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Agosto 20, 2021
Dean and his hand Grant did an amazing job putting us on silvers today. Our group of four were at limit before our full day...
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FAQs about King of the River – Powerboat

King of the River – Powerboat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with King of the River – Powerboat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces

Trips booked with King of the River – Powerboat include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Gloomis rods, Tekota 500LC reels, Tekota 300LC )
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Marinero (Deckhand, tips between 10-20% appreciated)
  • Equipo para Pesca con Mosca (Only for Red Salmon, request in advance)

King of the River – Powerboat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río
  • Pesca de Orilla (Red Salmon)

King of the River – Powerboat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Troleo
  • Jigging
  • Pesca con Mosca
  • Drift Fishing (Optional )

Top targeted fish species with King of the River – Powerboat include:
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)