Activities in Anchorage

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Aboard the deck of the Rainisong, a 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard?certified charter boat, the licensed boat captains and experienced crew of Seward Fishing Club steer guests into salmon-rich waters during morning or afternoon fishing trips. Shipmates cast professional bait and tackle into the sea with enough time to nab a silver salmon or entertain schools of fish with synchronized worm kick lines. In between reeling, guests can amble across the walk-around decks to stare at the scenic surroundings, or venture below the cabin to relax in the wooden interior, equipped with seating, 16 bunks, and two bathrooms.

1300 4th Avenue
Seward,
AK
US

Rockin’ B Riding Club’s 2.5-acre ranch boasts an indoor and an outdoor arena as well as a network of wooded paths for private rides. These facilities are home to seven school horses, who help teach young riders equestrian basics during camps and lessons alongside veteran instructors. Using the Certified Horsemanship Association curriculum, teachers focus on the basics of English- or Western-style riding but also throw in lessons on how to groom horses and how to tell the difference between a mare and a tall four-legged table.

3741 Ptarmigan Terrace
Anchorage,
AK
US

Exit Glacier Guides' shuttle to Kenai Fjords National Park ferries customers to and from the majestic mass of slow-moving ice so they can chart the unspoiled landscapes and panoramic views at their own pace. The spacious, comfortable shuttle runs on used vegetable oil filtered on-site, cutting fuel consumption by more than 75 percent, and was given the name Roxanne for its red headlights that never turn on. The van leaves for the glacier from the Train Wreck in the Seward Small Boat Harbor every hour on the half hour between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through mid-September.

411 Port Avenue
Seward,
AK
US

Keen Eye Fish Guy's expert fishing guides spearhead huntsmen and huntresses on the art of prey location throughout the Kenai River, which winds through the Kenai Peninsula's more than 15,000 square miles of wilderness. A small fishing boat furnished with an outboard motor glides through the forests, mountains, and communes of Alaskan scenery in pursuit of gilled trophies. Silver salmon, one of the most aggressive breeds of salmon, range between 10 and 15 pounds on average and often breach the water to soar through the air with the effortlessness of a penguin covered in Crisco. Keen Eye Fish Guy recommends packing provisions, including food, water, and packing materials for fish.

Silver Salmon Dr.
Kenai,
AK
US

Nestled in the heart of the spruce-laden wilderness, Diamond M Ranch Resort's 80 acres host both ranch animals and, in cozy quarters such as the Greentree Suite, humans escaping the stress of urban living. The suite’s luxurious bed, with a sheer white canopy, lends itself equally to sleeping and impromptu ghost costumes, and the two showerheads in the double-size jacuzzi offer bathing options galore. Vacationers enjoy verdant views on the 30-foot porch and, on colder nights, snuggle up on the vintage-style floral couch to watch a DVD on the suite’s TV or burn now-unacceptable parachute pants in the electric fireplace. Complete with fluttering lace-trimmed curtains and fresh magnolias, the suite is both a romantic place for a couple and a relaxing one-person getaway.

48500 Diamond M Ranch Road
Soldotna,
AK
US

Trophy Waters specializes in teaching the art of fly fishing on the majestic Kenai Peninsula. We chase after the monster Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Salmon that the almighty Kenai holds. We also provide spin fishing for the people who prefer it. Trophy Waters has two of the most passionate guides on the river.

Sterling Hwy.
Cooper Landing,
AK
US