Fishing in scenic, unspoiled rivers is far preferable to reeling in catches found in mall fountains and bathtub gin distilleries. Cast your line into ice-cold waters with today’s Groupon: for $200, you get a guided salmon-fishing trip for two from Alaska Half Price on the Kenai Peninsula (a $400 value).
Alaska Half Price leads pairs of valiant salmon-seekers on scenic fishing adventures down the picturesque Kenai and Kasilof rivers. During the 6-to-8-hour jaunt, a seasoned guide navigates a vessel through the waters of whichever river is hosting the most plentiful salmon swarm that day and counsels fisherpeople on the proper way to bait a hook. Bait and tackle are provided on the journey, so fishing enthusiasts can leave behind manila folders filled with earthworms and crudely fashioned spears. Test your might by hauling in a mighty king salmon or an aerobatic silver salmon. Like a replica of Mount Rushmore made entirely of taffy, the plentiful sockeye salmon found in both rivers is both majestic and delicious. Salmon varieties depend on the season. Alaska Half Price’s skilled fishmongers clean and fillet all varieties with the precision of a freshly minted surgeon at no extra charge.
Alaska Half Price is located on the lush Kenai Peninsula and is accessible by car, plane, and saddle-sporting sasquatch. Cars can be rented in either Kenai or Anchorage, and the aeronautically inclined can catch one of the several daily flights from Anchorage to Kenai.