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Orca Lodge

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Orca Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person; $300 to $399 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

The Orca Lodge sits along the banks of the Kenai River. It is easy to get to as it is just off the Sterling Highway - Alaska Highway 1. It is about 2.5 hours from Anchorage by car, or you can fly into the small city-owned airport in Soldotna. Commuter flights from Anchorage make getting to Soldotna easy. Welcome to the Kenai River. This is a world-famous river for Salmon, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Big Dolly Varden, and the river that holds the world record for the biggest King Salmon caught. Also, there are fly-out fishing opportunities too. 

Fishing with Orca Lodge 

The lodge offers many fishing packaged to cover the needs of their guests. Soldotna is right in the middle between Seward and Homer, so you are not limited to just fishing on the Kenai River. As such, you can opt to mix up your fishing adventure with both saltwater and freshwater fishing as well as fly-out fishing. 

Fishing the Kenai - The Kenai River is home to all five species of Pacific Salmon, though the Pink Salmon are found only in the lower area of the river. The big Kings and Silver Salmon are usually the highlights of the year, but the Sockeye Salmon show up by the millions, and you can easily enjoy a full day of Sockeye Flossing. The Chum Salmon are also present, and they are the second largest of the Salmon here, being dwarfed by only the Kings. The beautiful thing about the Chum Salmon is that they fight nearly on par with the Silver Salmon. Alongside the Salmon are trophy-sized Rainbow Trout and big Dollar Varden Char.  

If the big River Fish are not enough, you can head to Seward or Homer and target the big Barn Door Halibut - those over 100 pounds. 

Overall, expect good lodging and outstanding fishing. 

Lodging with Orca Lodge

Guests say in one of the many handcrafted log cabins. Each cabin features a full kitchen and dining area. The downstairs has a queen bed and twin sleeper sofa while the upstairs loft has a double bed with a twin bed. The cabins hold up to five adults or are perfect for small families. The cabins are not large and make a 16' by 20' footprint. They also feature a small kitchen and come outfitted with everything you need to have a fishing adventure, including linens. 
Expect clean and comfortable cabins with everything you need to make your stay pleasant. 

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Great cabins, with kitchens on the Kenai. Great guides and coordination of our four days of fishing.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 12, 2021
  • Mark Wackler and his team were unbelievable. Great guides put us on the fish on the halibut (Homer), the fly-in, and twice on the rivers for limits all four days. Very well coordinated operation...
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Alaska Trip of a lifetime-bucket list trip
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 7, 2021
  • 100% recommend and 100% satisfied! Will stay again! My Dad recently Retired after working for 40 years and wanted to go fishing in Alaska for his bucket list. It was also my bucket list to go fishing...
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Little piece of heaven
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 23, 2020
  • My husband and I have fished out of Soldotna before and love the area. When friends were ready to make their first trip to Alaska, we looked for the best ?Alaska ?experience. This is like a home...
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