Visit Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Highlights of the Kenai Peninsula include whale watching, outstanding fishing, tidewater glaciers and character small towns. There is also plenty of local wildlife such seals, sea otters and sealions.
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The huge Kenai Peninsula, stretches out into the sea immediately south of Anchorage.
Small by Alaska standards, it encompasses a taste of all the state has to offer including whale watching, outstanding fishing, tidewater glaciers and character small towns.
Towns of the Kenai Peninsula
Homer is a bustling community known for its halibut fishing and the stunning views from the 'spit' that juts into Kachemak Bay, whilst Girdwood, set on Turnagain Arm, is famed for its tidal bore and its proximity to the Portage Glacier. Soldotna is renowned for its king salmon fishing. Nearby Kenai has a tangible sense of history exemplified by its Russian Orthodox church.
Other highlights include the lovely town of Seldovia, just a short ferry trip away from Homer and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
No visit to Homer is complete without trying your hand at halibut fishing and the fish in these waters are often enormous and make for hugely exciting sport. Your guides are very experienced to ensure you have a safe and comfortable day on the water while they teach you the techniques of bottom fishing, baiting your hooks and landing your fish. The average halibut brought in to Homer weighs around 28 pounds.
Along with great fishing and beautiful scenery you are likely to spot seals, sea otters, sealions, puffins and whales.
Suggested itineraries featuring Kenai Peninsula
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kenai Peninsula, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Kenai Peninsula
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Places near Kenai Peninsula
- Cooper Landing 45 kilometers away
- Seward 46 kilometers away
- Homer 93 kilometers away
- Anchorage 119 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 180 kilometers away
- Valdez 239 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 241 kilometers away
- Kodiak Island 293 kilometers away
- Katmai National Park 294 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 321 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 392 kilometers away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 403 kilometers away
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park 438 kilometers away
Ideas for experiencing Kenai Peninsula
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kenai Peninsula, and which use the best local guides.