Tour and things to do on the Kenai

Soldotna is a small community and is located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and offers fine shops, large grocery stores, excellent restaurants and gift shops all with reasonable prices. Many of our guests will go into Soldotna for groceries for packing lunches and then into Soldotna each evening for a nice sit down meal. You do not need to leave the resort, as many do all their cooking in their cabins and enjoy the great lake and Mt. views. Rental cars are a must, as you will need then for shopping, sightseeing and meeting the boats in different areas.

There are many fun and free attractions on the Kenai Peninsula: visiting the museum, old Russian Orthodox Church, Old Fort Kenay, or beach combing and Beluga whale watching. Other interesting places to visit: The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitors Center has free films, a wildlife display, and a wildlife viewing trail. Captain Cook State Recreation Area for spectacular views of Cook Inlet, surrounding mountains and even a glimpse of Denali if the weather conditions are right.
The Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center has exhibits depicting Kenai's native culture, Russian influence, and the evolution of the commercial fishing industry, nature rooms filled with Alaskan wildlife displays and Lake Clark National Park exhibit. There are hourly Alaskan movies during the summer mouths.



Full Day Excursions

Local Area Sightseeing Half or full day tours of natural and cultural history, museums, commercial fishing, breathtaking scenery, wildlife viewing. Full narrative on Russian fur traders, the history of the Kenai Peninsula, and the native people.

Kenai Fjord National Park Tour 1:45 minutes drive from the resort to Seward for a magnificent day cruising the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park of Alaska. The park was established in Resurrection Bay in 1980 and encompasses over 580,000 acres of the rugged southeastern coast of the Kenai Peninsula. It's an awe inspiring trip to experience the scenery of rugged mountains and massive glaciers, and home to outstanding varieties of wildlife. Have dinner at Ray's at the harbor in Seward a favorite with our guests. Price range is from $54.00 To $139.00 Plus fees and taxes depending on the tour selection.
Bear and Wildlife Viewing For those interested in the observation and photography of wildlife. A large concentration of Brown and Black Bear allow excellent opportunities for safe study and photography. Other species of special interest to wildlife observers include the Bald Eagle, cormorants, puffins, moose, fox, and a variety of ducks and geese. A unique attraction are the rare Trumpeter Swans which nest in Silver Salmon Lake. They can be viewed from May through September as their young are reared and prepared for the late fall migration. Your next stop is Tuxedni Bay for Fossils viewing and Bird-life Visit Tuxedni Bay, some of the most rugged and breathtaking scenery within Lake Clark National Park. Fossils, dating back 140 million years, are easily discovered while beach combing, revealing ancient forms of clams and snails. You then go to Chisik Island Bird Sanctuary where you will view Kittiwakes, Arctic Terns, and Puffins. After a full day of adventures you will return to Silver Salmon Lodge for a wonderful dinner before flying back to Loon Lake resort. As this excursion requires a chartered aircraft there is a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 .
Kenai Canyon Raft Trip Raft a remote and non-motorized section of the Kenai River, shoot some spirited class II rapid in the Kenai Canyon. The river then flows into pristine Skilak Lake. After a lakeside lunch the trip concludes with boating along a wild and scenic lake shore to the heart of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You may also add stops along the way for fishing. Per person price raft only $99.00 Rafting and fishing $125.00

Kayaking for the novice to the expert. Your guide will take you to a remote lake, down one of the area rivers or sea kayaking. Classes are also available for up to six people. Available are two- 2 man kayaks and four singles. Price per person for day trips $150.00 all equipment included

Hiking Unguided We have many maintained trails on the Kenai Peninsula ranging from easy to difficult. They lead into the various lakes, glaciers and hidden fishing spots. Many of the trails can be hiked in a couple of hours some require all day.

Trails: Exit Glacier, Fuller Lake Trail, River trail to Skilak, Russian Lake trail, Look out Mt. trail. FREE

Homer Day Trips There is a lot to do in the scenic town of Homer at the end of the road, nestled at the edge of Kachemak Bay and the Harding Icefields. There is shopping for art, Alaskan berry products, and handmade crafts on the picturesque Homer Spit. FREE

Homer day trip Bay Excursions on Kachemak Bay with opportunities for observation and photography of a variety of marine wildlife including sea otters, seals, puffins, eagles, porpoises and an occasional whale. You will also have the opportunity to visit and explore Halibut Cove a charming village of a few fisherman and artists. You can stroll the 12 blocks of boardwalk, visit the art gallery, or eat lunch in the restaurant which specializes in seafood. This is designed especially for avid bird watchers and photographers. Per person price $70.00

Homer day trip to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Full day tour to observe 15,000 nesting seabirds from the confront of the 65' MV Rainbow Connection. Explore beaches and observe inter-tidal life. Learn about marine life, local flora, fauna, geology and Native culture. Hike forest trails to spectacular viewing areas. You will need to bring a lunch, waterproof boots and warm, layered clothing. Per person price $60.00

Horseback trail ride into the Homer high country and the Anchor River headwaters, where you will have the opportunity to view wildlife, and the head of Kachemak Bay. You will experience a unique Alaskan adventure with you guide who loves to tell stories and sing about Alaska and the pioneer life. Per person per hour $20.00

Golfing Birchridge Golf Course is a 15 minute drive from the Resort. It is a 9 hole course with variations in the course allowing up to 27 holes. The golf course is a full service facility with all amenities including instructor, pro shop, rentals, carts, driving range, and a restaurant on the premises. It has been rated as the second best course in the state.Per Person Green fees and rentals are from $30.00 to $50.00 per person per day depending on rentals requested. Clients pay the golf course direct.

Thank you for your interest in Loon Lake Resort and we will be happy to answer any questions or help you plan your vacation to Alaska.

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