This is my first post...I'm brand new.
I am planning a trip to Alaska with my wife and I'm looking to do 2-3 days of fishing around July 5-8 in/around the Kenai River as well as doing some halibut fishing. I am hoping to catch kings, silvers and rainbow trout, as well as a day out for halibut. I am reaching out to see if there's some information on some trustworthy guides as well as accommodations and/or suggestions for lodging. I'm not looking for something 5-star...just a comfortable bed and a cozy room. I've found some comprehensive lodges that include fishing guides and meals, etc. as a package but they seem pretty pricey. Is it worth doing this fishing portion of the trip as a "package" through one of these lodges or should I pay for day charters and lodging separately? I don't mind paying for a great guide but I could go without the bells and whistles. Some of the lodges we've looked into include the Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge, Great Alaska Lodge, and Alaskan Fishing Adventures (Tim Berg's Lodge). Also, does anyone have any opinions with regards to halibut fishing out of Seward vs. Homer? What are your thoughts regarding fishing the Kenai River for the dates I have planned (July 5-8)?
On another note, other things we'd like to do are a bear viewing day trip (Lake Clark), the Kenai Fjords Glacier Cruise, a few days up to Denali with a Kantishna Wilderness tour and a day in Talkeetna. Is a flightseeing tour of Denali worth the $300+ expense? Any ideas, recommended outfitters, opinions? We have already rented a car for our 10-day trip so we won't be needing any transfers.
Thanks for your help!