Orca Lodge

Orca Lodge is a riverfront fishing lodge on the banks of the Kenai River. Our cabins are located just a couple minutes from the small town of Soldotna, giving them the perfect combination of convenience & the Alaskan feel that visitors are looking for. With over 500 feet of riverfront access, a partnership with the top fishing guide business in the area, and local owners and staff, Orca Lodge clients are sure to maximize their stay on the Kenai!

The Kenai Peninsula is fast becoming the salmon capital of the world and for good reason. All 5 species of salmon can be found in the Kenai River. Our licensed professional guides specialize in fishing for world-class Kenai River king salmon and Kenai River silver salmon. We offer some of the greatest opportunities for you to experience some of Alaska’s finest fishing.

Alaska Salmon Fishing just steps from our Lodge from the enormous Kenai River king salmon, to fiesty Kenai rainbows, dollies, and line-stripping Kenai River sockeye and silver salmon, our guides will put you into the action. These professionals know all of the techniques and they’ll share the tips you’ll need to know to hook into some great action.

Orca Lodge is located on the bank of the Kenai River. You can walk down our boardwalk to fish on our exclusive river-bank,or take a charter out on the river. We’ll be right thereproviding the equipment and know how to make your adventure the most successful and memorable outing possible.


Mark Wackler became owner/operator of Orca Lodge after growing up in Soldotna, Alaska on the banks of the Kenai River. In 1992 Mark’s family built the lodge, and at only 17 years old Mark decided to become a Kenai River fishing guide. “I got my first boat when i was 15 years old, and I just started fishing and playing around on local waters, learning a ton in the process.” Mark built a successful fishing guide service, Fishology, while attending college and achieving his bachelor’s in science and master’s in education. A summer-time job became a life-long passion, and so when Orca Lodge came up for sale he jumped at the opportunity to become a part owner and operator of the business. Mark continues to live his dream in Alaska with his wife & 3 kids, teaching school in the winter and running the fishing and lodging businesses in the summer. “I was very lucky to grow up realizing all the blessings the Kenai Peninsula has to offer, and I’m praying that my kids will have the same opportunities that I did.”

Our Clients Say

“Home away from home.”

Just finished a week long stay at Orca lodge with my oldest son and what can I say, it was amazing. John and Jennifer the managers were the most amazing hosts. Every night they had a gathering around a small fire and all the guests would come. They cooked salmon and halibut in ways we never heard of before… salmon bacon anyone? The cabins were clean, warm and inviting. The beds were very comfortable. The views were incredible. We had so many belly busting laughs as we sat with other guests having cold beverages around the fire telling stories. Would I ever go back there? In a New York minute! Thanks for the memories!

Larry E

“Best place on the Kenai”

I’ve stayed at the Orca Lodge many times over the past 15 years, it’s simply the best. From the moment you arrive this place becomes home. The people, the views, the stories, and of course the access the the Kenai will have a place in your heart instantly. The log cabins are the right blend of rustic beauty and comfortable amenities to make you want to stay longer: comfortable beds, full kitchen, a deck overlooking the Kenai. Look for nights around the fire pit, guided trips with Fishology, and the best people you could ever meet.

Brandi G

Kenai Fjords
National Park

Bear Viewing
Best in August & September

Flightseeing Tour

Kenai Wildlife Tour

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