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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Approximately 8 1/2 hours
Price From
$249.95 Per Person
  • Meal Provided
  • Moderate Activity Level

Get ready to experience an adventure that takes you back in time of what gold miners of Alaska endured during the gold rush days. Your tour begins with a relaxing one-hour scenic float trip on the Kenai River. Once docked, you’ll hike for approximately ½ mile to Wild Creek where you will begin your gold panning adventure. You will get a demonstration on gold panning along with a safety briefing before your search for gold begins! Enjoy your picnic lunch before leaving Wild Creek. You’ll enjoy a 2½-hour float trip to Jim’s Landing where your shuttle awaits you to take you back to the lodge.

Special Note

Dress in warm layers. Rubber boots, rain gear and panning equipment will be provided.

CALL 800.425.1737 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours is available at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-800-425-1737 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.


Land excursions may be cancelled up to four (4) days prior to travel without a cancellation fee. Cancellations made within three (3) days of travel are 100% non-refundable. Note that excursion availability is based on cruise tour date, capacity limitations and suitable weather conditions. Land excursions are subject to change at any time and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to book early as space is limited. Prior to travel, print your Travel Itinerary which will have a list of all your confirmed land excursions. Make your cruise tour with Princess an even more memorable one and purchase your land excursions today.


Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.