Posted September 13th, 2017, 05:59 PM
if fishing is a priority, Seward, Cooper Landing or Homer might be better options for you. Or even Whittier. Depends on what he wants to catch and if he wants shore fishing or at sea. I suggest he does some research to see what's available, and where.
Along the drive to Seward or Homer you could stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which is a rescue facility for orphaned and injured animals ..... bears, bison, caribou, moose, etc Google to find their web site. And you can often spot moose in and around Homer.
Homer and Seward also offer other sights and activities so you will keep busy while he's fishing, and have things to do together.
As for Denali, it could look like this
6/2 arrive in Anc
6/3 leisurely drive to Denali, maybe stop at Talkeetna for lunch since it's the halfway point. Or for a long day you can detour to Matanuska Glacier or Independence Mine
6/4 shuttle into the park
6/5 leisurely drive back to Anc
6/6 morning in Anc. Afternoon shuttle to Whittler
Really depends on how you want to spend your time. That's what you need to research and determine.
There are a few DIY driving trips in the Trip Reports posted above. i think the one from REWiND is a 3 or 4 day DIY land.
As for driving to Homer or Seward, use this time and distance guide: http://www.alaska.org/advice/mileage-chart
Seward is 125 miles from Anc and about 3 hrs drive. Homer is 175 miles and about 4 hrs. (you would pass thru Cooper Landing on your way to Homer, about 2 hrs). . Homer and Seward would offer activities for you while he fishes.
Look at the Kenai Peninsula web site for fishing info and it will all provide links to the Homer and Seward visitor guides.
The Alaska Fish and Game site is also very helpful.
He could also fish during the cruise. Ketchikan is a popular spot.
There are many options for you to explore. But you really need to do some research to determine what option is best for YOU.