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Captain Richard Friedman
Richard’s maritime experience is deep and passionate. He has been on the water for over 50 years, since he first sailed Long Island Sound as a young boy.
In 1984, U.S. Coast Guard Master's License in hand, Richard began running both power and sailing charters in Washington State and British Columbia. In 1994, Richard and his wife, Nancy, purchased the 60-foot yacht, Explorer. The couple spent two years circumnavigating North America with their three young sons in tow. The family then brought Explorer through the Panama Canal to the West Coast. Richard has been chartering full-time in Southeast Alaska since, first with Explorer and now with the Alaskan Song.
Certified as an Alaska Naturalist, Richard's warm, hospitable nature, lively curiosity, and broad maritime experience assure all of Alaskan Song’s guests of an informative, safe, and engaging charter.
Chef Nancy Friedman
Like all good chefs, Nancy's life informs her culinary creations. Picking up dishes and stories from her travels around the world, Nancy punctuates each guest’s experience with fantastic meals and her signature, indelible charm. Nancy brings intention, grace and an open heart to the Alaskan Song. Together, she and Richard provide a one-of-a-kind experience, peppered with delicious food and good company