We offer several length whalewatching (or sport fishing) day trips, ranging from 3 to 8 hours on the water, the choice is yours. Only your private group is aboard, our trips depart and return on your time schedule. Alaskan snacks and beverages including smoked salmon spread, cheese, crackers, cookies, granola bars, coffee, tea, cocoa and soda are all provided free, and fishing licenses are available on board. Our 40 ft vessel is warm and dry, air conditioned, with all the comforts of home. Bring the whole family for a great Alaskan whalewatching adventure, or get a few friends or buddies together for a great day of fishing. Capt. Tommy is the only local charter skipper that was born and raised right here in Juneau. With a life time of boating and local knowledge, he knows where all the great fishing holes are, where the Eagles soar, the whales feed and play and the Orca's and sealions co-exist. You simply won't find a more comfortable charter at a better price anywhere in SE Alaska.
All our trips depart from and return to Auke Bay, about 15 miles North of downtown Juneau. Both the whale-watching (and salmon fishing) is close by. A 15 to 25 minute run from our Auke Bay dock puts you in the heart of the action. Whether arriving in Juneau by cruise ship or independent travel, we can set up the transportation for you to arrive at our dock on a schedule that fits your needs. We are the longest running charter operation in Juneau. Started in 1991, and with over 50 years local boating experience, we offer the best in local knowledge, experience and luxury, and if given half a chance (during a lull in the action), Capt. Tommy can tell the many colorful stories of yesteryear and the history of days gone by.
Age range, type of group
We welcome the adventurous of all ages, from the experienced to the novice, and families and kids of all ages. No one is to young or old to have a great time aboard our comfortable vessel. And we accommodate the handicapped. Warm and dry even on the rainy days, and with our USCG 5-Star Rating, you can feel secure in the knowledge we've taken the extra steps to insure you and your loved ones are safe and secure during your Alaskan adventure.
And we book only for private groups (up to 6-person maximum), so you decide who is aboard. We do not mix other folks with you. Only your party is aboard.
Policies & Restrictions
We offer the best whalewatching and fishing experiences in Juneau. And with our USCG 5-STAR rating, we ask that you enjoy your great Alaskan adventure alcohol free. We are a no-drinking non-smoking vessel.
Even though we offer 40 ft of private first class Luxury and comfort, and only your private party will be aboard, our prices match or beat the other much smaller local charter vessels. Our vessel has a large bathroom, hot and cold water, heat and air conditioning and a large salon seating area. You will be warm and comfortable aboard our vessel.
When you email us, we send you a return email packet that includes our rates, booking policy and all the other information you'll need that answers all the questions you may have regarding our services.
And for you seasoned fishermen, don't shy away from the fact that we offer first class comfort and luxury aboard our yacht. Besides offering the best in whalewatching, this is a first class fishing machine! We have all the latest in fishing gear, down-riggers, fishfinders and electronics, and not afraid to get the decks messy as you haul in the catch.
Tom Dawson (View My Profile)
Capt. Tommy is a lifelong Alaskan with over 50 years local boating knowledge and experience in both sport and commercial fishing. As a young man he spent several years on the Taku River near Juneau as a wilderness guide/photographer. He then served 4-years in the Naval Air during Vietnam and later retired from Alaska Public Safety after serving 20 years as a Fire Lieutenant, paramedic and Correctional Officer. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he expanded his love of the outdoors by starting his charter business in 1991 to share Alaska's beauty with travelers and visitors from around the world.