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Whittier Alaska Fishing Charter

Captain Kristen Labrecque

Captain Kristen Labrecque has been living in Alaska for over 27 years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Statistics and did graduate work in Bio-Statistics at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Master’s License with the United States Coast Guard and has over 47 years of boating experience. Her experience ranges from small 6-pack vessels to large ocean-class vessels within the Alaska Marine Highway System. Kristen is also a licensed Airline Transport Pilot and a licensed Flight Instructor in both Helicopters and Airplanes. Prior to starting Saltwater Excursions, Kristen flew Contract Helicopters for the US ARMY, flying medevac missions in remote areas of Northern Alaska. Kristen was also a check airmen for the Alaska State Troopers in their aviation division.

Join Captain Kristen Labrecque as we cruise the crystal-clear waters of Alaska’s sounds and inlets. View glacier-capped mountains and teeming wildlife while enjoying world-class fishing in Alaska’s rich waters. Safety is her number one priority!

Captain Brady Barrineau

Captain Brady comes to us from over the Atlantic Ocean  He is our newest international super Captain!  Saltwater Excursions welcomes Captain Brady back for his second season.  Brady spent 2021 fishing Prince William Sound for a fellow charter operator right here in Whittier, Alaska and spent the 2023 season running the M/V Saltwater Addiction for us!  He knows these waters!  Captain Brady has been a licensed captain for over 26 years and is a commercial diver.  Not only does he know what is on top of the water, he knows what is under it!  On his long impressive list of talents, he is also a professional photographer.  A man of many talents.  Brady looks forward to seeing you and showing you how it is done!

Captain Marquis Bass

Captain Marquis Bass returns to us for his fourth season with Saltwater Excursions, LLC.  He is super excited to be back with the Saltwater Excursions team and looks forward to sharing your Alaska Fishing Experience. Marq is an Alaska guy through and through.  He came to Alaska as a young boy and has called Alaska home ever since.

Deckhand Haley Proctor

Haley Proctor, Saltwater Excursion's newest deckhand.

Haley is back to Prince William Sound for the 2024 season with Saltwater Excursions.

She spent 2023 on the waters of Prince William Sound fishing for halibut, salmon and rockfish and is excited to do it again this year with the Saltwater Excursions Team. When she isn’t out fishing she is thinking about fishing. She had also held quality control positions and seafood processing positions, so rest assured your filets will be well taken care of. Let’s give Haley a warm welcome to our team!

M/V Saltwater Addiction

The M/V Saltwater Addiction is a 26 ft Offshore Duckworth with an extended transom with an overall length of 31 feet.  It is a 2011 model powered by new 2020 twin Yamaha 200 DEC outboard engines with electronic controls.  The M/V Saltwater Addiction is also sporting new 2021 state of the art Garmin Navionics, with Garmin and Airmar transducers allowing for side vue and clear vue capabilities.  Also included is a private marine head, a heated cabin with a new 2021 Planar 44D diesel heater, a Wallas diesel stove, and a cuddy cabin with a place to lie down.  We use only the best fishing gear: AVET REELS, EDGE RODS, FINS FISHING LINE and of course HARDWIRE TACKLE and KODIAK CUSTOM TACKLE!

M/V Saltwater Therapy

The M/V Saltwater Therapy is a 31 ft NorthRiver with an extended transom with an overall length of 34 feet.  It is a 2023 model powered by new 2023 twin Mercury  300 outboard engines with electronic controls.  The M/V Still Addicted is also sporting new 2023 state of the art Garmin Navionics, with Garmin and Airmar transducers allowing for side vue and clear vue capabilities.  Also included is a private marine head, a heated cabin with an Espar Heater and a cuddy cabin with a place to lie down.  We use only the best fishing gear: AVET REELS, EDGE RODS, FINS FISHING LINE and of course HARDWIRE TACKLE and KODIAK CUSTOM TACKLE!