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Kristen Labrecque

Captain Kristen Labrecque

Captain Kristen Labrecque has been living in Alaska for over 22 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 42 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 Reece Stratford

Reece was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California.  He grew up fishing for salmon, halibut, lingcod and rockfish off the coast of California.  This will be Reece’s second year with Saltwater Excursions.  During the winter season, Reece works on a long range charter boat fishing for pelagic species out of San Diego, CA.

Saltwater Addiction

The 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!