What to Expect


Captain and Crew

Captain Jerry Burnett and First Mate/Cook/Deck Hand Barbara Burnett first came to Alaska in 1981 when Barbara was offered a job as an itinerant School Psychologist.  The original intent was to stay for one school year, but then the fish started biting and by the time the bite was over, another school year had started.  Even though both Barbara and Jerry have changed jobs several times since they first moved to Juneau, their love of adventure, the water and fishing has not changed.  They have owned a number of boats over the years and have explored much of the shorelines and many of the communities, harbors, bays and fishing holes in the Southeast Alaska waters.   Jerry has had his U.S. Coast Guard captain's license since 1991, and both have long held the dream of sharing their love of Southeast Alaska with folks from "outside" after they both retired.  The Endurance II came on the market, and the rest is history.

Both Jerry and Barbara are excited about the opportunity to show off Alaska to you and to help you catch fish and see some amazing sites in the process!

What Should You Bring?

On a sunny day, Southeast Alaska is the most beautiful place on earth.  But - there is a reason it is so green up here: we are located in a maritime rain forest, and it rains a lot!  Dress casually with plenty of layers, and bring warm clothes that repel water.  We have extra rain gear on board, but bring your own to make sure you have the right size.  Gloves, hats and fleece vests or jackets are great if you are not used to our cooler temperatures.  We recommend rubber boots or water repellent shoes on deck and tennis shoes or slippers indoors.  It's not always cold and wet up here, though, so don't forget to bring some warm weather clothing as well and hope for sunshine!  You might want to bring a swimming suit in case you really want to jump in the water, but you won't need one if you go soak in the Tenakee Hot Springs (clothing is not allowed there!).  And don't forget your camera, sunscreen and toiletries (we provide shower get, shampoo, hair dryers and bug spray).