About Catch of the Day, Alaska Whale-Watching Tours
The captain at Catch of the Day, Dennis, and his wife, have more than 30 years sea experience. From the lush tropical shores of Hawaii to chilly forested shores of Alaska, your whale-watching tour will be thrilling adventure with Captain Dennis at the helm. Their knowledge comes from a life long love of the sea.
About Your Captain
Captain Dennis started his career as a captain in Southeast Alaska in 1989. In 2000 he started spending his summers in Alaska and Winter months in the Hawaiian Islands. Captain Dennis owned and operated a Napali Coast whale watching and sightseeing company on the island of Kauai. He now lives full time in Southeast Alaska. Captain Dennis has over 30 years of whale watching and sightseeing tour experience, his wife, Crystal is an Alaskan Native who entertains and enlightens you with her wealth of Alaskan cultural knowledge.
About Local Wildlife
There is a lot of local wildlife in the area, many of which you may be fortunate enough to see. We have brown and black Bears, eagles, porcupines, ravens, land otters, squirrels, Sitka black tail deer. But the most exciting wildlife you will see are the whales on the whale watching tour. We have seen them for many years and still get a little thrill when the whales surface and display their glory and splendor.
History of Hoonah
The Huna Tlingit People
A Partial Timeline of Modern Hoonah History
Hoonah TV Show
Perhaps you have seen some of the beautiful scenery around Hoonah and didn’t even know it. The early seasons of the American docudrama-style reality television series, Alaskan Bush People was filmed on location near Hoonah, Alaska and Chichagof Island, although later seasons were filmed on location in Okanogan County, Washington. The series premiered on the Discovery Channel on May 6, 2014.
Photos by IMDB/Discovery Channel
The show centers around the Brown family who attempt to survive in the wilderness, detached from modern society. The Hoonah locals often jest that the bush people, portrayed in the show as ever-struggling to live off the land, could have simply called up the local pizza parlor or donut shop in Hoonah when they couldn’t find a meal in the wild.