Alan left his native Ireland as a young man with a law degree determined to spend his life outdoors. He headed east to Southeast Asia, down to Australia, across the South Pacific and eventually found his way north to Alaska. He has lived year round in Juneau for 20 years with his wife Tanja fulfilling his wildest dreams connected to nature. In addition to spending his free time on the boat fishing, Alan also enjoys hiking, hunting, fly fishing and cooking.
Captain Alan holds a Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters license and has over 20 years of experience on boats worldwide, specifically with 12 years as a Captain in Juneau, Alaska (+6 years as a naturalist/ crew ). Alan was trained locally by his father-in-law, USCG/ RET Captain Jack Cadigan, who started Adventures in Alaska 20 years ago. Additionally, Alan has worked as a scuba instructor, boat crew, wildlife photographer, writer and brown bear viewing guide.
Captain Alan is dedicated first and foremost to your safety and is intimately familiar with the local waters around Juneau. The boat (Narwhal) is inspected by the USCG and equipped with all required safety gear including an zodiac raft.