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 lives with his wife and two dogs in Juneau (all year round!) and is fulfilling his wildest dreams connected to nature. In addition to spending much of his free time on the boat, he also enjoys hiking, hunting, fly fishing and cooking.
Alan has worked as a scuba instructor, boat crew, wildlife photographer, writer and bear viewing guide. He holds a Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters license and has 20 years of experience on boats worldwide, specifically with 9 years as a Captain in Southeast Alaska (6 years as crew). Alan was trained locally by his father-in-law, USCG/ RET Captain Jack Cadigan, who started Adventures in Alaska 15 years ago.
Captain Alan is dedicated first and foremost to your safety, while he is intimately familiar with the local waters around Juneau, so you can relax knowing you are in good hands. You will find that his passion for the whales and for fishing is obvious as he genuinely loves what he gets to do every single day! Alan’s exuberance is contagious and you will appreciate his vast knowledge of whales, wildlife and the wonders of Alaska!