Captain Alan Corbett

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.

*Graduated Chapman School of Seamanship: Professional Mariner Training
*Instructed by USCG/ RET Captain Jack Cadigan
*20 years experience on boats worldwide – 15 years in SE Alaska (9 years as Captain)
*Wildlife Photographer and Guide
*Author of Wildlife Magazine articles
*Juneau year round resident for over 15 years

Tanja Corbett
(AKA: The Deck Boss/Crew)

Tanja’s passion for the outdoors is obvious from the moment you step onboard the boat. As the daughter of Capt. Jack Cadigan USCG RET, who started Adventures in Alaska, she has been around boats all her life. Even after over 40 years of living in Juneau she still experiences a sense of joy and wonder in seeing whales or wildlife and adores sharing her love for fishing with others. Our customers appreciate Tanja’s attention to their unexpected needs, safety and comfort…along with her ability to keep the energy level high throughout the day! She is also a master of capturing fun family photos or candid fishing-in-action pictures that she simply will airdrop to you at the end of the trip. You will feel well attended to with Tanja onboard and her added expertise will certainly be helpful if you are new or adept at fishing. Her only “requirement” is that you bring your enthusiasm and a big smile!