SATISFIED CUSTOMERS INCLUDE
The Port of Dutch Harbor was a critical military sight during WWII. There are still historical ruins that capture the intensity of Aleutian Theater and it's role in the war. Much of the hidden treasures can be seen from the water, all within an 8 hour tour. From May until October, you will likely see hump back whales, orcas, otters and exotic birds. This is a great family trip that can be done in one day.
In the past 20 years of charter work, our list of customers is impressive! Government agencies such as NOAA, the US Coast Guard, US Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, USDA, EPA, NMFS, DEC, DOT, Alaska State Troopers, and many more. We have been 100% successful completing research that is not only remote but biologically diverse, with a weather pattern that calls for experience on the sea. Captain Jimmer McDonald IS that local expert.
When considering a research vessel that works within a budget and meets the needs of the Government, it helps that we qualify as a small business that is Woman owned and Jimmer is a Vietnam Veteran and is Native Alaskan.
Filming and Documentaries
Filming in the extreme environment of the Bering Sea needs an experienced Captain and crew. Companies like BBC, NBC, and Discovery Channel have engaged the Miss Alyssa for complex high-profile work.
Here we have the BBC filming for the series Blue Planet. The footage and the gear was nothing short of spectacular!
For the expert surfers who may wish to be a part of history, finding the perfect wave in the Bering Sea is worth it. Check out Roark at work in "Arc of Aleutia". Filmed on the Miss Alyssa.
Only a very brave heart will be able to ski the harsh Alaskan land. Travel to Alaska and treat yourself to this thrill ride.
Diving in the Aleutian Islands must be done by professionals. Extreme gear and expert level training must be achieved before attempting this trip.
HIKING ON A VOLCANO
Into the wild? Book your slot to hike on an Alaskan volcano – a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’ll take you exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in North America
YEARS EXPERIENCE CHARTERING
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED CHARTERS WITH ZERO INCIDENTS!
You’re in good hands
Captain Jimmer McDonald has been working and commanding vessels since he was 16. His Father "Mac" was a king crab fisherman in the 'heyday" of fishing. Jimmer worked as a crew member then. He became a licensed Captain in 2005 and today has completed over 3,000 charter days with a perfect safety record, with zero incidents for neither crew nor passengers.
In the Bering Sea, the real culprit is weather and while no-one has control over that aspect, a wise Captain with decades of experience, knows his limits. That's what makes the difference between success and failure- A Great Captain!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable month aboard Miss Alyssa. This project wouldn't have been the same without you both -- I'm going to miss the daily boat rides! [Alyssa's] cappuccino was the best I've ever had!!
Margie & Aubrey