Experience the Beauty of Northwest Alaska

Summertime Excursions in the Arctic

Experience the beauty of Northwest Alaska under the midnight sun!


Cabin Stays

We offer comfortable backcountry lodging at our rustic log cabin outside of Kotzebue. Accessed via a 90-minute boat ride from Kotzebue, the cabin property is located on a peaceful, tree-lined creek and surrounded by the public lands of the Cape Krusenstern National Monument. Nicknamed “Cinnamon Girl” due to its warm-hued wood tones, the rental cabin includes a sleeping loft, wood stove, propane cooking stove, dining/sitting area, and comfortable front porch (see photos in gallery).

Cabin is furnished with dishes and cookware, bedding and linens, and other basic necessities; however, the site does not offer running water or 24-hour electricity. An outhouse toilet, cozy wood-fired sauna, and small generator are available. Your host will stay nearby in a separate cabin approximately 300 yards down the creek, to ensure your safety and comfort.

Cinnamon Girl cabin

can comfortably accommodate up to four people for overnight stays. We offer both day trips and a three-day, two-night stay. Rates include transportation between Kotzebue and the cabin property. Longer stays available upon request. Day trips require a minimum of two people with a maximum of six. Food is not included in our cabin packages.

While at the cabin you are welcome to simply relax, explore the nearby tundra, wade in the creek, or enjoy fishing, berry picking or campfire cooking. It’s also possible to combine cabin stays with one of our other recreational activities for a fuller itinerary (cost dependent upon specific options).

Customized Trips

I have spent decades exploring this beautiful corner of the world and can help get you even further off the beaten track if you’re up for an adventure. If you have a multi-day trip in mind, please give me a call and we’ll see what we can do!

Fishing Charters

Fishing charters may be booked as either half-day or full-day options, depending on your level of enthusiasm and the species you wish to pursue. Sheefish, an unusual and iconic large whitefish species of the Arctic, are usually close by in the summer months and within easy range of a half-day charter. Northern pike and salmon (primarily chum) are easier to access with a full-day charter. Ideal party size is four or less (additional 1-2 people may be possible upon discussion with me).

Practical Boating Class

Lessons will take place in my 23’ boat with a 115 hp outboard. I also offer an on-the-water orientation to navigating the river channels, sandbars, and shallow waters of the Kotzebue area, which has no markers to aid boaters. Whether you are a novice or seasoned boater, I can customize a program that fits your needs. Please contact me if you would like a sample syllabus or to discuss your interests and needs.

Boat Tours and Charters

If you are looking to get out of town and see more of the local area, perhaps picnic on the beach, explore the mouth of the Noatak River, or just enjoy being on the water, please give me a call and I’ll get you out for a memorable excursion. A boat tour can be a great option for visitors or Kotzebue residents who would like a day out!

My Captain’s license allows me to take up to six passengers at one time. I also offer boat charters if you have a destination in mind.


My goal is to get folks out into the country and I’ll do everything I can do to make it an affordable trip for you.  Listed below is a general guideline for my rates, but depending on the day, destination, and number of guests, my rates can be somewhat flexible. Please do give me a call to talk about the trip you have in mind!

Hourly boat tour and charter rate (for up to 6 passengers)- $200 with a two-hour minimum

Day trips to the Cinnamon Girl cabin - $200 per person (for 2 to 6 passengers)

Three-day, two-night stay at the Cinnamon Girl cabin - $1,200 for up to four guests

Fishing trips (for up to 4 passengers) - $500 for a half-day

$800 for a full day

Practical Boating class - $500 per day for two people

On-the-Water Orientation - $200 per hour for up to 2 people