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. A three-day, two-night stay is priced at $1,200 for up to four people including transportation over and back between Kotzebue and the cabin property. Longer stays available upon request. Food is not included in our cabin stay packages.

We also offer day trips to the Cinnamon Girl cabin. The rate for this is $125 per person with a minimum of two and a maximum of six people. Food is not included.

While at the cabin you are welcome to simply relax, explore the nearby tundra, 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) would be easier to access on a full-day charter. Ideal party size is four or less (additional 1-2 people may be possible upon discussion with me). Half-day fishing charters cost $500, and full-day charters are $800.

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.  My day rate for instruction is $500 for up to two people. On-the-water orientation sessions are $200 per hour. 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, 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 hourly rate is $200 with a two-hour minimum, and my Captain’s license allows me to take out up to six passengers at one time. I also offer boat charters at the same hourly rate 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 Rate  (for up to 6 passengers)- $200 with a two-hour minimum

Day trips to the Cinnamon Girl cabin - $150 per person (for 1 to 6 passengers)

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

                                                               $800 for a full day

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

Practical Boating class - $500 per day for two people