Meet the Captain

Captain Tanya

Captain Tanya has been running Wildlife & Glacier tours out of Seward, Alaska for 14 seasons.  After spending her first summer as a deckhand in Seward in 2003, she was hooked and has returned every season since.

“There’s no way to describe the raw wild beauty of this place but one thing is for certain, it will draw you in.  The only way to truly feel or appreciate it, is to come see it for yourself.”

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Tanya did not grow up around boats and actually graduated with a BS in Business Administration.  Shortly after graduating and trying out the corporate world, she traveled to Maui “just for a visit” and then started crewing on a whale watching boat. This was the beginning of a new journey. Tanya has always had a true passion for all animals and species of wildlife but this is where she also discovered her passion for boats and the sea.

In her spare time, she most enjoys exploring the Alaskan outdoors with her pup Cooper; hiking, fishing, camping, and of course boating! In the off season, you’ll most likely find her driving whale watching boats in Maui, working up in the Arctic (providing her the privilege of seeing polar bears in the wild), or volunteering in Africa working with a rescue, rehabilitation, and release organization caring for orphaned baby elephants.

Our Boat

M/V Outright

Our vessel, the Outright, is a 47’x15′ aluminum catamaran and is U.S. Coast Guard certified to hold 30 passengers.  We plan on limiting it to 20-22 passengers to maximize your space and comfort.  There is plenty of cabin space and seating inside to accommodate everyone. 

We also have a very large outside viewing area with bench seating on deck as well.  And of course there is a bathroom, also known as a marine head, on board.  The Outright is powered with quad 300hp outboards, allowing us plenty of speed to get to all of the best viewing areas!