About Whisper Marine
Join us on one of our exciting fishing adventures or photography tours. We'll enjoy stream fishing in an amazing wilderness, and we'll experience and photograph the lush, old-growth rainforests of the Tongass National Forest.
Alaska's legendary Inside Passage is an intricate network of pristine waterways, granite fjords, and islands of astonishing beauty. It is home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, deer and moose, mountain goats, stellar sea lions, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals.
On our trip, we'll observe charming fishing villages, an incredible array of wildlife, and the breathtaking scenery of the Inside Passage. The captain will guide us to unique and tantalizing places that no cruise ship sails to. Adventure travelers of all ages will enjoy experiencing the wilderness of Alaska's Inside Passage with our captain and guide, Doug Ogilvy.
Doug's first trip to Alaska was in 1968. He moved to Alaska in 1974, and began commercial fishing with his own boat in 1977. Doug has lived in Gustavus since 1978. With over 20 years as a full-time commercial salmon fisherman and bottom fish long-liner, Doug is now “semi retired” from the commercial fishing industry.
In 1996 Doug got a Coast Guard license to carry passengers for hire, and started doing water taxi work in Icy Strait, the outside coast, and Glacier Bay. In 1997 he added fresh water fly fishing, and boat ecotours, providing excellent photographic opportunities for whales, sea otters, seals and sea lions, birds, and perhaps a bear, wolf, or moose along the beach.
Doug received a certificate of completion for an 80-hour Wilderness First Responder course, and is competent in a canoe or kayak. Over 30 years of living, working, and playing on the ocean, streams, and in the wilderness of Southeast Alaska have given him extensive first-hand knowledge of this beautiful area.
Gustavus, Alaska is a homesteading community, and currently boasts nearly 500 residents! Gustavus is only a twenty-minute scenic flight from Juneau. Alaska Airlines operates a flight once per day between Juneau and Gustavus, throughout the summer. Several small flying services offer numerous additional flights to Gustavus from Juneau, including Air Excursions and Wings of Alaska.
In order to operate our guided trips from this small community in Alaska, we have strong relationships with our friends and neighbors. We are proud of our long standing partnerships in and around Gustavus, and happy to recommend these fine businesses.