About the Owners
David and Angie Wrightson
David and Angie came to Southeast Alaska for a visit in 1990 and never left. They fell in love with the breathtaking, unspoiled beauty of the area and were charmed by the friendly, independent residents. From the beginning, David and Angie bought a boat and began exploring the beauty of Hoonah and Southeast Alaska. Their time on the water fishing and exploring instilled in them an intimate love and understanding of the natural wonders that Southeast Alaska offers.
From the majestic misty mountain peaks to the rugged and graceful shorelines. From the tall pines to the pure, clean water teeming with life, Hoonah, Alaska is a true paradise of unspoiled natural beauty. The Wrightsons are proud to call Hoonah their home and are eager to share Hoonah, Alaska with you. They are thrilled to offer a variety of exciting tours and share the breathtaking sights that Hoonah, Chichagof Island, and the surrounding waters has to offer.
About the Captain
Captain Paul Comolli
Paul has been navigating and exploring the waters of Southeast Alaska for over 30 years. Originally from the Midwest, Paul moved to Alaska at the age of 20 to attend college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he met his wife, Mary. In 1986, Paul and Mary moved to Juneau where Paul worked for the Juneau Police Department. They raised 3 beautiful children together.
Paul has always had a love for the outdoors and spent much of his time off exploring the pristine wilderness of Southeast Alaska while fishing, hunting, whale watching and boating. It was during one of these recreational trips that Paul discovered Chichagof Island and fell in love with its natural beauty and wildlife, including the humpback whales.
In 2006, Paul retired from the Juneau Police Department and moved his family to Hoonah, Chichagof Island.
For over 20 years, Paul has been observing whales in Southeast Alaska on whale watching trips with family and friends, navigating Gastineau Channel, Lynn Canal, Chatham, and Icy Strait from Juneau to Yakobi Island. He also gained experience in tourism as a guide and CDL driver on wildlife tours including bear searches in Icy Strait Point. Paul is a graduate of the Flagship Maritime Training Center in Washington and is a USCG Certified Captain. Captain Paul wants to share his experiences and love of the waters of Southeast Alaska with his clients as they explore the rich humpback feeding grounds of Hoonah and Chichagof Island.