Boat and Crew


A 65′, 48 passenger, high speed catamaran, the Fjordland was custom built for the waters of Lynn Canal and specially designed for viewing wildlife up close. The Fjordland is the perfect size, large enough to handle the occasional choppy waters, but small enough for intimate cruising.

Comfortable seats and great views on the Fjord Express to Juneau tourWatching Sea Lions on the Fjord Express to Juneau tour

The passenger cabin of the Fjordland is surrounded by windows and has more space per passenger than any other whale watching boat in Alaska.

The Fjordland's back deck: your boat on the Fjord Express to Juneau tour

From the spacious back deck of the Fjordland passengers take photos of the waterfalls and wildlife.


The Fjordland's excellent windows for viewing wildlife on the Fjord Express to Juneau tour
The large, specially designed “fjordliner” windows allow passengers to see eagles perched at the tops of trees as well as waterfalls and glaciers originating high on the mountainside.

About The Company

Alaska Fjordlines offers quality, personalized tours allowing plenty of time for viewing wildlife and points of interest. Our comfortable, high-speed catamaran is designed with an open wheelhouse so passengers can visit with the captain and crew while underway. An onboard library and natural history display are available for your perusal.

Alaska Fjordlines crew

Glen and Alison Jacobson started the Haines-Skagway Water Taxi in 1990. In 2001, they began operating as Alaska Fjordlines, running the Fjord Express to Juneau. In 2002 the Haines-Skagway Water Taxi portion of the business was sold so that the company could focus on the new Juneau enterprise. As a family owned and operated business, the Jacobsons’ and their crew bring a friendly and intimate feel to their tours. Glen & Alison Jacobson live in Haines with their daughters, Anna and Libby and their son, Ketch.

Captain Glen addresses the passengers on the Fjord Express to Juneau

Captain Glen Jacobson