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Boat and Crew

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.

The Fjordland
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. The Fjordland is a one of a kind vessel, it has no sisters.

The Fjordland Interior
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 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.

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


Alaska Fjordlines Crew

Alaska Fjordlines Ferry Wheelhouse
Glen and Alison Jacobson
Ketch, Anna and Libby Jacobson
Glen and Alison Jacobson started the Haines-Skagway Water Taxi in 1990. In 2000 they expanded their operation to Juneau as Alaska Fjordlines, the Fjord Express to Juneau and the construction of a new vessel, the Fjordland.  In 2024 the company will be celebrating 34 years of service.  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 where they have raised their children, Anna, Libby and Ketch who have worked as both crew and captains.
In 2023, son Ketch Jacobson was brought in as an owner of the company. Captain Ketch brings his witty personality, extensive marine experience and a cell and molecular biology degree to his work. Ketch can be found captaining the boat, driving the bus or providing maintenance in the engine room.
Alaska Fjordlines Tour Guide Captain
Captain Glen Jacobson has been keeping wildlife logs in Lynn Canal for 34 years. He starts each new day with enthusiasm, passion and excitement. He LOVES his work.