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About The Captain

Meet your captain

Captain John Melino

My name is John Melino. While not born in Alaska, I have an addiction to it. You will soon see why. I have been on the water from Kodiak to Juneau for the last 10 years and before that Hawaii, Puerto Rico, USVI & BVI. I hold a 200 Ton Near Coastal USCG License, with Unlimited RADAR and Commercial Assistance Towing. Currently earning Local Limited Master of Towing.

I am qualified as:
  • Emergency First Responder
  • Level II Hazmat Qualified
  • SEAPRO Oil Spill Response Captain
And, I’m known in the community as an aggressive boat driver with a ” Yeah, we can do that!” attitude.
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“Your kindness, sense of humor and total dedication to seeing these guys (whales) close up really made our trip!"
~ M. Barcenas