Every boat captain thinks they’re better than average. We’re looking for the ones who are right – and not just when you’re at the helm. If you’re a confident USCG 6-pack licensed (OUPV) captain who wants to help our guests experience the best Alaska has to offer, we should talk.

Our lodge is an all-inclusive experience with guests who are anxious to connect with our crew. If you’re great with a boat but not good with people, this isn’t a good fit. Our captains are paid a guaranteed daily wage (if our marketing team doesn’t do their job, you still get paid) and earn generous tips from guests — a little bit of charm can go a long way.

What to Expect Working at Pybus Point Lodge

Guiding with us is a full-season commitment, from mid-May to mid-September. We all live on an island together, so we’re pretty selective when it comes to your work ethic and attitude.

  • Daily wage guaranteed: if our marketing team drops the ball and doesn’t book a trip, you still get paid.
  • Generous tips: When you build a relationship with guests during their 4-6 day trips, they tend to tip well.
  • Meals included: No ramen and canned soup here — our kitchen is gourmet, and you eat the same food our guests eat.
  • Lodging included: We don’t deduct lodging or charge you rent.
  • Award-winning employer: We’re owned by the same group that owns Redmond, Inc, a Utah company that wins awards for treating associates well, and we share the same philosophy.
Plankway to group cabin in forested backdrop
Our fleet of boats ready to go fishing

Equipment & Location

We have a fleet of custom-built boats, 30 feet or larger, 30% of them brand new Wooldridge builds hitting the water for the first time this season.

Pybus Bay is tucked along the Inside Passage of Alaska, at the southern edge of Admiralty Island National Monument. The location is stunning, the water is calm and deep, and the fishing is phenomenal.

The Role of Captain and Guide

Some of our guests are lifelong fishermen who come back every year. Some are avid travelers who want to experience deep sea fishing for the first time, along with ecotours like whale watching and orca spotting. We match our guests to the best guide based on their expectations for the trip and your personality and skill – but you will need to know your way around rods and reels and be able to act as a guide to the landmarks and wildlife in Pybus Bay.

Typical Schedule

Our days start with a huddle around 7am. We prep our boats while guests enjoy breakfast, and we’re out around 8am. Depending on the season, guests often catch their limits by early afternoon — you may be back at the lodge as early as 3pm or as late as 6pm. With the help of dock hands, we fillet and flash-freeze the day’s catch, clean and fuel the boats, and enjoy some downtime in the evenings. (On sightseeing days your group may leave later.) As much as possible, you’ll keep the same group of 4-6 guests throughout their stay.


Some of our guests smoke, but we really prefer captains who don’t. (We’ve found it negatively impacts tip amounts and guest satisfaction, and it leaves our new boats in a funk.)

Pot is legal in Alaska, but it really does not work for this role. You’re guiding guests around the Alaskan wilderness, which requires our clearest thinking. If you fail a drug test we’ll have you on the first seaplane back to Juneau to find your next opportunity.

Heading out fishing on a crisp misty morning

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