I was born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska where I lived for 32 years.  When I lived in Ketchikan Alaska I can honestly say about all I did was work, fish and hunt all year around.  For me this was all I knew.  The year I graduated high school was the year the city of Ketchikan Alaska got their first stop light.  I wondered why we needed that!  Well, for those of you that get off the cruise ships know the reason..  It’s complete chaos downtown when the ships are in.

The only reason I left Ketchikan Alaska was because I took a better job within the company that I still work for today.  I have worked for them for 27 years.  I now live in Washington with my wife and kids.

My wife and I were married in 2006 and as fate would have it, she begged and pleaded with me to get a boat.  This was something that she has always wanted and dreamed about.  I was like, “Oh my God, you have to be kidding me!”  Well, to make a long story short we got the boat.  I think anyone that has been in or is in a relationship knows how that went.

No sooner than I gave in, we got a text from a friend that found a repossessed boat that had no motor.  I thought to myself, well here I go again… a boat without an outboard… let the work begin.

So I spent the next few months getting the boat all ready to go with a new 250 hp Yamaha outboard.  We took it out fishing in Puget Sound, Washington a few times and I was like, “this is fishing?  I really don’t like to fish, but I love catching fish! It’s way more fun”.  So after a few more fishing trips (not catching trips) I suggested we ship the boat to Ketchikan Alaska and go fishing.  That’s what we did, and two boats later we have “Our Oasis“.  This is a great boat for Ketchikan Alaska.

So now we fly back and forth to Ketchikan Alaska to fish on the weekends. In the last 4 or 5 summers I don’t think we have really missed but maybe 4 weekends, that’s because we enjoy it so much.  It turns out my wife really likes fishing.  To the point that I can’t get her out of the boat.  Those that know us know we are one of the last boats to head back in.  Needless to say I am very glad my wife talked me in to this.

We have taken so many friends and family out fishing in Ketchikan Alaska that I just can’t imagine not being able to enjoy this.  There has not been anyone that has not enjoyed the Alaska adventure.  I am even talking about my wife’s friends (Girly Girls) that could not even imagine going fishing, let alone in Ketchikan Alaska.  Well I am here to tell you, they all want to come back each year because it’s such a great adventure.

This is where I get to the point where I tell you that’s why I started this business.  I have enjoyed having our friends and family take part in our slice of paradise and I want to share it with others.

Oasis Alaska Charters boat they use while fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska Alaska.

Our Oasis

We have the perfect boat moored at the perfect marina (Clover Pass Resort) that’s makes this all possible.

Although I will not be the one taking you out, I will ensure we have the very best Captain / Guide we can get and  that they understand what’s important to our guests.


We hope to see you soon.  Don’t forget to book fast because we will fill up quickly!

Mark Andrew
Feel free to give me a call.


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