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Alaska Humpback Adventures exists to give honor to God by providing a safe, personal, and authentic Alaskan whale watching experience. We are committed to giving our guests a unique tour with genuine individual attention, while sharing the spectacular beauty and wonder within and around the waters of Juneau, Alaska.


Alaska Humpback Adventures is locally owned and operated by the Olmstead Family. We are passionate about whales, wildlife and people. My wife, Janet, and I have been married for 35 years. We have seven children (four of whom are married) and four grandchildren (with three more due this summer!). Missing in the above picture (left) are two new granddaughters and our son, Shannon, and his wife, Makayla. Both are Marines stationed overseas. Three of our children are Alaskan Native Tlingit Indians (Our logo is in honor of the Native people of Southeast Alaska). Our two youngest daughters still live at home and are pictured above. Janet moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1965 with her parents and nine siblings. Her love for God and Alaska captured my heart! We hope to have the opportunity to share with you our love and joy for this amazing place we call home.

I have boated for over 45 years, 35 of those in the waters of Southeast Alaska. I earned my 50 ton license through the United States Coast Guard in 2007. For many years, I was known as “Captain Steve” of Harv and Marv’s Outback Alaska. I was the first captain the original Harv and Marv hired. After working for the new owners for several years, Janet and I decided it was time to offer our own personalized and unique whale watching experience. Having our own business has also given us the privilege of occasionally working with our niece, Jayleen, of Jayleen’s Alaska.

In the safety and comfort of our 26’ Hewescraft, six-passenger boat, we explore the protected waters near Juneau and discover the spectacular beauty, abundant wildlife, and inspiring wonder of one of the most majestic and graceful creatures on this planet, humpback whales. Our desire is to offer a whale watching experience that is fun, safe, and exciting, as well as enriching and educational, providing memories of a lifetime! We operate with great care and respect for the whales and other wildlife we are privileged to encounter.

Keeping our whale watching tours to a maximum of six people allows us to provide personalized and individual care. With comfortable seating just feet from the captain, your questions will be heard and answered, and we will do our best to accommodate your sightseeing goals. We offer a 100% whale guarantee – or your money back!

Have questions or ready to book? Click “Book Online” (above) or contact us via email: [email protected] or phone: 907-209-7005.

​Thank you for considering Alaska Humpback Adventures!

God bless you,
Captain Steve Olmstead

“Blessed is the one whose help is in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord, who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever.” (Psalm 146:5-6)

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