Finally! Classic Alaska Charters NEW website is launched!
Months in the making, deliberating, creating, learning the world of WordPress, the new CAC website has finally been born. The content, stories, and photos, are all “pen and camera” by me, (unless otherwise captioned), hence the unique style and flavor of the writing along with area specific “in-house” photography that is recognizably mine, with the exception of the topo map pics and Google Earth screen shots to help visualize Ketchikan’s location via satellite. It is what it is, simple, clean, lot’s of photo’s, plenty of content to give you a great idea what an adventure with Classic Alaska Charters is all about. Oh there’s more…lot’s more to share, show, and talk story about, however, that will be in another announcement, or “News Blog” as it were. Stay tuned!
What To Look For On Our New Website
Please let the pages load! Some connections may take longer to load CAC content. Don’t just click through the website hastily or else you’ll miss out. The main photo sliders at the top of most pages has 12 photos in an auto play slideshow you can control too with the slider control in the lower right of slider frame. Previous guests and clients will likely find themselves in at least one photo somewhere on this website, if not now, in the future as I continue to build on what I’ve upgraded here. There’s also the common highlighted text throughout the website that is hyper-linked to other pages to enhance your browsing convenience without going back to the main menu all the time.
The Map page is general of course and CAC has no set itinerary per week, it’s all custom designed to include guests vacation goals, current weather, fish timing, and our luck the week before. You won’t find anything specific about where we go and the coves we anchor in, fishing hotspots, lakes and rivers we explore, all shall remain nameless. Interior boat pictures will be posted this Spring to supplement the exterior views and cross section diagram on the “Our Boat-The Saltery C” page. The FAQ page is a wealth of additional trip planning information that answers most questions about a trip with Classic Alaska Charters and Southeast Alaska in general. There’s info and links on fishing regulations and where to get fishing licenses, what gear to bring and how to pack for a trip, and a 7 day weather forecast link, and more.
Folks will notice there’s no typical photo gallery per say, other than the liberal use of pics in the sliders and content. I do have another project that includes CAC photo galleries that I’ll be announcing soon. The project is for our VIP list of clients, guests, and CAC friends, previous and freshly signed up for a an awesome adventure. To be sure YOU are on that list send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
More To Come…
Over the next few weeks I’ll be unveiling our award winning video footage, along with clips of the every day/week of fun and action with various groups, guests, and crew. Several of the videos I will be posting are the amazing creative works of Keven Strehle, an extremely talented videographer and storyteller who’s life on earth was cut tragically short in a motorcycle accident in 2013. The many years of Keven and I collaborating on telling the CAC story has produced several Telly and Emmy award winning projects I’ll be sharing over the next several months. May Keven’s soul rest in everlasting peace…
I Had Help
I did have help setting up basics of this new website. Debbie P. patience and understanding got the wheels rolling under my proverbial feet and continues to guide me along the way. She’s a trouble shooter for sure. Thanks Debbie! The photos are all copyright protected, property of CAC and me (unless otherwise noted) and not to be used without expressed written consent of CAC and me. If you find a photo on the website that you absolutely must have, or a picture of yourself that you don’t want the world to see, just send me an email and we’ll discuss how to make it happen. This new and improved website is an ongoing project that you’ll find frequently updated with fresh content (mostly the news section) and photographs as they are produced, or discovered in the archives, illuminating what it is Classic Alaska Charters offers, the beauty of the wilderness areas we explore, and educational information for adventure seekers to become familiar with who we at CAC are and who you’ll spending your hard earned vacation money with.
Honesty And Integrity, The Cornerstone Of Classic Alaska Charters
The honest content of this new website, along with the time and effort to detail the CAC legacy should speak volumes about the authenticity of the way we do the charter business. We have always respected the various designations of the lands in SE Alaska from private property to wilderness and national monument designations. CAC has operated every year under Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service since the program began over a decade ago. We hold in high regard the USFS and ADFG regulations for outfitter guides and sportfishing charters as we operate throughout oceans, estuaries, tideflats, rivers and old growth forests. Not all guides, charter boats, and sportfishing companies operate with the same respectful mission statement that CAC does, so do your homework and trust your educated instincts. If you’re looking specifically for a day boat charter out of Ketchikan, or a land based lodge to explore a smaller footprint in Alaska, ask me for a recommendation.
More To Come…
It’s highly unlikely, but I realize that CAC might not be the right type of charter for everyone, however, those that have researched their options carefully and chose to do a wilderness adventure with CAC have had the times of their lives, got more than their money’s worth, and most have been back time and time again! In 2014 we have a group returning that chartered with CAC on our first season in 1990. Awesome! As Captain and owner of CAC, my mission is to continue to personally strive for and provide excellence in all we do and offer as a service, crew, and company. Without a doubt, I beleive Classic Alaska Charters is your ultimate source for overnight wilderness yacht adventures and that small ship cruising experience you’ve always dreamed about doing in Southeast Alaska. Please enjoy perusing every page on our new copyright protected website to learn, decide, and plan, your next greatest vacation adventure yet, with me, Captain Rob and crew, at Classic Alaska Charters, your guide to the ultimate Alaska wilderness adventure.
Tight Lines and Nature Rule’s!