Jeff Budd – Owner/Operator


Jeff is a certified Southeast Alaska naturalist with over 25-years of experience in the tourism industry.

  • Previous owner/operator Sitka Bike & Hike
  • Co-owner Paddle and Spoke in Ketchikan
  • Thirty-five year resident in SE Alaska
  • Road Scholar Group Leader (guide), seven seasons
  • Sitka Sesquicentennial Coordinator – Sitka Historical Society Liaison (150th Commemoration of the Alaska from Russia to the U.S.A.)
  • Holland America Line, EXC Guest Lecturer.


One more tour option: Jeff is also the owner/operator of the Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus Tours. The primary focus is the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Music Festival, and the Tlingit people who arrived and settled on the land now known as Sitka some 10,000 years ago. The Fine Arts camp will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024, the Sheldon Jackson Museum goes back to 1877, ten years after Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and the Sitka Summer Music Festival just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tours are a minimum of two and a maximum of 15. Visit our website for more information at