Jeff Budd – Owner/Operator

Is a certified Southeast Alaska naturalist with over 20 years experience in the tourism industry.


Jeff is a guest lecturer as part of the Holland America Line EXC In-Depth Voyages Explorations Central program. The EXC program offers destination insight from location experts, interactive activities, and cultural encounters to make each cruise more engaging and meaningful.

Over 25 years in the visitor 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)
  • Sitka Sesquicentennial Coordinator – Sitka Historical Society Liason (150th Commemoration of the Alaska from Russia to the U.S.A.)