About Us

The Crew of the Ursa Major are experienced, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.  Captain Josh Haury has years of nautical experience, an interest in wildlife, fishing, photography, and a wealth of stories.  He holds a USCG 200 Ton Masters License and Able Seaman (unlimited) credential, and serves as engineer and mechanic aboard Ursa Major.

Both Captain Josh and First Mate Emily have extensive experience transiting the Pacific Coastal waters of North America, from Alaska to mainland Mexico.

First Mate Emily Waschak has worked in Alaskan waters as a scientist, guide/naturalist, and chef, and her enthusiasm for this area is infectious.  She has worked on commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska as a marine fisheries observer, and holds a USCG 200 Ton Mate License and a USCG 100 Ton Masters License.

The Ursa Major’s classic accommodations and fine cuisine make her a wonderful platform to experience ALASKA.   You will be happy and well fed aboard the finest classic trawler in Alaska serving up some of the finest local seafood.  We often catch our own crab and shrimp.  Come let our crew make this YOUR experience in Alaska.