Our Team

Your Experience is Our Job

The Kingfisher Team

Our lodge and charter boats are second to none, but what makes Kingfisher truly exceptional is our team of people.

On the Water

Our charter captains' live in Sitka and have been fishing the Southeast Alaska waters out of Sitka for many years and process expertise and knowledge only gained by years on the water fished. Safety and angler success in catching fish are our captains top priority. Our Captain's built their reputations on great trips with perfect days of fishing on the waters out of Sitka.

Back at the Lodge

On land, managers David Russell and Robert Suarez make sure the Kingfisher operation runs with precision. You'll be well taken care of by our friendly and professional lodge staff. Nothing is allowed to "slip through the cracks," from the time you are greeted at the Sitka airport upon arrival until you depart with boxes of your frozen catch. Our people make sure every detail is taken care of, so you're free to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Meals and More

When it comes to cuisine, Chef Kevin Jakway and the rest of the kitchen crew serve exceptional meals that emphasize meats and seafood. It's another part of your vacation you won't forget.

Meet the Kingfisher Team

Seth Bone


Owner Seth Bone started Kingfisher Charters in 1990. As a lifelong Sitka resident, he remains actively involved in running the business.

David Russell

General Manager
Has been with Kingfisher since 1999. Originally from New York, he moved to Sitka 15 years ago to manage the lodge. David takes care of hiring the land-based staff at the lodge, as well as overseeing the day to day lodge operations.

Robert Suarez

Operations Manager

Operations manager Robert Suarez started as a Kingfisher captain in 1997. Since 2004 he has been part of the Kingfisher management team. He manages operations with the fleet and lodge, and takes care of boat and lodging assignments for guests.

Kevin Jakway


Chef Kevin has returned after a two-season hiatus.  He was the Kingfisher chef for 19 years, from 2003 -2021, and we are thrilled to welcome Kevin back into our kitchen, crafting mouthwatering dishes.  You won’t forget the homemade soups, and delectable entrees served each evening.


104 Berry Knoll,

Sitka, Alaska 99835

Phone. 907-747-6136

Email. kingfisher@ak.net


PO Box 1781

Sitka AK 99835