Muddy Water Adventures
Muddy Water Adventures was started in 2016 by Wrangell native, Zachary Taylor. We offer water taxi services on the Stikine River and ocean waters of Southeastern Alaska, as well as half-day and full-day boat tours around Wrangell. The majority of our crew were born and raised right here in Wrangell, and have a wealth of local knowledge and history of the surrounding area. Read more about each crew member below.
Meet Our Crew
Captain & Guide
Zach has spent his life running the river and ocean channels, and learning as he went to give you the safest and most unique Alaskan experience! After a decade working as a captain, deckhand, and guide for other tour companies around Wrangell, Zach decided it was time to take the lead himself, and formed Muddy Water Adventures.
He served 6 years as an infantryman in the US Army, which is the longest he’s lived outside of his island home. He is a lieutenant in the local volunteer fire department, where he is an EMT-2 and Firefighter-1, as well as a member of the Search and Rescue squad. He has been a deckhand on a Dungeness crab boat for the last decade during the summer months, as well as the halibut longline fishery. In the winter months, he works for the local school bus company, where he is both manager and head driver, transporting Wrangell’s youth to and from school every day.
Deckhand & Guide
“Mia has been with us for several years, as a deckhand and guide at our Anan Bear Observatory Tour. She is very active in high school sports, both as a runner on the cross-country team and a state qualifier for wrestling! She has been a deckhand on her father’s fishing boat and for the Dungeness crab and halibut fisheries. She is semi-fluent in Tlingit, the language of the Alaska Native people in our area, and has a wealth of knowledge about Native traditions and customs.”
Devlyn is new to the crew this summer and is excited to start working. Devlyn is involved in basketball, wrestling, and cross country. He loves a good adventure and the outdoors. In the future, he plans to become a nurse and come back to Wrangell to work.
As an Alaska Native, Abby was born and raised right here in Wrangell and has many years of experience in the tourism industry and life in Alaska. In addition to working for us, she works in commercial fishing, serves as a volunteer coach for a local AAU basketball team, and is a barista at the Stikine Inn Cafe.