Captain Bixler McClure

Captain Bixler is a fifth generation Sewardite who is instantly recognizable by his unique name and his attempt to wear shorts all year round. With ample experience both on the water and under the water, he holds a USCG 100 ton Master license and is a licensed Able Seaman. He is also a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer (MSDT) and has been diving in cold water since 2002 and has logged thousands of dives. Captain Bixler has an M.A. in Geography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Bixler dreamed for years about sharing our beautiful neck of the woods (and ocean) with visitors, so he started Seward Ocean Excursions. Bixler enjoys all things fishing and outdoors, exploring Alaska, and spending time with his family. For more, check out this interview with Bixler.


Captain Krystin McClure

Captain Krystin is a third generation Alaskan who generally serves as a relief captain for Seward Ocean Excursions. She holds a USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) license and is a certified PADI Divemaster, diving cold water since 2005. Captain Krystin has an M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is a registered Professional Engineer and has been working in the field for 10 years. Krystin enjoys outfishing Bixler, spending time with her cat and family, and home food processing.