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About Sportsman’s Cove Lodge

A Letter from Our Very Own “Captain Mac”

My name is Larry McQuarrie, and I am the lucky owner of Sportsman’s Cove Lodge. Around the Lodge I am known as “Captain Mac.”

I’d like to tell you a little about who we are. In the brochure and the website it all looks wonderful. But every lodge in Alaska has great fishing and awesome natural beauty. What makes us stand out from the rest? Several things, all revolving around our experience and our service-based business philosophies.

We take great pride in our handpicked Lodge team. Our very rigorous recruiting, hiring and training process takes longer to complete than the seasonal work period itself. It stresses our philosophy of Service, Service, Service, and instills a sense of ownership and pride in all who work here. Every team member in our organization “gets” that message.

My own roots in the hands-on business of fishing go back over 50 years. Every day I am on the water, still hands-on, as the captain of one of our specially designed sport fishing yachts. For every meal I am the dining room host. I’m involved, immersed in all aspects of the operation. That is your assurance of a quality trip.

Remember the old days in the airline business, where prices were all the same and the only difference was the service? That’s where I came from. Thirty-four years as an old-school United Airlines pilot ingrained in me an appreciation for working with quality people and equipment that is maintained to the highest standards. That’s who we are.

The fishing? The incredible natural beauty? That just comes with the territory. After all, this is Alaska.

Over 85% of our guests each year have been here before. Come join us in “The Last Place Left” for your lifetime experience. We’ll make it worth your while. You have my word on it.

Warmest regards,

Captain's Signature

“We’ve been doing this awhile”

Want more Captain Mac? Visit Captain Mac’s blog for more comments, musings, how-to instructions and suggestions about fishing in Alaska.

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