Our story

Captain Ben

Captain Ben



Compass Rose Charters is owned and operated by Captain Ben Johnson, his wife Amy, and sons Max and Sam.  Captain Ben is a 45- year resident of Sitka growing up fishing and hunting throughout Southeast Alaska.  Captain Ben has a USCG 100 Ton Masters License, updated safety training and the experience of working in the guide industry his entire adult career.  His local knowledge and understanding of what he calls “God’s country” is unparalleled and he will strive to make your trip the trip of a lifetime.

About OUr Boats

The Compass Rose is a 28' North River Seahawk Offshore powered by twin 150 hp Yamahas and a 15 hp Honda auxiliary.  The boat is equipped with complete, modern electronics and includes a heated cabin with a standup head.  Ideal for quick access to saltwater fishing.

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The M/V Snow Goose is a custom built 41', 26 ton diesel cruiser constructed by Roberts Marine in La Conner, Washington.  She was specifically designed for overnight charters with comfortable staterooms, exceptional viewing areas, covered outdoor space and room to relax.