I wanted to thank you for the absolutely fantastic hunting experience you and your guys provided for us on this trip.

I have five beautiful mounts to get done and that is what I hoped for but not sure what the reality would be.

The food was great, you guys were great to hunt with and really went out of the way to help us.

Couldn’t have asked for better weather, I know you can’t fix that but it worked out beautifully.

I will absolutely push your hunting experience for future hunts with my friends.

Again, thank you for a great trip of a lifetime.

John Broussard

John Broussard 
What an excellent trip. Very different hunting experience from our usual puddle ducks and blinds.  Nine species in the two and a half days, getting most our birds in the first trip out. I can’t imagine getting put on the ducks any better than that!
You really have put an excellent crew together to give us the trip of a lifetime. I know you can’t control nature but every challenge we put in front of you guys, “If only we could….  then the trip would be perfect,” you all delivered. Food, quarters, equipment, and guides, everything was exceptional.
Thank you for the absolute best experience,
Nolan Wadland
P.S. Thank you for the midnight Northern Lights wake up call. Sorry the other guys missed them…..  😉
Nolan Wadland

Keegan and his guides put us on plenty of deer and our limit of ducks. I had 3 other hunters with me and not one negative thing to say. Professional and personable guides, excellent accommodations and a world class chef – what more could you ask for. All hunters scored great deer and the duck hunting was exceptional, and at the end of the day a private room with hot shower and comfortable bed. I have already booked my return hunt for brown bear and working on dates to get my hunting partners back for deer!

I can wholeheartedly recommend this hunt for anyone, Keegan is able to accommodate your physical limitations or desire to get deep into the forest as he and his guides are as eager and excited for the hunt as you are.

Thanks again looking forward to my next hunt

Bill Hogan

Bill Hogan Blacktail deer hunt
Bill Hogan – Copiague, NY

Monstrous black and Alaskan brown bears in abundance, unmatched southern Alaskan scenery, fishing during the “offf time”, meals prepared by true culinary artists including freshly caught bounty from the sea, and lodging second to none on the most comfortable boats in southern Alaska.   That a hunt with Keegan McCarthy and his Coastal Alaskan Adventures.  Can hardly wait to hunt with Coastal Alaskan Adventures once again!

Larry Weishuhn

Owner/Co-Host “DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon”

Executive Field Editor – Game Trails

Field Editor – North American Hunter

Larry Weishuhn

My wife says I’m spoiled, and maybe she is right. Every time I have hunted in Alaska I’ve had the pleasure of hunting with Keegan McCarthy. This year was my second time bear hunting with Keegan and it was another great trip.
When you plan the trip of a lifetime and a trip to Alaska is certainly that, you need to feel at ease. Hunting with Keegan and his staff they have your safety and your enjoyment in capable hands. No matter what situations that come up they are more than qualified to handle the challenges of Alaska. I can’t stress how comfortable you feel about your safety in a boat and how qualified they are. I’m not a swimmer and have a fear of the water, but never have I felt more comfortable around water.

That all being said. The trip is the hunt and the accommodations are a bonus.
We had the pleasure of being on the Sikumi this year a first class boat with everything to make your stay very comfortable.
The hunt was an unbelievable experience for me and my friends. Hunting monster black bears in Alaska has been my lifelong dream. I killed a great bear on May 5th 2012 with Keegan. What a fantastic hunting experience. Keegan made my lifelong dream come true. Not only did I kill a great bear, but so did my buddy and the other hunters too.
I’m coming back in the spring of 2014 to hunt black bear with my son.
If you want to hear more about my trip of a lifetime and how much I truly enjoyed my time in S. E. Alaska with Keegan McCarthy and my buddies feel free to contact me for a reference.
My name is Gene Gautreau and I’m from Loveland Colorado. My number is 970-685-0920

Gene Gautreau

In 2008, my buddy Pete and I decided to book a Spring black bear hunt with Keegan in SE Alaskato celebrate our 50th birthdays. I called the fellow that ran Cabela’s Outfitter Service for a recommendation. After telling him what kind of a hunt I was looking for, he suggested I check out Keegan. What a hunt!! We each took a fantastic bear – Pete’s scoring 20-12/16. Keegan and his assistant, Jason, provided us with a perfect adventure. The Tyler II was comfortable, the scenery was majestic, and Keegan’s cooking was outstanding!! Didn’t expect eggs benedict with freshly caught crab for breakfast on a bear hunt. I was so taken with that first experience hunting with Keegan, that I’ve since booked three more hunts with him. He’s become more that a damned good guide to me – he’s become a good friend. Just don’t try to out-walk him!!

Steve Robillard, Suring,WI

Steve Robillard

Dear Keegan,
I will never forget your words, “Dang it’s a sow and a cub!” as you peered through your binoculars, and equally my husband, Jon, saying, “Look again” as he looked through his binoculars. “It’s a big bore and a sow!” My heart started beating faster, as we realized we were looking at the spectacle of two very large brown bears making love! It was the most unbelievable hunt I have ever had, and I got the brown bear of my dreams thanks to you and Coastal Alaska Adventures on Admiralty Island. He was the second brown bear I saw on the second day of hunting. What a perfect bear he was, at 8’6”, to start out my spring brown and black bear combo hunt in May 2013.
On day four it was Bill Kaltschnee’s turn to guide us on my black bear hunt. We took the skiff to the mainland and found a good one. Could I pull off another perfect shot? The bear was in a little dip devouring grass like a lawn mower. Finally after what seemed like a half hour I got the shot and kaboom! The bear collapsed on the spot. Compared to my brown bear, my black bear looked like a midget but he measured 6’4”. Again, on the second day of black bear hunting.
Outside of the hunting one of the most fun things was dropping crab and shrimp pots or dropping a line in and catching a fish. Nothing beats fresh right out-of-the water seafood prepared by chef Jason Ronimus. We were glad we found Keegan’s booth at SCI, and enjoyed his luxurious 70-foot yacht “Sikumi”.
Alaska is beautiful state and it was wonderful seeing it by boat. We passed lush, thick forests, crystal clear water, and rocky shorelines all teeming with birds and wildlife. Saw hundreds of bald eagles, who were roosting in the trees or swooping down to catch herring. We were entertained by sea otters, seals, and humpback whales.
I can only say the nicest things about Keegan McCarthy and Coastal Alaska Adventures, it was everything I had been promised and I exceeded my own expectations with two huge trophy bears. Truly an Alaskan Bear Bonanza.

Best wishes,


Bob M Archery Brown Bear 2014

The sun set on a great hunt after a long hunt when we put an amazing stalk on a 9 foot class bear. Bob drew back at 35 yards and let fly. His arrow fell just inches short of target and the bear ran away unharmed. It was a tough finish to a great hunt, but to say it, this is hunting! Bob did nothing wrong, and we look forward to hunting together again. We saw more bears than we could count and passed up 20-30 yard shots on many smaller bears.

Here’s what Bob has to say about the hunt-

“I have been lucky to hunt all kinds of animals in many different places, but the coastal brown bear has been the best. What an animal and what a place. You and your outfit made it my favorite hunt of the last 35 years, including the lion and cape buffalo. I scream out loud daily about missing that shot. With all of the hard work and determination we extended and then miss on the greatest opportunity of my hunting life is really hard to deal with. It for sure was human err and I was the human. I would give a lot to be able to replay those 3 seconds!! You have my word that I’m willing to come as soon as you can arrange the hunt. I’ll keep my arrows sharp and the calendar open hoping for a cancelation.”

Bob M

Bruce C with his 8″11″ brownie harvested on day 2 of his hunt.

“Splendid, wonderful marvelous and amazing all somewhat describe our experience of hunting with Keegan McCarthy of Coastal Alaska Adventures aboard the Sikumi in SE Alaska for coastal brown bear.

Keegan along with his wife and entire staff worked tirelessly and diligently to provide a successful, yet utterly relaxing trip for myself and my bride. Interestingly, the trip was booked a long with two other couples providing a very unique hunting experience with great camaraderie. Non only was there great hunting, the days aboard the Sikumi were utterly relaxing and accompanied by quality service. All the guides, my special thanks to Marlin, provided dedicated, tireless service, which ensured a successful hunt. My wife hunted with me most days and the experience and sights of SE Alaska have made an everlasting impression. It will be tough for her to ever let me go without her.

Thanks to Keegan, Chelsea, Marlin and all the crew for an amazing experience. Without a doubt I will return and bring my sons for a black bear hunt as well.

Gentlemen, I would highly encourage you to bring your wife or significant other along to enjoy the wonderful and exciting experience of Southeast Alaska hunting, in an environment where she can participate and go along in the hunts with you. To date this has been my wife’s most favorite trip so far.”

Bruce C


I would like to thank you and your crew for the best hunt I have ever been on, From the monument we stepped on the Sikumi  your attention to detail was evident. The weather did not cooperate at all, but you and your crew still made sure our entire party had a successful hunt. The food was better then any restaurant I have ever been to. (and that’s saying a lot coming from NY) I cant wait to come back and see all you guys again, I will always cherish the time I spent with my new friends.

Barry Sturm

Barry Sturm