Alaska Bound Charters LLC, doing business as Dauntless, is a private charter business operating out of Petersburg, Alaska. The company is owned and operated by Alisa Jestel and James (Jim) Edgars. Alisa has extensive experience in the service and food industry and has also acted as chef on different charter vessels. Jim has been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years and has a vast amount of experience operating vessels around the waters in Southeast Alaska. The duo serves as the chef and captain on board the beautiful yacht, Dauntless. The Dauntless, a luxury yacht that can sleep up to 8 guests and includes a hot tub on the upper deck, provides a unique way to see the most natural and stunning parts of Southeast Alaska. Guests on board the Dauntless cruise around Southeast waterways for 8 days and get to see places like Five Finger Lighthouse, Baranof Warm Springs, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Tenakee Springs.
AGC Services Provided
In 2022, McKinley Alaska Growth Capital provided an SBA loan to assist with the purchase of the vessel as well as working capital to aid in the start-up of the charter business.
“We are grateful to McKinley Alaska Growth Capital for helping us turn our dream of working together and being able to showcase the spectacular beauty and abundance of wildlife Alaska has to offer to visitors and locals alike! Without MAGC’s belief in us and local knowledge of lending options, Alaska Bound Charters and M/Y Dauntless may still be a goal rather than a new chapter for us and a new local business in Petersburg, AK. Thank you for helping us achieve our dream!”