About Us

 

J&J Smart Charters is a family-run business.  John and Joan Smart have lived in Alaska since 1989 and started J&J Smart Charters in 1992 with Captain John as the main captain–2017 is their 25th Anniversary of chartering on Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska.  They purchased Deep Creek View Campground in 1995 and have been providing unique camping experience and enjoyment in Ninilchik for over 20 years.

 

Captain Sarah

Their daughter, Sarah Brooks, has been helping on fishing charters since she was 11 years old and is a full-time boat captain for them and a part-time veterinarian during the winter months.  Sarah and her deckhand, Cheyenne, make a great team and have been referred to as the “Ninil-Chicks!”

 

Captain Jabba

Captain Jabba

Captain Jabba Aamodt is one of our full-time captains and current owner of the SOLO boat.  We are excited to have Jabba staying at our campground for the entire summer as a member of our camp family!

 

Captain Tim

Captain Tim

Captain Tim Wilda is one of our part-time captains since he has a full-time job in Anchorage.  We couldn’t be happier for him and are very excited he is still able to come down to the camp on weekends to run fishing trips for us!

 

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