Captain Louis Hoock

Captain Louis Hoock is experienced, reliable, safe and fun.  He offers extensive experience in leadership, seamanship, environmental and science knowledge. Though Captain Hoock will claim to have been born on the crest of a wave, this fun loving guy grew up in New Mexico and now calls Juneau, Alaska home.  He studied maritime skills and received his 100 Ton Master Captains License after attending the United States Coast Guard Academy with a full accompaniment of STCW’s.  Louis Hoock served active duty sea service as a NOAA Corps Commissioned Officer aboard the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette, exploring the farthest reaches of the sea.

As a licensed captain, Louis has covered over 15,000 sea miles on a commercial passenger whale watching vessel in SE Alaska.  In 2010, Louis founded Coastal Footprint, a nonprofit environmental/scientific research organization.  That same year, he sailed The Jolly Roger from Juneau to Panama; teaching a total of 41 people to sail while simultaneously removing more trash from the shoreline than the 2010 NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Louis Hoock

Captain Hoock’s passions include taking people on adventures, teaching sailing, and environmental stewardship. His strength lies in his enthusiasm and ability to share adventure with others.



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration– Basic Officer training Class 120, United States Coast Guard Academy, Officer Candidate School (2012)



University of Alaska Southeast. Juneau, AK. -Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (2010), Certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership (2008)



Maritime Licenses:
100 Ton Master Captain’s License, Radar Observer (Unlimited), ECDIS (December 31, 2016), Advanced Firefighting (on USCG license), Basic Safety Training (on USCG license), Security Awareness (on USCG license), TWIC, USCG Medical Certificate, First Aid and CPR (current), ARPA, Bridge Resource Management, Shipboard Environmental Compliance Officer (training and experience), HAZWOPER (24 Hr), Small Boat Operator Training
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