John Hall’s Alaska is proud to host Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch stars, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand and son Scott Hillstrand, crew members on the Time Bandit, a crab fishing boat based in Homer, Alaska. On Sunday, June 30th during Lake City’s Waterski Days parade, Johnathan and Scott will be one of the main highlights, handing out candy to the kids while riding on the John Hall’s Alaska Cruises and Tours parade float.
Johnathan Hillstrand was born and raised in Homer, AK, and is a third generation Alaskan fisherman. Johnathan is the captain of the F/V Time Bandit during the King Crab Season. Johnathan has been on commercial fishing vessels since the age of 3, began fishing at the age of 7, and began commercially fishing for crab at the age of 17. When he is not on the boat, Captain Johnathan is involved in the operation of the Hillstrand’s other businesses including Time Bandit Fireworks, Time Bandit Spirits, Time Bandit Entertainment, Time Bandit Productions, and The Time Bandit Gear Store.
Continuing the Hillstrand family fishing tradition, Captain Johnathan’s son Scott has served as a deckhand aboard the F/V Time Bandit since age 15. Scott has the important responsibility of running the boat’s hydraulics. Scott was born and raised in Homer, AK. His hobbies include snow machining, motorcycles, sport fishing and hunting.
The F/V Time Bandit was designed by Andy and Johnathan’s father, John Sr., and custom-built by the Hillstrands themselves. The boat includes such unusual amenities as queen-size beds, a four-person sauna and a dishwasher.
Please visit www.timebandit.tv for more information on Johnathan and Scott Hillstrand, and the rest of the Time Bandit crew. Visit www.kissalaska.com for more information on John Hall’s Alaska Tours and Cruises.
The event was so much fun and Johnathan and Scott had a great time mingling with the locals – Here are some pics: