The Whale's Tail

Welcome to the Whale's Tail, our vibrant Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge located in the corner lobby of Tower I. Discover a broad selection of dishes, from delightful small plates to full entrees and desserts. Our menu features customer favorites like burgers, sandwiches, salmon, halibut, and our signature curry chicken nachos. While the kitchen closes at 11 pm, feel free to stay and enjoy our selection of late-night snacks until midnight. The Whale's Tail is open daily from 5pm to 12am.

Sous Chef

Jeremy Claggett

Let us proudly introduce Sous Chef Jeremy Claggett of Whale’s Tail. Jeremy relocated to Alaska from Arizona in 2002 with his family. His culinary journey began as a young boy in his grandmother’s restaurants, a passion he now shares with his own two children.

In addition to his culinary expertise, Jeremy enjoys traveling and gardening at his home. For the past four years, Chef Jeremy has been an indispensable part of the Hotel Captain Cook team, significantly contributing to our esteemed legacy.


Yuri Sachnowski

Let us introduce Manager Yuri Sachnowski, the driving force behind the exceptional dining experiences at Whale's Tail and Fletcher's restaurants. Originally from Palm Beach County, Florida, Yuri discovered his passion for the restaurant industry while studying Russian Literature and Philosophy in college. Moving to Alaska in June 2020, he joined the Hotel Captain Cook team as Banquet Manager in June 2022. With extensive experience in fine dining and a dedication to unparalleled service, Yuri is committed to providing memorable experiences for both visitors and locals.

In his free time, Yuri enjoys reading, exploring Alaska's culinary scene, and immersing himself in the state's natural beauty. We are honored to have Yuri as an integral part of our team and grateful for the exceptional service he brings to Whale's Tail and Fletcher's restaurants.