Kodiak exotic dancing cruise temporarily closed after complaint

An "adult" dinner cruise complete with exotic dancers was shut down over the weekend in Kodiak after authorities were alerted that there were potentially too many people aboard the vessel.

Owner and operator Darren Byler told KMXT the vessel was inspected by the Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak police after an anonymous caller reported the vessel, and the show reopened Monday.

Byler said the 120-foot former fishing vessel has been used for long-range extended trips by reality show production companies and hunting groups, but he and his wife decided to find another use for the vessel during downtime and offered a dinner cruise with adult dancers after 8 p.m.

Byler apologized to anyone in the community who might be offended by the operation, though he asked that anyone who had enjoyed the entertainment contact the city to voice their opinion.

KMXT reported that the business operates as a charter and charges customers $10 per hour until 8 p.m., when it goes up to $20 per hour.

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