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Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours

10 Dock Rd., Gustavus, AK 99826
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Kayak with whales

Absolutely the best day of our trip! We saw lots of humpback whales harbor seals and jellyfish! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia N
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Point Adelphus Whale Watching Kyack Trip

This was an awesome trip! I can't even tell you how exciting and wonderful it was to be so close... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Cynthia N
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Somerville, New Jersey
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Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and wilderness experience. The leader in premium guided sea kayaking trips since 1987.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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10 Dock Rd., Gustavus, AK 99826
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best day of our trip! We saw lots of humpback whales harbor seals and jellyfish! It was amazing! Loved our guide Patrick, he was perfect, he let us set our own pace! I can’t say enough about this trip!More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for kayaking with Spirit Walker Expeditions and reviewing your trip! Point Adolphus is such a hot spot for wildlife. It sounds like you chose the perfect pace for seeing and experiencing all that it has to offer. We're happy to know it was...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was an awesome trip! I can't even tell you how exciting and wonderful it was to be so close to the wales. Our guide Haley is a marine biologist and as a family of scientists, this was the perfect match. She is so outgoing...More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for kayaking with Spirit Walker! I'm so happy you had an exciting and wonderful time on the water. You're right... Hailey is a fantastic person to spend time with and an extremely knowledgeable guide - always excited to learn...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I joined this trip as a solo traveler on short notice. I phoned their office to get information and they were very helpful. Received detailed information on the trip by email as soon as I expressed interest. It included a list of what to bring....More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for the detailed review of your 5-day Whales trip! A lot of planning goes into operating a multi-day expedition in remote Alaska, and it's fabulous to hear your take on so many important aspects of the trip: pre-trip information and logistics,...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

My son (9) and I had a great time on this trip. We were in a double kayak. The paddle was leisurely and stress-free. The guides did a great job of being helpful and knowledgeable. One of the nicest things was the fact that, while...More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the review. It's a real pleasure to guide young children on trips, and expose them to the wonders of Alaska. "Wolf Island"... what a great name! While the deer are not very excited about the rise in the wolf population on Pleasant...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had an outstanding one day kayak trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions. From beginning to end it was efficient and very exciting. We are not experienced kayakers and were looking for something we could do that would provide a part of the "Alaska experience". This...More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing your 1-day kayaking trip with Spirit Walker - and for paddling with us this summer! We strive to make sure our trips are accessible to paddlers of any ability level, that they are fun, safe, and offer travelers the chance to...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was a perfect one day kayak excursion. We left from the Gustavus ferry dock, crossed a strait, kayaked along the shore of Pleasant Island, landed on the beach, had a picnic lunch and then kayaked back through kelp fields where we saw an otter....More

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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

I'm happy to know you had a "perfect" day of kayaking with Spirit Walker! Yes, Hailey is such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, she makes every day a ton a fun! She's excited about all the flora and fauna, from the tiniest inter-tidal creatures to...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We absolutely loved our experience with Spirit Walker Expeditions - from the first email response within 24hrs after me query to the drop off at our BnB at the end of the trip. Their staff were professional and responsive. I felt safe, cared for, and...More

Thank Peter M
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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your excellent photos. It's our true pleasure to show off our Alaskan home and share the experience with adventurers like yourselves! Especially bear viewing from the kayaks! We look forward to paddling with you again one day....More

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a wonderful experience on a Spirit Walker trip this summer. Six nights, seven days in the Myriad Islands Wilderness. The trip was well organized, the gear was top quality and the guides were great! Land and sea wildlife, beautiful mountains and great paddling...More

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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for kayaking with Spirit Walker! The Myriad Islands are at the top of my favorite paddling destinations. While I've been there more than a time or two, each trip is a unique adventure and I remember each experience vividly. I'm sure you will...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We booked the Whales tour to Point Adolphus for our family which includes a 6 year old and 9 year old. We reserved double kayaks. We met our wonderful guide, Patrick, and were outfitted with all the gear we would need. Took a wonderful boat...More

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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for kayaking with Spirit Walker and reviewing your experience at Point Adolphus. It's a great pleasure to take families kayaking and introduce kids to the wonders of Southeast Alaska. I'm glad your boys were able to learn from Patrick's safety orientation and I...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We took a day trip to kayak with whales. Our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and had appropriate gear for us. Hearing the whales and having them come up so close to you is a once in a lifetime feeling. It was amazing. We had a...More

1  Thank Jill T
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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Yes... hearing the whales is one of my favorite ways to experience these magnificent creatures! It's a truly an amazing feeling, sometimes even resonating through the kayak! Thank you for your review and for kayaking with Spirit Walker Expeditions - I'm happy you had a...More

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There are no facilities at the camping locations - no bathrooms or showers. You would be camping in an undeveloped setting at the edge of the forest, near the beach. A true, rustic, Alaskan experience!
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