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Wild Alaska Charters

#5 of 12 things to do in Gustavus Features Animals
Gustavus, AK 99826
+1 907-697-2704
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Great tour on all accounts

We spent the morning with Wild Alaska Charters crossing Icy Strait. Jan knew right where to find... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Tom R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Whale Watching

My wife and I and one other person spent most of the day following a few whales. Our guide, Jan... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Gary H
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent the morning with Wild Alaska Charters crossing Icy Strait. Jan knew right where to find whales and was very careful not to disturb them while maximizing our experience. He cut off the engine so we could enjoy the silence and hear the whales...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I and one other person spent most of the day following a few whales. Our guide, Jan, explained that the herring were over fished and the whales were not forming pods and were leaving as they looked for food. This was confirmed...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 5 August 2016

There were 6 in our group, and we all agree: Jan is the best. He is very respectful about the animals and their habitat. He is very informative about the animals. And he has led a fascinating life. We saw whales, seals, river otters, sea...More

Thank Nancy U
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Jan took us out on his boat to common whale spots and we saw a total of 7 whales, many were near the shore and very close to us and we sat and watched for a really good amount of time. He also took us...More

1  Thank anneoverseas
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Jon and his wife did everything to make this trip accessible and wonderful for our party of 6, including one member who had limited mobility. Jon took us out where we saw whales around the boat along with lots of sea lions in a kelp...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Jan gave us the trip of a lifetime with several humpback sightings as well as up-close views of large groups of sea otters and sea lions. He pointed out interesting wildlife all along the half-day trip, while skillfully piloting his boat and taking care not...More

Thank 163marthah
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went whale watching with Wild Alaska Charters twice. Not only did we see humpback whales but we got to listen to them (via underwater microphone) - it was magical. Really appreciated Jan's handling of his boat and respect for the whales. If you are looking...More

Thank MacElliott
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We can highly recommend Wild Alaska for a very personal whale watching experience. Janish was very respectful of the whales and handled his boat skilfully and we got some amazing views and photos of the whales. Just being out in the ocean and hearing the...More

Thank 2011travelbug
Reviewed 5 July 2013

best whale watching trip i've ever been on.jan was losing money by just taking 2 of us,but we went anyway.jan is very knowledgable about movement and what the conditions are telling the animals to do.we really got lucky and had an orca blow right by...More

Thank idapaul
Reviewed 14 August 2012

What a fabulous experience! I highly recommend using Wild Alaska for this activity as the trip is totally personalized. Sewers completely satisfied with our trip.

1  Thank Susie W
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