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TECKK Outfitters

BOX 431, Hoonah, AK 99829
+1 907-321-2673
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Ranked #9 of 17 activities in Hoonah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Description: Native Alaskans Keith and Edna Skaflestad invite you to come along with them for a "Real Alaskan Experience."
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Darrington, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The first day I arrived in Hoonah I went out on the TECKK Outfitters' whale watching tour and had a very nice boat ride while out in search of the whales. We saw plenty of Humpbacks and I got some good photos of whale tails. We also saw porpoises and other sea life. Captain Killian was very good at moving... More

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our group of 13 enjoyed the combination trip of whale watching and bear viewing. This is a family owned outfitting company with many family members working and guiding. We saw lots of whales and some of our group saw bears up close and personal, including a small grizzy cub climb a tree. This company is not as well organized as... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went hunting for bears with Keith of TECKK Outfitters yesterday.It was a nice sunny day and we had high hopes.He took us down trails to out of the way creeks looking for bear but we only saw one bear in the distance.He kept trying to find bears in at least five different places he knew.We started to head back... More

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Leesburg, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In short, we paid $100 each for a bear tour in early July 2014 and what we got was a breakneck van drive down a dirt road for 3 hours that left us all jostled, five of us feeling carsick and all 11 of us feeling like we'd been taken for a ride in a more metaphorical sense. We consulted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Enjoyed our bear search with TECKK Outfitters. We were lucky enough to see a 3-4 year old brown bear that probably weighed 650 pounds. The bear was definitely interested in us, but our guides had three riffles between them so we were well protected. We had a great time talking with the guides and listening to their stories about living... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was one of the best whale watching experiences you can get. The tour is private, with a very knowledgeable native, who keeps you entertained with interesting facts and stories about whales, the nearby wildlife, the natives, and the area. He takes you right out to where the whales are, and keeps a respectful distance away. We saw whale feeding,... More

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This adventure by far was the highlight of my Alaskan cruise. I expected a van ride into the bush in the rain to be a bit underwhelming. But hold onto your 50 calibers baby. Keith & company spotted a 400-500 pounder in the wild and we pulled over. He grabbed a leaf off a bush and began to call the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ashia's Pie Pops were recommended to us and they were fabulous! Well presented and very tasty. Double shot latte was great too, served by a Ashia! Thank you!

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well first off, I know they cannot guarantee and they dont guarantee seeing any bears. That said, after 3 hours of nothing but driving, well, no bears at all were spotted. After seeing the pictures on their website, I assumed there would be some hiking as shown in their pictures, however we never left the van with exception of our... More

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Sanibel, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I actually booked this the night before and received a prrompt email. The guides were at the appointed meeting place and drove us to the boat. Captain Kilian and Tom greeted us and we boarded a clean, modern boat with open deck and enclosed area for warmer seating. Captain Killian's family owns the business and he was very informative about... More

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