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Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours

Gustavus, AK 99826
1.800.KAYAKER
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Gustavus
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Owner description: Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and wilderness experience. The leader in premium guided sea kayaking trips since... more » Owner description: Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and wilderness experience. The leader in premium guided sea kayaking trips since 1987. « less
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Langeac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have spent a 5 days trip "Whales" in August 2014. The trip was wonderful: very nice guides and cooks: Liz, Emily and David. We felt very comfortable: fun,wildlife viewing, rest, meals. We have seen whales (in the kayak and from the camp), sea otters, sea lion,deer. By night, we have admired bioluminescence.The weather was incredible! All was incredible! There... More

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for paddling with Spirit Walker this summer, and writing about the highlights of your trip. How lucky to have seen bioluminescence - and really appreciate all that Alaska has to offer - big and small! It's wonderful to hear you're thinking about another kayaking trip with Spirit Walker. We look forward to paddling with you again! More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After researching “adventure” companies that could take us on a sea kayaking trip, we unfortunately chose Spirit Walker Expeditions. Summary of the trip to the Russell Fjord: 1) Our guide, having told us she had been in the area once before, lacked the experience level required to lead a group into a very remote location. Based on the guide’s direction,... More

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Providing guests with exceptional wilderness experiences has been Spirit Walker Expeditions’ top priority since 1988.  A “sub-standard” experience is a big concern for us and we take each of the reviewer’s comments seriously.    Even prior to this review Spirit Walker had done a full assessment of the trip and is making changes that will address many of the reported... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went on a Whale Watching Day Trip in late August. The kayaking was easier than I thought it would be. We saw a lot of spectacular scenery and wildlife including whales, seals, sea lions, etc. The guide (Jessi) was wonderful.

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your Whales! Day Trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions, and I'm glad you had such a memorable (and easy!) day of kayaking. I couldn't agree with you more about Jessi... she is indeed a wonderful guide and we're thrilled to have her back in 2014 for another summer of sea kayaking! We hope to see you again... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a wonderful 7 day wilderness kayak trip leading to the Hubbard glacier in the Russell Fjord outside of Gustavus. The small plane ride to the fjord was spectacular. We were led by 2 phenomenal guides who were not only exceptional in their leadership/kayak/camping skills but extremely knowledgeable naturalists as well. They were a wealth of information and all... More

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining Spirit Walker's most remote wilderness expedition! Our guides LOVE this trip and its opportunities for amazing glacier viewing (and, yes, listening!), fantastic wildflowers, birdlife and more. Thank you for sharing the experience with us! More

Christiansburg, Virginia
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66 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Took a day trip with Spirit Walker Expedition in early August. Our group included a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. The group ranged in age from mid-twenties to nearly 70. We departed Gustavus dock about 10:30 and returned about 4. Our guide was very professional. Our group exchanged addresses when we returned from a very fun day. Spirit Walker... More

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for paddling with Spirit Walker at Point Adolphus on such a surreal day! Listening to the Humpback whales is one of my favorite aspects of any trip there. I agree: if you want to get a real taste of Southeast Alaska you must get out on the water! If you make it back to Alaska, we look forward... More

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We did a three day / two night Whales trip as a family (two adults and two kids aged five and seven) in June 2013. I quickly run out of superlatives to describe this trip. From the professional approach adopted by Stephen in organizing the trip to the fantastic friendly approach of our guides, this was a great experience. Our... More

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for paddling with Spirit Walker... We love introducing children to the wonders of Southeast Alaska! I'm so glad it was a trip you'll remember for years. For Spirit Walker, family trips are often the most memorable too! More

Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A friend and I went to alaska to sea kayak with humpbacks and just enjoy the wilderness and wildlife of alaska. The campsites were beautiful, the whales were everywhere, our guide, Stephen, was organized, thoughtful, safe and downright fun to be around. We had scary (bear), exciting (whales) and silly fun (otters, jumping salmon and seals) moments. Through them all... More

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for paddling with Spirit Walker Expeditions! Your enthusiasm about the whales, sea otters - and even the bear! - is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure sharing our corner of Alaska with you for 5 beautiful days! More

Candler, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

My husband and I went on the Whales! day trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions and had a wonderful time. Everything about our day was great from the ship captain of our shuttle vessel to our amazing guide to the very yummy lunch we ate on the beach; Spirit Walker is clearly an experienced, well-organized and customer-oriented guide service. We saw... More

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