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Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours

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Address: , Gustavus, AK 99826
Phone Number: 1.800.KAYAKER
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Description: Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and...
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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Magic Family Holiday

This was our fourth trip with Spirit Walker. The first was a multi-day trip with my sister that saw us paddling up to six hours a day to move between campsites to get a full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our fourth trip with Spirit Walker. The first was a multi-day trip with my sister that saw us paddling up to six hours a day to move between campsites to get a full overview of the area. We saw Orcas, Brown Bears and humpbacks. We loved every minute of it. My second trip was with my husband and... More 

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NW washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful area and lots of whales . Camping was perfect, food great. I have lots of reservations about recommending this company though because of their very poor safety review with everyone before the trip. I have gone on numerous trips , other companies so have some comparisons. The guide was poorly trained not only in experience( stated by herself) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Saw many whales and sea birds. Stopped on a lovely beach and had refreshments. Stephen was incredibly patient and safe. It was a good work out too.

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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Thrilling, relaxing, fun, and memorable are the first words that come to mind whenever I think of Spirit Walker. They set a very high standard for other outfitters. - The trips we've taken - Our family with two kids (ages 6-9) has taken two Spirit Walker guided tours and both trips have been beyond amazing. In the summer of 2014... More 

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

Thank you so much taking the time to write such a thoughtful, detailed and kind review of your two kayaking trips with Spirit Walker. We are all thrilled to hear that you're already thinking about your next adventure with Spirit Walker, especially your guides... both of whom absolutely raved about how much fun they had kayaking, hiking, and camping with... More 

Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a wonderful trip into the wilderness. It was remote and breathtaking. The trip was well planned. Spirit Walker provided great equipment and 2 experienced guides. The guides were knowledgeable on all aspects of the trip and a great source of information about wildlife and plants. The food was amazing - definitely gourmet! We saw 15-20 Brown bears, eagles,... More 

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

Thank you for kayaking with Spirit Walker! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the remoteness of the location and found it breathtaking. The Myriad Islands is one of our favorite paddling destinations for those reasons. Not to mention the wildlife... and it sounds like you had wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities on your trip too! Thank you for remarking about... More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Summary: High Points: Generosity and patience of guides (and boat captain), commitment to safety. Overall wonderful experience which I recommend for all. You can feel confident and trust Spirit Walker for a great day. Low Points: None whatsoever. Be Aware: In order to see such great untouched wilderness, one must forego some creature comforts (i.e., rest rooms). I have nothing... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed review of your Whales Day Trip to Point Adolphus! I'm so happy to know you still smile when you think of your day on the water with us! Also, thank you for remarking on the balance between our commitment to safety and our commitment to providing a... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stephen and Annette guided 4 of us on a 4.5 day, custom kayaking trip up the East Arm of Glacier Bay. From the first email enquiry, we couldn't have been happier with Spirit Walker. Stephen was incredibly thoughtful and helpful coming up with a great itinerary for us, despite the fact we could only take the trip after the end... More 

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

Thank you! It was such a pleasure creating a custom trip for your group, and being able to share the experience of padding in Glacier Bay with you. I'm so pleased to know that the pace and approach to the trip felt natural, and more importantly, well suited to your group. We know you really wanted to see the glaciers... More 

Gustavus, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As a life-long Alaskan, and another participant on this particular adventure, I do still wonder if the tidal surge wasn't part of a glacial event. I have never seen the tide work so quickly that it leaves shrimp stranded for harvesting! And the six-mile face of the Hubbard Glacier is a very active backdrop, constantly dropping whole cliffs of ice... 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 in Russell Fjord, and offering your life-long Alaskan perspective on the adventure! You're absolutely right: a remote wilderness expedition has an element of unpredictability. Thank you for acknowledging that your guide was professional, patient, and flexible in the face of unpredictable conditions. We make sure our guides have the necessary training, experience, and... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I and my kayaking companions have traveled extensively all over the world, and the three of us agreed that we know when magic happens. Such was the case during our weeklong adventure along Chichagof Island with Spirit Walker Expeditions, and our guide, Jessi. Our trip was extremely well-organized, the equipment superb, and our guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. I couldn't be happier to know that you had such a magical trip! I really appreciate that you felt well prepared and cared for during your trip. We know that a trip like this is a once in a lifetime adventure for most of our guests and we do our... More 

Langeac, France
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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