We had a wonderful experience with Teresa and Shawn. Theresa took care of our reservation and was great with follow up, providing information about two weeks prior to our trip. Her instructions were clear and we found her waiting for us at the meeting place. As we pulled onto the dock Shawn was just pulling in with the first group. We boarded quickly and we were off. The weather was very dreary as we began, with light showers off and on. There was room for all of us to sit inside the cabin, albeit cozy. There was plenty of room to move in and out as we wanted.
One of the other two couples was most interested in seeing orcas and as they are rarer to see and had been spotted on the earlier trip, Shawn set out to find them first. It wasn't long before he succeeded. We later saw a few humpbacks as well. We saw eagles, and even a baby bear. Shawn was in contact with colleagues and they informed each other of sightings. The size of his boat allowed him to maneuver and move more quickly than the 100+ passenger tour boats.
During our tour we enjoyed snacks, including homemade salmon spread ala Teresa. It was a true pleasure getting to know Shawn and Teresa - so genuine. I hope we are able to visit Hoonah again. Thanks again to both for a great experience.
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August 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the Fantastic Trip Advisor Review! We very much appreciate the time you took to write about your great experience - from the easy reservation process to the snacks. Getting to share the orcas with both tours that day, made my day! The wildlife is incredible and everyone here wants their guests to have great experiences. We hope you can come back to Hoonah sometime!
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