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Kodiak Scenic Tours

Easy going boat captain who loves to share the wildlife and history of Kodiak Island.
Kodiak, AK, USA
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About Kodiak Scenic Tours
My wife and I moved from Nebraska in 2004 and began our family here that now includes 3 young boys, 2 dogs, and about a dozen goats:) I have spent many years navigating the waters with a small open top aluminum skiff and now charter a much larger and more comfortable cabin cruiser. After 15 years of residence we proudly claim this island as home. I remain daily amazed by Kodiak’s beauty and opportunity for adventure and it is a joy to share it with others!
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Why book with Kodiak Scenic Tours
  • Outside of being a licensed boat captain, I am also an elementary school counselor.
  • I have been offering scenic tours on board my boat to visitors for about 10 years. In that time we have found breaching whales, playful otters, cranky sea lions, and more!
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Overview
Whales! We specialize in finding and viewing the our majestic summer guests; Humpback, Fin, and Gray Whales. The boat tour is designed around the whale watching focus. You can expect your tour to include comfortable travel within the busy Kodiak Harbor/Channel, Buskin River watershed, nearby Woody, Long, and Spruce Island, and Miller Point looking back towards Fort Abercombrie State Park. The tour may also include brief tutorials regarding Kodiak's dynamic fishing industry, WWII history, and of course, opportunities to observe a diverse range of sea life including Stellar Sea Lions, Puffin, Otter, etc...
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BearFam3 wrote a review Jun 14
Wichita Falls, Texas36 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a great evening with Stephen looking for whales and we were lucky enough to find one! Stephen was so friendly and enthusiastic about the wildlife. His boat was very clean, the cabin was very warm to get a break from the chilly wind and he had snacks! We had a little harbor tour to see some seals and otters before we headed out to search for some whales. Once we spotted one, Stephen patiently followed him while we took our fill of pictures waiting for a breach or tail shot. This is a must do for your Kodiak experience!!
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FairSweetSuzi wrote a review Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia6 contributions
Stephan was so easy to work with. It rained most of the days we were there, and he worked to find a day and time that worked for us all. One of highlights of our trip for sure!! He had breakfast all ready for us when we got on board. The stove had hot water ready for the tea and hot chocolate. He is very knowledgeable about everything we looked at or asked about. He knew just where to find the wildlife. I loved the way he talked back to the sea lions- like they were old friends. He recommended a lunch place that we immediately went to! Java Flats. Wish we would have known earlier in the week- would have eaten there several times. The boat it comfortable both inside and out. You can view from the warm inside while sipping tea or experience the fresh air outside. Either location- you wont be disappointed. A great way to see the island from the water. Hope to return and go to Woody Island. Cant recommend enough. You wont regret your dealings with Stephan.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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zonda35 wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions
Super personal experience and a great time watching whales right near the boat. The boat is brand new, rides great, is super comfortable and a great place to watch whales and other animals. We saw whales, puffins and much more. Highly recommended.
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RTWmom wrote a review Sep 2020
Tequesta, Florida103 contributions48 helpful votes
We were able to book Evan-Stephen last minute for a two-hour tour around Kodiak Island to look for wildlife. Stephen returned our call immediately. He is a great communicator and super easy to deal with. And we thought the price was very reasonable for a personal tour of the surrounding waterways. The boat was perfect for our tour. It is extremely stable with both inside and outside areas. It is obvious that Stephen loves what he does! He is very knowledgeable and knows the area well. He even recommended a great restaurant to us (where we ate 3 times). On our trip we saw eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, humpback whales and puffins! We checked every animal off of our list in under 2 hours. Even Stephen was amazed! He got just as excited as we did watching the whales. We got some amazing pictures and even better memories. I highly recommend you book your trip with Stephen!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Agnes W wrote a review Sep 2020
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Amazing experience, got to see whales, sea lions, puffins and more. Stephen was an excellent guide! We very much enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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