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Gallant Adventures

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Address: Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: +1 907-738-2855
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Intimately observe and learn about whales, sea otters, brown bears, Stellar...

Intimately observe and learn about whales, sea otters, brown bears, Stellar sea lions, puffins and bald eagles while on a personable marine wildlife boat tour with a 100 ton Master captain, Alaskan field geologist and mountain climber as your guide. There is truly no better way to experience the Real Sitka!

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Spent this morning whale watching and taking in the views wildlife on Sitka sound with this enthusiastic and most knowledgeable chap by the name of Pauli. My partner and a friend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denise D
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Norwich, United Kingdom

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent this morning whale watching and taking in the views wildlife on Sitka sound with this enthusiastic and most knowledgeable chap by the name of Pauli. My partner and a friend were made more than welcome and he knew his stuff. He took us to some amazing places and we got some great photos. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Good to hear from you, Denise, and thanks for writing me a nice review! It was a pleasure meeting you and great to see Mike again! We had nice weather the day of your trip and I was excited to be able to take you to St. Lazaria Island because I knew that we didn't have the weather when I... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the best time with Paul on this no frills day on the water. There were 6 of us, so we had the whole boat to ourselves. Our group is a little crazy so we had made a logo for our trip, with a patch, buttons and a stuffed eagle as our mascot. Paul got into it with us... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

I had such a fun time with The Sanderling group! You all were a lot of fun and it was really sweet of you to have brought me a patch and including me in your shenanigans! Sitka usually has really good whale watching opportunities and we had whales surrounding the boat and swimming all around us. It was fun taking... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did Gallant Adventure's Extended Tour--a 5 hour boat tour from Sitka. There were 4 of us so it was certainly a very personal tour. Paul is amazing! He knew exactly where to go to see wildlife and his small boat (and navigating skills) enabled us to see amazing wildlife and go places that other tours could not go. I'm... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

I remember you having quite the Alaskan trip planned over almost a month and I feel proud to hear that our trip together stands out as a highlight 😊. I gotta say though, that the area around Sitka is so fantastic that I have a lot to work with! I do also really enjoy the extended tours that I also... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul is the best! We went out with friends for a day of wildlife viewing, expecting to see some whales in the distance, maybe some other wildlife. Paul has a feel for finding sea creatures...so many humpback whales we were astounded, puffins, salmon jumping, otters, sea lions... And we always felt safe with our captain, warm in the cabin as... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Great to hear from you and I had so much fun with your group! Thank you for choosing ME to take you out exploring the pristine and diverse wilderness around Sitka on my boat! I also appreciate you taking the time to write me another 5 star review! New reviews help keep me at the top of Things to Do... More 

Thornton, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our half day with Paul was THE highlight of our cruise. His boat is small and can get up close to the islands. He showed us Orcas - too many to count. One breached about 10 feet away, and we watched it swim under our boat! We saw several humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, seals, puffins, cormorants, and lots... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time out exploring the waters around Sitka with me! This area is pretty amazing! Not only are the areas I take me people super scenic, but they're teeming with wildlife. Sure, some days are obviously better than others, but you never know what you're going... More 

Teague, Texas
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Sitka you have to book with Gallant Adventures based on reviews alone. In fact, those reviews had me slightly concerned the trip couldn't live up to expectations. I was wrong. Traveled 2 weeks in south east Alaska July 2016 with 21-year-old and 22-year-old nieces. Of the 12 excursions we enjoyed throughout our travels, everyone rated Gallant Adventures number... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Mitchell, Great hearing from you and thanks for writing me such a nice & thoughtful review! One might think that another 5 star review won't make much of a difference, but recency plays a big role in how trip advisor rates businesses and therefore EVERY review is extremely helpful. Thank you for that! I had a great time with the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I went on a wildlife cruise with Paul. He was super nice, super friendly, and super knowledgeable. There were some kids on our tour he was great with. The tour was advertised as 2 1/2-3 hours long, but went more like 4 hours. I have been on many whale tours in Australia and NZ, but he got us the closest... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, Anne! We had a nice group on board that day and I sure had a lot of fun! Over the course of many years I've noticed patterns on where whales pop up from dives and have saved many waypoints on my chart plotter that enables me to sit in extremely strategic spots and wait for... More 

Bend, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This made our cruise to Alaska the best experience ever. Paul did a wonderful job of covering all of the areas and then returning us to our cruise ship dock. St Lazaria Island was spectacular and was made even more special by the ability of Captain Paul to be able to navigate within the narrow confines of the island cave.... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Good to hear from you, Dan, and thanks for taking the time away from your beautiful summer weather in Bend, Oregon to write me a review! I had a great time with your family and remember you getting lots of good photographs! Sitka's only a 2.5hr flight from Seattle, so I hope to see you up here again! Thanks again... More 

Gaylord, Michigan
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We have been on whale watching/wildlife viewing tours from Maine to San Diego to Anacortes, this was the best by far!! Mike was knowledgeable, funny, and just plan fun to be with. We saw sea lions, killer and humpback whales, puffins, eagles, otters, everything SE Alaska has to offer. All of this came from a boat holding two couples at... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Darryl & Nancy, Good to hear from you guys and I had a blast out on the water with you! Calm seas, clear skies, orcas, humpbacks, sea otters, puffins and on & on... That was a really fun morning and I thank you for choosing me, Paul Davis, (and not this "Mike" you talk about lol) as your captain! 👍... More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you're like me and have Sitka on your radar for a vacation or cruise port destination, then you're currently researching ALL of the excursions and area activities and reading ALL of the reviews for each to ensure that anything you book is the BEST because you want the ULTIMATE Alaskan adventure! Am I right?? Well, congratulations .. you're done... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Melinda & Family, It was so nice seeing you again and I'm really happy that you had such a good time the first time we went out that you actually flew to Sitka for a week this time! I had a great time out on the water with you and your review of Gallant Adventures is really nice! Our first... More 

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