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Gallant Adventures

#2 of 27 Tours in Sitka
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Address: Downtown Marina, 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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Amazing wildlife viewing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Bend, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of six went out with Paul Davis on his small boat on a cool day. This was definitely a highlight of our trip. Paul is an expert boatman as well as a geologist. We saw quite a few types of wildlife including humpbacked whales, a swimming deer, puffins, seals and much more. Paul was able to pull up... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a couple of minutes to write me another 5star review!! Recency plays a big role in keeping me towards to top of "Things To Do in Sitka". Thanks for that! We see a lot of cool things around Sitka and I have a hard time keeping them straight sometime. I swear I don't remember seeing swimming deer... More 

Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul Davis with Gallant Adventures knows what's up. He was very informative and accommodating as he escorted my family (including two kids, ages 6 and 9) in and out, through and around the beautiful waters of Sitka. The way he maneuvers his boat is amazing. He got his boat right up to the wildlife which we all really enjoyed. He... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and it's good to hear from you! I had such a nice time with your family! I'm glad you guys had such a good time and I look forward to seeing you all next time! More 

DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Costa Rica, and the Amazon but the tour I had today was truly amazing. Paul was able to get us very close to these animals without disturbing their natural behaviors. Whales, sea lions, otters, puffins, black oyster catchers, and even a rhinoceros auklet. It doesn't matter what happens on the rest of our... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Jim & Melissa! I had a lot of fun out on the water on our extended tour! You guys were into seeing anything the area offered and even appreciated the little things. Thanks again and I'll see you next time! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our 9th Alaska cruise and this is one of the best excursions we’ve been on. Paul was an exceptional guide and was able to take us out to see humpback whales, otters, seals, puffins and numerous other seabirds. The diversity of wildlife was more than expected. Our visit to St. Lazaria Island was a treat. The... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Della & Rocky, It was a pleasure meeting you and it's nice taking out fellow Alaskans such as yourselves. Our day was a lot of fun and we saw some great things. The photo of the puffin Rocky took was unbelievable! I can't believe how crisp it was considering the puffin was literally running on water and the boat was... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul took my family out on a tour during our vacation in June. It was the first day of our trip and ended up being one of our best days. Paul is awesome and the wildlife and scenery are great. If you are in Sitka and have time, don't hesitate. I can't think of a better way to spend your... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Good hearing from you, Craig, and thanks for taking the moment to write me a nice review. In glad your nice family had a fun time and it was cool hearing about how you got married at Castle Hill here in Sitka 20years ago! Since Sitka is such a special place for you, I'm sure you'll visit again. So, I'll... More 

Southern Illinois
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMgosh -- so many memories: otters, seals, whales (or maybe just one), puffins, starfish, an eagle stealing a fish from a sea lion -- Capt Paul showed us why he's so enthusiastic about sharing the beauty that is Sitka Sound. Was like having a friend show you the sights! Such a personable and easy going guy with a wealth of... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

OMgosh back atcha, Nancy! Thank you for the nice thank you email you sent me! I posted your cool photo on Gallant Adventures' Facebook page. I had a lot of fun out in the ocean with you and just know you'll be back in Sitka to go out with me again! Both Alaska Airlines and Delta fly into Sitka, so... More 

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