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“Tour Extraordinaire”

Kodiak Wildlife Tours
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our "Safari" is a 6 hour drive where it's possible to see Kodiak Wildlife in their natural habitat; Brown Bear, Sitka Deer, Red Fox, Nesting Bald Eagle, Buffalo, Whale, Sea Otter, many species of Bird, and the many type of Salmon that arrive throughout our summer here on Kodiak Island. Our "Safari" is approximately 50 miles round trip. Beach walks, and photo stops are along the way as we travel. Enjoy a wonderful lunch while watching the "breathtaking" views. We are first aid and CPR certified, and offer the visitor the option of a morning or evening tour. Learn about Tsunamis, and historical facts as we also view wildlife. "Life is an adventure, why not start here, with Kodiak Island Van Tours."
Reviewed September 17, 2013

During our very short visit to Kodiak we rented a car and thought about taking our own tour. However, without knowing what we were looking at it would not be a very informative tour. So, thanks to Janet and Kodiak Island Van tours we were able to spend several hours with her and benefit from "local knowledge" that she was so good to share with us. Her passion for Kodiak was obvious and we witnessed things we would never have seen without her pointing them out. The several hour tour was well worth the price AND lunch was provided! Comfort stops were well scheduled and Janet stopped often to allow us to view the scenery and wildlife. The highlight of it all was the great pictures we got of the adult eagle and the "elder" chicks that would soon fledge. Thank You Janet.
Jose and Gloria
Lockhart, Texas

1  Thank Jose C
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kodiakgurl, Owner at Kodiak Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Thank you for your nice review of Kodiak Island Van Tours. We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you chose us for your tour of Kodiak Island. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had 5 days in Kodiak without a car, so Janet's Kodiak Island Van Tour was just what we needed to enable us to see the beauty of Kodiak outside the city. Janet obviously loves showing people her island, and her enthusiasm is infectious. She took us to the best sites to see salmon heading up the rivers to spawn, buffalo wandering through the trees and on the beach, sea otters, eagles and lots more. She was friendly, well informed and nothing was too much trouble, including an extra bear viewing session after hours to ensure we didn't go home disappointed. We certainly had good value for our money and thoroughly recommend her trip

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kodiakgurl, Owner at Kodiak Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Thank you for your nice review of Kodiak Island Van Tours. We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you chose us for your tour of Kodiak Island. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed Janet Herr's Kodiak Island Van tour on 08/10/2013. Her enthusiasm for Kodiak is contagious. She is full of information and loves sharing it with visitors. As a guide in true safari fashion she is skilled in finding the special places to see the wildlife of the place. Janet also took us to the best place for lunch! Who knew such a fine eating spot was there!! And then out of her enjoyment at seeing the Kodiak bears she invited us to join her in the evening to watch a mom and 2 cubs fish. It doesn't get any better than that! I heartily recommend spending a day touring with Janet.

3  Thank Carol B
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kodiakgurl, Owner at Kodiak Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Thank you for your nice review of Kodiak Island Van Tours. We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you chose us for your tour of Kodiak Island. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Took Janet Herr's Kodiak Island van tour on 08/10/2013 and it was exceptional. She went above and beyond to share her knowledge of the island and its wildlife with us. Saw juvenile eagle in the nest, sea otter and seals, and free-roaming bison. Had a wonderful lunch. When the crowning jewel of Kodiak, the Kodiak Bear, had not been sighted, Janet picked us up after dinner for a no additional charge outing and we were rewarded with a mother and her two cubs. What a Great Way to Spend a Day on Kodiak Island. Janet was simply the best.
Tom R. - Southfield, MI

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kodiakgurl, Owner at Kodiak Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Thank you for your nice review of Kodiak Island Van Tours. We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you chose us for your tour of Kodiak Island. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

A great day tour. The tour guide literally went the extra mile (actually many miles) to ensure that we had a good time and saw plenty of wildlife: salmon, seals, otters, bald eagles (including young in nest), buffalo and, yes, bears. Also great choice of place for lunch. The tour was supposed to last 6 hours but actually lasted 8 (real dedication). Then, we were picked up again at 8PM to watch a mother bear and cubs fishing. Great value!

2  Thank Geof A
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kodiakgurl, Owner at Kodiak Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Thank you for your nice review of Kodiak Island Van Tours. We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you chose us for your tour of Kodiak Island. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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