We had high expectations for this excursion and were not disappointed. Our family went out with Capt. Paul Davis and had the best time. He took us to some of his favorite places while making stops every time we crossed paths with something of interest. And let me tell you, we made a lot of stops! not only did we go through narrow channels channels between islands called "keyholes" but we saw waterfalls and avalanche chutes that met the ocean. In addition to the amazing scenerym we saw quite a few humpbacks (one surfaced so close we smelt whale breath!), 2 HUGE rafts of sea otters, a Steller sea lion, several bald eagles (including an eaglette in its nest), a handful of puffins, rhinocerous auklettes, seals hauled out on Kamenoi rocks and salmon stacked up at the base of a waterfall. It was evident that Paul knew his stuff as we learned so much about everything we saw and his enthusiasm was contagious. This trip was not only the highlight of our trip to Alaska, but one of the coolest things we've done as a family. I highly recommend Paul Davis and Gallant Adventures anytime!