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Captain Paul does not disappoint! You will have an amazing experience!!

Went on Gallant Adventure's last cruise of 2020 and it was an amazing time despite being seasick a... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2020
SMKMontana
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Anchorage, Alaska
Captain Paul is an amazing person to work with!!!

I booked a tour with Captain Paul as a cruise excursion for May of 2021...we were previously on a... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2020
kristinb415
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

My husband, teen daughter, and I spent a wonderful morning with Paul and two other guests (both Candace!) last week.

It was so fun to get out on the water and see the wildlife. Paul is an excellent guide and super fun. He is patient with both the passengers and the animals. I had a blast, but the best thing about the day was when my daughter said, “this is the BEST THING WE’VE EVER DONE!” Y’all!!! My teenage daughter had fun with her parents!! Now that’s a win!!

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank scrappymel
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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Hi Melisa! Thanks for taking the time to write me a 5 star review!! Your daughter was having a blast and your commentary above is hilarious! Hey, if a teenage daughter can have the time of her life with her parents, then you KNOW it’s a fun tour!! All joking aside, you have a nice little family and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you a bit and show you some of the things that makes Sitka special! I hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you next time!

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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Excellent Experience. Paul was extremely knowledgeable & provided us with a Great tour. Highly recommend this as it was the highlight of our Cruise/Travels on this Trip with my family.

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank PizzaRambo
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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Pizza Rambo John J,
I’m not quite sure I know who this is, but my instincts tell me I have a good idea. If I’m correct, you weren’t raised by Colonel Trautman like Rambo was, but Trautman always said that he wasn’t saving you from pizza, he was saving the pizza from YOU! Thanks for writing me a 5 star review PizzaRambo, and I’m happy to hear that you had a good time and that you weren’t treated like a drifter and forced into the Tongass Rainforest. See you next time, John J!

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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Harrison: My Nana took my sisters and me, my mother and my cousin to Sitka for a week. She booked Gallant adventures, and told me we would see whales, and hopefully puffins. I saw a lot more than I ever dreamed in just a few hours. Our captain, Paul, taught us about whales, sea otters and their babies, a huge sea lion, two kinds of puffins, murres, and other birds on the island. He even showed us bulb kelp and how to make it sound like a horn. We went in a cave as far as we could, and I saw the sea stars, and anemones along the shoreline. This was an adventure I will never forget. If you ever get to Sitka, you must go on a tour with Gallant adventures.
It was awesome!! Thank you Paul for Making this trip so special.

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Beekeeper19
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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Wow, Harrison, I’m so happy to hear from you and that sure was a really thoughtful review that you wrote for me. I keep thinking about what a nice family you guys are and the fact that you went out of your way to write me a review just adds evidence to support those thoughts! I also excited to say that you are my youngest reviewer OF ALL TIME (HS senior was the old record-you destroyed that, Bud!)!! I’m also impressed with your ability to communicate your thoughts in writing, and that’ll take you a long way if you stay diligent. It was my absolute pleasure meeting you and I’m happy to hear that you had a blast. Have a great summer and I hope to see you again sometime!!

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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

During our two weeks in Alaska we had four offshore excursions and one river tour. Gallant Adventures was the best, and it wasn’t close. Captain Paul is personable and knowledgeable, and he delivered more wildlife encounters than the rest combined. Starting with picturesque island scenery, thru over two dozen eagle nests, to sea lions, puffins, many other ocean birds and multiple whale encounters. Alaska vacations usually have lots of events. Put this on the top of your list.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank G2052JVdebbiem
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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

It’s great to hear from you and I’m actually quite honored that you had such a good time on our 5hr Extended tour together on May 28th! We even saw a brown bear on that tour in addition to all the other stuff! Hey, you just never know what you’re going to see out there. Some days are hotter than others when it comes to wildlife and ocean conditions, but even a “poor day” by Sitka standards produces more varied wildlife than you can see in most places. Add the gorgeous scenery to the mix and then you see why my boat tour is probably more fun than anything else you can do while in Sitka! Thanks for taking the time to write me a review and I hope to see you in Sitka again sometime!!

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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went on a wildlife tour while in Sitka. It was by far the best part of our trip. I saw a whale (def on my bucket list) with her calf within the first hour. We also saw sea otters, seals, bears, all kinds of birds etc. Paul is very knowledgeable about the the wildlife, the ecosystem, and about Sitka in general. He’s got a great personality and his boat is really nice and warm (If needed). I’ll never forget sea otters have one million hair follicles per one square inch. We’ll be back to do another tour with him next year- he’s excellent.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Blumhoefer S
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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Oh it is so good to hear from you and I had a FABULOUS time with you and Bill on your Private 5hr tour a week or so ago! It wasn’t the best day conditions wise, but we still had a blast and this day just goes to show that even “the worst days” around Sitka are still amazing. I always play my tours by ear and when you mentioned that you had been looking at remote properties, it gave us an angle to exploit! It was so fun looking at the floathouses and cool island properties that you had researched or that I had known about. Anyway, I hope to see you 2 up here again and maybe we’ll be neighbors! See you then!

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