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Address: Gustavus, AK 99826
Phone Number: +1 800-529-2537
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Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and...

Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of Alaskan travel and wilderness experience. The leader in premium guided sea kayaking trips since 1987.

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7-day kayak trip

We had a wonderful experience on a Spirit Walker trip this summer. Six nights, seven days in the Myriad Islands Wilderness. The trip was well organized, the gear was top... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a wonderful experience on a Spirit Walker trip this summer. Six nights, seven days in the Myriad Islands Wilderness. The trip was well organized, the gear was top quality and the guides were great! Land and sea wildlife, beautiful mountains and great paddling made this an experience I'll always remember.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We booked the Whales tour to Point Adolphus for our family which includes a 6 year old and 9 year old. We reserved double kayaks. We met our wonderful guide, Patrick, and were outfitted with all the gear we would need. Took a wonderful boat ride across the bay. Great safety orientation for our boys who don't have a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We took a day trip to kayak with whales. Our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and had appropriate gear for us. Hearing the whales and having them come up so close to you is a once in a lifetime feeling. It was amazing. We had a wonderful time and are very happy we did this excursion from our lodge.

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Thank Jill T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, considerate and accommodating of everyone's expectations in the group, and incredible cooks. My experience kayaking among the whales is something I will never forget! I hope to get to do another trip with them some day. I would absolute recommend SWE to anyone! Go! You will love it.

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3 Thank Mandy L
SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our guides really pride themselves on preparing delicious meals for their guests. I sometimes borrow their "camping" recipes to serve for special dinners at home. We hope to cook for you again on another Spirit Walker trip! Best, Sybil Van Derhoff Owner, Spirit Walker Expeditions More 

Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I took a day tour across the bay from Gustavus. Everything was provided including a picnic lunch, kayaks and equipment. Part of our group stayed behind for an overnight camping trip and returned the following day b We saw seals, whales and millions of birds! Our tour leader had to continually remind us to not paddle to the seals so... More 

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SWE_Alaska, Owner at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! We are happy that you got some great pictures of the abundant wildlife of southeast Alaska. We hope to see you again on another Spirit Walker Trip! Warm Regards, Stephen & Sybil Owners, Spirit Walker Expedition More 

upstate New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We booked the kayak with the whales tour at Aldolphus Point. We were met at the dock and secured the double kayaks to our boat ride across the bay. Once there, we had the usual safety talk and walked up to a high point to scout the whales. Almost immediately we saw a whale breach off shore! Our guide, Karen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

This was our fourth trip with Spirit Walker. The first was a multi-day trip with my sister that saw us paddling up to six hours a day to move between campsites to get a full overview of the area. We saw Orcas, Brown Bears and humpbacks. We loved every minute of it. My second trip was with my husband and... More 

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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your four trips with Spirit Walker! I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to guide one of your trips and then to see how much the boys have grown over the years! Recounting the highlights of your trips is really wonderful to hear - wildlife, camping, time with family, whale 'songs',... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful area and lots of whales . Camping was perfect, food great. I have lots of reservations about recommending this company though because of their very poor safety review with everyone before the trip. I have gone on numerous trips , other companies so have some comparisons. The guide was poorly trained not only in experience( stated by herself) and... More 

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SWE_Alaska, General Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. At Spirit Walker we hold our guides to the highest safety standards. They are required to demonstrate complete proficiency in kayak rescues and skills, hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification, and apprentice guide until they are able to lead trips on their own - among other requirements. If this was not conveyed before or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Saw many whales and sea birds. Stopped on a lovely beach and had refreshments. Stephen was incredibly patient and safe. It was a good work out too.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Thrilling, relaxing, fun, and memorable are the first words that come to mind whenever I think of Spirit Walker. They set a very high standard for other outfitters. - The trips we've taken - Our family with two kids (ages 6-9) has taken two Spirit Walker guided tours and both trips have been beyond amazing. In the summer of 2014... More 

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SWE_Alaska, Manager at Spirit Walker Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much taking the time to write such a thoughtful, detailed and kind review of your two kayaking trips with Spirit Walker. We are all thrilled to hear that you're already thinking about your next adventure with Spirit Walker, especially your guides... both of whom absolutely raved about how much fun they had kayaking, hiking, and camping with... More 

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