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Gallant Adventures

#2 of 30 Tours in Sitka
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Address: Sitka, AK 99835
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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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There are not enough good words to describe how great this tour is.

Paul is a wonderful charter captain and with his small boat, you will be able to get closer to the local wildlife and scenic areas compared to the larger outfits. You owe it to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Editz
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Eugene, OR

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Paul is a wonderful charter captain and with his small boat, you will be able to get closer to the local wildlife and scenic areas compared to the larger outfits. You owe it to yourself to do this tour should you find yourself in beautiful Sitka - it was the absolute highlight of my trip!

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Texas
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160 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had reasonably high expectations for this tour. Paul exceeded those expectations by a huge margin. We saw far more animals than I expected: whales and more whales, eagles, puffins, other birds, seal lions, otters, starfish, and a bear. We learned a lot from Paul about wildlife, rocks, local ecology, tides, etc. And he adjusted deftly when the seas beyond Sitka... More 

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Monmouth Beach, NJ
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Even though our Regents Cruise offered whale watching excursions, it was quite evident that when in Sitka the only way to really do it is off the ship's offerings and go with Gallant Adventures. All the reviews are spot on...,Paul is just a great guide/guy and will surely find that elusive wildlife with enthusiasm and awesome knowledge. While visiting St.... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you want to experience nature up close in a small boat and are thirsty for a real adventure then this tour is for you. We certainly got more than we expected, nothing like the cruise ship tours...Paul is a phenomenal guide, he is an Alaskan native, nature lover and very knowledgeable but we most enjoyed his fun spirit and... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

You're welcome, Conchi, and thanks for choosing ME to take you out exploring the awesome area around Sitka! And double thank you for writing me such a thoughtful review! New (and good ) reviews not only help keep me at the top of Things to do in Sitka, but they also help other travelers learn about me so they can... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had booked a morning excursion and Paul took us round Sitka Sound in his small boat (max no of passengers 6 I believe) as far out as St Lazaria island, going to wherever he could see there was any wildlife activity. He has an infectious enthusiasm and we were all swept along with this, excited by every sighting and... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Anne! It was a pleasure meeting you and I just had the best time out on the water with you! People ask me all the time if it gets boring being out on the water all the time. I think if my job was a tour guide in New Orleans or something, it might get... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Spent this morning whale watching and taking in the views wildlife on Sitka sound with this enthusiastic and most knowledgeable chap by the name of Pauli. My partner and a friend were made more than welcome and he knew his stuff. He took us to some amazing places and we got some great photos. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Good to hear from you, Denise, and thanks for writing me a nice review! It was a pleasure meeting you and great to see Mike again! We had nice weather the day of your trip and I was excited to be able to take you to St. Lazaria Island because I knew that we didn't have the weather when I... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had the best time with Paul on this no frills day on the water. There were 6 of us, so we had the whole boat to ourselves. Our group is a little crazy so we had made a logo for our trip, with a patch, buttons and a stuffed eagle as our mascot. Paul got into it with us... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

I had such a fun time with The Sanderling group! You all were a lot of fun and it was really sweet of you to have brought me a patch and including me in your shenanigans! Sitka usually has really good whale watching opportunities and we had whales surrounding the boat and swimming all around us. It was fun taking... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I did Gallant Adventure's Extended Tour--a 5 hour boat tour from Sitka. There were 4 of us so it was certainly a very personal tour. Paul is amazing! He knew exactly where to go to see wildlife and his small boat (and navigating skills) enabled us to see amazing wildlife and go places that other tours could not go. I'm... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

I remember you having quite the Alaskan trip planned over almost a month and I feel proud to hear that our trip together stands out as a highlight 😊. I gotta say though, that the area around Sitka is so fantastic that I have a lot to work with! I do also really enjoy the extended tours that I also... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Paul is the best! We went out with friends for a day of wildlife viewing, expecting to see some whales in the distance, maybe some other wildlife. Paul has a feel for finding sea creatures...so many humpback whales we were astounded, puffins, salmon jumping, otters, sea lions... And we always felt safe with our captain, warm in the cabin as... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Great to hear from you and I had so much fun with your group! Thank you for choosing ME to take you out exploring the pristine and diverse wilderness around Sitka on my boat! I also appreciate you taking the time to write me another 5 star review! New reviews help keep me at the top of Things to Do... More 

Thornton, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our half day with Paul was THE highlight of our cruise. His boat is small and can get up close to the islands. He showed us Orcas - too many to count. One breached about 10 feet away, and we watched it swim under our boat! We saw several humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, seals, puffins, cormorants, and lots... More 

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gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time out exploring the waters around Sitka with me! This area is pretty amazing! Not only are the areas I take me people super scenic, but they're teeming with wildlife. Sure, some days are obviously better than others, but you never know what you're going... More 

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