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Gallant Adventures

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Sitka, AK, USA
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About Gallant Adventures
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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Susie K wrote a review Aug 2020
Anchorage, Alaska2 contributions1 helpful vote
Went on Gallant Adventure's last cruise of 2020 and it was an amazing time despite being seasick a majority of the time!!!! i knew I should have taken some antiemetics as I have a history of seasickness but I forgot. We saw lots of wildlife and chased around looking for whales and finally hit the payload as we ended up seeing multiple whale breaches!! Paul was an amazing guide and never stopped for more than 2 minutes talking and sharing his awesome experiences and telling us wonderful stories! I heard he was the best and I confirm it 100%! If you have the chance to take one of his cruises I highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kristin B wrote a review May 2020
San Francisco, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked a tour with Captain Paul as a cruise excursion for May of 2021...we were previously on a 2020 sailing but obviously that didn't happen due to COVID-19. His tour looks amazing and it's the one we were most looking forward to of all. Unfortunately, we've now had to cancel our 2021 cruise as well (hope to go in 2022!). Paul has been amazing at communication - he replies quickly and provides a lot of information. I felt horrible asking for a refund but he didn't hesitate at all. Again, he responded quickly and processed it right away (and was super nice about it too!). I hope in 2022 I can post another review of my actual tour with him - I'm sure it'll be fantastic! Thank you Captain Paul for your help and kindness!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Aphrodite76 wrote a review Mar 2020
Alameda, California23 contributions8 helpful votes
Despite all of the uncertainties and travel advisories in play at the moment -- I took the plunge and booked another summer tour with Gallant Adventures to further explore the pristine waters of Sitka Sound. As a repeat client, I can say with complete certainty that there are no other wildlife tours that remotely compare to the experience you will have Captain Paul -- he never ceases to amaze and is the most experienced in the area! I'm sure many reading this are concerned with your cruises and flights potentially being canceled, but I encourage you to stay optimistic and continue to make plans, book the excursions of your choosing, and keep hopeful that you'll be able to experience everything this exceptional port has to offer with its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. There is not much about this situation that is within our control, but ensuring that we don't let fear dictate our plans is a way we can help these independent businesses in our beloved Alaskan communities keep thriving. From viewing the diverse bird populations on the protected St. Lazaria Island, to seeing the abundance of sea otters and stellar sea lions just outside of the harbor, to discovering the humpback, grey, and minke whales you'll find throughout the Sound while taking in the remarkable views of the volcanic Mt. Edgecumbe, and *sigh*.. the experience of Goddard Hot Springs (yes, please) -- there are so many unforgettable memories to be made in Sitka, and no better to do so with than Captain Paul! Book today and thank me when this uncertain season has finally passed!! You won't be sorry.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Thank you for the very thoughtful review, Melinda! You’re family is really sweet and I’m grateful to have “customers” like you. Things are definitely uncertain right now but quite a few people are capitalizing on all the good travel deals and making plans. Now is a great time to book before my limited spots fill up. I am a small independently owned business which has integrity so there is no risk of getting ripped off should your plans get cancelled. Since my tours take only a maximum of 6 passengers, people can avoid the crowds and experience the amazing ocean environment around Sitka in a more personalized manner and my boat is clean, has hand sanitizer and gets wiped with alcohol between tours. Thank you very much for the thoughtful review and also for choosing me YET AGAIN to take your family out on another Gallant Adventure!! See you soon!
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FunMAMAofthree wrote a review Feb 2020
Libertyville, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
We went on a cruise last June 2019! Sorry Paul just getting to writing you a review! I say hands down going on a private tour with Paul was the highlight of our trip. We did a larger tour in another town with 60 people prior to our excursion with Paul and we felt like we were being herded around. Going private in a small boat is definitely the way to go! Paul is so knowledgeable and he knows where to go find the whales!! We also found out he went to school at University of Alabama. Well my husband is a big Bama fan so need I say more!! Book with Paul and you will be glad you did!!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Good to hear from you and thanks for your persistence with writing me a review!! I appreciate you taking the time to do that and I’m also thankful that you chose ME to take you out exploring the awesome area around Sitka!! Despite being from Alaska, I went to college in Alabama on a distance running scholarship and I’m glad I didn’t go somewhere like Clemson which would have resulted in a wrestling match with your husband! Ha! All joking aside, thanks for trusting me with your valuable time while visiting Sitka and I’m glad that you enjoyed your trip with me! See you next time!!
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Andy C wrote a review Jan 2020
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom211 contributions59 helpful votes
Captain Paul is a star. We travelled to Alaska as a party of six so chartered the boat just for us (6 is a perfect number for this trip.) Paul met us on the jetty and immediately his enthusiasm for his job showed and whilst he must have seen thousands of whales, sea lions and eagles, you would have thought that just like us, it was a new experience. Being a small boat, we were able to get to areas that the larger ones can't so saw wildlife up quite close due to his knowledge. We saw several humpbacks, seals, sea lions and eagles. Great tour which is highly recommended. I haven't attached any photos of the whales as these are all on video, with one that came from a distance right up to our boat, incredible.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from gallantadventures, Owner at Gallant Adventures
Responded 17 Feb 2020
It’s great to hear from you and thanks for sharing the fun photo of you playing your kelp horn! I’m glad to hear that you really enjoyed your trip out with me and I remember having a lot of fun myself that day! While you never truly know what you might see on any given day, it’s always a blast going out exploring around Sitka! Thanks for writing me a nice review and I hope to see you again sometime!
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