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Alaska Saltwater Lodge Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife & Glacier Tour
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Memorable day on a small boat”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was a wonderful 10 hour trip with Tanya and Nick and a total of six guests. So glad we chose the small boat option rather than one of the big boats you see listing to port when 100+ whale-watchers rush to one side! Tanya was great at spotting wildlife and getting our smaller boat up close and personal with whales, Dall porpoises, sea otters, sea lions, Harbor seals, puffins.... We also sat for a while on glassy water beside Aialik Glacier watching chunks of ice crash into the sea. One of the best days of almost three weeks in Alaska! Highly recommend!

Visited August 2013
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Snellville, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“History lessons with a view!”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was my third excursion ,second with Salt Water. By far smaller is better. Leif and Nick were fabulous hosts. The weather was bad but the sea was calm we saw whale, puffins on rocks, sea lions, tons of birds ,including several eagles. We had three or four Dall dolphins leading our boat ,that was really awesome , saw a sea lion eating a fish while the sea gulls enjoyed what was left over. Turned out to be the best trip ever. Leif drove the boat into a cave , well kinda it was spectacular. Three hole rock was worth seeing and Holgate did not dissapoint . I will recommend this to anyone. Thanks again for a great trip.

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Smaller boat to see the glaciers and wildlife was a lucky pick”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Smaller boat, and small group (there were only 11 of us) = lots of individualized attention. The crew was great. Lots of info, knowledge of area and wildlife and even Alaskan history. They could tailor the trip to what this group wanted to see and they did. We also stayed at one of the Saltwater Lodge B&B properties - Dairy Hill - and enjoyed that very much too. All the comforts of home in a convenient location in Seward, and a great price. Thank you Saltwater.

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice way to see wildlife”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We did a trip with Sunny Cove kayaking, and Tanya and her boat took us to the glacier to start the kayaking. Turns out the trip to and from the kayaking was almost as fun as the kayaking itself. They were very good about showing us wildlife along the way, including close encounters with whales. Highly recommended company.

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Outstanding !”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Captain Tanya and Clay rock. We went sea kayaking and then nature viewing ... great time, v informative, helpful, and super friendly....Thank you !!!

Visited August 2013
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