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A Whale of an Adventure: Exploring Alaska by Sea Kayak

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Point Adlophus, AK

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Alumni-owned Spirit Walker Expeditions will guide us on this exploration by sea kayak of the area around Point Adolphus. This intimate adventure is limited to 10 participants. The trip features three days of guided sea kayaking; information from local experts about the habits of humpback whales; gourmet meals in an unmatched natural setting.

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Point Adolphus is a world-famous location for watching 50-ton humpback whales as they gather and feed. From your kayak and from our wilderness campsite, you’ll observe this awesome spectacle. We’ll also have the chance to spot orca whales, Stellar’s sea lions, seals porpoises, bald eagles and much more. On shore you’ll enjoy delicious meals and have a chance to hike through a lush 10,000 year old rainforest.

There’s nothing quite like the first time you see a humpback whale from a kayak. Keeping a respectful distance, we’ll observe these impressive creatures as they spout, turn, feed, slap the surface with their fins, and sometimes erupt into a full-scale breach. It’s truly one of the most sublime wildlife displays on the planet.

Spirit Walker Expeditions first pioneered these trips to Point Adolphus over thirty years ago, and these continue to be our most popular outings. Our experienced guides know every inch of the shoreline of Chichagof Island, and that experience helps ensure your kayak trip will be the experience of a lifetime. With a leisurely paddle schedule, this is an ideal trip for families.

After a short boat ride, you’ll be kayaking the rocky shores of Point Adolphus, world-renowned for viewing humpback whales. In camp, our skilled guides will provide you with gourmet meals as well as informed commentary about the abundant wildlife all around. Summer is a time when these animals are stocking up on the nutrient-rich abundance of the sea and forest. While out on the water, in addition to whales, keep an eye open for Stellar’s sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. On walks through the quiet rainforest, you’ll see bald eagles nesting high in the Sitka spruce, hear the croak of ravens echoing through the cedars, and perhaps even sight a brown bear feasting on salmonberries.

This trip combines world-class wilderness kayaking, quiet hikes, and numerous opportunities to see the magnificent spectacle of humpback whales gathering and feeding We’ll treat you to great meals, and in the evenings, be sure to listen for the sounds of whales offshore from the quiet of your tent. It’s an experience you won’t forget.

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  • Starting at $1995. Higher for pre and post trip excursions

A $400 deposit will hold a spot for you. Payment in full is due by 3/1/2018. After 3/1, refunds are available only if we can fill your spot from the waitlist.

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