About Spirit Walker Expeditions

About Spirit Walker

Since 1987, Spirit Walker Expeditions has been leading Southeast Alaska kayaking trips that focus on an experience that’s fun, adventurous, and provides an opportunity to learn in-depth about the region’s diverse ecosystems.¬† Our name reflects the goal of immersing ourselves and our clients in the spirit of nature.

Our goal is to protect and preserve wilderness areas, to educate our guests about environmentally sound camping techniques, and educate the public about the ecology of nature through quality guided wilderness trips.


We’ve been doing this since 1987, making our company the longest-running, locally-owned operation of our kind. Spirit Walker Expeditions conducts trips within the Tongass National Forest with the approval of special use permits.

We’ve also pioneered additional trips beyond the Tongass¬† that have been thoroughly researched and well-practiced by our experienced local guides in order to offer our clients the best opportunities for wildlife-viewing and experiencing scenic beauty. Additionally, these trips were developed to spread out visits over a greater range, which helps minimize impact upon these fragile ecosystems.

Ultimately, our skilled guides and high quality equipment are what make our kayak trips truly unique.

Spirit Walker Expeditions operates trips in the Tongass National Forest – the nation’s largest – under special use permit from the US Forest Service, Hoonah Ranger District, PO Box 135, Hoonah, AK 99829.


My trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions was amazing. My experience kayaking among the whales is something I will never forget! Go! You will love it.

Mandy L, visited Sept, 2015

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! ... an experience I'll always remember.

Walt G, visited July, 2016

Hearing the whales and having them come up so close to you is a once in a lifetime feeling.

Jill T. August 2012

We booked the Whales tour to Point Adolphus for our family which includes a 6 year old and 9 year old... Great safety orientation for our boys who don't have a lot of experience kayaking. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.

Jonathan R, visited July 2016

It doesn't get any better than this. If you want to experience the real Alaska you must get out on the water... If we return to Alaska, we will make this expedition again.

Ernie B, visited August 2013

"Magic Family Holiday" I can't say enough about the wonderful trips that Spirit Walker puts together. The safety and equipment is great. The guides are great fun and knowledgeable about the areas we went. The food is incredible.

NIcondit, Visited August, 2015