Our Reading List

Here are some of our favorite books about Alaska

A little background can do much to increase your understanding and appreciation of Alaska, the Great Land.

Guide Favorites


Listen to podcasts of Encounters with Richard Nelson! Encounters is a weekly radio program by Alaska’s acclaimed cultural anthropologist and nature writer, Richard Nelson. These will surely get you in the mood for an adventure in the wilds of Alaska. Download a few episodes for the plane ride north!

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Even with the information age upon us, you will never match the local knowledge that we’ve gathered by living here and being involved in arranging tours for independent travelers. Our staff is always happy to help with all aspects of your Alaska vacation. Please contact us today!



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