© 2008 Adam Andis

All of our expedition guides have a Wilderness First Responder Certification.

Each year our guides are also required to complete a forty hour training course. Topics include kayak safety, rescue, and wilderness medicine — plus training in tides, winds, currents and weather. 

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Ford's Terror Wilderness © 2008 Stephen Van Derhoff

About Spirit Walker

Spirit Walker Expeditions is a unique facilitator of travel, enjoyment, appreciation and experience of wilderness. 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.

Dwarf Fireweed © 2008 Annette Pearson
Dwarf Fireweed


We've been doing this since 1987, the longest running, locally owned operation of our kind. Spirit Walker Expeditions conducts trips within the Tongass National Forest by special use permits. We've been doing trips throughout the Tongass for many years.

We also offer “new trips” that have been thoroughly researched by our experienced local guides to offer maximum wildlife and scenery viewing opportunities in addition to spreading our use out over greater areas to help minimize impact upon the fragile ecosystem. But in the end, we feel it is our guides and the high quality equipment we offer that makes our trips 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.

From Our Clients...

“From start to finish, you guys were amazing! We spent 17 days in Alaska, and the three days that we were kayaking with whales was the best part of the entire trip. The location was beautiful, the equipment was outstanding, the whales were incredible beyond words (I miss them!), the food completely rocked and [our guide] was simply the best -- fun, funny, knowledgeable, professional, safety conscious, entertaining, easy going, accommodating and a really great cook! I've told everyone I know that they need to come to southeast and paddle with you guys. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!”
– Julie T.

Did You Know?

The shape and pattern of a humpback whale's tail (its fluke) is just like a human's fingerprint — no two are alike. Researchers (and whale watchers) can identify humpbacks by their flukes.

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