Guest Comments

Every guest on recent trips said they would recommend WhaleCoast Alaska to friends. There have been similar responses in the past and we pay close attention to our evaluations to make improvements. We appreciate the accolades we’ve gotten from our guests. Some of our recent guests are pictured below with snow-covered Mt. McKinley behind them.


Here are some of the comments from the last several trips:

"The tour was first class, the accommodations, restaurants, tours and that wonderful ferry were memorable. We became a tight, convivial group in short order. I don’t know how you put together such a quality package for this small investment. We would have spent 3 times as much on our own and still not had the intimate acquaintance with Alaska that this trip afforded us." --Judy Montgomery, Hollywood, FL

"At each stop, I felt secure that you had chosen the best highlights to share in that town or location. So many details you had to consider with moving us all, and you were so well coordinated!" --Mary S., West Bloomfield, MI

"This unique tour surpasses any other available. We saw more of Alaska. Contact with local UU’s is a special plus." --Bob Jones, Bethesda, MD and Napa, CA

"Just a wonderful experience! Very well organized; good variety of activities; good balance of planned vs. free time. The contact with Alaskan UU’s added tremendously to the whole experience, as did the group dynamics of traveling with all the other UU’s." --Deborah Horner, Denver, CO

"Our trip felt like an incredible private tour with 30 new friends. We came home very happy.."-- Sue and Dick Walton, Asheville, NC

"I told my friends and family at home that I was going on my trip of my life. It happened beyond my dreams and expectations!" --Reinie Heydemann, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"The scenery, the fellowship, the leadership, the diversity of travel and experiences, the planning and expertise of our leaders--top notch! Would recommend to those who want more than a ‘cruise-ship’ type of experience." -- Leonard Singer, Cleveland, OH

"We had a great time with a great group and certainly appreciated your attention to detail and the variety of activities you planned. We had once thought we could do this ourselves but when we saw your WhaleCoast itinerary, we knew we’d rather have someone do all the arranging for us. And we were right!" --Dot Bell, Gardner, ME

"Great value--the best value for cost of any trip we could find." --George Brown, Plainfield, NJ

"Excellent value overall. Could never have seen so much of Alaska on our own." --Alan MacDougall, San Diego

"I learned a lot about matters of great importance to me--the history, geology, ecology of Alaska and especially the native people." --David Trout, Adelphi, MD

"The trip met all my expectations--incredible scenery and wildlife, meeting interesting and like-minded people--intimate & small-group experiences--fascinating information about native Alaskans, Alaska and wildlife. Thank you!" --Carol Becker, Church of the Larger Fellowship

"I expected a ‘whale of a trip’ and found it to be even better. Everything we saw and did was worthwhile and made even more valuable by the UU companionship of fellow trippers and the hosting fellowships." --Virginia Gates, St. Louis, MO

"For our first group tour experience ever this was great." --Caroline Ewart, Springfield, IL

"Jam-packed with adventure; wonderful group to travel with and wonderful hosts." --Margie Kolde, Ft. Myers, FL

"I really appreciated your efforts to use native guides and find off-the-beaten-path experiences for us." --Ruth Christie, Asheville, NC

"Very well organized. Obviously a lot of time and thought put in the planning. Congenial sympathetic companions and leaders." --Meryl Everett, Concord, MA

"Excellent. Great pace. Stragglers were kept with the group despite the lack of a border collie." –Bob Nilson, Portsmouth, NH

(From a guest who's companion had to cancel due to medical reasons) "Travel Guard came through wonderfully for us, paying the entire cost of the WhaleCoast tour including tour options. A+ for WhaleCoast Alaska and A+ for Travel Guard.." –Ken V., Rapid City, SD