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Hello Dolly !





Thank you so much for having a service like this – your trips made our honeymoon exactly what we wanted it to be…a once in a lifetime experience.  There wasn’t one thing that we did that we were like “could have skipped that” and we still can’t agree on our favorite.  How many times in your life will you be able to say “I walked on & touched something from the Ice Age” (maybe if you are from Alaska but not if you are from Kentucky!!!)


You are not kidding about the personal experience – the entire time we were in Skagway we felt like people and not numbers – we were the only people on the Ultimate Nature Combo Tour and the Zodiac Wildlife Quest.  The special attention you gave us when our tours ran over and we needed to meet the boat will not be forgotten – the types of special touches only a small company can offer.


Brian and I had so many “firsts” on this trip and I hope every other couple that books with you can experience the same joy we did – 1st time kayaking, 1st time seeing a glacier, 1st time in a helicopter, 1st time seeing bears in the wild & seeing cubs!!, 1st time on an itty bitty plane, I could go on and on!


Good Luck to you and many happy wishes for safe travels and successful vacations!


Brandi & Brian Gregory


P.S.  Special thanks to Beth for helping me plan this awesome trip!


We are back from out trip and wanted to thank you for a fantastic job. We had the best time and appreciate your help. You have chosen the best tour companies Alaska has to offer and we could not be more impressed. All three companies were friendly and fun and really made us feel welcome. They showed us their beautiful state like no other and really went out of their way to assure a good time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We absolutely will use your services in the future and happily recommend you to others.

Well done,

Jack & June Vickers & family


Just a little feedback-

The helicopter ride you organized was the highlight of the trip! Thank you for helping us. Everything worked out perfect. Your services were outstanding. I'll recommend you to everyone I know going to Alaska!



Janet Burns


Thank you very much for booking the Chilkat Bald Eagle  raft trip that we enjoyed on July 21st. Pam, her son John, and our Tlingit guide Victor made sure that the afternoon we spent with them was the highlight of our brief stay in Alaska. We would highly recommend this excursion for anyone visiting Skagway or Haines.


Thanks again,

Bob and Joan O'Brien

Just writing to let you know we just returned from our cruise and everything worked out very well.  All the tours were excellent, but my kids said the highlight of the trip (and their lives) was the glacier helicopter tour in Juneau.  Our pilot, Steve, was great.  He didn't just fly us up to Hubbard Glacier, he got out and taught the kids about glaciers by showing them first hand.  I've already recommended you to some friends headed to Alaska over the next couple months.

Dave Campbell

Brunswick, GA

I wanted to thank you for your assistance with our excursions we had scheduled last week with our cruise...   Everything went very well !!!!!  Unfortunately the weather wasn't all that cooperative in Ketchikan for the Misty Fjords excursion....  

Once again I wanted to express my/our gratitude for your patience and understanding in planning and arranging our excursions and dealing with our uncertainties.....
Pat McGlassion 

Branson West, MO


Thank you so much for the awesome experience of floating, rafting, flying ... Your personal attention made this excursion that much more special.  We enjoyed ourselves immensely and truly cannot thank you enough for wonderful adventure.  Thank goodness we booked this ourselves and stayed away from the cruise ship excursion.  We had planned on taking the rail in Skagway, but my husband noticed the Eagle Preserve Float Trip so we nixed the train and took the van trip through the White Pass instead so we could experience the preserve.  Boy did we make the right decision.  Absolutely everything was great including the lunch (nice surprise) on the island and we loved the Orca Van!!!!  Dave was so hands on and made us feel like we were his only customers and our guide was great as well.  Unfortunately I cannot remember his name but I believe he was from South America.  A job well done and thanks again for an unforgettable experience.
Jo & Cliff
Hi Dolly,


Just wanted to say, we returned from our Alaska trip  a week ago and our flight in the Misty Fjords was totally awesome!!  My husband Mark and the Ralstons loved it and our Pilot and Loraine were so much fun.  We landed on a small lake and got out on a rock, the serene peaceful feeling was so neat! Thanks for all your help.


Deb McDougal

Ankeny, Iowa


Just returned home and wanted to provide some feedback regarding our experience during our excursions with Dolly Varden Alaska.

First of all, THANKS for a great Alaska experience thru the Chilkat Eagle preserve!!! It definitely exceeded our expectations:

1) The warm dockside greeting by Dave, and shuttle to the launch site.
2) The use of the Rain jackets during the trip to Haines and Eagle float definitely came in handy during the weather change.
3) The warmth, friendliness and knowledge of the guides and the extra care they took with the kids and Grandma.
4) Great smoked salmon and glacial water.
5) Return trip to Skagway - running into a pod of Humpbacks and staying with them a while.

We loved the exclusivity and specialness of traveling in a small group. It was exactly what we were looking for!!!



Dear Dave & Jane,   

Thank you so very much for the great trip rafting, dog sledding (the highlight) and fishing, kayaking and hydroplane ride into the glaciers and fjords.   What a spectacular cruise with your excursions!  We can hardly wait to come again.   Thank you also for taking the time to pick up what man left behind when we were rafting Dave.  You are truly people who are one with nature and our God.  Thanks for your guidance, help and generosity.  It was a well organized adventure and we both agree ( Patrick & I  )that the dog sledding was awesome beyond words.  


God Bless You Both!   


PS  Please tell Carl that even though I didn't catch the BIG FISH it was worth every penny just to experience and share with him his life.
I tell everyone about Dolly Varden Alaska!!!

Jane -

I would like to thank you for arranging our travel excursions.  We saw several whales, greatly enjoyed the fly-in to Misty Fjords and altho' the float trip day was gloomy our guide made it lots of fun.  Thanks again.  Be assured I will recommend you to any others searching for the side trips.


M. Morrisette

Hi from HOT Modesto:  Thank you soooooo much for meeting me at the ferry with the binoculars.  I saw whales and much more with them along the way home.  It was so much fun being with you and experiencing your wonderful area. What a great memory to store away.  God Bless. 

Mary Jane and Ron Higby


Just wanted you both to know how much we enjoyed our visit last week.  I know Jeff Carlin is probably a very nice man, but I'm glad he was unavailable the day we went to Misty Fjords.  We just loved Dave.  And it was nice to see Lorraine again.


Our visit to Haines was more than we expected.  We got to see Paul's dog, Blue (we were missing our dogs so a few licks were welcome).  Of course, landing on that ice was pretty impressive.  The fish at the Bamboo Room was just as great as last time.  And then Dave took us to beautiful Chilkat Lake.  What a special day that was.  Thanks for everything.  We have friends visiting in September.  We'll tell them to visit your website.  And, of course, we'll be back!


S. Dye


Hi, Dave and Jane!


Thank you so much for all your help with shore excursions for my group in Alaska. We had a wonderful cruise and enjoyed each port. Haines came out on top on our favorite list and I am sure that it is in part because of the personal attention that Dave gave to our group! You will have to keep us informed as to Dale's progress on the Salmon Restaurant and ATV endeavor. I appreciate all the effort and time that Jane put into our arrangements in all the ports. We will long remember the beautiful float trip on the Chilkat and the stories of Mike.

Thank you all!
Sarah Davis



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