Testimonials


"I have been on boats before for expeditions.  This boat is by far the best.  The staff is really friendly and helpful.  The whole story here was about uniting us."

---Michel Boufadel PhD., Temple University

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"I've never stayed on a boat for a more than a few hours, so I was definitely worried about this trip.  However, you guys made it a breeze, I had a great time which went by very quickly, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I especially enjoyed the kitchen where we filled our bellies with some of the best food I've ever had in my life.  Thanks for the memories . . ."

---Bilal Khan, Temple University

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"I sure do enjoy our trips out on the Puk-uk, hunting whales or at least listening to them.  Thanks so much for making the time to head out on one more great adventure for 2009. . . clearly this was the best use of my time.  Thanks for sharing in the orgasm of our science."

---Justin Jennigs, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

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"The winter bird survey of Kenai Fjords was a great success.  This is a wonderful boat!  And it was wonderful to come back to a warm dry boat with such great food!  Thirty-one different species of birds, hundreds of harbor seals, dozens of sea otters and even five (or so) mountain goats!  I hope we see this wonderful boat Puk-uk again soon!!"

---Michael Shepard, National Park Service

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"Thanks for helping to make our field effort successful.  We greatly appreciate the fabulous weather & smooth seas!  I'm sure it contributed to our 100% success rate."

---Shannon Atkinson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau Center

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"I really enjoyed the time spent aboard your boat.  You guys were both a big help with our hydrophone retrieval and deployment.  Everything went so smoothly!  I hope we'll have the opportunity to work together again."

---Rachel Blevins, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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"This has been the adventure of a lifetime, gale to storm, stabilizers, cooks and pounding green water.  I wouldn't change a thing.  You were awesome, totally professional while making us feel totally at home.  The Puk-uk is a wonderful vessel, I am truly going to miss all of you, you feel like family now."

---Hermina Kramp, Extreme Bird Watcher

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"Thanks to the small, but mighty crew that took us safely to one of the most remote places on earth.  As you have learned from us and seen the excitement that one can generate, we have learned from you.  This journey will be numbered among the most memorable of my life."

---Mary A. Anderson, Extreme Bird Watcher

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"Puk-uk indeed!  Thanks so much for sharing the ship - but more importantly - the Puk-uk spirit!  Comfort, great food, safe travel are wonderful but I totally enjoyed your respectful approach to the whales.  I hope to sail with you again in the not-distant future!"

---Kate Wynne, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak Center

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"Thanks for the introduction to the Aleutians and for keeping things lively and entertaining during the never-ending search for the elusive humpback whale.  I hope this will not be my only Puk-uk adventure."

---Bree Witteveen, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak Center

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"It was a great pleasure to sail with you!  Thanks for the warm hospitality aboard the Puk-uk and fun times, great discussions, exchange of knowledge & adventure in the Aleutian Islands.  I hope that you have many albatrosses that accompany you in your journeys."

---Rob Suryan PhD., Oregon State University

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"What fun it was to join the Puk-uk crew on the trip from Unalaska to Homer - the 'Sub Peninsula Cruise 2010!'  Fine dining in King Cove and Sand Point, afternoons (sunbathing) on Unga and Geographic Harbor.  It was a perfect trip and I can't thank you enough for your hospitality!"

---Lauren Adams, Eco-Adventurer


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