3 Hours Duration
Including 2½ hours on the water
Bald eagles and sea lions also common
Suitable for all ages and abilities
Pick-up and drop-off near the cruise piers downtown
Your Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure begins right from the docks! We will meet you at Icy Strait Point and transfer you to our vessel, Captain and Crew. For 2.5 hours you’ll be traveling through the waters of Icy Strait – home to a wide array of wildlife including Orcas (killer whales), Stellar sea lions, sea otters, Harbor seals, Dall’s porpoise, and the magnificent humpback whale.
Keep an eye out for brown bears and Sitka Black-tailed deer meandering the shoreline, and the noble Bald eagle perched on tree-tops. From the village of Hoonah to Pt. Adolphus near Glacier Bay National Park, your Icy Strait Point whale watching guides will delight in sharing the majestic beauty and culture that is Alaska! The 3 hour Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure includes transfers on the Gondola and to our boat, plus 2.5 hrs on the water in a 24 passenger vessel.
Your hosts – the owners, skippers, and crew – are all descendants of the Hoonah Tlingit, Southeast’s first people. Join us on this Icy Strait Point whale watching tour and see the landscape and bounty through the eyes of Alaska Natives. Listen to accounts of a rich history and culture of a people once occupying Glacier Bay then forced by advancing glaciers to migrate and develop the village of Hoonah. Live a chapter in their on-going adventure.
Your Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure guides will meet your fright at the the cruise docks, where your knowledgeable guides will meet you for a stunning gondola ride to the boat. Once aboard the custom 43-foot vessel, you’ll travel the resource-rich waters of the Inside Passage surrounding Hoonah and Icy Strait Point for 2 and a half hours. Your native guides will fill your trip with stories of the area’s history, and knowledge about the beautiful flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, eagles and more! We’re so confident you will see at least one whale on this Icy Strait Point whale watching tour that we offer a guarantee! So remember your cameras, binoculars, and layers for your adventure on the Alaskan seas.
For an even more in-depth adventure, and to save by combining excursions, consider the Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour.