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Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours


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Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure


3 Hours Duration

Including 2½ hours on the water

Guaranteed Whales

Bald eagles and sea lions also common

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Transportation Provided

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.


Icy Strait Point


Best Value, Family-friendly, Wildlife Viewing


3 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All guests pay the same rate.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the bus as well as a rugged dock a maximum of 300 yards to get to the boat., Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.

    Is there a restroom on board the boat?

    Answer: Yes, there is a small restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity before leaving at Auke Bay Harbor. We certainly recommend using the facilities at Auke Bay before leaving, as the onboard restrooms are quite small.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    How can you guarantee that we will see whales?

    Answer: The captain and crew are out there everyday, and understanding the whales' patterns and behavior is their job! Whales are creatures of habit like us and prefer certain feeding locations. We are so confident you will see at least one whale that we will provide a 50% refund to your credit card if no whales are sighted.

    How many people are on this tour?

    Answer: Our custom built whale watching boat seats up to 26 passengers.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

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