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Hoonah Whale-Watching Cruise

Alaska, USA

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US$172.22 US$ 180.00
3 hours
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US$172.22 US$ 180.00
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  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level


The tour begins when you are picked up from the Excursions Hub at Icy Strait Point. A short drive along Shaman Point to the Hoonah City Commercial Dock will have you at the boat. Along the way, keep an eye out for local wildlife including bald eagles, blacktail deer, and more. Hoonah is home to the largest concentration of Alaskan Brown Bears in the world.

While traveling along the shorelines, sightings of bears, deer, coastal ducks and geese, blue heron, puffin, swans, terns, cormorants and more are common. In the water you may get a chance to spot humpback, Orca, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, and seals. Your captains are knowledgeable guides who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. The boats are built for speed and comfort, and perfectly suited for travel along Alaska’s waterways. With viewing decks and heated cabins, guests will stay warm and dry as they experience the wonder and beauty of the trip.

Humpbacks are amazingly active and typical whale sightings will include diving, blows, and flukes (tails). Lucky whale-watchers may get to see bubble-net feeding, a cooperative feeding method where a pod forms a circle and dives under the water. They then blow air to create a wall of bubbles that force krill and plankton to the surface where the whales can eat them.

You will return to the docks and enjoy transport back to Icy Strait Point with plenty of time to board your ship or explore downtown Hoonah.


  • Bottled water
  • Snack
  • Round-trip shared transfer from Icy Strait Point
  • Local guide
  • National Park fee
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name
  • Departure times are dependent upon arrival and departure of your cruise ship
  • No smoking allowed

Meeting Point

Icy Strait Point

Departure Time:
Coincides with cruise ship arrival time
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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