A Family Tradition.
A Love for Community and Heritage.
We welcome you to share our family tradition, a uniquely Alaskan experience. For more than 10,000 years, the Tlingit people have thrived on these lands and navigated Southeast Alaska’s magnificent waterways, shared their traditions, and guided visitors throughout the beauty and majesty of Haa Aaní, our land. We look forward to showing you the hospitality of Southeast Alaska’s first people.
Book a Tour with Us and Experience
Hospitality and Safety
Our guides were born in Hoonah and raised on local waters with a heritage of hospitality, safety and fun. They are your escort to an experience so special it can not be offered elsewhere. Our custom-built whale-watching vessels have your comfort and experience in mind from bow-to- stern. Between cheers for whale sightings, let us treat you to a warm beverage or light, local snack—welcome to our home.
We’re so sure you will have a whale of a time, your adventure is guaranteed. We will visit the most active playground of humpback whales in Southeast Alaska - if we don’t site a whale, we’ll refund 50% of your tour cost. Killer whale or bear sightings are also common. Breathtaking vistas of land and sea and Alaska’s magnificent creatures in the wild - this adventure is unforgettable.
Your hosts - the owners, skippers and crew - are all descendants of the Hoonah Tlingit, Southeast’s first people. Join us 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.
Coming on a Cruise Ship?
We've got you covered! In fact, we plan all of our trips to coincide with the arrival of Cruise Ships - just click the button to check availability for your dates.
Melissa C.: If you are planning to whale watch at Icy Strait, book with Icy Strait Whale Adventures. You will not be disappointed...
Henry S.: We saw lots of whales and we had a blast! And the scenery surrounding Icy Strait Point is breath taking...
RichandBenda: Everything about the trip - from the instructions to the boat & the crew were exceptional. Highly recommend this excursion!
Michie1230: The BEST decision! We were lucky enough to see Orcas and hump back whales. I highly recommend Icy Strait Whale Adventures!..