Guaranteed Whale Watching Adventure
Our local captain, Duane, will guide you through an unforgettable and surreal whale and wildlife watching experience, describing the diversity of wildlife and its cultural connection and significance to the Hoonah Tlingit people. The high accumulation of natural food in these waters make it a habitual feeding ground for one of Alaska’s largest resident humpback whale populations, providing for a unique experience of “bubble-net feeding”, flipper slapping, and spectacular breaching!
Our custom-built whale-watching vessel is highly maneuverable with a low profile design and large windows that allow unrestricted viewing while getting up close and personal to whales and other wildlife, yet staying dry and out of the weather. Viewing platforms on the outer decks allow you to get outside and experience the whales with all of your senses – see them, hear them and, yes, when they come up close and spout, that whale breath is an experience your nose won’t forget!
We will meet you at Icy Strait Point and transfer you to meet your 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, Icy Strait Whale Adventures will delight in sharing the majestic beauty and culture that is Alaska!
Adult (ages 14+): $169.99
Child (ages 0-13): $155.99
Groups (6+): $155.99
Private Charter (24 max): $3700.00
Please meet 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time. Icy Strait Point has two docks. You will either be arriving at the Adventure Landing or the Wilderness Landing. Directions to the Excursion Hub from your dock will be provided in your confirmation email after booking.
We will return you directly to Icy Strait Point, and guarantee to get you back in time for “all guests onboard”.
Our custom-built whale-watching vessel makes this experience suitable for all ages, and we even offer child rates.
Things to Bring:
You never know what the weather will be, so come prepared for rain or shine. Hat and mittens can really make it more comfortable. Warm coats that are water resistant are a good idea. A camera to capture all those great sightings is a must and binoculars make those whales pop! And, don’t forget your sunglasses.
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.
Henry S.: We saw lots of whales and we had a blast! And the scenery surrounding Icy Strait Point is breath taking...
HilsTassie: I would not hesitate to book with Icy Strait Whale Aventures again with that sort of service. Thank you so much!
Joan R.: This was definitely the highlight of our trip - being able to see whales up close unlike the big boats thru the cruise line..