The Best Spots to Zipline in 2016
GRINDTV – December 25, 2015
At 1,300 feet, Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska is the largest zipline in the Western Hemisphere. Opened in 2007, the Icy Strait Point serves roughly 13,000 riders each year and offers visitors breathtaking views of the crystal blue waters and towering mountains that surround Chichagof Island.
Love Letters: Hoonah, Alaska
Huffington Post – March 18, 2015
For the past 10 years, travelers from all over the world have come to Icy Strait Point to see you and Alaska through our eyes. We have opened the doors to the Spasski River Valley where bears roam through the riverbanks; to the rough trails through the temperate rain forest where deer and eagles make their home; and to your beautiful protected coastline where humpback whales feed. We have welcomed these travelers into the way of life here with Tlingit customs and stories.
Conde Nast Traveler - World Savers Award Finalist
Conde Nast Traveler – July 22, 2013
WHY IT’S COOL: Icy Strait Point, a cruise ship port of call, epitomizes how tourism can empower and raise the standard of living in a local community by employing 20 percent of Hoonah’s population, while boosting the economy by tapping into Native artisan businesses and local salmon canneries for services and excursions.
Huna Totem is awarded a Travel & Leisure Global Vision Award for Community Building!
Travel & Leisure – September 21, 2012
Community Building – By bringing health care, literacy, and funding to those in need, these winners prove that empowerment is the backbone of progress. Says juror Zainab Salbi, “Self-sufficiency is not only defined by income. It brings joy, peace of mind, and stability to whole communities.”
7 Fun things to Do at Icy Strait Point
Alaska Magazine – September 20, 2012
Huna Tlingit dancers share their tribal heritage through song, dance and storytelling, at the Heritage Center Native Theater, and guests may also walk through the woods and learn from guides about Tlingit history and culture:
Cruise passengers Warm to Icy Strait Point Excursions
Travel Weekly – January 11, 2010
Native and local What also sets Icy Strait apart is that it is owned and run by locals and indigenous Alaskans. In a state where many of the hotels and tours recruit manpower from the Lower 48 every summer, Icy Strait Point’s employees, 90% local and 85% indigenous Alaskan, are truly invested in making the port work.
Ziprider at Icy Strait Point
See how the Ride-iculous crew got their shots of the world’s longest zip line.
World's Coolest ZipLines
Travel & Leisure – March 19, 2012
Cruise-ship passengers who dock at Icy Strait Point can opt for an excursion to Ziprider—and might luck out with a bear sighting en route up a mountain to the jumping-off platform.
Zipriding in Icy Strait Point, Alaska
National Geographic Traveler – August 30, 2010
Manhattan-dweller and former Traveler researcher Meg Aftosmis recently took a trip on the ZipRider at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska and sent us this video of her thrilling experience.
Wild Rides, Summer Thrills That Go Higher and Faster Than Ever Before
Mens Journal – June 1, 2010
Laying claim to the longest (5,330′) and highest (1,300′) zip line in North America is the ZipRider at Icy Strait Point, a sprawling wild expanse on Chichagof Island in Alaska.
Icy Strait Point Wins Tour-Industry Award
Juneau Empire – October 8, 2008
The Travel Industry Association, a national industry advocacy group, and National Geographic Traveler magazine named Icy Strait Point the winner of a “Travel to a Better World” award, which recognizes the best in the global tourism industry along with its Odyssey awards.