Wyland Visits Icy Strait Point
CLIA Alaska – September 2019
Wyland, a marine artist, visited Hoonah and painted a 8 x 36 foot mural with southeast children who were wrapping up their experience at the Huna Heritage culture & art camp.
Tlingit Culture & History Thrive at Icy Strait Point
Must Read Alaska – May 31, 2019
Icy Strait Point continues to expand with a recent ground-breaking ceremony for a second dock, while maintaining strong cultural ties.
Icy Strait Point Celebrates 1000 Ship Call
Cruise Industry News – August 31, 2018
The Celebrity Infinity arrived into port marking the 1000th ship call to Icy Strait Point since opening in 2004.
Icy Strait Point Received AIANTA Award
AIANTA – September 2016
Icy Strait Point receives the Best Tribal Destinations and Tourism Leaders Award at the American Indian Tourism Conference.
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.”
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.
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.