We set off on this trip hoping to catch sight of a whale and we were not disappointed. We saw a few humpback whales and a pod of orcas, all of whom were never very far away from the boat. It was wonderful being so close to these fantastic mammals in their won habitat and to see them swimming free. This is one of the things you go to Alaska for!
For our cruise stop at Icy Strait Point, we booked a whale watching tour out to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska’s most active whale feeding locations. We had wonderful tour guides on the boat who were very knowledgable about the surrounding area and the whales. Once we got to our destination, we were surrounded by whales!! They guarantee you will see a whale or you receive $100 back — I can see why they feel confident offering the guarantee, as we saw whale after whale. We were able to view the whales from both the top and lower decks of the boat, and they do provide some high quality binoculars to use while on board. I highly recommend taking this tour out to Point Adolphus.
Loved all the opportunities to experience more of Alaska in Icy Strait Point. Enjoyed the beautiful walk into Hoonah. Awesome shops, excellent and exciting adventure opportunities like whale watching and zip lining, etc. Highly Recommend.
A small port owned by the natives that features a museum, zip lining, and nature walks to name a few things to do. The port is new to the cruise ships and they are expanding to allow more ships. Time will tell if this a good idea. It has the highest density of bears in the region. The town is not at the port but there is a costal sidewalk all the way to town or you can take the shuttle. Don’t be surprised to see humpback whales on the walk.
Get off the ship and enjoy it.
This was a port during our recent Alaskan cruise. We were brought to the cannery via cruise ship tender. Take some time to walk and simply breathe in the serenity of this location. Isolated, rugged and downright beautiful. You can get lost in the museum, during the trail walk, or simply shopping in the many trading post type shops in this renovated cannery. We enjoyed learning about how the cannery worked, and we enjoyed our walk through the museum. I needed at least 3 hours so that I could enjoy fresh crab and also make sure I saw everything that was possible to see. There is no admission charge to the cannery. There are many photo opportunities near fishing nets, or with the harbour as your back drop. Enjoy the local hospitality of people. We were treated so well by everyone!