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Icy Strait Premier Whale Watching Adventure

  • 4.9
  • 3 hrs

  • $180 / person

Every summer, humpback whales come to Hoonah in huge numbers to feed on the nutrient-rich waters before migrating south again in the winter. On this tour, you'll have the chance to spot humpbacks and orcas in the beautiful Al READ MORE...

Icy Strait Whale Watching Tour

  • 4.9
  • 3 hrs

  • $181 / person

Surround yourself in the majestic wildlife of Icy Strait! You'll enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise through the waters of Icy Strait, where you are guaranteed to spot at least one whale. Icy Strait is home to a wide array of wildlife, i READ MORE...

Icy Strait Whale Watching Expedition

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $200 / person

Depart your cruise ship and enjoy luxury round-trip transportation to your nearby vessel. Delight in your captain's lively commentary as your small group combs the surrounding waters for humpback whales, eagles, and Alaskan READ MORE...

Icy Strait Wilderness Island Tour

  • 4.9
  • 3 hrs

  • $135 / person

Explore scenic Chichagof Island, home to the largest population of bears in the world. This tour is narrated by local guides, who will talk about their culture and family history. You'll learn about Native customs & tradition READ MORE...

Icy Strait Exclusive Wildlife and Bear Search Tour

  • 4.5
  • 4 hrs

  • $150 / person

Get ready for your fill of bears, deer, bald eagles, and more on this exciting wildlife search! Your experienced guide will take you on an adventure to discover the secrets of Icy Strait and the vast history of the Tlingit Na READ MORE...

Icy Strait River Fishing and Bear Search Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $450 / person

Guests traveling to Icy Strait Point are in for a treat on this off-the-beaten-path outing. Fish along the river banks where the area is teaming with wildlife. Delight in the remoteness, surrounded by nature as you fish and READ MORE...

Icy Strait Village Tour and Crab Feast

  • 3 hrs

  • $195 / person

Fresh, hot Alaskan Dungeness crab is a meal you won't forget on your Alaskan travels. Local guides are ready to help you discover the Alaskan Way of life from foraging to commercial fishing. A hearty meal is served on a pri READ MORE...

Icy Strait Point Stream Fishing

  • 4.7
  • 4 hrs

  • $250 / person

Relax and spend a few hours away from the crowds while on this fishing expedition. We'll supply everything you need, so there's nothing for you to worry about except for having fun and taking in nature at its best. There will READ MORE...

Icy Strait Halibut Fishing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3.5-4 hrs

  • $300 / person

Wilderness opportunities abound in Southeast Alaska. A small group fishing charter is a great chance to explore the Icy Strait and Hoonah area on the hunt for the iconic flatfish - the halibut. Hit the waters on a comfortab READ MORE...

Icy Strait Fresh Water Stream Fishing

  • 5.0
  • 3.75 hrs

  • $300 / person

Set out on a scenic drive through the small fishing town of Hoonah as you make your way to the wilds of Southeast Alaska's rainforest beauty. Follow the single-lane logging roads and be on the lookout for Alaskan wildlife al READ MORE...


About Icy Strait

Best Icy Strait Point Tours & Excursions:

1. Whale Watching

On our Premiere Icy Strait Whale Watching tour, you have the chance to spot humpback whales and orcas.

2. Bear Viewing on Chicagof Island

Chicagof Island has been named “Bear Island” by National Geographic, because it has the highest concentration of brown bears per square mile.On the Icy Strait bear viewing tour, you can watch for bears and other wildlife, including deer, bald eagles, mink, and marten.

3. Hoonah

On this driving tour, you can explore the beautiful shorelines of Hoonah and The Bay of the Bears. You’ll spot a lot of wildlife while enjoy this scenic tour.

4. Stream Fishing

Icy Strait has options for both Stream Fishing for salmon and troutHalibut fishing charter experience, and River Fishing (with Bear search). Many people view their stream fishing experience as the highlight of their Alaskan trip.

5. Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center

The Yaakw Kihidi Cultural Center offers visitors a chance to learn about the history of the Tlingit people and their totem pole carving traditions.


Check out our list of the the best things to do in Icy Strait Point for more ideas!


Icy Strait Point Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Icy Strait Point has to offer. When you buy Icy Strait shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!




What are the best tours in Icy Strait Point?

The best tours in Icy Strait Point are:


Can I go whale watching in Icy Strait Point?

Whale watching is one of the most popular activities in Icy Strait Point. Humpback whales visit Icy Strait Point every summer, beginning in May, and they stay around until September. Seeing whales on your tour is guaranteed. Our most popular tour is the Icy Strait Point Premier Whale Watching Tour.


Are there any shops in Icy Strait Point?

Icy Strait Point has about a dozen shops that are all locally owned. You can also visit the Yaakw Kihidi Cultural Center to explore the area’s history.


Reviews of Icy Strait Point

Here’s what travelers have said about our Icy Strait Point tours.

Premiere Whale Watching Experience:

“The Whale Watching Adventure was Fantastic! The Captain and First Mate were informative and personable. We saw numerous humpback whales and many sealions. Also the trip was smooth sailing.”



Halibut Fishing Tour:

“I cannot emphasize how amazing our tour was and how much we enjoyed spending the morning with John the tour company owner. This tour was the highlight of our trip. John is not only a friendly and fun guy but really knows his stuff. We were able to see five total bears, two sets of a mother and cub and one male bear. He also brought us to a beautiful spot where we could try local berries fresh off of the plants. John's van is also incredibly clean for something that takes tourists around the natural beauty of the Alaskan mountains. I would really recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about the area from someone who lives there and who wants to really enjoy nature. John is so knowledgeable and we felt safe with him even while we were (somewhat) close to the bears. 10/10 recommend.”



Whale Watching Tour:

“Captain Albert and guide Kaya did a great job finding whales, sea otters, and seals for us. We located a Humpback whale that was jumping, flopping, and having fun for close to 30 minutes! That really was a show of a lifetime. Highly recommended.”



Exclusive Wildlife and Bear Search Tour:

“Mike was an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide. We had a great time exploring and seeing the back country roads at Icy Strait Point. We got to see deer and bears. It was awesome!”