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Icy Strait River Fishing and Bear Search Tour

Excursion Overview

Take to the river banks for fishing and wildlife spotting

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 hike in wild Alaska.

Take in the sights on your roundtrip journey through the Tlingit village of Hoonah. Follow old logging roads out of town to a wild "last frontier" area. Pull on your waders and try your hand at fishing with the provided fly or spinning rods. Lessons are offered by your experienced guide as needed.

While wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, the island has more brown bears per square mile than almost anywhere on Earth. Your guide will be on hand as you fish for salmon and/or trout.

Please note: This tour is strictly catch and release fishery. A State of Alaska Fishing License must be purchased in advance of this excursion. Guests ages 16+, please visit Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to purchase and print your Non-resident 1 Day Sport Fishing License for $15.

Things You Need to Know


  • Waders, tackle and fishing gear (fly or spinning rods available)
  • Fishing lessons
  • Professional guide
  • Roundtrip transportation


  • A one-day fishing license is required for everyone 16 years and older ($15) - please visit Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to purchase and print your fishing license
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Maximum weight: 330lbs
  • Minimum of 2 to operate - groups may be combined. If the minimum is not met - you will be contacted and refunded accordingly.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from the main entrance to Icy Strait Point.)

  • 30 minutes - transportation to remote fishing site and gear up
  • 3 hours - fishing and bear/wildlife watching
  • 30 minutes - return transportation to the main entrance to Hoonah

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the main entrance to Hoonah. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Up to 6 guests may participate. For groups larger than 6, please contact our team to check for additional availability.

There is no minimum age to participate.

Waders, tackle and fishing gear is provided. You will be fishing with spinning rods, though a few fly rods are on hand should you prefer.

No. This tour is strictly catch and release fishery so that we may preserve a valuable resource for years to come.

Please visit Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to purchase and print your Non-resident 1 Day Sport Fishing License for $15.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Your guide is a professional in the industry and will be equipped with the necessary safety gear. All guests are given a bear safety talk and will have the option to carry their own bear spray.

At least 2 guests are required to operate this tour. Individuals will be asked to join another group when available or guests will be refunded should the minimum not be met.


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Passenger: $450.00

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