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Icy Strait Whale Watching Expedition

Excursion Overview

Exciting whale watching in Southeast Alaska!

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 wildlife.

With over 30 years of sea experience, Captain Dennis is thrilled to have you aboard. Coast guard inspected vessels with interior heated cabins; welcome adventurers to Icy Strait. Ensure you bring your camera to snap those incredible memories of iconic scenery and Alaskan wildlife.

Icy Strait Point is a popular destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the area's rich history and see these mesmerizing marine mammals. Sea otters, porpoises, and eagles are frequently seen in the area. Come share the seas for an epic Alaskan expedition.

Things You Need to Know


  • 2.5 hours of whale watching
  • Light snack and water
  • Coast Guard-approved restrooms onboard the vessel as well as all necessary safety equipment
  • Luxury roundtrip transportation from the Icy Strait Excursions Hub


  • Minimum age: 5 years or older
  • Guests must be comfortable walking up and down a ramp to the vessel. It can be steep at times due to the tide. Guests must also be able to get on and off the vessel from the dock.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from the main entrance to Icy Strait. )

  • 30 minutes - roundtrip transportation to Hoonah City Commercial Dock
  • 2.5 hours - whale watching with Captain Dennis

Meeting Instructions:

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

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to negotiate a sometimes extremely steep ramp to the boat due to extreme tides.

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

This tour utilizes two Coast Guard-inspected vessels. One can accommodate up to 16 passengers and the other up to 6.

Yes, there is a restroom onboard however, guests are encouraged to utilize the restroom before departing.

We get this question a lot. The waters we operate in are usually pretty calm. If you are prone to seasickness, we recommend Dramamine or a wristband. Over the years, less than 1% of our guests have gotten seasick.

Humpback whales and other sea animals are protected species and a safe distance of at least 100 yards must be maintained at all times according to NOAA regulations.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Warm layers are always recommended as Alaskan weather can change quite rapidly.


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Passenger (5+): $200.00

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