Icy Strait Whale Watching Tour | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Icy Strait Whale Watching Tour - Guaranteed Whales!

Your tour begins when you meet your local guide and captain, Duane. As you embark on your whale and wildlife watching experience, you'll also learn about the cultural connection of wildlife and the Hoonah Tlingit people.

There is an abundance of natural food in the waters around Icy Strait, which makes it the best feeding ground for large amounts of humpback whales. Enjoy spectacular views of the unique bubble-net feeding, flipper slapping, and breaching of the whales from our custom designed, small-group vessel. This boat was built with a low-profile design, which allows it to easily maneuver through the water. Large paneled windows allow for you to have the best whale watching experience from the comfort of your seat! Of course, you are welcome to walk around and go outside onto the viewing platforms for the ultimate view.

Keep an eye out for brown bears, and Sitka Black-Tailed Deer meandering the shoreline while the search for humpback whales (and potentially even orca whales!) on this Icy Strait must-do whale watching adventure.

Things You Need to Know


  • Whale sightings are guaranteed. If you do not see a whale on your tour, you will be fully refunded.
  • Roundtrip transportation from Icy Strait Excursions Hub
  • Restrooms onboard


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from the Excursions Hub.)

  • 30 minutes - check-in, approx. 2-minute walk to the harbor
  • 2.5 hours - whale watching

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Excursions Hub. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb into the boat. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The charter boats used have a capacity of 24 passengers.

Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.

The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.

Yes, the boats are equipped with restrooms.

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.

Sightings are guaranteed or you'll receive a full refund for your tour.

Air temperature can drop as much as 20°F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

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

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable container and snacks are allowed on tour.​

Food and drinks are not included.​


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Passenger: $181.25