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Hoonah Whale-Watching Cruise

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    What to Expect
    The tour begins when you are picked up from the Excursions Hub at Icy Strait Point. A short drive along Shaman Point to the Hoonah City Commercial Dock will have you at the boat. Along the way, keep an eye out for local wildlife including bald eagles, blacktail deer, and more. Hoonah is home to the largest concentration of Alaskan Brown Bears in the world.
    While traveling along the shorelines, sightings of bears, deer, coastal ducks and geese, blue heron, puffin, swans, terns, cormorants and more are common. In the water you may get a chance to spot humpback, Orca, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, and seals. Your captains are knowledgeable guides who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. The boats are built for speed and comfort, and perfectly suited for travel along Alaska’s waterways. With viewing decks and heated cabins, guests will stay warm and dry as they experience the wonder and beauty of the trip.
    Humpbacks are amazingly active and typical whale sightings will include diving, blows, and flukes (tails). Lucky whale-watchers may get to see bubble-net feeding, a cooperative feeding method where a pod forms a circle and dives under the water. They then blow air to create a wall of bubbles that force krill and plankton to the surface where the whales can eat them.
    You will return to the docks and enjoy transport back to Icy Strait Point with plenty of time to board your ship or explore downtown Hoonah.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We saw 8 orcas and humpbacks, in such beautiful peaceful water, much better than Seward kenai NP whale watching, which is like none and seasicking. ISP is the best!

    Thank Xiaogugu
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We were on the Celebrity Millennium. The port of call was Icy Strait Point. The local Alaskan Village is actually Hoonah. So we booked our own whale watching tour with Hoonah Travel Adventures. And we were so happy that we did. We saved some money...More

    Thank U218LNstevec
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    First of all, let me say that the transportation hub can be a bit overwhelming as there are SO many different excursions going out of there. Hoonah Travel Adventures, IMO, were the most professional, most visible, and easiest to find. They all wore blue jackets...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank WillisZoo
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Went with Hoonah Travel Adventures, LOCAL Native Company. Captain Paul and his Daughters were very experienced in Hoonah, AK and know the locations of where the Whales live. They have a device which monitors where fish balls are and that's where we see the most...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jenna C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked online with Hoonah travel adventures, which was 25% off the cruise ship price. We were picked up on time in the excursion hub outside of Icy strait point, which is a private business used by all cruise lines, as opposed to Hoonah travel....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Boaz B
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    Yes. You are able to take pictures/video from both front and back of the boat.
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