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Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch

Marine Way, Hoonah, AK
907 321 3393
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Ranked #1 of 17 activities in Hoonah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Hoonah Travel Adventures is an Alaskan family owned small business, committed to providing guests with the best customer service in the industry! Our... more » Owner description: Hoonah Travel Adventures is an Alaskan family owned small business, committed to providing guests with the best customer service in the industry! Our tours offer a unique and thrilling memory of the pristine natural beauty of Hoonah, Alaska. We cater to the cruise ships that visit Icy Strait Point with our Whale watch and City Tour. We offer 3 Whale Watch Cruises daily timed to coincide with the cruise ships schedules. We also offer a unique guided Hoonah City Tour 4 times daily. Both tours pick up and drop off at the entrance to Icy Strait Point. We would love to share Hoonah with you! Reservations can be made online via our website. « less
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Capt. Paul & Zach on the boat and Jamie for the bus ride. Fast and comfortable boat. Excellent boat safety and Alaska wildlife explanation from Capt. Paul. We saw 5 humpback whales and one came within 50 yards while we drifted. We also saw porpoises, otters, brown bear, sea birds, and lots of Bald Eagles. Our 10 year... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is the one excursion you must not miss. Be sure to bring your binoculars, because you never know what you'll see with Captain Paul and crew. Because of the size of his boat and his skill, Captain Paul was able to maneuver us within sight of an otter, deer, bears, and, of course, whales. He shared his knowledge of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Unheard of, not two, not three but four wonderful cubs and a huge bear mother! The whale breached within 20 feet of me as I sat on the back of the boat, Paul and Zack were great and our group agreed that we'd go with them again in a nano second. Thanks for making our trip so great!

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New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Captain Paul and his crew were amazing! Everything went so smoothly, from the beginning to the end. The entire tour was professional, and everyone we met was super kind and knowledgeable. Don't get nervous if you get a spot on the 2pm tour! We were afraid we wouldn't make it back to the cruise ship on time with the 2pm... More

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HoonahAK, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming with us and taking the time to write a review! Glad you had a great experience and come see us again!~ Angie More

El Paso, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The afternoon we spent on your boat will be one of our best memories.....we saw a mother bear with 4 cubs on shore while enjoying the whales....priceless..... thank you!! Albert & Kristi Eddings...El Paso, Tx

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HoonahAK, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming with us! So happy that you have priceless memories of your trip!!~Angie More

Galloway, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

From start to finish this was a great trip!! It started with the bus driver Jamie and her cute son James who took us to the boat. There we were met by Capt Paul and deck hand Zack, they were both very knowledgable and friendly. We got to see many whales including one that did a complete breach out of... More

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HoonahAK, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your awesome review, so happy everyone ended up having a great time!! Come back and see us one day!!! ~From the Hoonah Travel Team- including young James our awesome little helper! More

Valrico, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had read reviews from other travelers and I was convinced that this tour was the way to go. I am so happy we did this rather than go with the cruise ship tour! Paul was very knowledgeable and respectful of the whales. We got to spend twice as much time with the whales than others who went on the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Alaska, and it won't be our last! We were on a Holland America cruise, but didn't want to whale watch from a large vessel the ships shore excursion used, so booked with Hoonah Travel Adventures. The great reviews prompted us to book with Hoonah Travel and they weren't wrong......it was the highlight of our... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we had a fabulous time on our whale watching tour with Paul and Zach in early July when we ported in Icy Strait on our honeymoon cruise. We booked with these guys after reading reviews of their company online, and realizing that they were cheaper than a similar trip booked through our cruise line. we're so glad we got to... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Like many other reviewers, we saw beautiful breaching whales, otters, seals and even a lone bear. The boat is the perfect size (unlike some of the more crowded boats) and Captain Paul and first mate Zach are wonderful tour guides. It's a world class tour....and my family ranks this activity as one of their most exciting experiences in Alaska. Thank... More

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