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Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch

Address: Marine Way, Hoonah, AK
Phone Number: 907 321 3393
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Ranked #2 of 17 Activities in Hoonah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Hoonah Travel Adventures is an Alaskan family owned small business, committed to providing guests...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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.
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We booked this experience separately from the cruise ship. It was a good price, well organised in the planning and we had a fantastic time. The boat held 16 people, it was very modern and had great viewing opportunities.The captain and his ' mate ' were excellent. They were very knowledgeable and passionate about Alaska and its wildlife. They found... More 

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Lancashire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Booked independently of the cruise line for a fraction of the cost on an intimate tour, 16 guests in total (as opposed to the 150 guest all crammed onto a cruise ship tour boat). The booking experience was positive & all information provided about the meeting point was detailed & accurate. We were driven the short distance to the boat... More 

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Dundalk, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had the most awesome whale watching experience in Icy Strait with Hoonah Travel. Naturally the weather was a beautiful day and we seen whales at least 8 times and sea lions and many sea otters. Paul was our boat captain and told us stories and history of the land and eveyday life on Hoonah.. It was definitely a highlight... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Captain Paul was excellent. The reviews on the boat/ trip are spot on. Clean and very nice boat. We had 10 in our group and everyone had a great time. All had an opportunity to take pictures on the front or rear of the boat. Very good narration of the area and living in Alaska. I would recommend them.

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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We saw some whales plus two sea otters trying to dunk one another. Capt. Paul was excellent at trying to put his boat in the perfect position so all onboard could see everything. It was a great day. If we were to book the same cruise again, we would definitely book this adventure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The boat was fast, clean and spacious with plenty of room to move around outside to get a good look at the whales. We saw probably 4 or 5 different humpback whales but from quite a distance. The company was professional and the booking was easy and hassle free. I was a bit disappointed that the whales we saw were... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I booked with cap't Paul after reading positive reviews on cruise critic and this site. My group of four were not disappointed! An excellent tour guide, Paul was full of information and his boat was perfect as far as having great views. We saw humpbacks, sea lions, sea otters, and even a bear on the shoreline. The bus driver Jamie... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Capt. Paul and Zack (?) provide a wonderful adventure to see Humpback whales and seals in the Icy Strait area. Paul is an excellent tour guide providing an excellent overview and history of the small (700 people) town. The custom made boat is fast and provides ample viewing from the cabin, bow and stern. Far better than the crowded larger... More 

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Rochester, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our whale watch in Juneau got cancelled because of the monsoon (kudos to Harv and Marv for their prompt refund) so we quickly booked on in Hoonah with Hoonah Travel. The woman on the phone was pleasant and helpful. We got on the bus and were treated to a lovely bus driver who gave us some history of the area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We left Hoonah in full sun and blue sky and roared straight into the fog that was moving into the area on the advice that some whales "had been seen up this lately". Visibility was almost zero and this continued for hours. There was only 4 of us on board and rather than turn around and head back to the... More 

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