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Hoonah Travel Adventures - Whale Watch

Marine Way, Hoonah, AK
907 321 3393
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Ranked #2 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Captain Paul was completely honest with us and allowed us to cancel the trip due to awful visibility. Lucky for us, Jamie gave us an amazing local tour. She took us around town, past her family's houses and even to visit her High school English teacher's totem carving studio!

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michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We loved our whale-watching trip with Hoonah Travel Adventures. From the initial correspondence with Angie, through the end of the trip, they were wonderfully friendly and extremely conscientious. They take every safety precaution, and were prepared for everything. We saw plenty of whales, seals, otters, eagles, and porpoises. Highly recommend for cruise passengers stopping in Icy Strait Point!

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are travelling to Icy Strait Point and Hoonah, whale watching excursion is must to do in this area. There isn't much to do in this area except Whale Watching or Bear Search excursions. I was lucky enough to find the best in the business for our whale watching experience with Hoonah Travel Adventures. Angie and Paul was absolutely... More

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