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Whale Watching Charters through Icy Strat Alaska provided by Wooshkeetaan Tours

Whale Watching Charters through Icy Strat Alaska

Whale Watching Charters through Icy Strat Alaska
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
6
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 127313P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks and bottle water
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will be meet at the Icy Straits excursion hub
  • Ports:
  • Icy Strait Point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snacks and bottle water
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will be meet at the Icy Straits excursion hub
  • Ports:
  • Icy Strait Point
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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5.0
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DayTrip766027
2 contributions
Captain Billy was wonderful. We came to Icy Strait from a cruise and because all of the larger whale watching tours were booked, we went into Hoonah and found Wooshkitaan Tours. Angie had a last minute cancellation, met Captain Billy and climbed aboard. He only takes 6 people which made for an intimate wonderful experience. Billy knew exactly where to go so we saw whales, eagles and ended with a brown bear on the shoreline. The 4 adults and 2 children in our little family said that this was the highlight of our cruise. Our recommendation is to book ahead with Billy because the cruise ship excursions are big and not as much fun. Because of the small boat, few people, and a knowledgeable captain the whales came to us. Highly recommend!
Written June 19, 2022
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Thank you for booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours it was great meeting and we are so glad you had a great time
Written June 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mom2monks
2 contributions
We had a fabulous experience with Captain Billy! We were on a cruise with family and wanted a more personal whale watching experience than the larger boats provide. We truly lucked out with Captain Billy who provided an amazing experience, especially for the person who we were celebrating with a dream trip to Alaska! Billy is born and raise in Hoonah so knows the waters like the back of his hand. He is incredibly knowledgable about the area and it's inhabitants and answered all our questions patiently. We HIGHLY recommend booking a whale watching excursion directly with Captain Billy!
Written August 2, 2022
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CaptainBilly83
Thank you for booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours it was nice to have meet you all and hope the rest of you trip was great
Written August 3, 2022
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Jeremiah B
1 contribution
Wow! We have been whale watching a dozen times times in and around Alaska, and this was the most amazing experience we've ever had. Billy knew right where the whales were, and set us up to spend time with a pod of orca who came up to visit us. Probably the most amazing 3 hours of vacation I've ever had. Thank you Billy!
Written August 7, 2022
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CaptainBilly83
Thank you for Booking with Wooshkeetaan tour I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again someday
Written August 11, 2022
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Sarah H
Tampa, FL2 contributions
After our fishing charter got cancelled we looked around Hoonah for another option of something to do on our cruise stop, when we found Captain Billy. This tour is MUCH different than the other whale watching trips as we were a full group with 6 guest on board, where when booked with the cruise ship it would be 100 people. We were able to get much closer to the whales than other boats while still not disturbing them. Saw a pod of 8 Orcas, pod of 6 humpbacks doing Bubble net feeding, and one humpback breaching many times for us to see! It was incredible and Billy is born and raise from Hoonah! HIGHLY recommend to book Billy if you are in Icy Strait Point or Hoonah.
Written July 26, 2022
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CaptainBilly83
I'm glad it all worked out and you got something to due after your fishing charter was cancelled
Written August 3, 2022
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coleman c
5 contributions
At first my wife thought I had booked the wrong whale watching tour as everyone else was getting on the larger boats as a huge group. Once we met Cpt Billy and boarded the Silver Spoon we could not have asked for anything better. There were only three of us that day and all we can say is Wow! He found the whales, and they put on a show that day. Luckily the calves were in a playful mood as there was plenty of breaching and tail slapping. On the way in we ran across an Orca for good measure.
I know if we come back this way, we will book another trip with Cpt Billy. He will be the reason to return!
Written July 19, 2022
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CaptainBilly83
It was great meeting you guys and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, hope to see you again some day
Written August 3, 2022
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Linda M
Topeka, KS14 contributions
Captain Billy is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He made it his mission to not only find us whales, but to educate us about the area and answer any questions we had. His tours are limited to 6 people, so you aren’t crowded or fighting to get position for photos. I would highly recommend if you are cruising to Alaska, consider booking a tour with Wooshkeetan before one of the ship’s excursions.
Written August 14, 2022
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Curtis Cherry
1 contribution
We had three tours with Billy. First was Whale watching saw a lot of Humpback, my wife was really into this she said magical more than a Harry Potter flick. The trip back we puts some lines in the water for a little trolling. caught a couple bait fish. He then took us to a Halibut honey hole stayed until we got tired of catching them. Next day he took us to excursion cannery, fished excursion inlet. Kept the 4 sockeye and 5 CoHo used the bad for bait Halibut fishing Had a little action kept 3 good ones. third trip was right off icy point. Trolled for a couple hours again many CoHo and few bait fish. went to another Halibut hole and had several keepers.
Written August 1, 2021
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Thank you for booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours, it was great to have you on the tour and hope to see you again soon
Written August 9, 2021
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Karen S.
Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
My husband and I had an amazing whale watching trip with Captain Billy! He is a local so he is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He was able to take us up close to the whales for an unforgettable experience and he even found us a bear! So unique and personal, Captain Billy is awesome. If you're visiting by cruise, skip the ship excursion and book with Wooshkeetaan Tours, you won't be disappointed!
Written August 30, 2021
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Thank you for booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours and hope to see you again
Written November 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jeffk
New York4 contributions
Couples
Fantastic trip. We have been on many whale watches and this is the only one where multiple species interacted -- three orcas killed and ate a sea lion right in front of the boat while four humpbacks circled for safety. Another dozen sea lions watched warily from a safe distance. After more of all of these, plus diving ducks and floating sea otters, we watched bears fishing on the shoreline. Captain Billy is charming, patient and utterly knowledgeable about all local lore going back three generations. Exceptional representative of an exceptional place!
Written August 17, 2021
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Thank you for Booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours glad you had a great tour, hope to see you again
Written August 27, 2021
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Michael & Diane
Bryson City, NC2 contributions
Captain Billy provided us with the best whale watching and wildlife tour we have ever had in Alaska. I think he enjoyed the tour as much as we did since we saw several female and young orca whales up close and a huge male orca that was twice the size of the females. We also saw humpbacks but the orca were more fun and playful. As an added bonus Billy went along the shore so we could see brown bear. His fishing boat was cozy and warm perfect for a small group. No doubt a true 5 star experience.
Written August 29, 2021
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Thank you for Booking with Wooshkeetaan Tours and hope to see you again
Written November 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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718kylef
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Great
Our trip with Captain Billy was great. We left the marina on a near perfect morning, but with it being Alaska the
sarinas0810
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Halibut Fishing - BEST Part of Alaska Vacation
We highly recommend booking your fishing trip with Captain Billy. We realized the evening before our excursion tha
Travel165825
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Fishing and Orcas
A very enjoyable afternoon catching halibut, then as a big added bonus we trolled alongside several orcas who were
Lynette W
Lynette W
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Great boat fishing for halibut followed by kayaking experience
We used Wooshkitaan Tours to independently book two tours during our Carnival Spirit Alaskan cruise. We were in Icy
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Great experience fishing with Captain Billy
Like many others, we had booked a fishing trip through the cruise line, but it was cancelled so we booked through W
Blackhummingbird
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Fishing expedition in Alaska…..not
Coming from the UK on an Alaskan cruise for my 60th birthday and being a keen fisherman I was excited at the prospe
patriciagT3976EG
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Great
We did a fishing excursion. Billy our captain was great! Lots of interesting history & info about Hoonah. Would ad
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Happy and Disappointed
Everything was great till we caught a ‘huge halibut was told there was a regulation and it had to be thrown back .
AtholDave
AtholDave
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Great day fishing with the boys
Awesome trip. My 13 year old twin boys and I had a great time. We all caught halibut which made it even better. Bi
Sarah L
Sarah L
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Wanna See Whales? Book This Tour!
I love booking tours when traveling, and this tour was truly exceptional! As a Hoonah local, Billy has so much extr
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Whales!
My group and I had an amazing experience watching the whales, sea lions, and other sea life. Billy was fantastic, m
A2476AMamandaa
A2476AMamandaa
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Whales, whales, whales!
A spectacular day! Captain Billy provided a tour that went far beyond expectations. He knew all the areas to visit
42daynaw
42daynaw
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Great day on the water
Thank you Billy for great memories. You have a sixth sense when it comes to finding the animals. We can’t wait to c
147denes
147denes
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Whales
We had a great time watching humpbacks (and sea lions, seals, and sea otters) with Capt. Billy. I highly recommend
JNUkswhite
JNUkswhite
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Amazing Fishing and Whale Watching!!
We had an amazing adventure out on beautiful calm, clear and sunny Icy Strait with Captain Billy! Fishing, breachi
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