Hoonah ATV Tours
Hoonah ATV Tours
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A local, family-owned & operated company. If you’ve wondered what there is to do in Hoonah, this is it! We offer self-guided ATV tours of Alaskan wilderness. Chichagof Island is quiet, with extensive networks of dirt roads - a wooded gem ready to be examined with off-road tires, and a full tank of gas. Using our fleet of Arctic Cat Trail 50s, your destination is your decision.
Hoonah, Alaska
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Florida16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Rented 2 ATV’s while in port on our Alaskan Cruise. I had communicated with Joe prior via email but unfortunately he had not finalized our booking. It was a very busy day (lots of ships in port) but Joe worked with us since he realized he had not completed the booking and not only honored our reservation but gave us an additional 30 minutes. We were the last customers to return with our ATV’s and Joe also offered us a ride back to the ship instead of us waiting for the shuttle. High marks for both.
The ATV’s were fun to drive and Joe loads them with a GPS preset with stops, an emergency tracking device, and bear spray. Thankfully no need for the latter two. :-)
We actually did not encounter any wildlife in the Tongass Forest other than a couple of eagles, but still a very fun and scenic drive. It is also very peaceful and secluded; we hardly passed any other vehicles on our journey.
Doing the excursion through Joe’s company was so much more reasonably priced than the cruise ship sponsored ATV ride; we would have easily paid double through them for less time. Highly recommend and great to support a local business owner.
Written August 5, 2022
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Barbara Z
Fleming Island, FL20 contributions
Aug 2022
During an August 2022 cruise to Alaska, we rented a 4 person ATV for 2.5 hours from Hoonah ATV while docked in Icy Strait Point. We had the best time! The area is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our self guided ATV trip. From the cruise dock, we walked to the shuttle stop at the end of the Icy Strait Point compound and took the shuttle to Hoonah. The town is small but quaint. A short walk from the drop off point brought us to Hoonah ATV. Joe was very accommodating, helpful and informative. It was a pleasure to visit with him. The town was smaller than we anticipated and we did some souvenir shopping before taking a taxi back to the cruise port. Joe recommended a taxi service and it was a very convenient way to get back to Icy Strait Point. I will definitely take this tour again if I find myself in Hoonah in the future! Thank you, Joe!
Written September 2, 2022
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Jerry P
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Jun 2022
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. We booked an ATV for 2.5 hours and had a blast. We saw sights and scenery that will last a lifetime. We actually saw a bald eagle swoop down to the water, grab a fish and land on a large rock in front of us only to be immediately chased off by a momma bear. Her small cub then came out of the forest, climbed up on the rock and ate the fish. Most people live a lifetime without seeing something like this. We were fortunate enough to experience it and capture it on camera. Joe, thanks for everything. We will highly recommend you to everyone we know. Also, give that beautiful dog of yours a good scratch behind the ears.
Written July 7, 2022
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Ginger W
Indian Mound, TN2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Husband & I just home from 2 wk Alaskan vacation. Our 2.5 hr self guided tour booked thru Hoonah ATV tours was a highlight of a wonderful trip!! Joe was great!! Asked our interests & programmed GPS accordingly. Sent us to some beautiful remote locations, all while we felt very safe with GPS, tracking device, emergency call buttons & bear spray. Highly recommend this fun tour & this company to anyone visiting Icy Strait Point/Hoonah!
Written August 11, 2022
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ohmandi
Culver City, CA8 contributions
Jul 2022
We stopped in Icy Strait Point on a recent Alaskan cruise. I had researched and found Hoonah ATV Tours prior to the cruise in Hoonah, a short shuttle ride from the cruise port. Joe, a Hoonah native, was fabulous! We had not made reservations but Joe worked with us. It's a self-guided tour in a 2 or 4-seater Polaris through the rain forest. So fun and beautiful scenery. We saw bears (way too close for me!), bald eagles, watched the fish jumping in the water, drove through town, over streams and bridges onto little islands. It was wonderful. Joe sets you up with a GPS device and you are off on your own. For safety purposes, he can watch your progress on the GPS and has trackers on the vehicles in case of emergencies. Great time! Completely worth it and we didn't have to use the Bear Spray (but it was close!).
Written August 7, 2022
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John D
Olympia, WA2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Hoonah ATV Tours was extremely kind and flexible with our party of 9 when we needed to cancel our tour at the last minute when our cruise had to miss our port day at icy strait due to a medical emergency. Joe promptly gave us a full refund of our prepayment. It was a big relief and we so appreciate their professionalism.
Written July 7, 2022
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Sheila N
Calgary, Canada35 contributions
Aug 2022
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our self-guided ATV tour with Hoonah ATV Tours. Booking was easy, Joe thoroughly explained the ATV and the preset options in the GPS if we wanted to follow it and saw us on our way. The country is beautiful, the locals we encountered very friendly and shared their knowledge freely, and despite Joe preparing us for possible disappointment we did see a huge brown bear on a back trail. And when we got back to Hoonah there were three humpback whales right in the harbour! It was a great day!
Written August 15, 2022
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Michael P
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Jun 2022 • Couples
Joe (local proprietor) asked about what we had seen already (this was a multi-day visit for us) and what we hoped to see. He used that input to set waypoints in the gps (provided) that offered us an adventure that met / exceeded our hopes; got to see wonderful scenery, some fun wildlife observations along the way, and just plain enjoyment driving the vehicle (obviously well maintained - peace of mind going out into unfamiliar wilderness). This is on our “let’s do it again” for a future Hoonah trip, and it’ll be Joe we go to for the ATV rental.
Written June 25, 2022
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Lauren J
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We had a great experience with Hoonah ATV Tours. We literally stumbled upon them walking to town and they were able to accommodate us. Most of the cruise sponsored excursions had age limits which meant our 3 and 5 year olds were not allowed to go. Hoonah ATV Tours had a four seater that accommodated our family perfectly. The self guided tour was very easy to follow and beautiful. Would definitely rent from them again!!
Written June 26, 2022
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Matt H
Houston, TX8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
5 out of 5. Our arrival was outside of regular hours. But, Joe had an ATV ready for us. He explained where to go and we had gps on the ATV to help guide us. We saw Bears & Deer within feet of the ATV. We highly recommend this adventure!
Written June 8, 2022
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