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Glacier Wind Charters provides personalized, small-group whale watching tours departing from Hoonah, Alaska near Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait affords our guests a unique whale and wildlife watching experience which will be enjoyed aboard our...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very rainy morning, but after a bit the rain stopped and we had success in seeing whales!! Found a pod of 4 and then a little later a single whale on his own for a bit. Really enjoyed the scenery and the time...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a great time with Captain Shawn. We saw all sorts of wild and sea life... humpbacks, otters, bear, puffins. Teresa’s salmon dip was awesome. Glad we brought the recipe home.

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great TripAdvisor review! We are glad you got to see so much! Even bear and puffins - so cool! Glad you enjoyed the smoked salmon dip and making it at home will be easy.

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our Disney Cruise we were on the last cruise of the season. We saw a 2 pods of Orcas and humpbacks breaching! The smaller boat allow them to go in search of whales.

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Being one of the highlights of your whole cruise IS wonderful! Getting to see the humpbacks breaching and lots of orcas is quite fortunate. We are so glad you had an awesome day. Thank you!!

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend. There were 5 of of us on the cruise. To charter was cost effective and did not disappoint. So much better to be with just family rather than 60 others from the ship. We learned so much from Shawn, not only...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to go out with us. We agree that having it just be your group is a very unique experience. We are glad it was perfect and appreciate you taking the time to write a review and recommend us on...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Great day whale watching! Theresa was at the meeting area on time. The drive to the dock was a quick one just down the street where we met Casey, our captain for the day. He was very nice and informative. The boat was nice and...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us! We appreciate your kind words and for recognizing that quality is what counts. Being able to see and have room to walk around is very important. Getting to see orcas and a breaching humpback - WOW.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our tour was in the end of August. The weather was beautiful and the whales were plentiful. Prior to bkarding, Theresa gave us a tour of Hoonah and even their home. A baby eagle was sitting on the pier close to their house. Really enjoyed...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That was pretty cool to see the eaglet up close. We are so glad that you enjoyed being with such a small group of people for the tour with us. Taking 900 pictures is amazing! Thank you for the fantastic review and recommendation!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

Glacier Wind Charters is a family run business and it shows in the care and service they provide to their customers. We were originally a little hesitant about "small boat" whale watching but Teresa was very complete in her description of the stable boats and...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and recommend us! We are glad your experience was outstanding. We are so happy with the Catabatic (catamaran) and glad you decided to join us. Getting to see the humpbacks jumping all the...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was such a wonderful day on the water! When I initially looked into booking a whale watch we didn't know which port to do it in, and after reading the reviews for Glacier Wind Charters I knew I couldn't pass up this opportunity with...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for doing the research, choosing us, and going out with us on a cool early morning tour! The porpoises were crazy that day! We are glad your tour was fantastic even without the humpbacks being in performance mode. Thank you for writing an...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Whales, whales and more whales. With Captain Shawn on our 6 passenger boat, We've never seen so many whales. Six different times we saw a whole pod surface in bubble net feeding. We constantly saw whales smacking their fins, expelling air from their blow holes,...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Whales, galore! We are very glad that you got to see those incredible creatures - doing what they do. Your pictures are fantastic! We are glad this was the best whale watching you've ever had. Thank you so much for writing a TripAdvisor review for...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

My wife and I recently booked (on our own) a whale watch excursion with Capt. Casey (Shawn's son) through Theresa (Casey's mom) out of Hoonah while our ship was visiting. This was one of the BEST cruise excursions that we have ever done! We were...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

That was a great tour! We are very honored that this was one of your best excursions ever. Your day here does sound like it was unforgettable - in a totally good way. Your descriptions and kind comments are very much appreciated. We'd love to...More

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Suzan S
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Shawn M | Property representative |
Yes, our tours are approx. 3 1/2 hrs. in length. Please let us know if you have more questions! (Thanks Jim - above response!)
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newanne
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Shawn M | Property representative |
Please email us and let me know the date you'll be here. We can't take all 9 on one boat but we do have two boats this season, each taking six and maybe can work it out. Thanks!
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Marie A
August 7, 2016|
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Response from Shawn M | Property representative |
Thanks for the great question! That's great you are planning your trip to Alaska. Our first tour is fully booked for your date but we do have space on our second tour for up to six guests. (I'm guessing you emailed us... More
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