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Icy Strait Whale Adventures

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Hoonah, AK, USA
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About Icy Strait Whale Adventures
Icy Strait Whale adventures is located near Icy Strait Point in the town of Hoonah. We offer guaranteed whale watching on our 40' North River custom built boat. Our spacious boat is very comfortable with heated cabin, restroom and large windows for viewing whales and wildlife. Our Captains will delight in sharing the majestic beauty that is Alaska on this 3 hour whale watching tour which can take you along the coastline to either Point Adolphus, Icy Strait or up Neka Bay.
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Icy Strait and Point Adolphus are known for their impressive wildlife viewing opportunities—especially when it comes to orca and humpback whales. Increase your chances of whale spotting by going on this guaranteed whale watching adventure to areas known for their abundant marine life. This small-group trip has a maximum of 24 travelers, which means plenty of space to relax on the boat without the worry of it being too crowded.
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Callie K wrote a review Mar 2020
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This excursion was the highlight of our Alaskan cruise! We were lucky to find both orcas and humpbacks, along with other sealife (and we saw a bear cub on the shore!) Captain Duane and assistant Will were knowledgable and friendly. Even though we didn't need it, I was thankful to know there was a bathroom on board. The light snacks and drinks were a nice treat. We can't recommend this experience enough!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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nealm2804 wrote a review Jan 2020
Henderson, Nevada6 contributions2 helpful votes
Please be advised that all of this area of Alaska has very high tides so getting off any floating object- ship dock etc. might require negotiating a steep ramp. There is a Jitney to take you around the Hoonah tourist area to the shops and the tour assembly sites. To get to the town itself there are taxis for a buck or two to do the mile or so walk. Not much in the town itself and mainly tourist type souvenirs in the area at the port area. The crew on our trip was helpful, but we just got real lucky. There was the pod of Orcas a distance from our relatively small boat that decided that it would be fun to swim under our boat s close as possible to the hull without actually hitting it,. They splashed us as we watched in amazement since we could see them throught the clear water. After that they just hung out in the area-Orca play time? as they slapped their tails on the surface many times. We also saw some sea otters lounging about and some other whales off in the distance, .
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Date of experience: July 2019
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jmlovetraveling wrote a review Sep 2019
New Paris, Pennsylvania16 contributions5 helpful votes
The Captain had spotted orca whales on his last tour, so we quickly went to that area. We followed several orcas and a sea otter. Following that, we went to spot several humpback whales. The boats are restricted on how close they can get to the whales, but the captain did his best to give us great views. Both the captain and Will were knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. The boat was clean and provided easy access views for photos because of its large windows that opened to the ceiling. We were also permitted to go to the open air decks at the front and back. Snacks and drinks were provided, and a restroom was on board. It was a perfect sized boat - not crowded like some whale watching vessels. We loved this port, and hope the Huna Totem Corporation continues to maintain the pristine area with its welcome lack of commercialism!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Marion M wrote a review Sep 2019
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The weather was cold and wet - but despite this we had a most enjoyable trip. Saw several whales, seals and I was very excited to see sea otters!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mark W wrote a review Sep 2019
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This was my 2nd year of taking a group of travelers to Alaska and whale one or our excursions is always whale watching. I chartered the boat for our group and it was a magical and special event. We saw a dozen Orcas or so including a couple that swam directly under our boat. We then moved over and saw 6 humpback whales including some that were bubble feeding near our boat. The photos are amazing, and Colleen from the whale watching was awesome and set up our drop off just steps from the Norwegian Joy. I will definitely use their services again when I bring another group to Alaska.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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