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Icy Strait Point - Whale & Marine Mammals Cruise

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Hoonah, AK, USA
About Icy Strait Point - Whale & Marine Mammals Cruise
Guaranteed Whales! - If whales are not seen on this excursion we will hand you $100 in CASH as you get off the boat. Since 2004 we have never missed seeing whales. Top Reasons to take this trip.1) Large catamaran style boat that is incredibly stable in rough seas. Small boats can get tossed around while this one is stable and fast when it gets rough. This is a great boat for guests in wheel chairs or with mobility challenges due to stability and room to move around. 2) Discounted child prices make this very affordable for families. 3) Departs and returns to Icy Strait Point at the cruise ship terminal, no vehicle transfers are required making the most of your time. 4) High viewing decks allow the best possible views of whales as more of the whale is visible from up high. 5) You are guaranteed to make it back to the ship, if an issue arrises on the tour, the ship will wait for you. 6) Icy Strait Point is a locally owned business that benefits the Native shareholders of Huna Totem Corporation.
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

We took this as part of our shore excursions on our recent Celebrity cruise. You sit inside a comfortable cabin with excellent views. They guarantee that you will see a whale or get your money back but also say they have never had to give...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BobL76
Reviewed August 28, 2019

It rained at the start but then cleared up. the crew was very nice and the experience was excellent.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank martinmi43
Reviewed July 28, 2019

My wife and I did the Whale Watching excursion at the end of June in 2019. This excursion is offered at multiple times in the day, we participated in the early excursion. There isn't much to do in Icy Straight itself, so I would suggest...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank grimony
Reviewed July 12, 2019

My wife and I did this excursion on Tues 25th June 2019 and this was truly an day to remember. We travelled about 30 - 45 minutes on the boat, through a beautiful part of the Inside Passage and when we got to where the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

A cool rainy day! Typical for this time of year in Icy Straight Point! Be prepared for the weather! Rain gear and warm clothing,,, think layers!! The captain and his crew are experienced and knowledgeable. Excellent and detailed background on the whales migration route, how...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

This was such a great whale watching experience. It was super easy as they picked us up right by the cruise ship and when it was over, we docked in town. My mom is in a wheelchair and they were able to get her on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Very friendly crew; wonderful cruise -- saw lots of whales close enough to hear they when they "blew!" Saw one bear on the beach. We only saw Humpback whales but more than a dozen. One pod had 4 swimming by us. Lovely scenery.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nathan M
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We took this tour from a Norweigan cruise, and the boat picked us up directly from the cruise ship. Fair warning though--if you have difficulty walking/climbing, you'll have a hard time getting on the boat! Once we were on the boat, the staff did a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank weemurree
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

We did see a couple of whales and got some good pics. Have been whale watching in Maui a couple of times and the whales seemed way more active there. The boat was pretty packed however everyone was very friendly and tried to make room...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank snitzer
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

This was a great introduction to Alaskan marine life. The boat was comfortable, hosts friendly and informative and we were able to see some humpback Whales , otters, sea lions and bald eagles. As my child was hungry at the time of the tour it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 23, 2019|
Response from the_cadmans | Reviewed this property |
No it wasn't a father and son
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Response from Tina W | Reviewed this property |
According to the locals, and what we experienced, whale watching is actually better in a rainy day. You have to understand, ocean mammals like whales do not bask in the sun, especially in Alaska. They prefer cooler, wet... More