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Icy Strait Point is located in the town of Hoonah on Chichagof Island. We are a quick 20 minute flight from Juneau, Alaska. Icy Strait Point is the only private cruise ship destination in Alaska; we offer over 20 different shore excursions including...more
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108 Cannery Road, Hoonah, AK 99829
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Reviewed today

A small town, mainly viewing the ex-cannery for tourists. A trip into the village is a good walk around. Locals are friendly. Small gift shops with the usual trinkets. Check the "made in" labels - not sure if they were joking, but we were told...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed today

Whales, seals and birds in abundance when we there. Take time to walk around the lovely well kept path, though the town itself isn’t up to much. But we weren’t there to see buildings, we were there for the whales and eagles. And we certainly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tidge2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place for retiree or person who busies in their daily life. The scenery is very enjoyable and relax. You can watch the whales "jumping" around on the sea, feel the nature of the forest, enjoying the big snow crabs and lobsters...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of Hoonah will be missed unless you go to town. The nature ride is mildly interesting, but stories get told from a too esoteric point of view. There are a few nuggets here, but you have to look hard.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 501Arby
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here with our cruise cause my partner wanted to take the zipline, it is a quaint small town of only 700 ppl good seafood place we also took a whale watching tour and managed to see a hump back jumping out of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brenda y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting visit particularly the cannery museum. Beautiful scenery and people are friendly. Great zip line if you are that way inclined

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenbarry560
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For a change of pace we chose a cruise with a stop at Icy Strait Point, a charming spot in its own right. This is not one of the larger stops along the cruise route between Vancouver and Whittier, but there are lovely sightseeing opportunities...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pointlessly
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Rode on the world's largest ziprider with my son! So much fun! Only bad thing about it was the fog, so we didn't get to see the beautiful views of Icy Strait on our way down!

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the nature hiking tour at Icy Strait Point to do something leisurely and for the opportunity to experience the culture and local nature of the area close up. We had such an awesome day and highly recommend this experience to others...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

DH and I walked down to the main part of town to stretch our legs ... passed the old Bear Clan Cemetery on our way. Not a huge place ... but it has some interesting stones. You can't enter the place ... only look from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from AndyP1998 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went bear watching. You take a short bus ride then you walk to 3 viewing platforms. My wife can't walk far and she was OK with the amount of walking. We booked it via the cruise line but in hindsight you can just book... More
July 6, 2018|
Response from Cliff A | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but not 100% sure. It's a little rocky in parts and packed dirt most of the way but wide and fairly level from what I remember. I'm sorry for not being positively sure, but it was our first stop with so many... More
July 5, 2018|
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Response from AKrocks11 | Reviewed this property |
A power wheel chair will be fine for the trail into town. It would be ok for part, but not all of the scenic nature trail thru the woods.
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thank you so much for your help, we fell in love with Alaska (8 Replies)
First let me thank every single one of you who helped me built the perfect Alaska itinerary, I could not have done it without you. I cannot remember all your names but Maple_Marshmallows and Coalminer, both of you, will never be forgotten. Even though we do not know each other personally, after all those writing and patiently answering all my questions, it feels I know you all along . We took a little bit of both of you on our road trip through Alaska, I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you...More
July 15, 2018|
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Frieda, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip! I know I speak for all the regulars here that you are very welcome for any help we were able to give you. :)
Why do the boats only hold 6? (3 Replies)
We are 2 families of 4 who are sailing together on HAL's ms Amsterdam, with port stops in Juneau, Kodiak, Icy Strait Point, and Homer. We are really frustrated for lack of marine wildlife boats that accommodate our group. Our only luck so far is Orca Enterprises whale watching out of Juneau, but we prefer to plan land activities there. Does anyone have insider information about boats that accommodate 8 people in any of the other ports? We prefer not to go on the ship's excursions that...More
March 09, 2012|
Response fromspacefry|
I would guess it has to do with captain's licensing. I have a few friends with licenses to take out six packs. That is a six paying passengers on a vessel up to 100 gross tons.
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Need help fine tuning itinerary...... (52 Replies)
My husband and I will be travelling approx August 28/29 thru Sep 15. We are late 50's early 60's and enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife. He has been on Inside Passage Cruise (before my time) but I have never been anywhere in Alaska. At first we (ME) were avoiding cruises but we found a good deal on a southbound - Whittier to Vancouver cruise stopping in Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. We have come up with the following plan: Day 1 - arrive...More
January 05, 2014|
Response fromtez823|
Day 1 - arrive Vancouver (I sure hope you mean Anchorage here.......) Day 2 - pick up RV and drive thru to Denali Days 3-5 at Denali TEK campground/plans to shuttle/hike to Wonder Lake? and raft trip Day 5 drive to Matanuska - hike and overnight nearby Day 6 continue on to Seward Day 7 fishing day in Seward? Days 8, 9, 10 - Kenai Park, Homer, Coopers Landing Day 11 - we need to have returned RV in Anchorage and get to Whittier - ship departs 9 pm This all looks very "doable" except...More