Many thanks to Hope & Captain Dan for arranging such a wonderful day in Icy Strait. We had four in our group and were interested in fishing & whalewatching. After talking to Hope, she suggested a full day on the boat with a little bit of both. It was fantastic! Capt. Dan knew where the whales were and we saw at least a dozen Humpbacks and lucky enough to see three Orcas as well. Some came so close to the boat we could almost touch them. He also had a device that he set up where we could hear the whales, and that was amazing! Such magnificent creatures. After a few hours of whalewatching,we changed location and the fishing part of the trip took place - much success with cod & halibut! All in all, the day was fantastic and one of the highlights of our Alaskan trip. I strongly urge anyone that will be in Icy Strait for a few hours, and are interested in one of the best excursions ever, to contact Hope at Misty Bay Lodge. (We also went Whalewatching in Juneau ,and Icy Strait was by far 100% better - many more whales sighted)). Thanks Dan & Hope. Hope to see you again someday!
PS - The boat would accomodate up to six people very comfortably. There is a cabin and a bathroom on board. and a "viewing" area on top of the boat. A very comfortable vessel in somwhat calm waters.