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Quaint stop on a Princess cruise

For a change of pace we chose a cruise with a stop at Icy Strait Point, a charming spot in its own... read more

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Beautiful island

It is a beautiful place for retiree or person who busies in their daily life. The scenery is very... read more

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Loved the exhibits! There were clever and interactive displays, and it was rustic, authentic and well-displayed. The signs didn't require reading glasses, so they really are catering to the cruising crowd.

I could have spent an extra hour in the museum.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Icy Strait Point has only been accepting cruise ships since 2004. Because they only allow one ship at a time, it has a different feel from Ketchikan.

We had the privilege and pleasure of meeting and spending a little time with one of the founders of Icy Strait Point. This was the highlight of our stop! (Thank you for your time, Johan!)

I couldn't get enough of the museum, the looping video, the scenery, the trails and the amazing attention to detail. They have bent over backwards, attending to every possible detail to make this an easy place to visit.

We took the beautiful 1.5 mile walk into Hoonah on a paved sidewalk that separates the walkers from the traffic. It seems as if the town hasn't really decided if they want visitors in their village or not. Some places are reaching out to tourists, and others don't seem to care. This balances the touristy feel of the place, letting you know it is not all "roses and lollipops".

The site where the old cannery truly caters to the cruisers. Every worker we encountered was over-the-top friendly and helpful; I'd be happy to return to this little port any time.

Thank Jana B
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The nature in this area is very remote and untouched. I can't speak for the town itself (it didn't seem worth the bus trip to go there) - the few buildings right by the cruise tender dock were very ordinary, just a hangout spot for starting shore excursions.
The whale watching here, however was fantastic. Even the local guide was excited and out taking pictures when we saw sizeable pods of orcas and humpback whales together. From what I've read, it seems best to go here and other places in SW Alaska earlier in the "season" than in the peak - going at the end of May was absolutely perfect - cool but very sunny weather, which tends to be unusual for the majority of the season.

Thank Cruciatio
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Lovely..very different than the usual places...remote feeling..only about 800 permanent residents..many of Native Alaskan heritage..but an island with 5,000 brown bears..it was lovely. Uncrowded..

Our travel agent Eunice Shore coordinated everything beautifully for us..ProTravel-818-597-4342

Thank Jean48_13
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This location seems to have been created by the natives just for cruise ships. There is not a lot to see in port and seems to be more of a stopping point for shore excursions: Zip line, whale watching, rainforest tours, etc.

Thank Shannon H
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