We are located on Chichagof Island in the town of Hoonah, Alaska. We are a short airplane ride from Juneau and also accessible by Cruise Ships and the Alaska Marine Highway system.
Icy Strait Point hosts over one hundred thousand cruise ship visitors each year and we are open to the general public anytime a cruise ship is in port. We are also open to the public when we host "Neighbor's Day"
21 different shore excursions, 3 breathtaking waterfront restaurants, walking trails, free museum, live native show, shopping and the world's largest ZipRider.
Our people! Icy Strait Point is owned and operated by Huna Totem Corporation, ( An Alaska Village Corporation owned by approximately 1,300 shareholders with aboriginal ties to Hoonah) its shareholders make up an overwhelming majority of our workforce and you can be sure that when you are at Icy Strait Point the people you meet know the real stories because they live here!
Icy Strait Point is located right around the corner from Point Adolphus, one of the world's premier whale watching destinations. Scores of whales make this their home for the summers and we guarantee whales on every whale watch tour at Icy Strait Point.
Absolutely! The historic cannery buildings have 12 different retail shops, including locally and native owned stores. It is easy to find the right gift that solidifies your memories, to bring home to friends and family.
Chichagof Island is home to over 3,500 coastal brown (grizzly) bears, almost two bears per square mile! This is a great place to go in search of these magnificent creatures.
The fishing is excellent, the waters around Icy Strait Point offer excellent fishing opportunities. You will find halibut, salmon and stream fishing excursions and the fishing grounds are right around the corner!
Our waterfront restaurants offer some of the freshest seafood you will ever eat. Our local Dungeness crab are brought up live daily, butchered, cooked and served while you watch! Where else can you watch your fish get filleted, prepared and then cooked over an alder wood smoke fire!
All cruise ship guest are encouraged to book their tours at their cruise lines' websites prior to arrival. We allocate all of our departure times and space to the cruise ship that is in port for the day and control all sales until they arrive at Icy Strait Point.
Yes, for the most part our guides live year round in Hoonah and a large percentage of our guides are Tlingit.
We do not guarantee bear or wildlife sightings, or that you will catch a fish on our fish charters, we do however guarantee whale sightings on our whale excursions.
There are several scheduled stops in Hoonah on the sightseeing tour, but we return all guests to the point of departure, which is at Icy Strait Point.
We have found no correlation of bear sightings to weather conditions or to the time of day.
Halibut and King Salmon can be caught generally all year long; Silver Salmon (Coho), Reds (Sockeye), Pinks (Humpies) and Chums (Dogs) can be caught in abundance beginning the first of July through September.
You will be given a one hundred dollar cash refund for adults and a fifty dollar cash refund for children.
We are sorry but we do not have bikes available for individual rental.
We have Trek mountain bikes with large tires. They come in sizes medium, large and extra large.
Yes, the tram is covered and also has clear side curtains that may be dropped when the weather dictates.
The Forest Tram does no go up in the air. It is a wheeled vehicle pulled by a motored front car.
We make every attempt to locate family members together, it is best if you check in at the fish house for you tour early in order to assure your wishes can be accommadated.
This tour is considered to be moderately strenuous. If you have not kayaked before our experienced guide will give you a very thorough safety briefing and make sure that you are comfortable before departure. The pace is not fast and the group is always kept together. We do have a safety boat that follows the group and arrangements can be made to return you to Icy Strait Point if you are unable to complete the tour.
There will be lockers available in the Welcome Center to store you belongings and yes you may take your camera, we suggest that you bring a waterproof cover for your camera for those rainy days.
Two, the driver and passenger. If both participants are licensed drivers one will usually drive out on the tour and the other will drive back.
Approximately 800 yards of which most is on boardwalk with the other portion on forest trail. There is a bit of an incline at the end of the trail before re-boarding the bus.
Yes, we suggest that notification through the Shore Excursion personnel be done early so that we may make any necessary modifications.
This tour focuses mainly on the processing and preparation of Alaskan Seafood. If seafood is not your thing, then perhaps another tour would suit your needs better.
Unfortunately you must be 16 years old in order to participate unaccompanied.
Yes, you must purchase all six available tickets for your particular tour time and then you may fish one to six participants.
Unfortunately we can not make this accommadation as all six available seats on any boat are for purchase.
There is a limited amount of fly fishing gear available.
If you are Stream Fishing, we participate in a catch and release only program. If you are Halibut or Sport Fishing you may pay to have your fish processed and shipped home to you.
You will travel by bus from Icy Strait Point to your destination on the top of the mountain.
This excursion if very popular and the buses are usually full so this is not possible.
Riders reach a top speed of 60 miles per hour and the ride lasts approximately 90 seconds.
There is no age limit. Maximum weight allowable is 275 lbs and minimum weight is 90 libs.