- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Embark on a small-group, 3-hour land based tour of Chichagof Island. The community of Hoonah, with a year round population of approximately 850, is located in the northern part of Chichagof Island. The vast majority of the island is pure, uninhabited, Alaskan wilderness teeming with wildlife! Chichagof Island has the highest population of bears per square mile of any place on Earth.
- Family friendly
- Multiple times offered throughout the day
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Seasonal Offer
- Picks Up & Drops Off at Icy Strait Point
- All individual seating in van, no bench seating
- Small Group Tour - Max of 12
- Local Native guide
- Bottled water
- National Park fees $5.40
- Gratuities (Never expected always appreciated)
Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Icy Strait Brewing, Hoonah, Alaska
Drink Beer & Be Merry!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour Time is Departure time. Please meet 15 minutes prior at the Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub
- Each Child on tour must be accompanied by an adult
- No Smoking
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide ship name
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children Under the age of 8 are not permitted on this tour
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awesome tour. Our guide was Stew, also known as Bear1. He's the cultural leader for the Tlinket Raven Clan. He found the bears that no one else seemed to be finding. Loved hearing about his life and the organization of his clan as we searched for bears.
My daughter and I were so pleased with this excursion. Our tour guide worked so hard to find brown bears. We never saw one however the tour was still fantastic. Our guide was wonderful. I would highly recommend this.
Excellent trip. Our tour guide, James was local to the area and very knowledgeable. We were lucky and saw a Bear with her three cubs! Amazing!
The guide could not have been better. This trip was not in an overloaded bus from the cruise ship but rather a nice van holding no more than 6 people. The guide spent extra effort finding the right spot where bears could or would be seen. I highly recommend this trip.
We had a fantastic time with our tour guide, Stu. He made every effort to find the bears for us, knew the town history, shared local stories, culture, ancestors, and personal stories as well. Saw a total of 12 bears and made our day! I highly recommend this tour and this guide!!!
it was awesome our guide said they had not seen any bear in couple of days so we started out on our trip saw dear along the way came across a group who had just seen a bear cross the road waited did not see the bear so we moved on our guide said there might be some bears at beach so off we went when we got almost to the beach when we saw 4 big brown bears and a cub they were about 50 yards away got some great pictures of grizzly bears was a great sight see bear fishing for salmon
Of course, one always want to see many bears, but we were fortunate to see a bear with her cubs. Very impressive with Stuart our guide and his comments during the tour. Your representative was there to direct us to our tour, and it left in a timely fashion. We only had 10 people on our van, and certainly from a price point as well as not being herded like cattle into a large bus made this tour much more enjoyable.
Our guide was a chief of one of the Tlingit tribes, and had great stories about the history of his people, their culture and practices. Oh, and he found bears! Probably the best of our several excursions during the Alaska cruise
My husband and I were the only two on this tour, with guide Stu Mills, who happened to be a chief and medicine man of the local tribe so we got a very informative and personal tour of the island. We learnt about the self supporting people, their local customs, totem pole carvings, natural medicines and much, much more. The tour stretched from 3 to over 4 hours and we saw a very big, rather skinny, brown bear right beside the road. We were able to get very close to him while he grazed on the vegetation on the roadside. He also explained that it was important to the local people to get more involved with taking tours as it added much needed income to the town, while tours with the big companies added little to the local economy. The weather was perfect and we were wishing we hadn't put on the merino vests, thick jerseys and heavy boots.
Can't thank Stu enough for his knowledge, expertise and kindness during our tour and would recommend this tour to anyone.
Our driver/guide was Stu. He was very good and knowledgeable for both the animals in the area as well as the history he's a tribal elder. He delivered. We saw bears feeding on salmon, eagle chicks and some of the Tlingit history and practices. Very good and I would do it again as well as recommend it.
Taken round by the chief of tea Ravenglass clan on anniversary excellent tour. Bears,deer, eagles, the Lot! Great trip !
Mike was a great guide and we learnt a lot from his personal stories of the Tlingit culture. We were only 4 on the tour and were able to ask questions and make photo stops. Didn't see any bears but plenty of beautiful scenery away from any buses and crowds.
Sadly we missed the bears but learned so much about the local culture. Basically we had a private tour and our guide was a local who knew it all. The views were amazing. Would do this trip again
Well worth it and less expensive than the cruise ships. Definitely a must
We saw no bears on a 3 hour bus ride. Rip off when no salmon are running. They should not offer the tour when the Bears are not out looking for food.
This trip was a waste of time. It was a small van with only 8 passengers. The people in the back of van did not hear any of the information the guide provided. When asked time and time again to speak up or use a microphone nothing happened. He said the microphone did not work. To make it even worse, to no fault of his, we did not even see a bear. He did have some good information to share but half of the van did not hear it.