- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience the most sought-after Alaskan adventure in the best whale watching boat in Alaska where every seat is a window seat. This small group tour - 24 people maximum, is 3 hours long from pick up to drop off. Once you arrive at Icy Strait Point you will be met by your guide very close to the cruise ship dock. Transfers to and from the vessel are included and we guarantee to get you back in time for all on board. Choose one of two departures that are scheduled around your ship's arrival and departure times. On board Alaska's most specialized whale watching boat, guaranteed whale sightings have never been a problem! Icy Strait and Point Adolphus is world renowned when it comes to whale activity and is home to a large number of Humpback Whales as well as Orca. Completely protected from the elements yet experiencing the up and close feel of the water and whales is what sets this tour apart from all others. Come out with our family and enjoy the time of your life!
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Hot Chocolate
- a light snack
- transfers to and from the vessel
- Full refund is ship cancels or is late
- Rain Gear
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up Point: "Excursions Hub". From the Adventure Center exit out Door Number 2. Follow the gravel path with signs leading to the Excursions Hub Address: 108 Cannery Road, Icy Strait Point, Hoonah Alaska Directions: Tour departs from the Excursions Hub. Walk up the dock leading into the Adventure Center building, exit out Door #2. Follow gravel path with "Excursions Hub" signs leading you to the Excursions Hub. Your guide will be holding a sign saying "Icy Strait Whale Adventures". Dates: See Availability
Icy Strait Point
Returns to original departure point
This 3 hour whale watching adventure typically starts one hour after your ships's arrival time. Choose from one of two departures that are scheduled around your ship's arrival time. You will be met by your guide at the Excursions Hub who will be holding a sign that says "Icy Strait Whale Adventures". Once you exit the ship, walk up the dock that leads you into the Adventure Center. Exit out of Door Number 2 which is clearly marked above the door. Follow the gravel path and signs leading you to the Excursions Hub. Once you exit Door Number 2 it is a short 2 minute walk to the Excursions Hub. Once there your guide will be there to meet you and get you all checked in. Your confirmation email is your ticket so please print that out - it has all the details on how to get to the Excursions hub as well as your meet time. All transfers are included, you will be taken to the Hoonah City Dock where your boat and Captain await you. After a short safety briefing it is a half hour boat ride out to the whale feeding grounds of Alaska. Your Captain will take you to various areas that he knows of common to whales. So depending on where the whales have migrated to on that day it is likely you can be exploring the areas of Port Frederick, Icy Strait, Cross Sound - the mouth of Glacier Bay and Neka Bay. These are all well known areas for South East Alaskan whales to frequent. During your tour It is also possible to see Orca or Killer Whale, Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Seals, Porpoise, Bald Eagles, various Ducks and other water fowl. If our Captain is especially lucky he may be able to sight brown bear on the shore as you are heading out or coming back. So keep on the look out for brown fuzzy rocks on the beach just in case! Whale sightings are guaranteed on this tour. If a whale is not seen on tour a 50% refund will be given back onto the credit card used for booking. Refund is given the same day. For those with mobility issues there is a Care Cart waiting at the gangway for people with wheelchairs, walkers, canes or any mobility issues. Board the Care Cart and let them know you are heading to the Excursions Hub. Please allow extra time as the Care Cart does wait until it is full before departing and run every 10- 15 minutes.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger does not need wheelchair onboard.
- Care Cart transportation from Ship's gangway to Excursion Hub for passengers with mobility issues.
- Operates in all weather conditions - except small craft advisory. Please dress in layers with a wind/rain jacket, hat and gloves.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.