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Hoonah Whale Tours

Highlights
  • Maximize your chances of seeing whales with a money back guarantee
  • Benefit from the heated cabin and on-board bathroom to sail in comfort
  • Enjoy a group-friendly tour, ideal for families with kids
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Hoonah Whale Tours
From US$215.00
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Overview
Optimize your chances of seeing humpback whales on a catamaran tour of Hoonah’s Icy Strait. Absorb views of the Alaskan landscape as you explore, and look out for other native fauna including bald eagles, sea lions, and bears. Keep energized with homemade snacks provided on board, and gain insight into the region’s history, culture, and wildlife from your captain.
What to Expect
After arriving to Hoonah, AK on your cruise ship you will get off the ship and walk through the Welcome Center building. From there walk down the gravel path to the "excursions hub" this will be about a 10 min walk. Maraiya will be there waiting with a sign that says "Hoonah Whale Tours" Once the whole group has met in the excursions hub, you will be driven into town to meet Captain Joardan at the boat. Once on the boat you will drive out into Icy Strait and look for all sorts of Southeast AK wildlife. There will be homemade blueberry muffins, granola bars, chips, and beverages as well. Captain Joardan grew up in Juneau, AK and spent his summers in Hoonah, AK. You can learn all about the alaskan way of life while enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching the whales.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Best experience in Alaska!

We had an absolutely amazing experience with Hoonah Whale tours! Moriyha collcted us from the dock and brought us to the boat to meet Jordan. The reason we chose this tour was because of the small numbers on the tour and the fact that it...More

Thank NiamhyDublin
Reviewed 30 August 2018
THE BEST WHALE WATCHING TRIP WE HAVE EVER HAD!!!

If you want the absolute BEST whale watching trip ever with two of the nicest people around you MUST select Hoonah Whale Tours! The catamaran is comfortable and Moriah and her husband, Joardan our Captain, are the best! Joardan took us to a location that...More

Thank chwhataspot
Reviewed 26 August 2018
AMAZING Whale Tour!!

Can't say enough about Hoonah Whale Tours! Captain Jordan's expertise and knowledge made our whale watching tour an awesome experience with many great memories!! The personal touch of delicious homemade blueberry muffins by Captain Jordan's wife, Maraiya, along with the hot chocolate and coffee was...More

Thank lynnard155
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderful whale watching

Great experience! Happy to support this local, hardworking husband and wife team. Made us feel very welcome, and loved the boat (and homemade blueberry muffins)!

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Binoculars, Cameras, Jackets and Enjoy!!

Pop Pop brought the binoculars, but daughter and granddaughter made the most of them! Icy Strait Point was "coolish" in mid-July but once we headed out, the jackets became more important. Captain Jordan was our young and personable guide aboard Thor II, a 31.5 foot...More

Thank Lindalou104
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mariamccord
14 July 2018|
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Response from Joy M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments above. Very easy to get to and they will pick you up at the drop off location and there is a short drive to the boat. Nice trail back to the Welcome Center and we walked from drop off point back... More
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