My family visited Icy Strait Point as a stop on an Inside Passage cruise, and three of us did the... read more
Glad you asked. There's a set of lockers where you can store things while you ride. It's large enough for a purse, small backpack, etc. I took a small camera to photograph before the ride and then put it in my pocket... More
Glad you asked. There's a set of lockers where you can store things while you ride. It's large enough for a purse, small backpack, etc. I took a small camera to photograph before the ride and then put it in my pocket, zipped in, when I got in the seat. You return to same building (Adventure Center) to where you leave, so it's easy to pick up your bag. We didn't use the lockers, so I don't know if there's a charge or not, or if you use a combination or key or what, but you'll see the lockers near the door that goes out of the Adventure Center to where you can see the end of the zip lines. If you take an excursion through the cruise line, and perhaps even if you don't, you'll need to use one of the little standing ipads they have to check in, answer a couple questions, sign a waiver, etc. Then you step on a scale (limit of 250 pounds I think) and someone hands you a wristband. We waited around a little in benches by the lockers until someone came and called our small group to go out to the bus. Bus was a very short walk.Great tour guide/driver took us down along the water, through the small town, and up the mountain. Then there was a short but fairly steep (and probably can be a little muddy) to the ziplines, or you could ride in a van. For anyone who visits Icy Strait: the port (Tlingits Indians) have done a great job with this port. It's attractive, not too commercial, and has some fun things to see and photograph without having to actually go on an excursion. Take a little time to check it out. If you're not a great walker, take the mobility van (not sure what to call it - not really a van, but bigger than a golf cart) that picks people up near the ship and takes them to various parts of the port complex - Adventure Center where excursions and info are offered, around to the museum part, etc. Reindeer sausage was good according to my husband, and we loved the little kiosk selling mini fresh-cooked donuts in at least 10 flavors. It was run by Salvation Army! If you wanted to go into the small town of Hoonah, there was a shuttle van or $5 roundtrip which left from the back of the port area to a location at the start of the town. I just walked, but it's 1.5 miles, so not an easy walk. Hopefully you'll see a whale or two around your ship, and some eagles. I saw a whale on the walk back from town.