Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Nearby Alaska's largest Tlingit village exists a uniquely Alaskan place - lcy Strait Point.

Hoonah, meaning "village by the cliff," is home to the Huna Tlingit who have occupied this area for thousands of years. Local legend tells how they were forced from their ancestral home in Glacier Bay by advancing glaciers, resulting in their relocation to and settlement of Hoonah.

In 1912, the Hoonah Packing Co. built a large cannery one mile north of town. After only five years of operation, the cannery at Icy Strait Point turned out 152,505 cases of one-pound cans of salmon, the largest pack ever achieved in Alaska.

Today, Hoonah is home to nearly 750 residents. Visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, opportunities to see wildlife and the vast wilderness that surrounds this unique village. Icy Strait's waters have yielded record-breaking halibut and salmon catches and provide summer-long access to all five species of salmon. Chichagof Island, on which Icy Strait Point is located, supports one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world and sightings are common.

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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hoonah
  • Whale Watching
  • Bear Search
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Alaska Cuisine
  • ZipRider*
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  • Outdoor Adventures

    Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go ATV riding, whale watching, bear searching, nature watching, flightseeing, ziplining and more.

  • Arts & Culture

    A site not to be missed is the Heritage Center Theater. Experience an interactive performance showcasing the rich heritage of southeast Alaska through interpretive song, dance and storytelling.

  • Hoonah

    This authentic Alaska Native village was established when the Tlingits were forced from their ancestral lands by advancing glaciers.
    You can really go back to basics here; the community has few paved roads and no stoplights.

  • Whale Watching

    Stunning Point Adolphus is one of Alaska's premier whale-watching sites. Orcas, humpbacks, Steller sea lions and harbor seals congregate here each summer to feed in the nutrient-rich waters.

  • Bear Search

    The Alaska coastal brown (grizzly) bear flourishes on beautiful Chichagof Island when the salmon are running and the berries are ripe. View them from a platform overlooking the Spasski River.

  • Glacier Bay National Park

    Glacier Bay National Park, a World Heritage Site, encompasses 3.3 million acres and is part of the world's largest internationally protected area. It features snowcapped mountains and deep fjords.

  • Alaska Cuisine

    Sample some of the delicious local seafood that is enjoyed all over the world, including wild salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab and more. Learn fisherman's lore and try your hand at grilling some of the locally caught catch.

  • ZipRider*

    Experience the highest ZipRider cable ride in the world at 1,300 feet above sea level. Adventure seekers will thrill at the 5,330-foot-long descent that could reach a maximum speed of 60 mph! *Trademark

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Hoonah Scenic Drive & Tribal Dance

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-110
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hoonah

Your journey through the rich history and culture of the original inhabitants of Glacier Bay begins with an enjoyable motorcoach ride through the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how the Hoonah Village came to be when the Huna Tlingit were forced from their ancestral lands in Glacier Bay by advancing glaciers. With plenty of photo-stop opportunities throughout the tour, this truly is a wonderful glimpse into the past. Then, head to the Native Heritage Center Theater for a lively performance by the Huna Tlingit, who proudly share their history with you through interpretive song, dance and storytelling. Dressed in colorful regalia, their performance will illustrate the ancient significance of many clans, the story of how a mighty glacier forced the Tlingit from their traditional homeland, and of how Raven created the world.

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Hoonah Scenic Drive & Tribal Dance (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-111
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hoonah

Your journey through the rich history and culture of the original inhabitants of Glacier Bay begins with an enjoyable motorcoach ride through the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how the Hoonah Village came to be when the Huna Tlingit were forced from their ancestral lands in Glacier Bay by advancing glaciers. With plenty of photo-stop opportunities throughout the tour, this truly is a wonderful glimpse into the past. Then, head to the Native Heritage Center Theater for a lively performance by the Huna Tlingit, who proudly share their history with you through interpretive song, dance and storytelling. Dressed in colorful regalia, their performance will illustrate the ancient significance of many clans, the story of how a mighty glacier forced the Tlingit from their traditional homeland, and of how Raven created the world.

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Local Connections: Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen with Alaskan Chef (Wheelchair Accessible)

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-311
  • Alaska Cuisine

A gastronomic adventure is a wonderful way to experience both the Alaskan culture and cuisine, perfect for those who love to taste new and freshly prepared food while learning more about the local culinary habits. Spend an easy 1.5 hours at an enjoyable tasting session in the company of a friendly local chef, specializing in the preparation of seafood and other local delicacies. Your chef will take you through the entire cooking process before you gather around a large grill to absorb many secrets of the trade. Watch and learn as the catch of the day is filleted, then get hands-on as you prepare and cook the fresh Alaska seafood with the guidance of your culinary host. Before your departure, gather the recipe cards provided so that you can recreate these tempting dishes and impress your friends back home. Return to port with time to explore Icy Strait Point.

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Local Connections: Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen with Alaskan Chef

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-310
  • Alaska Cuisine

A gastronomic adventure is a wonderful way to experience both the Alaskan culture and cuisine, perfect for those who love to taste new and freshly prepared food while learning more about the local culinary habits. Spend an easy 1.5 hours at an enjoyable tasting session in the company of a friendly local chef, specializing in the preparation of seafood and other local delicacies. Your chef will take you through the entire cooking process before you gather around a large grill to absorb many secrets of the trade. Watch and learn as the catch of the day is filleted, then get hands-on as you prepare and cook the fresh Alaska seafood with the guidance of your culinary host. Before your departure, gather the recipe cards provided so that you can recreate these tempting dishes and impress your friends back home. Return to port with time to explore Icy Strait Point.

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Seafood Feast & Tribal Dance Show (Wheelchair Accessible)

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-306
  • Arts & Culture
  • Alaska Cuisine

Experience the living culture of the Huna Tlingit with an interactive performance at the Heritage Center Theater. Once you arrive, a troupe of talented performers in colorful regalia will perform an artistic representation of the history, culture and storytelling through Native song and dance. Listen as Huna Tlingit storytellers recount gripping tales of the tumultuous days of the Little Ice Age when a rapid glacial advance forced the people from Glacier Bay, their ancestral home. Culminating this dramatic performance is a lively traditional celebration… and you're invited to participate! Then, enjoy a seafood feast with a view of stunning Port Frederick. Delight in a seafood feast including shrimp and seasonal crab boiled in Southern seasoning with corn on the cob, Andouille sausage, onions, mushrooms, potatoes and garlic. Before returning to your ship, you can sit around the fire pit, roast marshmallows and make your own s'mores.

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Seafood Feast & Tribal Dance Show

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-305
  • Arts & Culture
  • Alaska Cuisine

Experience the living culture of the Huna Tlingit with an interactive performance at the Heritage Center Theater. Once you arrive, a troupe of talented performers in colorful regalia will perform an artistic representation of the history, culture and storytelling through Native song and dance. Listen as Huna Tlingit storytellers recount gripping tales of the tumultuous days of the Little Ice Age when a rapid glacial advance forced the people from Glacier Bay, their ancestral home. Culminating this dramatic performance is a lively traditional celebration… and you're invited to participate! Then, enjoy a seafood feast with a view of stunning Port Frederick. Delight in a seafood feast including shrimp and seasonal crab boiled in Southern seasoning with corn on the cob, Andouille sausage, onions, mushrooms, potatoes and garlic. Before returning to your ship, you can sit around the fire pit, roast marshmallows and make your own s'mores.

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Wilderness Hike

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-475
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

This exceptional 2.5-hour opportunity to see the forested environs of Alaska begins with a ride through the town of Hoonah, which boasts the largest Tlingit village community in the world. Venture out into the wilderness to the Spasski River Valley, located in the Tongass National Forest along old logging roads. At the trailhead, begin your two-mile hike through a spectacular stretch of nature that cuts through private Native American-owned lands that are both secluded and pristine. Arrive at the top of a mountain for unforgettable views across Chichagof Island and its surrounding waterways. You might even see a whale breaching in the distance. Surrounded by lush foliage, your guide will provide details on the local flora and fauna and the diverse history of this great land. You may see brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and bald eagles. Then head down the trail and return to port.

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Remote Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-870
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Bear Search

Get your walking shoes on and prepare to explore this glorious landscape-and hopefully spy a bear or two along the way. Your 2.5-hour adventure begins when you board your motorcoach for a drive through the Tlingit village of Hoonah. Your expert guide will be on hand to provide details about the history and culture of Alaska's largest Tlingit settlement. Arrive at the Spasski River Valley and embark on a walk along gravel and boardwalk paths through the temperate rainforest and over the delicate muskeg to arrive at the viewing platforms. Here, you may be lucky enough to view the brown (grizzly) bears that flock here all year long, especially when the meadows are alive with plump, juicy berries. Aside from the bears, you will also be encouraged to keep your eyes open for Sitka black-tail deer, land otters, salmon and bald eagles. Return to port after this picture-perfect day.

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Tree Top Adventure Park & Ziplines

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-405
  • Outdoor Adventures

Embark on an adventure everyone in the family can enjoy. These self-guided courses range in difficulty levels from very easy to challenging and are comprised of various treetop obstacles from log bridges and climbing planks to fishermen's nets and zip-lines. Upon arrival, you'll meet a friendly and qualified guide who will outfit you with a harness and gloves. All harnesses are double sling-style with a carabineer and pulley, which provides a continuous belay system that allows you to advance through the obstacles at your own pace. Once you're set, the guide will teach you how to operate your equipment and you will be ready to buckle in, latch on and take the exhilarating and breathtaking zipline course. Challenge yourself for over two hours of fun on the course of your choosing and enjoy the clean air and natural wilderness environment of Icy Strait Point.

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Icy Strait Kayak Adventure

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-770
  • Outdoor Adventures

Glide across the protected waters around Icy Strait and Port Frederick on a kayak on this exhilarating 2.5-hour adventure. Begin with a short walk along the dock to the kayak center, where you will be given a safety briefing before slipping into your two-person kayak. Single kayaks are available for guests with more experience. Set off, led by a knowledgeable guide, who will teach you about the native culture of the Tlingit and the authentic Alaskan village of Hoonah, as the excursion progresses. While paddling to beautiful Pitt Island and around the Hoonah waterfront, you will have the chance to view humpback and killer whales, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife in their natural, pristine environment. Then, look to the shoreline for the resident eagles that live in the trees along the coast. Remember to bring warm clothes, waterproof shoes and, of course, your camera.

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ZipRider Adventure & Scenic Mountain Ascent

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-400
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • ZipRider*

This action-packed, 1.5-hour experience begins with a narrated motorcoach ride through the Tlingit village of Hoonah and up to the summit of Hoonah Mountain, offering several scenic photo stops. Upon reaching the summit, a short walk leads to the launch area, located 1,330 feet above sea level-higher than the Empire State Building! You'll be seated in a special harness to await your launch. Unlike anything you've ever experienced before, the ZipRider® allows six riders to race to the bottom at the same time-great for families and friends. As you accelerate to 60 mph, the land drops away, and you'll be "flying" at 300 feet above the spectacular rainforest below. During this exhilarating ride, you'll enjoy sweeping views of Port Frederick, Icy Strait and your cruise ship. The ZipRider ends with a gentle touchdown on the beach at the water's edge. Return to port after this adrenaline-fueled activity.

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Whales & Wildlife Cruise

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-600
  • Whale Watching

Nature lovers will relish spending 2.5 hours aboard a spacious and stable catamaran, sailing past the magnificent scenery of Chichagof Island and distant Glacier Bay, searching for marine life. Travel to the Point Adolphus area, one of Alaska's premier whale-watching sites, where you're guaranteed to catch sight of these incredible creatures. As you relax in the warm main cabin, your onboard naturalist will describe the diverse marine life that congregates here each summer to feed in the nutrient-rich waters. You'll learn about the behavior and habitat of the wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals and bald eagles. We guarantee you'll see at least one whale or you'll receive a 100% refund. Dress warmly so you can experience the sights and sounds of the magnificent mammals on the outdoor observation deck. Return on a scenic journey back to port.

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Discover the Birds of Hoonah

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-330
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Hoonah

Whether you're an avid ornithologist, a casual birdwatcher, a nature photographer or just crave to try something different in the great outdoors, this excursion, led by a local expert birder, takes small groups from one location to another in a quest to find the best birding locations. From Icy Strait Point, you'll travel along the shore of Port Frederick where you'll spy seabirds feeding in the nutrient rich waters. Scope for pigeon guillemots, gulls, ducks and seabirds at the ferry terminal then make a brief stop at an active bald eagle's nest. At the Long Island causeway, you'll see shorebirds, ducks, eagles, ravens, cormorants, and much more. Then, your guide will lead you down a trail frequented by warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, jays, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, wrens, kinglets, swallows, swifts, hummingbirds, creepers, chickadees and thrushes. Binoculars, rain jackets, and the highest quality spotting scopes will be provided.

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Ocean Raft Adventure

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-700
  • Outdoor Adventures

Join a small group for a thrilling nature and wildlife excursion by a high-speed boat. Your adventure begins as you gear-up in a survival suit, life jacket, hat, neck gaiter, scarf, goggles and gloves. Then, you'll board a 27-foot-long rigid hull inflatable vessel designed for high speeds and optimal maneuverability. Delight your senses as the fresh ocean air rushes past and the beauty and majesty of Alaska takes your breath away. During the 90-minute thrill ride, the captain will adjust the route based on weather conditions and wildlife viewing. As you cruise the nutrient-rich waters, keep your camera handy for up-close views of waterfalls, tidal flats and the abundant wildlife that live on the rugged shores or in the frigid waters such as sea lions, sea otters, seals, humpback whales and orcas. Back on terra firma, you'll celebrate your adventure with a warm cup of cocoa, coffee or tea.

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Whales & Wildlife Cruise (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-601
  • Whale Watching

Nature lovers will relish spending 2.5 hours aboard a spacious and stable catamaran, sailing past the magnificent scenery of Chichagof Island and distant Glacier Bay, searching for marine life. Travel to the Point Adolphus area, one of Alaska's premier whale-watching sites, where you're guaranteed to catch sight of these incredible creatures. As you relax in the warm main cabin, your onboard naturalist will describe the diverse marine life that congregates here each summer to feed in the nutrient-rich waters. You'll learn about the behavior and habitat of the wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals and bald eagles. We guarantee you'll see at least one whale or you'll receive a 100% refund. Dress warmly so you can experience the sights and sounds of the magnificent mammals on the outdoor observation deck. Return on a scenic journey back to port.

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A T V Expedition

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-510
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

This adventurous 2.5-hour, self-drive tour starts at the pier with a scenic bus ride through Hoonah, Alaska's largest native Tlingit village. An expert guide will provide an informative narrative of the area's history en route to the departure site, which sits on the flanks of Hoonah Mountain on majestic Chichagof Island. Here, you will receive a brief orientation before boarding your 4x4 side-by-side Kawasaki Teryx off-road vehicle. Setting off on your ride, you will follow a trail into the Alaska wilderness enjoying the forests, valleys, ocean vistas and stunning mountainous scenery. With stops along the way to allow guests to switch to the driver's seat, there will also be plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views of Icy Strait, and take photographs. This small group tour is designed to give you an intimate experience of the temperate rainforest that surrounds this island paradise.

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Back Country Jeep Adventure

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-500

Follow rugged trails that traverse the forests and valleys, providing ocean vistas and views of stunning mountainous scenery on this fun and informative 2.5-hour Jeep adventure tour. Climb into your 4-passenger Jeep and set off caravan style with your guide leading the way. Your small-group expedition will drive along the old logging roads in search of wildlife and adventure while you learn about the local history, culture and wildlife of the area. The Jeeps have radio communication with a guide vehicle, making the tour interactive. Keep your eyes on the road but also watch for eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and the coastal brown bear. Travel up mountain trails for stunning vistas and turn around at Burnt Point. Bring your camera! Return to port at the conclusion of this sight-filled day.

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Coastal Exploration by Zodiac

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-720
  • Outdoor Adventures

You're the captain of a four-passenger boat set to cruise through Alaska's stunning beauty. After a safety briefing, you'll bundle up in rain gear, rubber boots and a life jacket. Then, you'll step inside the sturdy Zodiac and follow your guide on a course that's best suited for the day's conditions. From Icy Strait Point, you'll zip over the sparkling blue water along the beautiful coastline, and into the scenic bays and estuaries of Port Frederick. Ooh and aah over the beautifully rugged seascape as you scan the horizon for marine life. You may see sea lions frolicking in the icy water, a humpback whale leaping out of the water or eagles soaring high above. On shore, you may even see Sitka black-tailed deer or foraging brown bears. Following your maritime adventure, return to the dock and warm up with a hot beverage before returning to your ship.

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Wilderness Hike & Kayak Adventure

5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-780
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

Marvel at the awesome splendor that surrounds you during a wilderness hike and kayak adventure. Nature may be the premier attraction but there is also a deep culture and rich history to experience and your safety-certified, knowledgeable guide will share Tlingit traditions and stories of Hoonah along the way. The first part of your journey begins with a two-mile guided hike through private, Native Alaskan-owned land in the dense Tongass National Forest. You'll follow your guide along an abandoned logging trail and up to the top of a mountain. Situated against a backdrop of never-ending sky, old-growth spruce and hemlock rainforest, you can take in the spectacular 360-degree views of Chichagof Island and across to Glacier Bay. Then, you'll return to Icy Strait Point and be outfitted in a single or double kayak and paddle to Pitt Island and around the Hoonah waterfront while searching for wildlife.

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Whale Watching & Seafood Feast

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-605
  • Whale Watching
  • Alaska Cuisine

The beauty of southeast Alaska's natural history and marine wildlife is on display on this wonderful 3.5-hour adventure that includes both a whale-sighting guarantee and lunch. A short motorcoach ride brings you to the dock to board a high-speed vessel specially designed for wildlife viewing. Admire the majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers as your experienced captain and on-board guide describes the diversity of marine life that is drawn to the local waters every summer to feed in the nutrient-rich waters. As you cruise to Point Adolphus, have your camera at the ready for when you spot Steller sea lions, harbor seals, and Dall's porpoises. Of course, the stars of the show are the whales, and we are so confident you'll spot one that we'll give you a refund if you don't get a glimpse. Snacks are provided during your excursion. Back at Icy Strait Point, tuck into a seafood feast complete with all the fixings, a delicious end to this special day.

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Icy Strait Point Stream Fishing

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-550
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

This is a dream destination for avid anglers or those wanting to try the sport for the first time. Start your 3.5-hour adventure with a short drive through the town of Hoonah, then travel along scenic dirt roads to Game Creek, a beautiful natural setting with pristine waters teeming with fish. Here, you'll meet professional guides who will fully outfit you and offer top-notch instruction, no matter your skill level. From the creek's edge, cast your line and wait for the big bite! The fish vary seasonally, but you can expect to catch Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout all season long. Steelhead are available in May and early June. Pink salmon run from late June through September, and silver salmon from late August through September. Please note that this is a strictly catch and release fishing program. Relax on your scenic, return drive.

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Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

5.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-610
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
  • Bear Search

Begin your 5.5-hour wilderness tour when you step aboard a high-speed catamaran for a thrilling marine wildlife cruise to Point Adolphus, just outside Glacier Bay National Park. These nutrient-rich waters support a wide array of marine life, including orca, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, and humpback whales. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Next, enjoy a narrated drive and hear about the Tlingit village of Hoonah from your local guide while en route to the Spasski River. During the beautiful drive through the interior forests and muskegs of Chichagof Island, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as Sitka black-tail deer, woodpeckers, bald eagles, and coastal brown bears. Upon arrival at your destination, enjoy a short walk on trails and boardwalks over the muskeg and arrive at three viewing platforms overlooking the river. If the bears happen to be out feeding, you'll have a huge bonus added to an already incredible day.

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Adventure Park & ZipRider Combo

4 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-415
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • ZipRider*

Your gravity-defying adventure begins at the Tree Top Adventure Park. The self-guided courses range in difficulty levels from very easy to challenging and are comprised of 60 obstacles including log bridges, climbing planks, fishermen's nets, uneven circles and ziplines. Upon arrival, you'll meet a qualified guide who'll outfit you with harness and gloves. All harnesses are double sling-style with a carabineer and pulley, which provide a continuous belay system allowing you to advance through the obstacles at your own pace. Then, board your motorcoach for the drive to the top of Hoonah Mountain for the ZipRider® Thrill Ride, the world's largest cable ride at 1,300 feet above sea level. Adventure seekers will thrill at the 5,330-foot-long descent that can reach a maximum speed of 60 mph! The ZipRider boasts six cables, which means that six riders, seated in a special harness can go at the same time, so prepare for a race to the bottom!

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A T V & ZipRider Adventure

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-515
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • ZipRider*

Thrill seekers choosing this exceptional ZipRider® excursion also have a scenic side-by-side 4-wheel-drive ATV expedition to look forward to. Your 3.5-hour adventure begins with a narrated motorcoach ride through the Tlingit village of Hoonah and up to the summit of Hoonah Mountain. A short walk leads to the ZipRider launch area. The ZipRider boasts six cables and harnesses, allowing six riders to race to the bottom at the same time. Accelerating to 60 mph, you'll be "flying" at 300 feet above the spectacular rainforest below and landing gently on the beach. Back on terra firma, you're off on a 4x4 side-by-side Kawasaki Teryx off-road vehicle tour, following a rugged trail into the Alaskan wilderness enjoying the forests, valleys, ocean vistas and stunning mountainous scenery. There are stops along the way to photograph the breathtaking views of Icy Strait. Return to port at the conclusion of this exciting experience.

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Halibut Fishing

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-560
  • Outdoor Adventures

Fishermen and sea lovers will delight in this excursion on board a modern cabin cruiser for a short boat ride to Icy Strait's hottest fishing spots. Located far from any cities, the area waters are teeming with halibut, creating ideal angling conditions. There is a maximum of six guests per boat, and fishermen are in control of their own pole and tackle. You can purchase your fishing license aboard the boat, and your catch may be processed locally and shipped to your home for an additional charge but may not be brought back on board your cruise ship. Icy Strait is also known for an abundance of marine life, so keep your eyes peeled for whales, sea lions, porpoises and other marine mammals. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience.

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Luxury Whale Watching

3 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-640
  • Whale Watching

Feel like a millionaire aboard the eight-passenger Marquis 40 SC yacht as you cruise along some of the most pristine and picturesque waters anywhere in the world. Relax on the deck as the captain sets a course over the sparkling waters teeming with wildlife. Be sure to have your binoculars and cameras handy and keep your eyes open for orca whales, bald eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, Steller sea lions and even the occasional coastal brown bear. And don't forget to scan the shore for bald eagles in the evergreen treetops. These waters are so abundant with wildlife that whale sightings are guaranteed! Your onboard naturalist will describe the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather every summer to indulge in Alaska's nutrient-rich waters. As you explore this majestic area enjoy a top-shelf open bar and a charcuterie board (there's snacks for the kids, too!).

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Heli-Bike & Hike Adventure

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-830
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

From the pier, you'll drive through Hoonah to the heli-pad base. After you take your seat, you'll take off into the wild blue yonder. Soon you'll be enjoying breathtaking aerial views of mountain peaks, verdant valleys, Port Frederick and Icy Strait. A gentle landing brings you to the top of a remote mountain where your small group will meet your experienced guide who will conduct a short safety lesson in mountain bike riding. Then, you'll begin your picturesque downhill journey. Your guide will tell local stories that have been passed through generations as you gradually make your way down to the beach. Make stops along the way to hike out offshoot trails to gain a better view and search for wildlife. You'll bike to the beach for a refreshing snack and learn about life in a remote Alaskan village.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack

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$489.95

Helicopter Exploration: Wildlife, Wilderness & Tlingit Culture

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-825
  • Hoonah
  • Outdoor Adventures

Get your head in the clouds with a thrilling helicopter ride over Chichagof Island. En route, you'll drive through Hoonah, the world's largest Tlingit village and stop for photos of the totem poles. Continue on to the heliport where you'll take to the skies for a unique eagle's-eye-view of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the U.S. at 16.7 million acres. As you fly over the plentiful lush rainforest keep an eye out for bears and whales below. In the distance, the towering peaks of Glacier Bay National Park loom above the homeland of the Huna Tlingit. The pilot will land at a remote beach where a guide will share Tlingit history, culture and a sampling of local specialties. After you've fully absorbed this incredible landscape, it will be time to climb back onto the helicopter for the equally awe-inspiring flight back to Hoonah.

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Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack

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$519.95

Private Van with Guide - 14 Passengers

4 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-910
  • Hoonah

Join up to 13 friends and family members for an exploration of Chichagof Island. In the comfort of a private van you have the option to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights at your own pace and according to your own interests. With so much to see and do, where do you begin? May we suggest a stroll through the Tlingit village of Hoonah to view the famous totem poles, hear the stories related to these poles and learn how to read them. Just beyond Hoonah lies the open road and off-the-beaten path routes only visited by locals where you can search for wildlife such as bald eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and brown bears. Along the way, you'll stop for a snack and start a campfire to roast s'mores surrounded by natural beauty.

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Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack

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$999.95