How often do you get to go whale watching or searching for brown bears? Have you dreamed of taking a tour of the pristine natural beauty of Alaska, and setting out on an adventure? Hoonah Travel Adventures can provide the getaway of a lifetime! We are an independent wilderness experience offering Whale Watching, Wilderness Tours, Brown Bear Search, the Taste of Hoonah & City Tour, and Tlingit Canoe & Culture Experience. Timed to coincide with cruise ship schedules for your convenience, all tours pick up and drop-off at the Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub, just a short eight-minute walk from the harbor.
These and other adventures await you at Hoonah’s premier tour company!
Set sail from Icy Strait Point and travel the shorelines keeping watch for bears, deer, coastal ducks and geese, blue herons, puffins, swans, terns, cormorants, and more. Alongside the boat, you’ll often catch sight of humpbacks, orcas, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises and seals, attracted to the nutrient-rich waters of Glacier Bay. Built for speed and comfort, our boats are perfect for Alaskan sailing with spacious viewing desks and heated cabins, allowing you to stay warm and dry as you take in the wonder that our northernmost state has to offer.
Brown Bear Searches
Chichagof Island, just off the Alexander Archipelago of the Alaskan Panhandle, is home to many woodland creatures due to the majority of the island being uninhabited. Some of the most fascinating and fun creatures to watch are the brown bears! Ursus actors, or brown bears, are the king of our lush forests, but live peacefully with the Sitka black-tail deer, bald eagles, minks, martens, beavers, ducks, and seabirds who share their home. Our guides know where the bears spend their time during different seasons and will take you on a wondrous journey through Chichagof’s wilderness.
Canoe Adventure and Tlingit Culture Experience
Hoonah, Alaska is a special place, rich in culture and tradition. Settled by the Xunaa Kaa’wu in 1754, due to the advancing ice in Glacier Bay, Hoonah is a seaside community surrounded by majestic wilderness. This experience is an opportunity to do something that can only be done in Hoonah! The tribe offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the pristine waters of Icy Strait, aboard a traditional, hand-carved Tlingit dugout canoe.
Enjoy songs, drumming and Tlingit language phrases taught by your crew. You can get an up-close view of marine wildlife while learning about the Tlingit culture. You are given the opportunity to paddle an authentic 40-foot canoe or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Prior to heading out to sea, guests will be fitted with a life vest and given some tips on proper use of traditional paddles. This is truly an experience you won’t forget!
Hoonah City & Brewery Tour
This unique tour starts with a short but scenic ride to the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska. Hoonah is many things in a small package: a lively fishing village, an old logging town and a beautiful place to visit. Your guide begins by taking you through the small village and pointing out the many things that make this settlement so special. (Approx 45 min). Afterward, stop at Icy Strait Brewing, one of southeast Alaska’s hidden treasures! Using crystal clear water from the mountain streams of Chichagof Island, Icy Strait Brewing crafts several styles of beer on site. Guests 21 and older will get a token for a flight of 3 beers (light, medium and dark), and a sampling of fresh popcorn seasoned with a locally sourced Kelp blend. (Approx 30 minutes).
Plan Your Adventure
We have an experienced crew who will see to it that your tour is comfortable, safe, and, of course, breathtakingly beautiful. Call (907) 321-3393 today to schedule your tour.