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Icy Strait Point Cruises

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Icy Strait Point Holidays

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Warm Tlingit hospitality, in Alaska’s largest native Tlingit village of Hoonah.

Hands-on demonstrations of Alaska’s fishing, preserving and cooking techniques.

A trip to Point Adolphus, home to Alaska’s largest summer population of humpback whales.

Be blown away by Alaska’s wonderful wildlife on your cruise to Icy Strait Point. Alaskan coastal brown bears are abundant here, bald eagles soar in the sky overhead and humpback whales, orcas and porpoises swim in the waters close to the shore.

Snap these amazing creatures on a thrilling kayak tour or boat ride, or take a 4x4 trip of the forests, mountains and valleys. Dare to zoom down the world’s largest and highest zip line, with a 1300 foot drop and speeds of up to 60 mph, or take a walk through the Spasski River Valley, ready to spot bears and Sitka black-tailed deer.

Originally a salmon cannery, Icy Strait Point is owned by native Alaskans and profits support the local community. Discover Tlingit history at the canning museum, browse for local souvenirs, or sample delicious dishes made with fresh salmon, halibut and crab.

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When can we take you to Icy Strait Point?

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The best of Icy Strait Point – things to see and do

Take to the waves to spot humpback whales breaching in the water, trek a river valley looking for birds and brown bears, or learn about the Tlingit way of life. From a thrilling zip line to exhilarating nature, Icy Strait Point is awesome.

Try superb Alaskan seafood

Try superb Alaskan seafood
  • 120 ratings

Don’t forget to dine out Alaskan style, with fresh local seafood at the Duck Point Smokehouse, original cannery Cookhouse or the Crab Station.

Experience birdie adventures

Experience birdie adventures
  • 230 ratings

Look out for seabirds, ducks, gulls and bald eagles on a bird watching tour with a local guide. You may see warblers, flycatchers, jays, woodpeckers, swallows, hummingbirds and more.

Shop for treats

Shop for treats
  • 230 ratings

Take home a memory of Alaska and support the community by shopping at Icy Strait Point’s stores. Buy gold nugget jewellery, warm clothes, Alaskan design and handcrafted souvenirs.

Learn about native culture and history

Learn about native culture and history
  • 230 ratings

Find out about Tlingit culture and Hoonah’s fur trading and fishing heritage at Icy Strait Point’s restored salmon cannery and museum.

What ships can I choose for my Icy Strait Point cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Icy Strait Point with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to Icy Strait Point you can learn about the fascinating culture of the indigenous Tlingit people, walk in a river valley famous for its brown bears and bald eagles, and enjoy a thrilling catamaran ride in search of humpback whales. Discover the area’s ecology and wildlife en route and enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery. To book the best of holidays to Icy Strait Point, see our top highlights below.

    Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

    Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

    Enjoy a high-speed catamaran ride around Point Adolphus, one of Alaska’s active whale feeding locations. Set out on a guided walking tour through the Spasski River valley, looking for brown bears and bald eagles.

    Spasski River Valley, Wildlife & Bear Search

    Spasski River Valley, Wildlife & Bear Search

    Learn about Hoonah village’s fascinating Tlingit population en route to Spasski River. Explore the bush country on a guided walking tour, keeping an eye out for brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and bald eagles.

    Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRider

    Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRider

    Brave the ‘world's largest zip line ride’ along the dangling mountain top ZipRider cable, high above Icy Strait Point. Enjoy a relaxing scenic ride through Hoonah village, home to the indigenous Tlingit people, en route.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

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    What to Look Forward to on Alaskan Cruisetours

    Alaska is one of those places where you need to fully immerse yourself in the wilderness to experience it properly. Our Alaskan Cruisetours allow you to do just that, so you can get the full Alaskan experience.

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    Discover the Natural Wonders of Alaska

    Take in awe-inspiring sights, eat delicious food and enjoy fun-filled activities as you take a walk on the wild side. An adventure onboard a Cruisetour to Alaska and Canada awaits!

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