Icy Strait Whale Watching Excursion Reviews
went on boat and we saw up to 40 Orcas!!! the crew were very excited saying this was more whales then they ever see...called it 'super pods" It was raining and chilly but we were all so excited out on deck
We went on the Wine and Whales tour to Point Adolphous. We were not disappointed. We saw Lots of whales. Can't tell you how many amazing pictures we took. If you want to see Whales, this is the tour for you.
We had seen some great reviews of Hoonah Adventure Tours - Whale Watching, so we booked this prior to the cruise directly with them.
This company was friendly and professional. Capt Paul and Zack def. gave us our money's worth. We saw whales, otters, seals, sea lion, eagles and a bear. Crew was very informative about the area.
We spent most of our time in Hoonah, not in Icy Strait. There was a great little restaurant called Chippers that had really good local seafood. Have the Salmon Taco...yumm!!!
Excellent tour.....very knowledgeable.
Great trip Late time is a must 3:00 because the tenders had trouble in the morning getting people off the ship. You can walk around the port and in the forest. We then walked into Hoonah . Saw the famous eagle's nest and then went on the trip. We saw whales and other sea animals. Great experience.
We booked a whale watch excursion privately with Glacier Winds. Shawn and Teresa are both native Alaskans and have lived in Hoonah for many years, Shawn, the captain, grew up there. We saw a large number of humpback whales - some even came so close we could smell their terrible breath, despite our attempts to remain at a distance! No breeching, but lots of great whale tail photos and close encounters with the large, majestic humpbacks. We also saw a number of small deer, eagles and a large eagles nest, along with Dall's porpoise and sea lions. Everything was very well organized with clear instructions and communications in advance. A great experience and a real highlight!
Good experience. We saw whales and liked the narrative provided onboard. Also, we loved Icy Strait. They really did a beautiful job on the site. And the shops were the best we saw overall in Alaska. Lovely things, nothing tacky like in the other ports.
We booked a Whale Watching Tour with Captain Colleen on the Icy Strait Whale Adventure. Capt. Colleen met us at the designated location to begin our tour. But to our regret, Capt. Colleen was there to inform us she and her husband were cancelling our tour because of high waves around the area where the whales were and rather than taking us out and taking our money, they both decided to cancel and fully refund us. For this reason I HIGHLY recommend Icy Strait Whale Adventure, even though we didn't get a chance to go out and see the whales, Captain Colleen came to us and respectfully cancelled the trip for our safety which shows how honest she and her husband are. I would definitely book with them again if we have the opportunity to go back.
Awesome! Saw lots of whales and even orcas.
The tour was about 2 hours long and the captain drove us around to where the whales were. If he saw a whale off in the distance, he will steer the ship to where he saw the whale.