Icy Strait Wildlife Tour Excursion Reviews
We did the whale watch ad wildlife bear hike. We had Gary as our guide on Bear hike. Love him and the hike however didn't see any Bears, this was disappointing however that's how it goes, cant control the wildlife...lol. He was an excellent guide and told bout Icy Strait and the Hoonah people , enjoyed it very much. Whale watch boat ride was nothing less than AMAZING!!!! The crew were so excited, we saw up to 40 Orca whales in what they called ' super pods"...right up next to the boat, it was raining and chilly but everyone was up on deck and had a great time. the shopping area at port was very nice but the merchandise was much more expensive than in other ports.
Did Whale watching and Bear search trip. Amazing wildlife sightings. Got to see both whales and bears. But the best part was our tour guide on the Bear search. Native Haida Indian. He was a wonderful story teller and shared so much about their culture.
Took the Forest and Nature Tram excursion, which left 15 minutes late. As expected it was slow, laid back and so mostly the rainforest and the water.
We whale-watched in the am and then did the bear viewing. The Native guide aboard the boat was most interesting, but he still pushed for sales on locally mad art/croche. Saw some whale activity, and three bears.