358 Icy Strait Cruise Reviews

Not much to do it you don't have planned excursions. The ziprider looked like fun, but we just shopped at the big store they have, a short walk from the excursion building. The big shopping area has great stuff, but I wouldn't ... Read More
Not much to do it you don't have planned excursions. The ziprider looked like fun, but we just shopped at the big store they have, a short walk from the excursion building. The big shopping area has great stuff, but I wouldn't recommend the shuttle to Hoonah...there's nothing there! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Instructions from Seabourn Ventures staff got us going. Staff accompanied and provided information about the area.
Instructions from Seabourn Ventures staff got us going. Staff accompanied and provided information about the area. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Very small tour limited to six which makes the experience much nicer. This company knows how to find the whales and they do a great job.
Very small tour limited to six which makes the experience much nicer. This company knows how to find the whales and they do a great job. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This was a quaint little village to stop in....beautiful views. If you take the hike around park, you will likely see a huge eagles nest. My family saw an eagle feeding its babies - made the walk worthwhile.
This was a quaint little village to stop in....beautiful views. If you take the hike around park, you will likely see a huge eagles nest. My family saw an eagle feeding its babies - made the walk worthwhile. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Good place to wander around on your own for a couple of hours. Not crowded and some interesting shops.
Good place to wander around on your own for a couple of hours. Not crowded and some interesting shops. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Hiked into the wilderness in search of bears. None found that day but saw evidence of their existence.
Hiked into the wilderness in search of bears. None found that day but saw evidence of their existence. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
I have booked my own excursions with local companies for years without problem (until this trip). The cruise lines keep 70% of the fees they charge, and I would rather my money go to local companies. Icy Strait Point - Here is where I ... Read More
I have booked my own excursions with local companies for years without problem (until this trip). The cruise lines keep 70% of the fees they charge, and I would rather my money go to local companies. Icy Strait Point - Here is where I have to agree with the critical reviews. This is a Norwegian only port owned and run by the Icy Strait Point Corporation. I had booked a whale watching trip through Trip Adviser. The company was owned by a member of the ISP Corp. Their boat broke down several days earlier, but they did not leave us a message on our phone, so we sat there for an hour before another local guide helped us figure out what was going on. Now, this is not Norwegian's fault. However, in any other port there are plenty of booths offering tours. Because this is a privately owned stop, there are NO other options to book a tour. Everything was sold out. We spent an hour walking through the museum and gift shops and went back to the ship. It is billed as a native village, with native crafts. Only one store had some actual local wood crafts, everything else was over priced typical tourist ware. There is a nature walk and beach walk, but my husband has a bad knee, so that was not an option. Overall, I agree that this stop is a disappointment, and way too long. This is one stop I would say book a tour through the ship, and book it early. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Always enjoy this stop. A bear had been sighted earlier that day along the beach.
Always enjoy this stop. A bear had been sighted earlier that day along the beach. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Enjoyed tour guide Glen; talking with shop owner, grill chef on street corner; totem carvets
Enjoyed tour guide Glen; talking with shop owner, grill chef on street corner; totem carvets Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Out tour guide was excellent, but the actual excursion was somewhat disappointing, But it was nice to get out in the wilds of Alaska.
Out tour guide was excellent, but the actual excursion was somewhat disappointing, But it was nice to get out in the wilds of Alaska. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We took a walk through the woods and along the nature trail after exploring the shops etc. at Cannery point and then walked into Hoonah and back - it was nice to get on land and take a good walk and it was a nice flat walk with lots to ... Read More
We took a walk through the woods and along the nature trail after exploring the shops etc. at Cannery point and then walked into Hoonah and back - it was nice to get on land and take a good walk and it was a nice flat walk with lots to look at. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
This, by definition, is a Tourist Attraption. It is a largely manufactured experience; with a zipline, restaurants, huge souvenir store, admittedly with some very nice stuff; and cannery machinery relics interspersed. We liked seeing the ... Read More
This, by definition, is a Tourist Attraption. It is a largely manufactured experience; with a zipline, restaurants, huge souvenir store, admittedly with some very nice stuff; and cannery machinery relics interspersed. We liked seeing the few pieces of machinery and explanation signs of how the old cannery worked. We walked the mile and a bit into the town of Hoonah, although there is a shuttle available. It was a Sunday, and to say not much was open is a bit of an understatement. We did have a nice visit with JJ Pate, the lady in whose yard the eagle nest is. She was very nice and told us some interesting stories about the 9 year old nest. There is not much else to see in Hoonah, but a good walk followed by a nice Alaskan beer on the deck of the restaurant back in Icy Strait Point still made for an enjoyable outing. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019

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