Icy Strait Hoonah Scenic Drive Excursion Reviews

Take a scenic drive along the northern Inside Passage and through Hoonah -- Alaska's largest Huna Tlingit village amid a stretch of incredible scenery and wildlife.
Lovely drive and guide very knowledgeable.
Sail Date: June 2019
Lovely drive and guide very knowledgeable. However it would have been good to hear more about the area and less about the legendary stories. Ok to hear one or two but five or six is too many.
Lovely drive and guide very knowledgeable. However it would have been good to hear more about the area and less about the legendary stories. Ok to hear one or two but five or six is too many. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
great dancers and 3 of us ladies got to dance with the female elder
Sail Date: May 2019
great dancers and 3 of us ladies got to dance with the female elder
great dancers and 3 of us ladies got to dance with the female elder Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Interesting private road tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
Interesting private road tour. Met some locals, learned about life in Hoonah.
Interesting private road tour. Met some locals, learned about life in Hoonah. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very informative by the guide but expensive for what it was.
Sail Date: May 2018
Very informative by the guide but expensive for what it was.
Very informative by the guide but expensive for what it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
See how canoes and totems are made.
Sail Date: July 2017
See how canoes and totems are made.
See how canoes and totems are made. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
My son loved the bus ride to town, great little shops.
Sail Date: July 2017
My son loved the bus ride to town, great little shops. Nice people in town. Fun to be so close to the Alaskan Bush People's "Browntown."
My son loved the bus ride to town, great little shops. Nice people in town. Fun to be so close to the Alaskan Bush People's "Browntown." Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
There really wasn't much of a tour so the guide told us his life story
Sail Date: June 2017
There really wasn't much of a tour so the guide told us his life story
There really wasn't much of a tour so the guide told us his life story Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This is a port that is trying to make itself a tourist destination with nothing to show.
Sail Date: August 2016
This is a port that is trying to make itself a tourist destination with nothing to show. Stay on the ship and enjoy a massage.
This is a port that is trying to make itself a tourist destination with nothing to show. Stay on the ship and enjoy a massage. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Next to whale watching, this simple tram ride was our favorite.
Sail Date: July 2016
Next to whale watching, this simple tram ride was our favorite. A quiet tram ride through the forest and to the beach narrated by locals. Very refreshing!
Next to whale watching, this simple tram ride was our favorite. A quiet tram ride through the forest and to the beach narrated by locals. Very refreshing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Something we did not expect
Sail Date: June 2016
Something we did not expect
Something we did not expect Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We then walked on a short shore line beach trail that starts to the left of where the ship’s dock ...
Sail Date: May 2016
We then walked on a short shore line beach trail that starts to the left of where the ship’s dock ends on shore. The trail proceeds into a woodland area that is very green with ferns, etc. Seemed like “Fairyland.” The walk was not ... Read More
We then walked on a short shore line beach trail that starts to the left of where the ship’s dock ends on shore. The trail proceeds into a woodland area that is very green with ferns, etc. Seemed like “Fairyland.” The walk was not long, maybe ½ mile total, and fun. Then we walked into Hoonah. There is a shelter here just outside the local clan house where they were building canoes in the traditional Indian style. This was not being done for the Tourists, but rather for use in future clan activities. They were very friendly, even when we interrupted them to ask what they were doing, and they described how the canoes are made. We were told that they also make the totem poles (think of them as family crests) there too, and on any given day you can see something different going on here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Enjoyed the mall and shop and crab legs.
Sail Date: August 2015
Enjoyed the mall and shop and crab legs. The tour of the town by bus was led by a very nice young lady named Jessie, I believe. Loved her sharing the history and culture of the tribes. The tribal show was very nicely down.
Enjoyed the mall and shop and crab legs. The tour of the town by bus was led by a very nice young lady named Jessie, I believe. Loved her sharing the history and culture of the tribes. The tribal show was very nicely down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Would recommend walking, and not taking the old bus that does this tour.
Sail Date: August 2015
Would recommend walking, and not taking the old bus that does this tour. We saw the guides relatives fishing boat. The highlight was seeing a bald eagle nest near the guides former school. The guide then does the Tribal Dance......
Would recommend walking, and not taking the old bus that does this tour. We saw the guides relatives fishing boat. The highlight was seeing a bald eagle nest near the guides former school. The guide then does the Tribal Dance...... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not much to see here but did enjoy learning about the local culture and plants.
Sail Date: June 2015
Not much to see here but did enjoy learning about the local culture and plants.
Not much to see here but did enjoy learning about the local culture and plants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Native guide was very good.
Sail Date: June 2015
Native guide was very good.
Native guide was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Informative.
Sail Date: June 2015
Informative.
Informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was more of a bus ride to the city.
Sail Date: May 2015
This was more of a bus ride to the city. We walked around to see the sights. Had a good time and walked back. It was close and we were able to see more wild life.
This was more of a bus ride to the city. We walked around to see the sights. Had a good time and walked back. It was close and we were able to see more wild life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a really nice excursion, probably my favorite of the trip.
Sail Date: May 2015
This was a really nice excursion, probably my favorite of the trip. Whales, ravens, seals, eagles, oh my!
This was a really nice excursion, probably my favorite of the trip. Whales, ravens, seals, eagles, oh my! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was a nice ride through the rain forest.
Sail Date: May 2015
It was a nice ride through the rain forest. I appreciated how the driver stopped and let everyone collect shells from the shore. The driver was informative and could be easily heard. The tribal dance wad well demonstrated and the facility ... Read More
It was a nice ride through the rain forest. I appreciated how the driver stopped and let everyone collect shells from the shore. The driver was informative and could be easily heard. The tribal dance wad well demonstrated and the facility was well maintained. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If you don't (or at our age can't) take the zip line, not much on Hoonah.
Sail Date: July 2012
If you don't (or at our age can't) take the zip line, not much on Hoonah. This was a disappointment
If you don't (or at our age can't) take the zip line, not much on Hoonah. This was a disappointment Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises