Experience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife.
Experience an adventurous and thrilling, high-speed boat trip that takes you off-the-beaten path
Enjoy extra-close exploration and small group experience in an open-air vessel that takes you close to Alaska’s wild splendour
Discover wilderness and wildlife on a tour with no set itinerary and during which the captain takes you to the best places for wildlife sightings
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
This tour is not recommended for guests with back/neck injuries or expectant mothers.
Don rain gear, a life jacket, hat, neck gaiter (scarf), goggles and gloves before you board a 27-foot rigid hull inflatable vessel designed for high speeds and optimal manoeuvrability. Delight in the fresh ocean air and the breathtaking beauty and majesty of Alaska.
During this thrilling 1.5 hour boat ride, the captain adjusts the route based on weather conditions and wildlife viewing. Get up-close views of waterfalls, tidal flats and abundant wildlife that live along the rugged shores, including coastal brown bear and Sitka black-tailed deer. Also, keep an eye out for marine life such as sea lions, sea otters, seals, humpback whales and orcas. Bald eagles, puffins and other waterfowl may surprise you along the way.
At opportune times, the captain will stop the boat to tell you about what makes these waterways so important to the local native Tlingit. Hear a Tlingit story related to the area or learn about the subsistence lifestyle that continues to be a way-of-life in Hoonah.
Return to the dock with a greater appreciation of the natural landscape and a sense of awe that leaves you with lasting memories. Enjoy a hot beverage before returning to your ship or explore the cannery and nature trail at Icy Strait Point.
Port: Icy Strait Point
Included: Tea, coffee and hot chocolate at the end of the tour. You are provided rain gear that you will wear over your own clothing, and which will keep you warm and dry throughout your adventure. You will also be provided with life jacket, goggles, gloves, neck gaiters and hats if the weather requires them.
Remarks: Minimum age 10 years old. This tour is not recommended for guests with back/neck injuries or expectant mothers. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when considering this tour.
Walking information: Guests will be required to walk on gravel and boardwalk from the ship to outfitting area and then down to the dock where the boat ties up. At low tide the dock can be steep. Dress in layers and bring sun glasses.
Wheelchair accessible: Guests should be able to get in and out of vessel without assistance.