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Icy Strait Point - Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

Two Alaskan wildlife adventures in one! Watch whales as they feed and frolic in the waters of Icy Strait, then look for wildlife and coastal brown bears along the wild Spasski River.

  • Experience guaranteed whale sightings - 100% refund if no whale spotted. We have never given a refund since starting in 2004.
  • Enjoy the remote area and viewing platforms of the Spaaski River Valley, home to the Alaska coastal brown bear (aka grizzly bear).
  • Get optimal viewing opportunities for both whales and brown bears.
  • Take city tour of Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the world, and learn about the culture and subsistence living of the locals.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    5 hours 30 mins

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  • From

    187 €

  • Please note

    Minimum age is 8 years. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Begin your five-and-a-half-hour wilderness tour when you step aboard a high-speed catamaran for a thrilling marine wildlife cruise to Point Adolphus, just outside Glacier Bay National Park. These nutrient-rich waters support a wide array of marine life, including orca, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, and humpback whales. Whale sightings are guaranteed!

Next, enjoy a narrated drive and hear about the Tlingit village of Hoonah from your local guide while en route to the Spasski River. During the beautiful drive through the interior forests and muskegs of Chichagof Island, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as Sitka black-tail deer, woodpeckers, bald eagles, and coastal brown bears (aka grizzly bears).

Upon arrival at your destination, enjoy a short walk on trails and boardwalks over the muskeg and arrive at three viewing platforms overlooking the river. If the bears happen to be out feeding, you’ll experience a huge bonus added to an already incredible day.

Practical information

  • Language: English
  • Included: Salmon dip tasting and coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Remarks: Please dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes (water resistant). Bring rain jacket, hat and gloves and binoculars (recommended but not essential). 
    Whale sightings are guaranteed, but not bears or other wildlife. Tour order may vary.
  • Requirements: Minimum age is 8 years.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • Walking information: Tour covers approximately 800 yards (732 m) of walking over uneven terrain. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: No