This 1.5-hour tour is a perfect introduction to the small, close-knit village of Hoonah located on Chichagof Island, the 5th largest in the United States.
This unique tour starts with a short but scenic ride to the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska. Hoonah is many things in a small package: a lively fishing village, an old logging town and a beautiful place to visit. Your friendly guide will take you on an excursion through this fishing village, stopping along the way for photo opportunities while giving you information about living in Alaska and living off the land. Learn how the early Tlingit Indians migrated from the shores of Glacier Bay and how the entire village of Hoonah burned down in 1944.
Discover how the village almost doubles in size over the summer months as a myriad of fishers, boaters, hunters and hikers flock to the area to take advantage of the abundant wildlife and gorgeous nature settings.
Conclude your tour at the Icy Strait Lodge where you can enjoy an icy Alaskan beer and a trio sampler plate of mouthwatering, local seafood while looking out over a beautiful scenic slough. The Icy Strait Lodge is in a very beautiful area of Hoonah. The waterside of the lodge has a southern exposure where three waterways converge on a constantly changing "tidal flat" which combines to provide a remarkably beautiful and ever-changing panorama. The locations beauty and interaction with wildlife have led this remarkable view to be known as "Nature's Theater".
Book now and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture that is Hoonah and Alaska!