Bear, Wilderness & Wildlife Search

Icy Strait Cruise Excursions | Bear, Wilderness & Wildlife Search
Price: $159.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier or cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled Water, Snacks
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska, dressing in layers is recommended with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible shoes that may get wet are suggested.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Due to very limited capacity, all guests must be accounted for at the time of booking, please bear this in mind when selecting the number of individuals participating on this tour. Minimum age to participate on this tour is 6 years. Also note this tour is conducted on unpaved logging roads that are dusty and bumpy, this is not a luxury tour.

Bear, Wilderness & Wildlife Search

For an in-depth look at the Icy Strait's vast wildlife, look no further. This fun Icy Strait tour takes you through Hoonah and Tongass National Forest in search of the area's most fascinating creatures. Together with your expert guide, you'll search for the amazing animals that call the Icy Strait home. Grab your camera and embark on a unique Icy Strait adventure

Your journey starts with a quick drive through Hoonah, which is home to the local Tlingit population. During your brief trek here, you'll get a quick taste of the inhabitants' way of life. Expect to see totem poles and other cultural points of interest as you make your way toward the Tongass National Forest.

Upon arriving in Tongass National Forest, your jaw will drop at the natural beauty surrounding you. Among the attractions you may see are salmon-bearing streams and scenic hillsides adorned with native flora. The route you take through the Tongass depends on your guide and the weather. Your tour leader will determine the best viewing sites for that particular day. Regardless, you're in for a treat as you journey through the forest in search of black tail deer and brown bears. The secluded area is rife with photo opportunities, so make sure your camera is fully charged.

To embark on the ultimate Icy Strait excursion, make your reservation now. This is one Icy Strait tour you don't want to miss.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  18 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing Experience
August 19, 2021
Talk about seeing the "real Alaska"! Doesn't get better than this. Our driver, Mike, was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Reviewer: Lisa
5 Stars
Terrific Adventure
December 06, 2019
We had a wonderful adventure with Becky our guide. She found the perfect spot to watch a 4 year old brown bear. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Cynthia French
5 Stars
Awesome excursion!
October 05, 2019
Our tour guide was so awesome! She wasn’t giving up until we found a bear. We walked down to the water through the trees and low and behold we saw our first bear catching salmon, so cool! Then we went back to the van and parked at the end of the bridge and waited for a bit, then we saw our second bear from afar in the river. We loved this excursion.
Reviewer: Trudy Lemke
5 Stars
Bear Watching in Icy Point Strait
October 05, 2019
Great informative guide, small group (6) rather than the masses of the cruise ship's excursions.
Reviewer: Marryanne S. Graham
5 Stars
Becky's got a gun
September 11, 2019
Saw 3 bears and a Timber Tiger (squirrel) as well as salmon waiting to die. One bear was spotted feeding on salmon. Brilliant trip with great commentary from an extremely passionate guide, Becky. The rifle was only in case of an emergency but was reassuring after tales of bears getting too close to towns and people.
Reviewer: Helen Stone
5 Stars
Review of B, W and W search
August 28, 2019
This was one of our favorite side trips in Alaska. The guide was wonderful. He took us out in beautiful area. This was our opportunity to see bear down by a river. We also liked the port of Icy Strait.
Reviewer: Meg Milani
5 Stars