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Taste of Hoonah

Price: $69.00
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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!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Seafood Sampler Trio and 1 bottle of Alaskan Beer
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to dress in layers for the changing temperatures you may encounter on this tour.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 10 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHoonahSeptember 10, 2018

Reviewer: Dudley Kortright
Great trip Tour Guide was excellent Even exteded the tour one extra hour since he did not have any other tours that afternoon

5 StarsNice tour and guideSeptember 10, 2018

Reviewer: Jon Rossmiller
Enjoyed our short tour of Hoonah and the nice food and beer sample at the end of tour. All our questions were answered and I learned a lot about the history of Hoonah. Highly recommend.

5 StarsHoonah SightseeingSeptember 10, 2018

Reviewer: Joanne Marble
Our native guide did an excellent job in explaining the history of the Island and how Icy Strait Point got to be a Cruise ship Port of Call. Not only did we get to see and hear an explanation of the settlement but our "Tastes of Hoonah" delicacies were delicious.

5 StarsGreat personable excursionSeptember 10, 2018

Reviewer: Michel Morin
A very inexpensive excursion, that really gave us a good first impression of the area. Very knowledgeable guide, even introduced us to his family. Loved the Icy Strait lodge, very 'Alaska, wild frontier, but with class!' Beautiful views.

5 StarsHoonah a BIG Gem!!August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Janice Eavenson
We had a great experience walking around the town. We have never seen so many eagles, up close. Lots of history. Skip the terrain vehicles and learn what Alaska and its people are all about.

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