Taste of Hoonah

Taste of Hoonah
Price: $79.00
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Taste of Hoonah

This 2-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.

On your next stop, you will visit Icy Strait Brewing, which is one of South East Alaskas' hidden treasures! Using crisp fresh water from the lkocal mountain streams of Chichagof Island, this brewing company crafts several types of beer on site. For guests who are guests who are 21 and older, you will get a token which can be exchanged for a flight of 3 beers (a light, a medium and a dark beer), and you can sample some fresh popcorn seasoned with a locally sourced Kelp Blend seasoning.

Conclude your tour at the Hoonah Beach House, where you can enjoy a delicious Alaskan seafood entree with lemonade and a side. You'll have the opportunity to try either a BBQ salmon meal or a 1/2 Dungeness Crab meal depending on what is in season, as you sit out on the deck and looking over the water. The Hoonah Beach House is in a very beautiful area of Hoonah and provides a calming view of the water, where you may even have an opportunity to spot some humpback whales--right off the deck!

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
2 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Dungeness Crab or Salmon (depending on what is in season) and flight of 3 beers
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 Stars4.8 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour
July 08, 2019
This again was a great tour. We enjoyed the scenic spots and the guide was a local Indian chief. He provided a lot of the local history. Also we missed the tour since it took us more time than we anticipated to get off the ship and to the meeting area. We called their number and someone came to pick us up and take us to join the tour. Great service.
Reviewer: Jennifer Ally
4 Stars
First visit to Alaska
October 09, 2018
Nice peaceful village. We were blessed with sunshine and a friendly tour guide. Also, enjoyed the Alaskan beer and snacks.
Reviewer: Henry Pope
5 Stars
September 23, 2018
We really enjoyed this tour but thought there would be more, but only because we didn't realize how small Hoonah is. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Howe
4 Stars
September 10, 2018
Great trip Tour Guide was excellent Even exteded the tour one extra hour since he did not have any other tours that afternoon
Reviewer: Dudley Kortright
5 Stars
Nice tour and guide
September 10, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Jon Rossmiller
5 Stars
Hoonah Sightseeing
September 10, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Joanne Marble
5 Stars