Whale Watching

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Price: $254.00   Sale Price: $189.00   Save: $65.00
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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 or Soda
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 Must be able to step on/off the boat.

Icy Strait Whale Watching

Enjoy the perfect small-group adventure on this fun whale watching tour. Each Icy Strait whale watching excursion is limited to 18 passengers, so you can be sure you'll avoid the masses and have a personalized experience. Climb aboard and witness these majestic creatures in their pristine habitat!

This Icy Strait excursion will provide you with the opportunity to view magnificent marine mammals in the most beautiful part of the country with a professional crew, on-board a custom-built, state-of-the-art whale watching vessel. The cabin cruiser offers a soft, enjoyable ride, and is considered one of the safest boats in the industry. It includes a heated cabin and a bathroom.

While our guests absorb the spectacular atmosphere of whales surfacing, with the scenic background of Southeast Alaska, we assist with interpretation from our local naturalist and also offer light snacks and beverages. We are committed to making memorable experiences and we take a lot of pride in being able to cater to the smaller group sizes of 18 and under to make your trip more personable.

In addition to viewing whales, we always find a variety of other animals that can include seals, sea lions, bald eagles, porpoise, and even an occasional deer or bear on the shoreline. Our experienced captains know these waters well, and have had a 100% viewing success rate over the past six years. We guarantee that you will see at least a whale or an orca or your money will be completely refunded. Get the personalized custom trip that you deserve in Icy Strait.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  75 ReviewsReview This Tour
Whale watching
September 22, 2019
Great excursion! It was a small boat— only 14 of us. The captain and naturalist were very knowledgeable. We saw humpback and orca whales and seals. The captain used a drone to get great aerial shots of the whales and shared with those who wanted it.
Reviewer: Janice McMahon
5 Stars
September 22, 2019
Just exceptionnal A little group and a lot to see
Reviewer: Gaetan Filion
5 Stars
Exceeded expectations!
September 21, 2019
This was an amazing experience for 2 people who have never seen whales outside of captivity! Josh and his colleagues were great & even though we had a hiccup that delayed our start, they stepped right in to fill our time with a scenic drive rather than leave us waiting in the parking lot! Quick on their feet to keep us happy! And once on the boat, we saw whales up close and personal! It was quite a thrill and we enjoyed this young man's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for what he does!!
Reviewer: KathyD
5 Stars
Whale Watching Hoonah
September 18, 2019
Great captain and crew (naturalist) discussed a lot of history of the area as well as discussion of hump back whales. Both the Captain and the Naturalist were true outdoor people who enjoyed their work. Small group of folks on the boat which allowed for individualized question answering and attention. Able to see 6 hump back whales feeding together
Reviewer: Bernie Wharton
5 Stars
Incredible experience
September 12, 2019
I was so pleased with this excursion. It is one of the most exciting experiences I've ever been a part of. This excursion was well worth the money we spent and I would do it all over again. We only had 12 people on our boat and we had many upclose encounters with orcas and humpback whales. So close, in fact, that we could have almost touched them. Book it!!!
Reviewer: Lisa Coey
5 Stars
Best excursion of our trip
September 11, 2019
Fantastic experience all around. There were 16 people on our boat and everyone had a front row view of the amazing whales. Pick up and drop off was right on time. I would do this trip again and recommend them to friends and family.
Reviewer: Sarah
5 Stars