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Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Nearby Alaska's largest Tlingit village exists a uniquely Alaskan place - lcy Strait Point.

Hoonah, meaning "village by the cliff," is home to the Huna Tlingit who have occupied this area for thousands of years. Local legend tells how they were forced from their ancestral home in Glacier Bay by advancing glaciers, resulting in their relocation to and settlement of Hoonah.

In 1912, the Hoonah Packing Co. built a large cannery one mile north of town. After only five years of operation, the cannery at Icy Strait Point turned out 152,505 cases of one-pound cans of salmon, the largest pack ever achieved in Alaska.

Today, Hoonah is home to nearly 750 residents. Visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, opportunities to see wildlife and the vast wilderness that surrounds this unique village. Icy Strait's waters have yielded record-breaking halibut and salmon catches and provide summer-long access to all five species of salmon. Chichagof Island, on which Icy Strait Point is located, supports one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world and sightings are common.

Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hoonah
  • Whale Watching
  • Bear Search
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Alaska Cuisine
  • ZipRider*

More about Icy Strait Point, Alaska Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures -

    Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go ATV riding, whale watching, bear searching, hiking, kayaking, ziplining and more.

  • Arts & Culture -

    A site not to be missed is the Heritage Center Theater. Experience an interactive performance showcasing the rich heritage of southeast Alaska through interpretive song, dance and storytelling.

  • Hoonah -

    This authentic Alaska Native village was established when the Tlingits were forced from their ancestral lands by advancing glaciers. You can really go back to basics here; the community has few paved roads and no stoplights.

  • Whale Watching -

    Stunning Point Adolphus is one of Alaska's premier whale-watching sites. Orcas, humpbacks, Steller sea lions and harbor seals congregate here each summer to feed in the nutrient-rich waters.

  • Bear Search -

    The Alaska coastal brown (grizzly) bear flourishes on beautiful Chichagof Island when the salmon are running and the berries are ripe. View them from a platform overlooking the Spasski River.

  • Glacier Bay National Park -

    Glacier Bay National Park, a World Heritage Site, encompasses 3.3 million acres and is part of the world's largest internationally protected area. It features snowcapped mountains and deep fjords.

  • Alaska Cuisine -

    Sample some of the delicious local seafood that is enjoyed all over the world, including wild salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab and more. Learn fisherman's lore and try your hand at grilling some of the locally caught catch.

  • ZipRider* -

    Experience the largest ZipRider cable ride in the world at 1,300 feet above sea level. Adventure seekers will thrill at the 5,330-foot-long descent that could reach a maximum speed of 60 mph! *Trademark

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Easy Hoonah: Scenic Drive with Tribal Dance

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-110 P S 2 - 1 1 0

Easy Activity

From $84.95

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Easy Hoonah: Scenic Drive with Tribal Dance (Wheelchair Accessible)

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-111 P S 2 - 1 1 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $84.95

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SkyGlider Mountaintop Gondola

1 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-140 P S 2 - 1 4 0

Easy Activity

From $49.95

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SkyGlider Mountaintop Gondola & Forest Tram

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-145 P S 2 - 1 4 5

Easy Activity

From $99.95

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Seafood Feast & Tribal Dance Show

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-305 P S 2 - 3 0 5

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $129.95

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Seafood Feast & Tribal Dance Show (Wheelchair Accessible)

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-306 P S 2 - 3 0 6

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $129.95

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Local Connections: Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen with Alaskan Chef

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-310 P S 2 - 3 1 0

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $89.95

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Local Connections: Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen with Alaskan Chef (Wheelchair Accessible)

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-311 P S 2 - 3 1 1

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $89.95

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Discover the Birds of Hoonah

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-330 P S 2 - 3 3 0

Moderate Activity

From $199.95

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ZipRider Adventure & SkyGlider Mountaintop Gondola

1.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-400 P S 2 - 4 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $189.95

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Wilderness Hike

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-475 P S 2 - 4 7 5

Moderate Activity

From $119.95

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Back Country Jeep Adventure

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-500 P S 2 - 5 0 0

Easy Activity

From $199.95

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A T V Expedition

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-510 P S 2 - 5 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $234.95

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Halibut Fishing

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-560 P S 2 - 5 6 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $399.95

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Whales & Wildlife Cruise

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-600 P S 2 - 6 0 0

Easy Activity

From $189.95

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Whale Watching & Seafood Feast

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-605 P S 2 - 6 0 5

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $264.95

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Best of Icy Strait Point: Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

5.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-610 P S 2 - 6 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $294.95

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Ocean Raft Adventure

2 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-700 P S 2 - 7 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $174.95

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Icy Strait Kayak Adventure

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-770 P S 2 - 7 7 0

Strenuous Activity

From $154.95

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Remote Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

2.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | PS2-870 P S 2 - 8 7 0

Moderate Activity

From $129.95

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