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whale watching icy strait pointWhale watching around Icy Strait Point goes far beyond sitting on a boat, squinting for a quick peak at a whale. It is a well-rounded experience that provides a deep dive into the world of Alaska’s beautiful wildlife, beyond just whales.

The beauty of whale watching around Icy Strait Point is that it is one of the most successful areas for spotting whales. Whale watching excursions are sold at many Alaska ports of call, but in reality, you may come off the boat disappointed.

Here’s where we come in! Hooked Adventures is here to tell you exactly why, where, and how to whale watch. Whether that’s with our tours (we hope it is!) or other companies in the area, Icy Strait Point will not disappoint.

Why Go Whale Watching?

Whale watching is the ultimate activity to enjoy the wonders of Alaska because it is action-packed and provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Here’s a secret: Whale watching isn’t just about the whales!

Besides whales breaching and bubble feeding, you will enjoy sea lions, bears, deer, eagles and sea otters. The trick is to go with a guide who knows exactly how to find these beautiful opportunities in a safe manor.

After a whale watching trip, you will leave with memories of Alaska’s majestic wildlife right in their natural habitat. What better way is there to fully immerse yourself in state known for its beautiful scenery and robust wildlife?

Why Whale Watching In Icy Strait Point?

Whale watching is a popular activity in Alaska, especially for tourists passing through. When looking for the best places to go whale watching in Alaska, it can be hard to find that ideal port.

Icy Strait is the perfect place to experience the wonders of whale watching if you are looking for a personal and memorable adventure.

This area provides humpback whales a bountiful food source. Pt. Adolphus is specifically well known for humpbacks congregating because of the concentration of food. What does that mean for you? Plenty of whales to gaze at with no-risk of a disappointing excursion!

An additional bonus is low boat traffic in the area. With few other boats sharing the waters, you are more likely to enjoy a private and personable experience. You won’t have to worry about other tourist or fishing boats blocking that picture-perfect moment!

Why Hooked Adventures For Whale Watching?

Not to toot our own horn, but Hooked Adventures is lead by an experienced captain that has over 1000 three-hour whale watching trips. He was trained under a knowledgable mentor in viewing whale behavior, whale identification, and wildlife observation habits. Simply put, you will have the best of the best guiding your tour!

Take a quick look at whale watching on our boat:


Our Alaskan cruises are focused on educating visitors about how this port city was developed and the migration of spawning salmon that generates an upsurge in wildlife activity – all in search of food sources.

There are few places on Earth that can boast 112 different types of mammals, thousands of species of fish, and 489 recorded species of birds! We will have you sitting back and enjoying informative narratives, a pleasant boat ride, and many opportunities for wildlife sightseeing and historical Hoonah highlights.

Interested in a whale watching tour with Hooked Adventures? Contact us here!