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Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Icy Strait Point can be found in Hoonah, Alaska. Once a logging town, Hoonah is a lively fishing community and home to the world’s largest Tlingit Village. The Huna Tlingit were the first to occupy Glacier Bay until the Little Ice Age forced them to migrate to the area that is known today as Hoonah. Alaska Native-owned-and-operated Icy Strait Point was built around this area in order to support the local community.

Cruise ship and kayaks at Icy Strait Point Alaska
Cruise ship and kayaks at Icy Strait Point.


Hoonah is known for its boundless wilderness, fishing expeditions, and traditional Alaskan heritage. Once ashore, explore everything Hoonah has to offer. Spend the day at the beaches, natural trails, museums, or boardwalks and docks. You also have the option to explore the bay by catamaran or kayak. End the day enjoying the views from the old cannery, dining on fresh king crab or halibut and chips!

Here are some of the most popular activities in Icy Strait Point:


There are lots of great shopping options at Icy Strait Point. This is a great destination for those looking to find a variety of regional goods in the form of souvenirs, clothing, locally made woodworking goods, salmon products, and books.

Scenic Mountain Ascent and ZipRider® Zip Line

This exhilarating ride is for the brave! Soar through the sky at 96 km per hour on this 1.65 km-long thrill ride. Close your eyes as you plummet on the 396 metre vertical drop!

ATV Expedition

Roam the land via an ATV while soaking up stunning valley, mountain, and ocean views along the ride. As you ride through the trails, you will encounter panoramic views of the pristine waters and the rocky shoreline. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife like seals basking on the shoreline or whales breaching in the distance. Don’t miss the cascading waterfalls tucked away in the forest!

Whales, Wildfire, and Brown Bear Search

Take a high-speed catamaran ride and keep an eye out for orcas, sea lions, seals, humpback whales, bald eagles, and other Alaskan creatures.

Forest, Nature, and Hoonah Sightseeing with Tribal Dance

Journey through the forest, explore the beach and learn about the history of this former logging town. Then take your seat at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance.

Kayak Adventure

Paddle a 2-person wilderness kayak accompanied by a safety-certified local guide along the Hoonah waterfront. This is another great way to observe the native wildlife and coastal birds. Explore the serene coves and inlets that are only accessible by kayak. These secluded spots offer the perfect opportunity to appreciate the quiet beauty of Alaska’s wilderness.

In Alaska's Wildest Kitchen

Enjoy an authentic culinary experience with an Alaskan fishing expert and wilderness chef. Learn about local seafood, preservation techniques, and how to grill up the day’s catch!

Tree Top Adventure Park and Ropes Course

Challenge yourself against the treetop obstacles and zip lines on self-guided courses, ranging in difficulty from very easy to challenging, making this the perfect all-family adventure.

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