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Whale Watching Tour

See Humpback whales as they make their seasonal migrations through the Alaskan Inside Passage near Glacier Bay and Point Adopholous every year, and witness Orcas (Killer Whales) in their natural habitat.

This wildlife tour also affords you the chance to see bears, seals, & other land and sea life.

Trip Highlights

  • Three (3) hour total trip from pick up to drop off.
  • Accommodates up to six (6) people. Families welcome!
  • Chance to see other wildlife: bears, seals, bald eagles, orcas & more.

Alaska teems with wildlife & our whale watching adventure gives you a chance to see it all.

Our Whale Watching Adventure Tour is our premier sightseeing excursion. Hooked Adventures offers historical and wildlife information as we cruise near Hoonah, AK and Icy Strait.

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.

Visit the historical Icy Strait Point Cannery, see current logging operations, and cruise out to Icy Strait, known for its humpback whales. Icy Strait is a great place to see wildlife – especially humpback whales – and soak up some of the age-old history of Alaska.

This tour is a must for all sea mammal enthusiasts. 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! Sit back and enjoy informative narratives, a pleasant boat ride, and many opportunities for wildlife sightseeing and historical Hoonah highlights all packed into one tour.

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Whale Watching

Begin your historical and wildlife Alaskan cruise directly from the main docks of the cruise ships. When you exit your ship, your boat captain will be waiting for you!

From there, we’ll guide you to your boat. We place a big emphasis on safety and comfort. Our boats have heat, walk-in heads, and other sister boats in the fleet (if needed).

See Killer Whales in Ketchikan

From the gate of Icy Strait Cannery, we’ll journey southbound toward Hoonah City Dock.

Experience the living culture of southeast Alaska’s locals. Here you can view the working fishing boats of the community and see the community that live on their boats. The town is close knit and the ride to our boats offer good viewing of the lifestyle of living in a secluded Southeast town. Unlike other ports, you won’t be bombarded by shops and vendors on the streets. All our captains and deckhands have lived, worked, and traveled in the state.

Our historical and wildlife sightseeing cruises will answer (or try to answer) questions about living in Alaska. Housing, economy, travel needs for island communities, and much more.

Proceeding out of the harbor, you will help the captain look for killer whales (orcas), humpback whales, harbor seals and other wildlife.

During the summer, large numbers of herring come into bay and travel through Icy Strait. This brings predators to feed. The yearly spawning of salmon also catapults the entire region into a feeding frenzy and brings all things into life.

If the opportunity arises, our cruises will help you witness humpback whales bubble-feeding and orcas traveling in pods to teach hunting skills and feed their young.

Whale Watching Booking Details

If you’re traveling on an Alaskan cruise ship, it’s incredibly easy – we’ll pick you up! Independent travelers should call ahead to arrange a meeting location. Space is extremely limited in the summer and advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Ready to make your Alaska dream trip a reality? Book now.

GoPros Catch Your Whale Adventure on Film!

Our new GoPro cameras capture your entire Whale Watching Adventure trip on camera, YOUR headcam! We’ll record most of your trip so you can enjoy the memories when you go home. Please ask us when you book this trip about how to get a copy of your wildest ride in Alaska!

Visit our FAQ Page for more information about what to bring and other common questions. Our cancellation policy is 30 days or more prior to departure of cancellation for full refund.