Icy Strait Point

About Icy Strait Point

Icy Strait Point is Alaska Native owned-and-operated cruise ship port/resort, with all profits directly supporting the community of Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. With over 30 exciting tours, 6 themed restaurants with our own brewery, a restored 1912 salmon cannery and museum, nature trails, and even a beach! Icy Strait Point is the port for adventure. Fly down the world's largest ZipRider, whale-watch in the nutrient-rich waters of Port Frederick and Point Adolphus, search for the coastal brown bears that inhabit the area, and soar high above in a helicopter. Located on Chichagoff Island which is home to more brown bears than humans, its a place where eagles soar overhead and whales are regularly seen just offshore. Surrounded by towering rainforest and set against the backdrop of mist-shrouded mountains, guests and associates can truly immerse themselves in our wilderness environment.


Kayak Guide

May 2019 - August 2019 Hoonah, AK
“My job involved constant amazing new experiences, as I took out tours ranging from 5-35 people, mostly from the cruise ships. The wildlife and views along the tour were incredible and never got old even 3 months in to the season. Highlights would include close encounters with humpback whales, (almost) guaranteed bald eagle sightings, porpoises, and coastal brown bears. The job also involved sharing stories and rich culture from the Native Tlingit people, and attempting to share as much as their culture as possible in the tour. This had the effect of making me much more comfortable in public speaking, as it was a skill that I needed to use every day.”
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