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    What to Expect
    After arriving to Hoonah, AK on your cruise ship you will get off the ship and walk through the Welcome Center building. From there walk down the gravel path to the "excursions hub" this will be about a 10 min walk. Maraiya will be there waiting with a sign that says "Hoonah Whale Tours" Once the whole group has met in the excursions hub, you will be driven into town to meet Captain Joardan at the boat. Once on the boat you will drive out into Icy Strait and look for all sorts of Southeast AK wildlife. There will be homemade blueberry muffins, granola bars, chips, and beverages as well. Captain Joardan grew up in Juneau, AK and spent his summers in Hoonah, AK. You can learn all about the alaskan way of life while enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching the whales.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Excursion Hub
    Departure Time
    Departure times vary with each cruise sho[ip
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our Captain & First Mate were first rate. Great interpretation of both the natural and cultural history of Hoonah and Icy Strait. We lost track of the number of humpback whales that were feeding and breaching all around us. We also got close looks at many Sea Otters & Steller
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    The tour became the highlight of our Cruise to Alaska in July 2019. Captain Jordan and his wife Maraiya are such a great hosts. The tour is very well organized, starting from the first communication, directions for pick up and condition of the boat. The boat is immaculate and
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    Really a great and beautiful experience. I would recommend this tour over the other bigger boats! Really a great company with great people!
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    Five of us from our Cruise Critic roll call (for Holland America Amsterdam) went out whale watching a few weeks ago with Captain Jordan and the trip did not disappoint! The boat is immaculate and incredibly comfortable both in the cabin and out on the decks and we loved being
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    Great tour with a fantastic captain. This is a family run business that caters to each tour group. We had a total of 6 tourist on our trip, so you all received personal attention to detail. The ship was in excellent shape and spotless. We were picked up at the tour center (2
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    About the operator
    By: Hoonah Whale Tours
    99 reviews
    LowcountryLad123
    10
    Whales Galore!
    Our Captain & First Mate were first rate. Great interpretation of both the natural and cultural history of Hoonah
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    Norman F
    Lewiston, Maine
    93
    whale watching
    Even though it was raining we had an opportunity to see some whales and other sealife and interesting excursion
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    Vanessa M
    San Francisco, California
    22981406
    Great experiencd
    We were amazingly lucky to have a clear calm day to watch the whales in the bay. It was wonderful just to watching
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    lana094
    New Jersey
    3322
    Great tour with great hosts!
    The tour became the highlight of our Cruise to Alaska in July 2019. Captain Jordan and his wife Maraiya are such
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    nathank1979
    10
    Great whale watching!!!
    Really a great and beautiful experience. I would recommend this tour over the other bigger boats! Really a great
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    1MileHighTraveler
    Colorado
    1828
    Beautiful morning out on the water
    Five of us from our Cruise Critic roll call (for Holland America Amsterdam) went out whale watching a few weeks
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    timwc845
    31
    Great Personalized Tour
    Great tour with a fantastic captain. This is a family run business that caters to each tour group. We had a total
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    kmmska
    McKinney, Texas
    144
    Great Time
    We had a great time on this whale watching trip. The captain knew exactly where to go. We saw many whales and
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    TMish2014
    Erial, New Jersey
    16344
    Simply perfect. Favorite excursion in Alaska!
    My wife, kids (22, 22, 17, 17) and I took this tour and LOVED it!! Maraiya was so easy and pleasant to deal
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    ronloegering
    Hudson, Wisconsin
    20
    Private Excursion During Cruise Stop
    Captain Joardan and wife Maraiya offer a wonderful experience for whale watching. We picked Hoonah Whale Tours
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    Bobfromnova
    North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    3720
    July Cruise Stop
    Booked this tour on our own when cruise ship had no availability. Family business offering friendly and efficient
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    zippysmom35
    Vancouver, Canada
    40
    Just as promised
    Family business run very professionally. Everything was as represented from the pick- up at the cruise ship to
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    MarlarV23
    20
    Amazing Experience
    Wonderful morning whale watching. We picked this trip because we did not want to be on a large boat trying to
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    DayTrip41066
    10
    Excellent tour.
    More than we thought we would see. Breaching Humpback whales but the added bonus of two Killer whale pods, seals
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    Bubbs3333
    Port Dover, Canada
    296
    Amazing Whale Tour
    Jordan and his wife were excellent hosts from booking to tour. Every question was answered. They even coordinated
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    Key Details
    • Hoonah Whale Tours
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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