Hoonah is a native Tlingit community, located in Alaska’s southeast at the base of White Alice Mountain, about 30 miles west of Juneau. Icy Strait Point is a favorite for cruise ships because of its spectacular setting, wildlife, and Tlingit hospitality.
This is a land of adventure, where you can take a magical tour, hike nature trails (be careful – there are more brown bears than people here), visit a 1912 salmon cannery and museum, shop Alaskan-owned retail shops, visit a beach, view the glaciers and even see whales from shore.
Visit the Cannery complex’s shops near the dock. There you’ll find everything from fine gold nugget jewelry, warm fashions, and souvenirs that will bring fond memories of your trip. You can also buy and ship canned wild-caught Sockeye Salmon.
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The best Icy Strait excursions are easy to find. You’ve got whale watching in Icy Strait, zipping on trails with an ATV or Jeep, world-class whale watching and fishing, or even a swim in the icy waters. Kayaking and hiking are available for the adventuresome and fit.
Take a ride on the world’s longest zipline, the Icy Point Zip rider. Afterward, stop by Icy Strait Brewing for a hand-crafted beer to calm your nerves.
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While the Duck Point Smokehouse Restaurant at Icy Strait Point is considered the landmark of eateries, with stunning views of beaches and scenery, there are several other restaurants where you can grab a bite. The Cookhouse Restaurant serves fresh halibut straight from the docks, and The Crab House serves king, snow, and Dungeness crab from local waters.
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Hoonah’s name derives from the Tlingit for "where the north wind doesn’t blow.” Hoonah is the largest Native Tlingit village in Alaska.
Icy Strait Point, built as a salmon cannery, is Hoonah’s private cruise ship destination.
Summer weather in Hoonah is generally in the low-to-mid 60s during the day and high 40s to low 50s at night.
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This 5,495-ft. zip-line is one of the world’s longest.
Witness the unbelievable sight of whales breeching.
Alaska’s salmon are some of the biggest in the world.
Located in Icy Strait Point, experience Native dancing, music, and cultural immersion with daily performances.
Enjoy a cold one at Hoonah's local brewery.
Local waters are perfect for paddling and seeing wildlife.