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Glacier Wind Charters

Whale Watching in Icy Strait

All of us at Glacier Wind Charters are fully vaccinated and the boat is thoroughly sanitized before every tour!

Whale and Wildlife Excursion

3.5 hours | Small Groups | 360 ° views of wildlife

Glacier Wind Charters provides customized, small group tours aboard our specially designed whale watching catamarans. Our tours are three and a half hours in duration. Icy Strait is home to one of the largest summer populations of humpback whales found in Alaska and the whale watching is second to none.

From $180

Humpback whale jumping

About Glacier Wind Charters

Amazing whale watching and wildlife viewing await you when you visit Hoonah, Alaska, near Icy Strait Point.  Glacier Wind Charters is a local, family owned and operated tour business that has been providing our guests with exceptional Alaskan experiences since 1995. We can’t wait to share our knowledge of the humpback whales and Hoonah area on this personalized tour. Our tours originate from the harbor in Hoonah, Alaska, located one mile from the Icy Strait Point cruise port.

Our Captains put you in the middle of the action aboard a catamaran specially designed to maximize the whale watching experience for small groups. Our boats offer an enclosed, heated cabin with large windows and complete walk-around decks which provide unobstructed 360 degree viewing of the wildlife wherever it may appear. The catamaran hull offers the smoothest ride and most stable platform from which to enjoy the wildlife while drifting. Our comfortable and clean boats are equipped with a full complement of modern conveniences, safety equipment, and a clean restroom.

Rave Reviews

"The small boat tour was so much better than the cattle boats that the cruise ships send people out on! We came away with National Geographic quality pictures from breaching whales and bubble net feeding whales!" -TripAdvisor Review

Rave Reviews

"We had the most amazing adventure with Captain Casey! He showed us a huge pod of humpback whales that were bubble feeding, breaching, slapping the water with their fins, and having a grand time in the water. I've never seen anything like it - even with multiple trips to Alaska "- TripAdvisor Review

Rave Reviews

"What an amazing and unforgettable experience!! Captain Shawn was fantastic, friendly and fun!! A "first class" skipper with a great knowledge of the sea and all the adventures that waited us. " -TripAdvisor Review

Look for our satisfied guest reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website where we have earned a certificate of excellence, and also on Cruise Critic a very well-respected source for Cruise Reviews and News. 

Glacier Wind Charters

Glacier Wind Charters
P.O. Box 184
Hoonah, Alaska 99829

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