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Glacier Wind Charters

Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours in Icy Strait Point, Alaska

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Join our Family on an Icy Strait Whale Watching Adventure!

Glacier Wind Charters

Your visit to Alaska may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We’ll make sure you have a high-quality and memorable whale watching trip with us. This means going a little further to find that something special or staying a little longer to enjoy a whale that started breaching at what was to be the last minute. We work hard to make the most of the time you spend with us, starting with a prompt response from Teresa to your initial email or phone call. We’ll provide thorough answers to all questions you might have about our tours, the Icy Strait area or about Alaska in general.

We have refined and upgraded our service through the years to make your time on the water with us as memorable, comfortable, and safe as possible. APOGEE (up to 13 passengers) and CATABATIC (up to six guests) have been designed with one goal in mind; to maximize your small-group whale watching experience. Their design allows you to walk completely around the perimeter on a solid deck with sturdy rails so there is never a view that is obstructed. The boats are the smoothest riding and most stable vessels available. The cabins are fully enclosed, heated with comfortable forward-facing seats, and have large windows on all sides to allow great visibility even while traveling and viewing from inside the cabin. The boats are even equipped with a restroom.

We welcome the opportunity to be your personal point-of-contact in Alaska and are privileged to have made so many friends of our guests through the years.

Experience Majestic Whales Up-Close with Glacier Wind Charters!

Whales & A Superior Touch!

"I was so excited to see the wildlife and it was fabulous, but the family that runs this company is fantastic. From the minute they meet you, the service, care, and top notch professionalism is off the charts. It's mid Sept. and they could pack it in, but we were treated as their first trip ever! I can't imagine that any group could do it better and we saw so many whales! Best excursion on our trip!"

– Tour4. Tripadvisor
More Than!

"This is a family run business and they made our small group feel like we were part of the family. We saw whales, otters, seals, and more. Nothing was rushed, the father and son crew were passionate and caring, and you could tell this was more than just their job. Highly recommend, 10 out of 10."

– Jimmysalyers. Tripadvisor
Gave Us Whales!

"Saw great reviews so convinced friends to go with me. What a great adventure! Saw Orcas. Saw humpbacks bubble feeding. Teresa was great in managing booking. Run by nice family. Sturdy clean nice boats. Has indoor area to warm up if needed and outdoor areas to get closer to the whales. Great for photographers. The highlight of my cruise to Alaska."

– Roving7. Tripadvisor

"By far, this was the best day I have ever spent with the whales - without exception. (and I have done MANY whale watching tours - in Australia, Iceland, Maine, Massachusetts, Puerto Vallarta, and Hawaii). Glacier Wind Charters deserves all of the credit! Actually, Teresa and her husband, Captain Shawn do... they are an independent, locally owned and operated family business. I wanted to go whale watching in Hoonah (Icy Strait)."

– travelswithtracy. Tripadvisor