3.5 hours | Up to 6 guests | 360 ° views of wildlife
Glacier Wind Charters provides customized, small group tours aboard Kohola and Catabatic, our specially designed whale watching catamarans. Our tours are three and a half hours in duration and have a maximum of six guests. 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.
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 Captainsput you in the middle of the action aboard a catamaran specially designed to maximize the whale watching experience for no more than six guests. 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 comfortable restroom.
"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!"
"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
"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
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