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Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We had a first class skipper who was very entertaining and told us many interesting stories..About bears!,
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! We had been to Hoonah before. None of our other visits compared to this one. The captain of our boat was very experienced, his crew was very helpful, and the boat was comfortable with just the right number of guests. I got fabulous video shots with just my cell phone camera.
I plan to go again with this captain on future whale watching excursions.
Guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We saw humpback and orca whales. Several came close to the boat and we got to see them very close. It was exciting!
The whale watch adventure was the highlight of all excursions. We were blessed with an amazing captain and incredible wildlife seen in the water and on the shore. Though we were in a covered vessel, we could walk on the bow or stern to get outside and take in a better view. We loved this!
Our guide was fantastic, the boat was very nice and we saw a ton of whales. And our guide was a local, rather than a seasonal worker, so he gave us a ton of information about Alaska and Hoonah. One of the best things we did during our trip!
We were concerned because we passed up the cruise ship tour looking for a smaller tour. This was small, but not as small as we had heard about 20 people, but it was AMAZING!!! I would book this same tour three times over. We easily found the gathering point and Angie was there waiting to take us to our boat. The guideI'm so sorry I forgot his name was SOOOO knowledgeable about the wildlife and even more so about the area. He worked hard to make sure we got to see as much as possible including but not limited to humpbacks, orcas, sea lions, seals, and sea otters. It really felt like he gave us a taste of what it is like to live there. This group also gave great service and allowed us the flexibility to explore the area before providing a shuttle back to the ship at our convenience. They also operated a bear tour and would allow you to combine the two together we wanted to walk around instead. I recommend this tour to anyone who is stopping at Icy Straight Point. Don't be afraid to skip the cruise provided tour. These guys do it better.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed whale watching with Joardan and his beautiful family. It was such an intimate experience being able to share the waters with someone who's grown up on those seas most of his life. We saw several whales, sea lions, sea otters and bald eagles. Worth every penny if you are lucky enough to travel with Hoonah Whale Tours! Plus Mariah makes homemade blueberry muffins with blueberries Joardan picks himself! :
This trip was the very best with an experienced and well versed captain. We have been on nearly a half dozen whale watch trips but this was the best by far. I highly recommend the trip, the people and the experience! David
Great small boat experience, especially Cpt Paul. Saw many whales, including bubble feeding.
Renee' R United States of ...
What a magnificent experience! We saw 7 humpback whales, 2 pods of Orca, Sea Lions, a Sea Otter, Bear and more! Captain Paul was great and we would highly recommend this excursion to anyone!
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