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Icy Strait Point: An Accessible Alaskan Experience

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Discover Icy Strait Point: An Accessible Alaskan Experience

Icy Strait Point, a highlight nestled within the serene landscapes of Hoonah, Alaska, represents a confluence of nature’s grandeur and human resilience. Here, in Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village, the wilderness embraces the cultural tapestry of the Tlingit people, making it not just a destination but a gateway to learning, adventure, and exploration.

A Hub of Adventure and Culture

Located in Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village, Icy Strait Point is not just a tourist stop. It’s an immersive experience offering over 20 thrilling tours, a historical 1912 salmon cannery, nature trails, and authentic Alaskan dining and shopping experiences. Here, eagles rule the skies, whales dance in the waters, and the echoes of Tlingit culture resonate in modern livelihood.

From the exhilarating wilderness adventures to moments of quiet wonder on the beach, visitors find themselves enveloped in the very essence of Alaska—a dream long cherished, now realized.

Commendable Sustainable Tourism

Stepping into Icy Strait Point, visitors are treated to an environment where eagles rule the skies and whales signify the rich marine life, reflecting the Alaska of your dreams. Beyond the scenic panorama, Icy Strait Point is a celebrated model of responsible tourism, having garnered accolades for its sustainable practices. Managed by the Huna Totem Corporation, it exemplifies a community-driven venture where profits are channeled back into local development. The majority of the enthusiastic staff are Hoonah natives, individuals dedicated to weaving authentic experiences for visitors with threads of awe-inspiring natural beauty and indigenous culture.

A Thrilling Array of Adventures

Icy Strait Point’s commitment to an immersive Alaskan experience is evident in its array of tours and adventures, each promising unique thrills and memories. Feel the rush on the world’s largest ZipRider, traverse treetop canopies in the Adventure Park & Zipline Course, or witness the majestic dance of marine life on a 100% guaranteed whale-watching tour. For wildlife enthusiasts, the Wildlife and Bear Search presents an unmissable opportunity to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. Alternatively, explore the rugged terrains with an ATV & Jeep Expedition, offering an adrenaline-fueled exploration of this Alaskan frontier.

Embracing the Tlingit Cultural Heritage

Every aspect of Icy Strait Point pays homage to the Tlingit cultural heritage, from its operations to its offerings. Visitors gain profound insights into the Tlingit history and values, visible in the architecture, the museum’s historical accounts, and the captivating Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends performances. This deep-rooted respect for culture transforms a visit into a journey through the living history of the Tlingit people.

Accessibility: A Priority, Not an Afterthought

Though a celebrated cruise destination, Icy Strait Point welcomes all. To ensure your spot in this confluence of culture and adventure, we recommend booking tours through your cruise line or our website. Please feel free to contact our team with any questions at info@icystraitpoint.com and here is a list of cruise partners we work with. For accessibility information it is advisable to contact the cruise lines individually.

Our Cruise Partners: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland AmericaSeabournRegent Seven SeasPrincessCruisesNorwegian Cruise LineDisneyCarnivalOceaniaCunardVikingWindstar, and Hurtigruten.

Inclusivity is woven into the fabric of Icy Strait Point, ensuring the wonders of Alaska are accessible to all. Icy Strait Point isn’t just a destination; it’s where the wild frontier meets heartfelt hospitality. It’s where every path and trail, story and dance, contributes to a tapestry of unforgettable memories, woven by the hands of those who know Alaska best. Your journey here supports a community, sustains a culture, and breathes life into the enduring legacy of the Tlingit people.

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