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Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska. Home to a historic cannery, the port's connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the beach.

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Icy Strait Point, Alaska

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Visit the historic cannery, dating back to 1930. It has been fully restored to provide visitors with a glimpse of this interesting part of Alaskan history. The original cookhouse has also been renovated for family-style dining, the Alaskan way.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take the Whale & Marine Mammals Cruise to Point Adolphus – one of Alaska's premier humpback whale-watching destinations.
  • Learn the rich cultural history of Icy Strait Point and its people at the Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends show.
  • Spin cast or fly fish along the pristine banks of Game Greek in Icy Strait Point, a prime spot for freshwater stream fishing.
  • Take a tour of the Spasski River Valley, where you will learn about the Tlingit village of Hoonah, the rainforest ecology and the habits and character of the local brown bears. You may even spot a bear!

Sporting Adventures

Ride the Worlds Largest and Highest ZipRider zip line ride. 1,624 metres long, a 396-metre vertical drop and speeds of up to 82 mph. Take an ATV tour through the wilderness and combine this with your ZipRider adventure.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Experience  the 'In Alaska's Wildest Kitchen' Culinary Tour. Your local host will fillet fresh salmon and halibut while sharing recipes and teaching you how to cook like an Alaskan. Eat at the new Duck Point Smokehouse, Original Cannery Cookhouse or the Crab Station. Don't forget to grab a speciality drink like the Alaskan Crabby Bloody Mary.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Icy Strait Point, Alaska


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 32°
Average Low 20.3° -6.5°
Mean Temperature 26° -3.33°
Record High 54° 12.22°
Record Low -20° -28.89°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.1 in 7.87 cm