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Icy Strait Bear and Whale Combo Excursion

Icy Strait, Alaska / USA (Excursion ID S2206)

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  • Duration
    6 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
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  • Air-conditioned and licensed round trip transportation from your Icy Strait cruise pier area!
  • English speaking certified local guides!
  • Bear Searching!
  • Exclusive, small group van!
  • Whale watching off Point Adolphus!
  • Exclusive boat with heated cabin as well as outdoor deck space!
  • Complimentary bottled water and snack bar on boat!
  • Stop for coffee and optional lunch purchase!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Icy Strait and surrounding area!

Combine the two most popular activities in the Hoonah, Alaska area...searching for bears and watching the amazing humpback whales, all in one great day!

Make the most of your time in port...combine two of the most popular activities in this part of Alaska. You will board your custom-built, whale watching boat and motor to Point Adolphus, near the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park approximately 40 minutes away. Not only does the scenery provide amazing photo ops but the wildlife watching ahead will as well.

Here, the protected inside passage waters are teeming with herring and krill, the major staples of the migrating Humpback whale's diet which make it one of the most populated feeding grounds in Alaska for Humpback Whales. The whales travel up from Hawaii and Mexico during the winter months where they are mating and giving birth. They spend the summer months in the Alaskan waters feeding in the preparation for their 3,000-mile journey.

You will spend approximately 90 minutes on the lookout for whales bubble feeding, tail lobbing and hopefully breaching. To see this massive mammal shoot out of the water, and come back down creating a thunderous sound as it hits the water, is a sight not soon forgotten. After your whale watching experience, the boat will take you back to the dock.

The second part of your adventure involves searching for brown and black bears in their natural habitat. Where some tours go to one location and hope for the best, your local guide will take you to several different locations based on where bears have most recently been seen. Being in a small group has the advantage of quiet and quick maneuvering to where the bears are. Your viewing will be from a safe distance.

In the bear families, the male is larger than the female. The Brown (Grizzly) male can weigh up to 1,500 lbs (680 kg) They will lose up to 40% of that weight during hibernation. The Black Bears tend to be smaller.

Brown bears dine on a variety of foods including salmon, berries, grasses, small animals, and roots. Although brown bears are capable of bringing down a moose or caribou, this is not common.

During the 3.5-hour bear portion of your excursion, you may also spot other wildlife such as Sitka blacktail deer, beaver, and eagles just to name a few.

The order of activities may switch. In between the morning and afternoon portion, a stop will be made for restrooms, coffee and the option to purchase a sack lunch. The day ends back at your Icy Strait cruise ship pier.

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Icy Strait Bear and Whale Combo Excursion Reviews

Combine the two most popular activities in the Hoonah, Alaska area...searching for bears and watching the amazing humpback whales, all in one great day!

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Fort Wayne, IN
The best experience!
     5/5  August 2019
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We had this tour during our Disney cruise in late August. This was the perfect tour to see both sides of wildlife. Seeing the beautiful wild bears, eagles, and humpback whales. I definitely, loved this port in Alaska.
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Huntington, NY
Lovely Adventure!
     5/5  August 2019
10
This was a complete tour to see the most while our stop in Icy Strait. We were very lucky enough to spot such wonderful animals either in the land and sea. The price was worth the experience and the group were small and personalized. Both of our guides were super attentive and knowledgable. I will highly recommend your company to all.
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Lubbock Texas
Wonderful like the first time
     5/5  August 2017
107
This was our second time booking this tour through shore Excursioneer but this time we came in August for better sightings opportunities. Our first visit we did not get a lot action but the experience was well worth it. We did better research this second time and glad we did. The staff just as great as the first time, always so friendly and accommodating. This time the boat was a bit larger for more capacity and there were 12 of us on board but there was still enough cabin space and outside deck for everyone to have a good view. This second time around we got to see orcas which was awesome and many more whales! My favorite is bear watching. The staff know how to keep you at a safe distance but still close enough to see every detail. It was a beautiful experience and highly recommend this to every nature lover!
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MX
So impressive
     5/5  June 2016
95
We cruised through Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas for 7 nights, I have to say this has been the most incredible experience ever, since little I have been wanting to go to Alaska!! In each of our ports of call we booked excursions and this was, by far, the best one! We were able to see whales and bears, all in one day!! Thank you Shore Excursioneer for helping us decide which excursions to book.
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