Your perfect Alaskan adventure starts here!

We believe that life is too short to not spend it exploring the world and making unforgettable memories. That's why we've dedicated ourselves to providing unique, one-of-a-kind shore excursions that will leave you with memories you'll never forget! Our guides are here to ensure your experience is safe and fun, they'll lead you through your journey with enthusiasm and expertise.


Meet our guides

About The Crew

About The Crew

Owners David and Angie came to southeast Alaska for a visit in 1990 and never left. They fell in love with the breathtaking, unspoiled beauty of the area and were charmed by the friendly, independent residents. From the beginning, David and Angie bought a boat and began exploring the beauty of Hoonah and southeast Alaska. Their time on the water fishing and exploring instilled in them an intimate love and understanding of the natural wonders that southeast Alaska has to offer, from the majestic misty mountain peaks to the rugged and graceful shorelines. With its tall pines and pure, clean water teeming with life, Hoonah, Alaska is a true paradise of unspoiled natural beauty. The Wrightsons are proud to call Hoonah their home and are eager to share Hoonah, Alaska with you. With an all local crew, they are thrilled to offer a variety of exciting tours and share the breathtaking sights of Hoonah, Chichagof Island, and the surrounding waters.

Hoonah Travel Adventures Boats

Hoonah Bound & Tail Chaser

Our boats, the Hoonah Bound and Tail Chaser, are fully custom whale watch platforms operating out of Hoonah, Alaska. We know our discerning clientele seek a more personal, intimate small boat experience and that is exactly what we deliver with these boats.

Both vessels are fully custom from idea to creation. They were built exclusively for us, with our customer experience in mind as the top priority in their development. From the large viewing decks to the oversized sliding windows, we make sure you have a great view while on board! We are dedicated to providing the experience of a lifetime as you explore Alaska with us.

Both boats keep you low on the water, giving you unrivaled views when whales are nearby. The boats have wide beams which enhance safety, stability, and passenger comfort while underway. Both have large viewing decks on both the front and the back so everyone has a great view from all areas of the vessels.

The Hoonah Bound and Tail Chaser are fast, comfortable, roomy, and perfectly suited for tours. The cabins are heated so you stay warm and dry as you experience the wonder and beauty of Icy Strait. Both boats have a restroom on board!

Why choose us?

Travel Adventures With The Top Guides

Hoonah is unique because it only has a population of 800 people but at times welcomes up to 10,000 cruise ship visitors, a day with open arms. We're experts when it comes to our Icy Strait Point excursions and providing visitors with an in-depth look at Chichagof Island.

We have a variety of excursions and adventures available near Icy Strait Point and as a veteran-owned small business, we're committed to providing our guests with unforgettable experiences that are thrilling and memorable.


We guarantee that you will have a great time on our excursions. We have a variety of activities to choose from, so you can find something that interests you.


We want you to learn about the places you visit on our excursions. Our guides are knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have. They will share insightful information about the places you see on your tour.

Back to Ship on Time Guaranteed

We know that you don't want to miss your ship's departure. We will make sure you are back on board in time. Everyone can relax and enjoy yourself.


A slice of paradise Hoonah, Alaska

Hoonah is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With its gorgeous mountains, pristine lakes, and vibrant wildlife, it's no wonder that Hoonah is a top destination for cruise ship visitors. Here are three things that people don't know about the place:

  • It is home to the largest population of brown bear in the world!
  • It is connected to the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system.
  • Hoonah means, "protected form the north wind."

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

To receive a full refund guests may cancel up to 24hrs before the date of the experience. If for some reason your cruise ship does not make it to port, or we have to cancel due to weather, this would also be a 100% refund. No refund for cancelations less than 24hrs. This policy does not apply to Private Charters, please email for details.

Your health is our top priority! We have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. At this point in time, we are requiring employee’s and guests to wear a mask over the nose and mouth.

Stringent Cleaning – We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas during and between each tour. Aside from the increased cleaning above, our boats and vehicles are now deep cleaned at the end of each day. Hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.

Wellness Checks – Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.

Yes, all of our boats have a marine head on board.

Hoonah summer time weather can range from 45 degrees and raining to 75 degrees and sunny.  We tell guest to plan for 50s & 60s, to dress in layers with a light packable rain layer.  It is best to check the 10 day forecast online and pack accordingly.  

We get this question a lot. The waters we operate in are usually pretty calm. If you are prone to seasickness we recommend Dramamine or a wristband. Over the years, less than 1% of our guests have gotten seasick.

We have guests that book up to a year in advance. We suggest you book as soon as you are able as many tours do sell out.

If your ship is docked at the Adventure Dock, proceed ashore to the Icy Strait Point Adventure Center.  Once inside the Adventure Center walk through the building and exit through door number “2”.   (This is clearly marked above the door).  Follow the signs on the gravel path to the Excursion Hub.  The total walking time is 6-8 minutes, please allow extra time if you are not a fast walker.  We ask that you check in for your tour 15 minutes early and we leave on time. If your ship is docked at the Wilderness Dock, walk all they way up the dock and to the right.  Ride the FREE Green Transporter Gondola(4 minute ride). Exit the Gondola and go left, follow the signs on the gravel path to the Excursion Hub, a 3 minute walk.  

Gratuities are never expected, but always appreciated if your crew or guide did a great job!


Come explore the amazing scenery and wildlife of Alaska with us!