The Hoonah Bound
Our boat, the Hoonah Bound, is a ground up, fully custom, purpose-built Whale Watch platform operating out of Hoonah, Alaska. We know our discerning clientele is one that is looking for a more personal, intimate small boat experience and that is exactly what we deliver!
The Hoonah Bound is fully custom from idea to creation. She was built exclusively for us, with our customer experience being priority #1 in her development. From the large viewing decks to her oversized sliding windows, we make sure every passenger has a great view! Similarly sized boats running out of Juneau pack on 28 passengers in the same size boat, while our max is 18. We are dedicated to providing the experience of a lifetime to our guests and our investment in the Hoonah Bound proves it!
The Hoonah Bound keeps guests low on the water which makes a huge difference when the whales are close. She has a nice, wide beam which enhances safety, stability, and passenger comfort while underway. She has large viewing decks on both the front and the back so all guests will have a great view. She was designed with a shallow draft and powerful engines, so she is highly maneuverable and can go places much smaller boats cannot go while maintaining a more safe environment for the sea life we come across.
She was built with the discriminating experience we want for our passengers. She is fast, comfortable, roomy, and is perfectly suited for tours in the waters around Hoonah and Icy Straits. The cabin is heated so guests will stay warm and dry as they experience the wonder and beauty of our whale watching tour.