Cruise into the waters off Point Adolphus, which are teeming with humpback whales and other marine life, and then dine on traditional Alaskan dishes at a seafood feast.
After departing from the pier, you will cruise into the nutrient-rich waters off nearby Point Adolphus in a boat designed for whale watching. On the way, a naturalist will describe the diversity of marine animals that converge here each summer primarily to feed.
Point Adolphus has the highest concentration of humpback whales in the Alaskan panhandle, so be on the lookout for these majestic and intelligent creatures. They will be breaching the water's surface, waving their flukes up and down as they dive, and feeding voraciously to fatten up for their winter migration south. There are so many whales present during the summer that a sighting is guaranteed, making this excursion all the more popular.
Humpback whales aren't the only marine species that congregate in the summer feeding grounds off Point Adolphus. You might also observe frolicking Dall's porpoises, Stellar Sea Lions, curious Harbor Seals and Orca whales, which sometimes feed on infirm or wounded humpbacks. Be sure to look skyward for majestic bald eagles, too.
Following the whale-watching adventure, you too will have the opportunity to feast. A sumptuous meal of classic Alaskan dishes awaits you back in Hoonah. The menu will include seasonal shrimp and crabs, Andouille sausage and all sorts of sides. Afterwards, you can make s'mores around the campfire.
Note: The operator guarantees that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a refund for the whale watching portion only which they have never had to pay.
All guests must be able to manage 2 steps in to the boat and 2 steps to get out of the boat, there will be some gravel and boardwalk surfaces to negotiate in some areas. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Weather appropriate clothing and waterproof outer wear, binoculars, sun cap, sunglasses; and flat comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended. Tour order may vary.