Icy Strait Point, the only privately-owned cruise ship port in the United States, is where our tours begin. The cruise ship dock is just outside the left side of the photo. A second dock has been built since this photo was taken, and is located near the center-top of the photo.

Regularly scheduled birding tours depart once or twice a day, most cruise ship call days, between the first of May and the third week of September.

If you are cruising with any of the following cruise lines, you can book directly from their websites. The tour is called "Discovering Birds of Hoonah."

  • Royal Caribbean International

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises

If you are traveling to Hoonah independently on a day when no cruise ship is in port, please contact me via email to arrange a tour.

The pick-up point is at Icy Strait Point, 108 Cannery Rd. Hoonah, AK, for those arriving by cruise ship. 

CLICK FOR ICY STRAIT POINT 2022 CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE (this will be replaced with 2023 schedule when it is published)


Exciting new expansion for 2023!

While I will continue to operate tours sold through the cruise lines in 2023, I have expanded my tour business to employ another birding guide/naturalist. She will operate the same tour that I do, but on a slightly different schedule. This will allow me greater control over tour pricing (it varies greatly between cruise lines), and give me the ability to communicate directly with clients before the tour if necessary. We are partnering with another local tour company, Hoonah Travel Adventures, who will take care of client pick-ups and drop-offs. Availabilities are shown in the calendar below, and tickets can be purchased by clicking on your desired tour time, or by following the link below to the Hoonah Travel Adventures website.