Shore Excursion Details

Whale Watching & Zip Rider

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Whale Watching & Zip Rider


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Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky.

Be swept away on a small group whale watching excursion to the Point Adolphus area, which hosts one of Alaska’s largest resident whale populations. The 24-passenger vessel sits low in the water, putting you eye to eye with whales, sea lions, and harbor seals that make their home in these protected waters. Be sure to keep a look out for eagles that soar high above and brown bears along the coastline. We guarantee you will see at least one whale or you receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark.

Then, enjoy a scenic drive through Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the world, on your way 1550 feet up the mountainside to begin your ZipRider adventure. Take in the spectacular views of Icy Strait and distant Glacier Bay before flying back to sea level over the rainforest below at speeds exceeding 60 mph. Up to six people can descend simultaneously, making this a great group activity! This amazing adrenaline-fueled zip-ride ends with a gentle touchdown on the beach at the water's edge at Icy Strait Point.

Toast your adventure with a drink before returning to your ship, options include locally brewed Cannery Red Ale, wine, soda, water or our famous Zipper Drop Shot.

Need to Know:

Note: Tour order may vary. Participants must weigh between 75 lbs. and 275 lbs. Minimum height is 4'4", maximum height is 6'8". Wear closed-toe shoes. No expectant mothers or guests with back or neck injuries. Layered clothing and waterproof outerwear recommended. Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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