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Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor

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Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor

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Embark on the ultimate Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor with this exclusive private tour! Spend over 3.25 hours on the water, cruising in style aboard a custom-built catamaran with an enclosed heated cabin, restroom, indoor and outdoor seating, and a 360-degree viewing deck. With a maximum of 6 passengers, you'll enjoy an intimate and uncrowded experience, guaranteed whale sightings, or your money back! Enjoy a personalized journey with private transportation to and from your cruise ship port, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free adventure. Book all 6 seats and make it a private tour at no extra cost. Don't miss out on this unforgettable wildlife tour in the stunning Icy Strait!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private and intimate wildlife experience
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or full refund
  • Cruising in style aboard a custom-built catamaran
  • Exclusive private tour for booking all 6 seats
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off from cruise ship
  • Private transportation
  • Restroom on board

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor tour. This unique experience offers over 3.25 hours on the water, making it one of the longest whale watching tours in Icy Strait. With a maximum of 6 passengers on board, guests can enjoy a personalized and intimate wildlife encounter while cruising in style aboard a custom-built Twin Vee Catamaran.

What to expect?

Guests can anticipate a thrilling and immersive wildlife experience, with the opportunity to witness majestic whales in their natural habitat. The tour guarantees whale sightings, ensuring a memorable and exciting adventure on the water. With a focus on providing a relaxed and uncrowded atmosphere, guests can enjoy multiple stops without feeling rushed, making each moment truly special.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and anyone seeking a unique and intimate encounter with the marine world. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor is tailored to provide an unforgettable experience for all. With a maximum of 6 passengers, this tour offers exclusivity and personalized attention for each guest.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Icy Strait with the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor tour. With a focus on personalized experiences and intimate wildlife encounters, this tour stands out for its guarantee of whale sightings and uncrowded atmosphere. The custom-built Twin Vee Catamaran provides comfort and style, with amenities such as an enclosed heated cabin, restroom, indoor and outdoor seating, and a 360-degree walk-around viewing deck. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour promises a truly memorable and captivating experience.

Good to know

Guests can expect a seamless and convenient experience with private transportation included from the cruise ship port to the harbor. The tour also includes a brief van ride through the scenic town of Hoonah, offering stunning views of Port Frederick and the surrounding landscape. With a focus on guest comfort and satisfaction, the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor ensures a memorable and enjoyable adventure for all.


Guests rave about the personalized and intimate experience provided by the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor tour. From the guarantee of whale sightings to the comfortable amenities on board, travelers commend the tour for its exceptional service and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the beauty of Icy Strait and witness majestic whales in their natural habitat. Book your adventure today and create lasting memories with the Icy Strait Whale & Wildlife Endeavor tour.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Icy Strait

Icy Strait is a legendary body of water that connects the protected inside waters of Southeast Alaska to the open Pacific Ocean. The nutrient rich waters of Southeast Alaska make it one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. During the summer months, these abundant fjords become the ideal home and feeding ground for a large population of Humpback Whales. Humpbacks travel to the area every year after their winter breeding season in the warmer waters of Hawaii and Mexico. After navigating over 3000 miles, we often see the same individual humpbacks return to Icy Strait year after year. Humpbacks aren’t the only wildlife in the area. Our trips often encounter Sea Lions, Seals, Porpoise, Sea Otters, Bald Eagles, Coastal Brown Bears along the shoreline, & our favorite – the awe inspiring Orca better known as the Killer Whale.


(Pass by)

On the day of your tour, we will meet you at your cruise ship port and then transport you through the town of Hoonah to the local harbor where our whale watching vessel is docked. Our brief van ride offers beautiful views of Port Frederick and the surrounding landscape. Occasionally, we'll even see wildlife (including Eagles) on our ride to the vessel. After your time on the water, we will transport you back to your cruise ship docking area. The time spent in van between our vessel and your port is approximately 5 minutes.



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My family and I had an incredible experience with Vivid Endeavors and Captain Seth! The boat is perfect and Captain Seth knows these waters. We saw MULTIPLE pods of humpback whales, tons of otters playing in the water, black tailed deers, a grizzly bear in the marsh, and even chased a pod of orcas. This excursion was the highlight of our Alaska trip and we would recommend them to anyone!


Captain Seth, made this cruise, a wonderful experience. We saw whales, bear, seals, otters, and eagles I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone. We were able to spend more time on the water and go to a lot more places than if we were on a larger tour. We saw some gorgeous views. Our boat, was very well supplied, clean and provided great views from both on the deck, and in the cabin, our captain was very knowledgeable, and a great host for our whale watching experience.


We had the most amazing time with Captain Seth. We had spent over 4 hours in the water and got to see the beauty of Icy Strait Point. We were lucky enough to have seen whales, bears, eagles, porpoises, otters and much more! Captain Seth has been AWESOME and is very knowledgeable about the wildlife, the history of Icy Strait Point, and the best spots to visit. This excursion has been one of the best highlights of our AK Cruise. Thank you Seth for this experience. We will surely book with you again on our next trip! - Lex & Family :)


We booked an Alaskan cruise late and all the whale watching tours were booked (which turned out to be a blessing!) I found Seth, at Vivid Endeavors, who offered a small, intimate experience with the longest time spent on the water. He was able to accommodate a wheel chair bound family member. Seth wheeled him up and down the ramp, and comfortably and safely transferred him onto his boat. Seth is friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and truly loves his job. We saw eagles, sea otters, sea lions, and whales. Did I say knowledgeable.....towards the end of our time, in an area where we were the only boat, Seth noticed a raft of sea lions acting strangely. He made the comment that they were acting like orcas were nearby. Shortly after, he yells orcas and heads toward several dorsal fins in the water. They had recently made a kill and he provided more information about transient killer whales, who had seemingly just killed a sea lion. It was sad, but fascinating when Seth identified a pair of lungs that floated by the boat. I highly, highly recommend Seth for an unforgettable experience!


We saw a bald eagle, a harbour seal and several humpback whales One obligingly breached and a few bubble net fed

Matthew S

We were on the Norwegian Bliss Alaska Cruise and we're looking for a local tour without the crowds and cost of Norwegian-sponsered tours. We found Vivd Endeavors and the boat Captain Seth. We booked the 4.25 hour whale watching tour. Online booking directly on the company website was easy. Seth texted us the night before our tour and confirmed all the details. Day of the tour, Seth met us promptly at the Excursion hub in Icy Strait Point. A quick private van trip to Hoonah and we were on the docks heading to our boat. The boat only takes maximum of 6 passengers. For that day, it was only the 4 people in our party on the boat! We ended up with a private tour. The boat was comfortable and felt very steady and safe. They provided hot coffee, bottled water, and snacks. There is also a bathroom on board. The best part about the boat was that there was a warm enclosed cabin and an outside platform on the front and back. And you can see everything from everywhere. We set sa from the docks and almost immediately found a pod of humpback whales. Seth provided a ton of information about the whales and got us in great position for pictures and viewing. After about 30 minutes there, we set sail for Adolphus point where Seth said a lot of sealife was active. He was right! Bears on the shore, humpbacks jumping out of the water, otters feeding, sea lions, and porpoises. We were the only boat there! We eventually headed back towards the humpback pod closer to the docks and got another good viewing and photo session. Seth asked us what we wanted to do and see more of and he adjusted the trip to our desires. Overall, this experience exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our whole cruise! Seth was awesome and so knowledgeable. It was also great to support a local company instead of a massive cruise company. 1000% with recommend and book again! Best experience and cheaper than the cruise ship excursions.


Great tour with Seth. Saw lots of whales, sea otters, seals. Seth makes a great effort to get away from the crowds and create a more intimate personal experience. Highly recommend.


This tour was perfect! We were able to see many whales, sea otters, & eagles! Seth was an outstanding captain with lots of local knowledge. We are so happy he had availability. The boat was very nicely sized and we had the entire trip to ourselves! We highly recommended Vivid Endeavors and will definitely be booking again if we return to Alaska.


: Excellent!! Seth is a friendly, experienced captain who shared lots of local knowledge with us along the way. The whales were amazing! We saw rare bubble feeding and then sea lions were very closeto the boat! Highly recommmend. This was a great trip!!


Last week, my family and I had an unforgettable time with Captain Seth. Despite the constraints of our limited cruise schedule, we maximized our experience through this excursion. We witnessed a diverse array of wildlife, including whales, bears, seals, otters, and eagles. The rarity of observing bubble net feeding among the whales made the adventure even more exceptional. The intimacy of being on a small boat added to the charm, ensuring a more personal connection with the surroundings. The entire experience was absolutely fantastic, we highly recommend booking with Vivid Endeavors!
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2024-04-13 19:07