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Glacier Wind Charters

#2 of 18 Tours in Hoonah Features Animals
Hoonah, AK 99829
+1 907-978-9651
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Outstanding!!

Teresa is great. We had 4 people in our party that was in the wrong spot. She took us to the boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
vicki19682017
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Vine Grove, Kentucky
Outstanding Whale Watching Tour!

Hoonah is the place to see the whales!!!!!!! And Glacier Wind Charters is the partner you want in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KLG1414
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Conway, Arkansas
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Glacier Wind Charters provides personalized, small-group whale watching tours departing from Hoonah, Alaska near Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait affords our guests a unique whale and wildlife watching experience which will be enjoyed aboard our specially designed catamaran, Kohola. With a lifetime of experience on the local waters, captain Shawn has been providing our guests with memories that will last a lifetime since 1995.
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Hoonah, AK 99829
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Teresa is great. We had 4 people in our party that was in the wrong spot. She took us to the boat and went back to look for the rest of our party. She made some of the best dip and hot chocolate to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hoonah is the place to see the whales!!!!!!! And Glacier Wind Charters is the partner you want in your advendture. We saw a pod of at least 15-20 humpback whales and they put on a show! From bubble feeding to breaching we saw it all....More

Thank KLG1414
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Visitors and residents of Hoonah have been so fortunate to have the whales sometimes put on a show, like the day you were here! So happy that everything was outstanding and thank you so much for your TripAdvisor review for us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what more can be said from all the other extremely positive reviews. We had a a great time and saw so many bubble feeding whales which was our goal. When we got back to the ship, the whales were bubble feeding all around...More

Thank LUCKYME72
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad both your shows were outstanding! You are LUCKY. We appreciate your writing a positive TripAdvisor review for us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all Teresa was very efficient and friendly. Booking this excursion via telephone - I felt like I had known her all my life. She met us as explained for the 5 minute drive to the pier. We had an amazing 3 hours on...More

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Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You were so fortunate to have lots of whales around - and getting to see them come up and feed PLUS get a picture, wow! We are so glad you had a great time with Captain Casey and if you haven't gotten the salmon recipe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd been reading about different tours and asking in cruise critic forums for suggestions. Glacier Wind Charters kept coming up. We didn't want to book on the cruise ship because their boats carry 100 people or so and we wanted a more personalized experience. I...More

1  Thank Phonecia
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Thank you so much for explaining and describing everything! We're glad you did your research, booked early, and had a wonderful time - great memories are what it's all about. Your TripAdvisor review is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic whale watching experience. Casey was the captain and was very knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable and was perfect for whale watching with only 6 passengers. Saw lots of activity. We were fortunate as we saw breeching as well as bubble feeding. What an experience....More

Thank TravelinShaz
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for recommending us! So happy that your experience was fantastic! Having the whales so active that day was quite amazing! Taking the time to write a great review for us is really appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up from the port and from that moment on it felt like the family run operation made you feel like family! We got some great information on their experience in Alaska and were given a brief tour of town. The boat was...More

Thank SamsAdventure
Shawn M, General Manager at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing a great review for us! It was fun to meet you and your group and hear about all the exciting adventures you'd already had in Alaska, including the ZipRider! We're glad you loved the new boat! We appreciate your honesty about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Hoonah on June 6 of this year and it was well and above our expectations. We were with Captain Casey and he really knows the ins and outs following his fathers foot steps. We were out there for 2 hours and there...More

Thank jcn500
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for writing a terrific review for us and the shout-out to Captain Casey. We are so fortunate that he is able to work with us this summer and glad you had a fabulous time! We'd love to have you come again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MY husband and I traveled with friends and had a fabulous time with Captain Shawn and the whales! The boat was perfect, comfortable both inside and out, and the whale watching was supreme. Thanks!

Thank jmiller817
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a super review on TripAdvisor for us! We're glad you liked our new catamaran - we are enjoying it a lot, too! (Just need to name it!)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going on this whale watching cruise was my favorite excursion. Booking with them is so easy. Teresa picked us but at excursion meeting area and drove us to Hoonah dock. They have 2 boats which Shawn (husband) and Casey (son) pilot. I loved the personal...More

Thank Amy T
Shawn M, Owner at Glacier Wind Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review and description of our tours! We are so happy that this was a favorite activity for your family. Just having a very small group of guests is lots of fun for us, too. We were so fortunate...More

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newanne
We have 9 people in our group. Are you able to take 9 out, or can you recommend someone who could take all of us whale watching ?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Shawn M | Property representative |
Please email us and let me know the date you'll be here. We can't take all 9 on one boat but we do have two boats this season, each taking six and maybe can work it out. Thanks!
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Marie A
We are coming in to Icy Point on the "Golden Princess" on 26th June 2017 and would like to know if you have availability on that day. If so could you send through more information and costing for a small group?
7 August 2016|
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Response from Shawn M | Property representative |
Thanks for the great question! That's great you are planning your trip to Alaska. Our first tour is fully booked for your date but we do have space on our second tour for up to six guests. (I'm guessing you emailed us... More
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