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whale and wildlife viewing in Icy Strait surrounded by the beauty of the Tongass National Forest awaits you as you visit Hoonah, Alaska near Icy Strait Point. Glacier Wind Charters is
a locally owned and operated tour business that has been providing visitors with exceptional and memorable Alaskan experiences since 1995. Our tours originate from the harbor in Hoonah, Alaska located one mile from the Icy Strait Point cruise port.
Glacier Wind Charters puts
you in the middle of the action aboard Kohola (Hawaiian
for whale) our custom designed and built 32 foot power catamaran. Kohola
is specially designed to maximize your whale watching experience with a single level complete walkaround deck that allows for 360 degree viewing of the wildlife no matter where it chooses to appear. The catamaran hull offers the smoothest ride and most stable platform from which to enjoy the wildlife while drifting. Kohola
is equipped with a full complement of modern conveniences, safety equipment and a comfortable head to insure you have the most enjoyable day on the water possible. Our boat can transport up to six persons, assuring you a personalized, un-crowded experience.
Our captain, Shawn McConnell, is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable captains working in the area. Captain Shawn has 37 years of experience on the waters of Icy Strait, and has been sharing his knowledge of the local natural history on successful trips with our guests for twenty years.
You will spend your time with us enjoying the whales and other abundant wildlife that are immediately accessible in Icy Strait and Port Frederick. We make every effort to see that your visit to Alaska is one that will provide a lifetime of unforgettable memories.