During our 2017 Alaskan Cruise on the Disney Wonder, we chose to spend our day exploring DCL’s newest Alaskan port of call on our own. Icy Strait Point in Hoonah is Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village with an authentic salmon cannery, now a museum with shops, dating back to 1912. The port area features locally owned shops and restaurants operated by the Huna Totem Corporation, an Alaska Native corporation formed under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which purchased the cannery in 1996. The port area is surrounded by towering rainforest and the waters of Port Frederick and Icy Strait.
Icy Strait Point is owned by approximately 1,350 Alaska Natives with aboriginal ties to Sít’ Eeti Gheeyi (Glacier Bay) and the town of Hoonah, where the Huna Tlingit resettled after being driven out of Glacier Bay by rapid glacial advance. The company’s mission is to advance the economic aspirations and culture of the Xúna Kaawu (the people of Hoonah) through business excellence, sustainable economic growth, leadership and education.
The port offers over 20 port adventures where guests can learn about Native Tlingit culture, search for wildlife, hike on the of the mountain, explore the coastline, drive an ATV, Jeep or boat, go fishing or for above the port on a zipline.
Check out the video below of our walk around the port as well as the Icy Strait Point Cannery Museum.
For a more detailed look at our day in Hoonah at Icy Strait Point, please visit our Day 4 Trip Log.