Hoonah

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Hoonah is located on Chichagof Island, surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States. Visitors can discover culture and tradition, wildlife viewing, and outdoor activities galore. Icy Strait Point offers the world’s largest ziprider, or book an ATV or Jeep excursion to see the sights!

Getting Here

Get here by plane or ferry. Hoonah is 40 air miles west of Juneau, and with no connecting roadway to the mainland, visitors can reach town by regional airlines and the state ferry system on the Alaska Marine Highway.

Village By The Cliff

Learn the rich history and culture of the Huna Tlingit people who have lived in the Southeast Alaska archipelago for many hundreds of years. After moving to a new settlement due to advancing glaciers, present day Hoonah was referred to as Gaawt’ak.aan, or “village by the cliff”. Later the name was changed to Xu.naa (Hoonah), “where the north wind doesn’t blow”. Paddle through Icy Strait in a traditional Tlingit canoe and take in the scenery as you learn about the Hoonah Tlingit culture then and now. Along with cultural experiences, Honnah offers the outdoors adventurer plenty to explore. From whale watching, bear viewing, kayaking and ATV tours– there’s something for everyone. Fore more information on activities, accommodations, and planning your trip click the link below.

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Icy Strait Lodge

Home-Style Hoonah hospitality

The Icy Strait Lodge is located in a very beautiful area of Hoonah and operates year-round. Their restaurant menu has a little for everyone. They do everything from Burgers, Pizza, Chicken, Wings, Steaks to Fish-N-Chips. The Lodge also features a full-service bar, car rentals, and boat rentals.

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Tlingit Carvers

Tradition in the Heart of Hoonah

Right in the middle of Hoonah is the truly unique experience of seeing local Tlingit carvers at work and getting some insight into their culture. Watch them carve totem poles and learn the purpose of these gorgeous works of art. You’ll also find many beautiful totem poles, as well as

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Jeffrey Skaflestad Art

Tlingit Art in Its Purest Form.

Jeffrey Skaflestad is a Tlingit carver and formline artist.  His art is inspired by ancestral influences and he has had wonderful mentors/teachers on his journey. These include; David Williams, Ernie Smeltzer, Gordon Greenwald, David Boxley, Steve Brown, Wayne Price, Greg Horner, Bill Holm and currently Scott Jensen.  Being true to

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Icy Strait Point

Step Into an Alaskan Experience

Icy Strait Point is Alaska Native owned-and-operated, with all profits directly supporting the community of Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. Our dedicated staff (85% of which call Hoonah home) is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for every guest that is infused with our local Native culture and hospitality.

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