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Icy Strait Point in Alaska offers new excursions for 2012 cruise season

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Icy Strait Point.

The cruise port of Icy Strait Point, Alaska announced that they’ll be adding two new excursions for cruise ship passengers to enjoy during the 2012 cruise season.

New excursions:

The Island Exploration Tour is a six-hour exploration of the Tongass National Forest and culture of Southeast Alaska. Guests will make stops across Chichagof Island in a comfortable motor coach to learn about the area from a local’s perspective. This adventure will take guests to areas of the island, which have not previously been accessible to passengers. Stops will be customized for the time of year, reflecting what’s happening in the community and range from berry picking to wildlife viewing.

The Advanced Kayaking Adventure will take guests farther along the coastline than ever before, adding 1.5 hours to the original kayak tour. Guides share local history and culture and serve as naturalists, pointing out marine life like sea otters, puffins, whales and much more.

Other excursions offered are visiting to the 100-year old Hoonah Packing Co. Cannery where guests can “can” their own salmon (and send home), tribal tours, zip line, whale watching and feasting on Dungeness stone crabs at Crab Station Restaurant.

Icy Strait Point, which is located near Hoonah, Alaska, opened in 2004 and saw 130,000 cruise guests in 2011. In 2012, 63 cruise ships from five cruise lines will call at Icy Straight Point between May and September.

Photo: Icy Strait Point

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