The Alaska native-owned destination Icy Strait Point, amidst the wilderness of Chichagof Island near Hoonah, Alaska, has completed some upgrades and additions to welcome this year’s cruise passengers. Guests will be able to enjoy a new floating dock, an Adventure Center, and a new restaurant in the port.
The 400-foot floating dock is finishing up construction in partnership with the city of Hoonah, and was built to accommodate the larger ships that are going to be sailing to Alaska in the upcoming years.
The Adventure Center is in front of the dock, and will serve as a welcome center, departure lounge, and tour booking center. It’s a Tlingit-style building with wood beams and keeps true to the rugged, adventurous Alaskan spirit. Adjacent to the center is Duck Point Smokehouse. It offers outdoor seating on a covered patio, where visitors will be able to enjoy waterfront views and take in the beauty of Port Frederick. The menu will include smoked salmon, fresh Alaska seafood, crab tater tots, and specialty pizzas.
Icy Strait Point’s 1912 salmon cannery has been restored and is a short walk down the boardwalk along the shore. It’s home to a local history museum, two restaurants – the Crab Station and the Cookhouse Restaurant, and Alaskan-owned shops for visitors to enjoy.
This year, between May and September, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Princess, and Crystal Cruises will all call in Icy Strait Point. It’s located about 35 miles west of Juneau and 25 miles south of Glacier Bay National Park. For more information on this privately owned port, visit icystraitpoint.com.
Photos courtesy of Icy Strait Point.