Tip on : Hoonah - 5 years ago
Hoonah is a remote and pristine fishing village located on Chichagof Island off Alaska's main coast. If you enjoy peace and solitude, then you will enjoy Hoonah and its surrounding area. Getting to Hoonah, you can arrive by car on the marine highway, by seaplane, which is a short flight from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, or you can arrive by ship. If arriving by cruise ship as most visitors do, the destination is normally listed as Icy Straight Point, which is only about a 10 minute walk to the center of town and shuttle are availible for a very inexpensive fee. At the pier, there is a very interesting authentic 1912 salmon fish cannery set up to show the process from fresh caught fish to the final canned product. There are also multiple Native American demonstrations and activities to experience as well as local products and gifts that can be purchased. You can also find many totem poles for viewing in the surrounding area. There are several great restarants over looking the water that serve fresh caught fish as well as local brews of beer. Be sure to check out the numorous walking trails through the forest and along the coastline, as whales and other sea life, as well as Bald Eagles, can be spotted regularly. For the adventurous, you can soar with the eagles down the worlds longest zip line (5330 feet) with a 1300 foot vertical decent overlooking the bay! Hoonah is a great place for you and your family to experience Alaska's peaceful serenity, history, and native culture.