Hoonah, Alaska

Hoonah is a Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's "panhandle" in the southeast region of the state. It is situated approximately 30 miles west of Juneau and is popular in the summer for fishing, bird watching and boating.

Hoonah offers great opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing. It is a prime location for viewing bald eagles and the island has the larges population of brown bears in the world. Other animals include deer, beaver, land otter, mink and red squirrels. In the summer humpback whales can be seen in the Point Adolphus-Glacier Bay area.

Things to See & Do

* Bird watching
* Wildlife viewing
* Whale watching – in summer months
* Icy Strait Point
* Carving & totem sites

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 900 approx
Land Area – 17.1 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Cruise ships visiting at Hoonah, stop at Icy Strait Point.

Transport Links – Hoonah, being an island community, is only accessible by boat or plane. The Alaska Marine Highway serves Hoonah with the day boat the M/V LeConte and the M/V Taku which offers residents a slower but more dependable and cheaper option to travel to and from Hoonah to Juneau.

The Hoonah Airport also offers service via bush carriers Wings of Alaska, Alaska Seaplanes and Air Excursions which offer up to five flights a day between Hoonah and Juneau and to other local communities. Connections can often be made in Juneau with either Alaska Airlines for regional or interstate travel or other bush carriers to go to other villages or communities

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