Icy Strait Chicagof Island Jeep Explorer

This is an unguided experience that is especially appropriate for visitors who like getting off the beaten path and are comfortable in remote wilderness settings. Be prepared for a 4x4 experience that gets you out on dirt and gravel roads and may be bumpy and/or muddy, but nothing too extreme for the adventurous traveler.

Hoonah offers several restaurants, shops and artistic attractions; be sure to stop and pick up drinks, snacks and a lunch if you plan to spend the day exploring as there are no services upon leaving town but lots of great places for picnics. Once the paved road turns into dirt, there are two distinct directions to choose from and miles of roads and wilderness to venture into. Be sure to stop at your leisure to capture the countless photo opportunities.

One of the biggest draws is the chance to see wildlife like brown bear, deer, the many birds and small mammals that inhabit the island; be sure to keep an eye out for marine mammals as well as you drive along the coast. Take your time and enjoy seeing parts of Alaska that are seldom seen by non-locals.

TO BOOK: There are 2 Jeeps available per departure. A maximum of 5 passengers can be accommodated in each vehicle. Please select the number of passengers accordingly.

Duration of tour is determined by guest dependent on how long their ship is in port. Arrangements made for roundtrip transportation to and from Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub.

Please note: Independent exploration of Alaskan wilderness is bound to offer wildlife sightings; it's always good to remember that you are in brown bear country and that good bear sense needs to be exercised. Those wishing to hike should only do so in groups on established trails, make lots of noise and carry bear deterrents (provided). All Jeeps come equipped with a small cooler, bear spray and a SPOT tracking device/emergency beacon.

Duration: 2+ hours (Roundtrip from excursions hub.)


  • Roundtrip transportation from Icy Strait Point Excursion Hub; pick-up is 30 minutes after ship arrival (unless otherwise arranged)
  • All vehicles are equipped with Garmin GPS Navigational Devices and Spot satellite locating beacon. small cooler, bear deterrent spray, and a map of Hoonah


  • Guests should dress in layers and bring appropriate rain gear to plan for Alaskan weather
  • All drivers must be 25 years of age and present a valid drivers license
  • Guests must return Jeep no less than 1 hour prior to ship departure

Duration:  2+ hrs. Tour times approximate

  • 20 minutes roundtrip transportation to and from Excursions Hub
  • 10 minutes of vehicle orientation and saftey briefing
  •  2+ hours of self-guided driving exploration

Please note: Tour time is dependent on guest's ship itinerary. Pick-up is 30 minutes after ship arrival and guests must return Jeep to Staging Area no less than 1 hour prior to ship departure. Guests' exploration time can be any amount within those parameters.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

All vehicles have a covered trunk area good for storaging a couple of backpacks.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed and even encouraged on the tour, depending on how long guests plan to explore. 

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.


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Duration: 2+ hours

Number of Passengers *

See tour description for details on how to book.

Jeep (Holds 5 Passengers): $431.88

  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489