Our bar is a popular watering hole for locals, fishermen, hunters & tourists a like. We have a wide variety of beers including the Alaska Brewing Company Beer line. We also serve a wide range of spirits as well as mixed drinks.
Karaoke in the evenings
FREE Texas Hold-em FANTASY Poker tournaments on Fridays
Why take an expensive bear & wildlife tour when you could tour the island in the comfort of your own car rental. Go at your own pace and were you want to go while seeing what you want to see. Take a pick-nick out the road and enjoy the day watching bears fish in the stream!
Q: What are the outside cost other than rental & taxes?
A: If renting a car or boat from us. You will be responsible for the rental fee, 6.5% sales tax & refueling the car/boat prior to return. With cars you are also responsible for changing out the tire if you get a flat. Otherwise we can charge up to $200 for a tire that has been run while flat.
Q: Do you offer insurance on your rentals?
A: We don't offer insurance on the boats & auto rentals. The driver must show proof of current insurance at the time of booking.
Q: Do you have a current map of the area?
A: The USFS office is directly across the street and has maps for for about $12. They are clearly marked with the most current road markers for the island.
Q: How do we get to you from the ship?
We do not do pickups from the ship. Upon exiting the ship go to the top of the ramp by the Adventure Center. Once in front of the adventure center turn to the right and walk along the boardwalk. While walking the boardwalk you can call the cab to pick up the drivers.
The taxi runs $5-$7 per person. If you have a large group it is cheapest to just send the drivers to pick up the car. When you reach the staging area for the buses the cab will pick you up there.
For further questions!
If you have any further questions please feel free to call us at:
Office: 907-945-3636 ext.1
Owner Ed: 907-209-4806
Trivia on Wednsdays @7pm
The Icy Strait Lodge is located in a very beautiful area of Hoonah and operates year-round. The waterside of the lodge has a southern exposure where three waterways converge on a constantly changing "tidal flat" which combine to provide a remarkably beautiful and ever-changing panorama. The locations beauty and interaction with wildlife have led us to call the remarkable view from our back yard a "Nature theater". We believe that this unique, serene and ever-changing view of the ocean showcases the magnificence of the ocean that comes like clockwork to our beach twice a day!
The Huna Tlingit people have lived in the Southeast Alaska archipelago for many hundreds of years. They originally occupied the area now known as Glacier Bay but were forced from their village more than two hundred years ago by advancing glaciers. In 1754, they chose to permanently settle twenty miles to the south where they subsistence-harvested each summer. The new settlement was referred to as Gaawt'ak.aan, or "village by the cliff." Later the name was changed to Xu.naa (Hoonah), "where the north wind doesn't blow."
The Hoonah Indian Association was chartered in 1939 as a Federally Recognized Tribe. The clan is the basic social unit within the Tlingit society. Its membership is comprised of individuals who trace their kinship through the maternal line.
A partial timeline of modern Hoonah history is below:
1754 - Huna Tlingit people established a permanent village in what is now present-day Hoonah.
1880 - The Northwest Trading Company built the first store in Hoonah.
1881 - The Presbyterian Home Mission and school were built.
1887 - 450 to 500 people were wintering in the village.
1901 - Hoonah post office was opened.
1912 - The Hoonah Packing Co. built a large cannery north of town. The cannery was shut down in 1953 and is now a tourist attraction called Icy Strait Point. The Thompson Fish Company, known as Hoonah Cold Storage, is still operating and freezes and ships salmon, crab, black cod and halibut.
1944 - June 14, 1994: A disastrous fire destroyed much of the town. Homes filled with ancient, priceless objects of Tlingit culture were lost to the flames. The federal government helped to rebuild by diverting to Hoonah World War II housing that was en route to Hawaii. These houses, located in the downtown area, are still called the "war houses."
1946 - Hoonah was incorporated as a First Class City.
2004 - The first cruise ship arrived at Icy Strait Point. Presently, more than 75 ships dock annually at Icy Strait Point during the months of May - September.