Discover first-hand the natural wonders of our wild southeast Alaskan rainforest. Departing from just outside Icy Strait Point's historic cannery, our wheeled, covered tram carries you and your local guides approximately two miles(each way) through an old growth rainforest and out along the shoreline where Chichagof Island meets the bountiful waters of Icy Strait. Your guides will describe the ecological and cultural significance of the forest's unique plants and animals, and how the island's Native Tlingit people are bound to its rich landscape. At the beachfront turn-around, you will have the option of exploring the rocky beach on foot, within view of an established bald eagle nest. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for eagles and other land and marine mammals that inhabit the area. The tram road is bumpy in places. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to walk on the uneven terrain of the beach at the turnaround. Raincoats are recommended, and, don't forget your cameras and binoculars! Upon returning to Icy Strait Point, you will gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance. Wearing their traditional regalia, Huna Tlingit performers share their history and culture through song, dance and storytelling. The show culminates in a lively traditional celebration... and you're invited to participate! Please refrain from photography and videotaping during the Tribal Dance. The performers will remain in their regalia for photos immediately afterwards.
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All cruise ship guests are encouraged to book their tours at their cruise lines' websites prior to arrival. We allocate all of our departure times and space to the cruise ship that is in port for the day and control all sales until they arrive at Icy Strait Point.