35 miles West of Juneau across Chatham Strait lays the village of Hoonah, a centuries-old Tlingit village. Today, Hoonah showcases its rich cultural heritage to thousands of cruise ship passengers who visit Icy Strait Point
, a former salmon cannery turned museum and activity center that boasts the world's largest zipline.
Historically, Hoonah was a natural resource-driven economy, with the fishing and timber industries continuing to be employers in the town. Today, recreational activities abound in Hoonah and Chichigof Island, with fishing, kayaking, hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing all offered with both guided and self-directed excursions available.
Alaska Seaplanes offers five daily round-trip flights between Juneau and Hoonah in the summer, and three in the winter. Web fares start at just $77 one-way for adults.