In 1912, the Hoonah Packing Company built the first cannery in the area. Ownership traded hands several times before the Icy Strait Salmon Company purchased the property in 1932. When a fire destroyed the town on June 14, 1944, many residents made the cannery their home while the city was rebuilt.
In 1996, Huna Totem Corporation bought the cannery and created what you see today.
Currently 85% of the staff members at ISP are local Tlingit from Hoonah.
Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska’s only privately owned cruise ship destination, is located 35 miles west of Juneau in Hoonah, Alaska. Icy Strait Point caters to cruise ship guests and offer a unique port for those traveling with, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America, Princess, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines.
When guests visit our historical town, which was once home to a fishing cannery, they can partake in 18 different shore excursions, dine at one of the many restaurants or shop at the locally owned stores. ISP staff is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for each visitor by sharing Alaska’s natural beauty and Native Culture.
Icy Strait Point is owned by Huna Totem Corporation, therefore owned by the Huna Tlingit. All profits derived from Icy Strait Point benefit the Huna Tlingit as well as the community of Hoonah. The local community benefits not only from directed funds, but from employment opportunities with preference for local hire, entrepreneurship opportunities allowable through the establishment of tourism in Hoonah, sales tax, and head tax.
See more at the Icy Strait Point website: www.icystraitpoint.com