Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
On this guided tour, you will visit the Avalon Theatre with its extraordinary Art Deco murals and 1929 Pipe Organ. You'll continue up to the beautiful world-famous Casino Ballroom. Bring your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Fully narrated drive through the flats, terraces, and foothills of the Avalon Bay. This tour of the Avalon Bay will continue into the Avalon Canyon to the Wrigley Memorial and Botancial Gardens. The driver/guide becomes your escort through the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. This 17 acre gardens has succulant specimens from around the world. The gardens showcases Catalina's own endemic species of plants. You will enjoy a six minute film short, a walk through the gardens, and beautiful views from the terrace of the Wrigley Memorial.
This introduction to Avalon includes a 9-mile journey along the waterfront, up the hillsides and through the heart of Avalon. Travel along Pebbly Beach Road, up Mount Ada and passing the original Wrigley Mansion.
Experience Santa Catalina Island's outback in a comfortable, all-terrain open air 12 passenger H-1 Hummer. You'll experience both coastlines, cross the island twice, and cut through the heart of the interior on scenic Cape Canyon Road. Not suitable for pregnant women or persons with bad backs, necks or knees. Warm jacket or layered clothing recommended.
Minimum Age: 5 years
Explore Catalina Island's coastline during approximately 70 minutes of guided kayaking above kelp forests and numerous varieties of fish. There will be time for a snack and quick swim in the cool ocean. Bathing suits or shorts, T-shirt, surf shoes or sandals, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen recommended.
This comprehensive tour takes you 32 miles through the heart of Catalina's rugged interior. You'll cross the island twice and enjoy spectacular coastal views overlooking both the unspoiled Pacific side of the island as well as the channel side. Highlights include: a photo stop overlooking the Pacific coastline, a drive through the Catalina Vineyard and historic El Rancho Escondido, as well as a stop at the famous Airport-in-the-Sky.
Board a power rigid-hull inflatable raft for a narrated exploration of approximately 10 miles of Catalina Islands coastline. Photo stops will be made during the trip and there is a good chance you will encounter the Islands bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, red tail awks, and other Catalina wildlife. Warm clothing and soft-soled shoes recommended. Note: Minimum age to participate is 5 years. Maximum weight is 280 pounds.
Minimum Age: 5 years
Maximum Weight: 280 pounds
Discover Mother Nature's hidden undersea world. View the colorful fish and unusual marine plants and animals while our knowledgeable tour guides identify each unique species along the way.
After a short walk to Lover's Cove you will enter the water from shore and experience Catalina's diverse marine life. Learn about Catalina's algae-based eco-system and how it correlates to the fastest growing plant in the world the Giant Kelp. All necessary equipment included. Due to wetsuit sizing, maximum weight for female participants is 220 lbs. and maximum weight for male participants is 270 lbs.
Minimum Age: 8 years, Maximum Age: 80 years
Minimum Weight: 70 pounds, Maximum Weight: 270 pounds
Minimum Height: 36 inches, Maximum Height: 78 inches
Travel a 10-mile route through the city of Avalon and into Catalina's unspoiled interior hills with views of the harbor and miles of scenic coastline. Stops are made at the Airport in the Sky and the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy's Nature Center. Interior roads may be rugged and dusty.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.
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