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.
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.
Ready to explore Santa Catalina's picturesque waters and have an up-close encounter with dolphins along the island's scenic coastline? On this tour we welcome you aboard the Scuba Cat, a spacious 46' foot dolphin exploration vessel, to gaze upon dolphins and other unique marine animals. Experience over ten miles of Catalina's rich shoreline, sapphire waters and majestic kelp forests on this two-hour dolphin expedition. In addition to dolphins, other local oceangoing wildlife may include: bald eagles, flying fish, sea lions, harbor seals, whales and many other animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy Catalina's unforgettable marine life and pristine costal environment today!
Travel in an open-air Hummer up rocky interior terrain and experience spectacular views of the coastline and canyons below. You will be traveling over narrow mountain roads that are bumpy, windy, and dusty.
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. The duration of this tour is 40 minutes.
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. Travel is aboard an open-air vehicle; dress appropriate to the day's weather conditions.
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.