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.
OVERVIEW: Guests will visit Josephine Falls where you will have the chance to plunge into the exciting natural pool. As well as Experience one of Australia's grandest man-made structures in a natural environment where you can walk high in the tree tops through the rainforest. HIGHLIGHTS: Visiting Josephine Falls for a chance to swim in this natural pool as well as taking a walk in the canopy of the rainforest are accompanied by a chance to view the Platypus in their natural environment on this fantastic touring option. NOTES: Although the Platypus are in high numbers in this area they are a wild animal and sightings cannot be 100% guaranteed.
OVERVIEW: Wildlife experts will guide you through this renowned home to 70 species of birds and other wildlife that combines uniquely designed, natural habitat enclosures that allow for free movement. HIGHLIGHTS: See the rare Lumholtz' Tree Kangaroo at the habitat. A scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. Enjoy free time in the charming village of Port Douglas. NOTES: There is a small amount of walking at the habitat. All walkways are paved but some are elevated. The amount of walking at Port Douglas is at guests' discretion.
OVERVIEW: This is your chance to experience the charm of a real rainforest village and also see the sights of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland's most well-known tourist city. The combination will leave a lasting impression of the region's fascinating and diverse character.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic introduction to Cairns. Explore the varied attractions of Kuranda Village, including Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary
NOTES: Walking distance is at guests discretion over even and paved areas. This is an unstructured program with free time in Kuranda.
OVERVIEW: Cairns Panormic is the perfect way for you to see the sights of the city if you prefer little or no walking.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cairns Sights: Enjoy an introduction into the tropical gateway city of Cairns. Stroll among the beautifully cultivated foliage of the Cairns Botanical Gardens.
NOTES: Walking distance is at guests discretion over even and paved areas with some grass and natural areas at the Botanical Gardens. This is an unstructured program with free time at the Botanic Gardens
OVERVIEW: Embrace the nature, wildlife and indigenous people of Australia's north land on this exploration that takes you through rainforest villages, up jungle waterways and into the world of Aboriginal culture.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a tour and have free time to explore Kuranda Village. Board an Army Duck for a ride over land and water. Enjoy a performance of the Pamigirri Dancers and perhaps throw a boomerang.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over even and paved surfaces with some high steps. Guests will need to have agility to board Army Duck. Guests will experience even paved foot paths as well as natural grounds at Rainforestation.
OVERVIEW: This tour is a fun and educational way to come face to face with Aboriginal heritage. You'll also experience a different side of northern Australia with a visit to the Cairns Botanical Gardens and a city tour.
HIGHLIGHTS: Share in the proud heritage of the Aboriginal people at Tjapukai Cultural Park. Stroll the lush grounds of Cairns Botanical Gardens. Drive by the highlights of Cairns.
Important Notes: Guests must be able to walk approx 1 mile over even and paved surfaces. Some natural, uneven and grassed areas with some stairs may be encountered at Tjapukai. Time at Tjapukai is unstructured, and guests may not be able to experience all shows and demonstrations.
Frankland Islands is the perfect location for snorkelers to drift over the amazing variety of corals and marine life that inhabit the area, including fish, sea turtles and octopus. The day is yours to enjoy as you wish. You can snorkel, discover and simply relax on the pristine white beach and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the island paradise.
This Great Barrier Reef experience is offered to cater to the more advanced snorkeler that would prefer to snorkel from the back of a purpose built reef vessel accommodating a maximum of 100 guests adding to the exclusivity of the reef sights visited. Guests will visit two reef moorings on this full day exclusive charter allowing them the opportunity to experience the best the area and the daily conditions have to offer.
Overview: Experience one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Highlights: Board an air-conditioned catamaran for the 1.5 hour transfer to the Great Barrier Reef. Your destination is a pontoon on the outer reef where you have approximately 4.5 hours of free time to indulge in a wide range of activities, including snorkeling, a reef tour on a semi-submersible vessel, and a walk through underwater viewing chamber. Buffet lunch will be served on the pontoon. Notes: Restrooms, covered areas and sunning decks are available on the catamaran and pontoon.
OVERVIEW: Discover magnificent rainforest scenery as you ride the rails and splash through the waterways of Tropical North Queensland. Kuranda's Sceneic Railway and the amphibious army duck provide excitement and fun for nature lovers of all ages.HIGHLIGHTS: Ride an amphibious army duck over land and water. Take in breathtaking scenery as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx 1 mile over even and paved surfaces with some high steps. Guests will need to have agility to board Army Duck. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is rustic and non-air-conditioned with high-backed benches
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.