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.
Experience British Columbia's dense coastal rainforest on this 3-mile trek, where you will discover temperate canopy ecosystems & the area's flora & fauna. Your narrated drive to the trail will give insight into the history of Prince Rupert & the surrounding communities. As you walk your guide will describe the various plants & trees, their importance in traditional native culture & role in the food chain. The halfway point overlooks the unique reversing tidal rapids - peaceful at high & low tides; roaring with white foam as the tide changes. Enjoy granola bars & bottled water at the rapids before returning to downtown Prince Rupert. Comfortable sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
Kayak the coastal waters on this eco-adventure along Canada's Pacific rainforest. The quiet setting is free from ocean swells and winds and features lake-like conditions on saltwater shores. Following a short drive, you will arrive to a wilderness beach for instruction, equipment and assistance by an experienced guide. You can then explore the area, home to extensive wildlife that includes colonies of harbor seals, eagles and other sea birds, in your own kayak. Back on have a snack before the return drive to your ship. Participants must be able and willing to paddle for 2 to 3 hours; walking ashore involves beach landings and traversing unpaved, rocky, and uneven terrain.
The Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course is visually spectacular & remarkably private. After a short drive, you will be greeted by the Club Professional & outfitted with all necessary equipment. The 18 hole, Par 71 course offers variety in level of difficulty & unique scenery in a coastal rainforest setting. Creeks crossing fairways & fronting greens require strategic lay-up or heroic carry-overs, while the smaller greens are heavily contoured & slick, demanding thoughtful placement. Proper golf attire & collared shirt required. Tour price includes roundtrip transportation, tee time for 18-holes, golf clubs, cart, and golf balls.
Discover the living history of the Tsimshian in an authentic performance of stories, songs, regalia & dances from generations of First Nations of the Northwest Coast. Explore the award-winning Museum of Northern British Columbia's collection of artifacts just a short walk from your ship. After exploring the museum, a guided walk will take you to an authentic Longhouse where you will watch performances of ancient stories & songs & taste indigenous foods. Admission to the museum is applicable any time during your stay. Participants must be willing & able to walk approx. 800 feet up a gradual grade to reach the longhouse & museum.
Discover the maritime spirit of this west coast Canadian sea port. From the ancient traditions of First Nations and the pioneering character of railroad builders to leading-edge container shipping, the people share a way of life bound to the sea. Perched on the steep-sided shoulders of a glacier gouged harbor, Prince Rupert is a city steeped in nature, art, culture and history. Immerse yourself in these intriguing aspects of the community in a two hour guided tour culminating at the world-class Museum of Northern British Columbia. Several stops along the way feature key historical attractions and photographic vistas.
Discover Prince Rupert by touring its most popular downtown attractions, intriguing museums & historic sites. Kwinitsa Railway Museum commemorates the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at the turn of the century, & Totem Park showcases centuries-old stories & art of local First Nations. The Museum of Northern British Columbia presents unique art & artifacts of the Northwest Coast, & the Port of Prince Rupert's Interpretive Center houses interactive exhibits & displays of commercial trade in the region. Your tour concludes with a 30 minute narrated drive to North Pacific Cannery, where you will tour the oldest remaining intact fish cannery on the west coast before returning to your ship.
Aboard a modern catamaran vessel, you will be guided by a crew of professional guides knowledgeable about the history and wildlife that you will encounter. This area is home to seasonal feeding areas for marine wildlife that includes humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, sea lions and harbor seals. Coastal birds like murres, guillemots, cormorants, rhinoceros auklets, great blue herons and bald eagles make these rich waters and coastline their preferred permanent home. Your comfortable vessel is equipped with washrooms, snack bar, two glass-enclosed indoor seating cabins and four outdoor viewing decks, making this memorable excursion a photographer's paradise for wildlife and scenery.
Experience the beauty of British Columbia's rainforest and rivers on this jet boat and optional trek adventure. An air-conditioned coach will take you on a guided hour-long drive through the coastal mountains and valleys before a guided walk through an old growth forest. Enjoy a meal of fresh wild salmon cooked over a campfire and served beneath 4,000-foot vertical cliffs. There you will board a jet boat for a breathtaking voyage on the Exchamsiks River, where you can look for wildlife along the riverbanks. After your river adventure, re-board the coach for the equally scenic return drive to the cruise terminal. Good walking shoes, layered clothing and a jacket are recommended.
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.