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.
Whale sightings are guaranteed on this high-speed cruise to Point Adolphus -- one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. Your onboard naturalist will describe the diversity of marine life that accumulates here every summer to indulge in the nutrient rich waters, fueled by the long Alaska summer days. The whales are so plentiful at Point Adolphus that the tour operator will give you a refund of $100 ($50 per child) if a whale is not spotted on the trip.
Experience the wild landscape of Chichagof Island first-hand when you drive your 2-person Kawasaki ATV on this rugged adventure through the forested hills overlooking Icy Strait. Your local guide will reveal the history and culture of the Tlingit village of Hoonah en route to an exclusive mountain trail high above town. Photo opportunities abound. Drivers license required to drive ATVs. Not recommended for those with back or neck problems.
This tour combines the ATV Expedition & the ZipRider! Experience the wild landscape of Chichagof Island first-hand when you drive your 2-person Kawasaki ATV on a rugged adventure through the coastal forest overlooking Icy Strait. Then meet your bus for your ride up to the world's largest zip-line: 5330 feet long, 1,300 foot vertical drop, 60 mph maximum speed, soaring 300 feet above the ground. If you are looking for true adventure then the ZipRider is for you. Unlike anything you've seen before the ZipRider cable ride at Icy Strait Point is truly a "once in a lifetime experience." All ATV drivers must present a valid driver's license.
Discover the natural wonder of a wild southeast Alaskan rainforest on this ride through the coastal woodlands surrounding Icy Strait Point. Departing immediately behind the historic salmon cannery, board a wheeled, covered tram for a ride through a stand of old-growth evergreens and out along the shoreline where Chichagof Island meets the bountiful waters of Icy Strait. Local guides describe the ecological and cultural significance of the forest's unique plants and animals, and how the island's Native Tlingit people are bound to its rich landscape. The road can be bumpy in places.
Discover the natural wonder of a wild southeast Alaskan rainforest on a ride through the coastal woodlands surrounding Icy Strait Point. Departing immediately behind the historic salmon cannery, board a wheeled, covered tram for a ride through a stand of old-growth evergreens and along the shoreline where Chichagof Island meets the bountiful waters of Icy Strait. Local guides describe the ecological and cultural significance of the forest's unique plants and animals, and how the island's Native Tlingit people are bound to its rich landscape. Then, witness Native culture in action as Huna Tlingit performers share their history with you through dance, song and story telling.
Experience Glacier Bay National Park while flying in a fixed-wing airplane. After taking off from Hoonah you will fly over the whale feeding grounds at Point Adolphus, then over many waterfalls, lakes, deep crevasses and blue meltwater pools inside the Park. Don't forget your camera to capture the memories of your experience. 65-70 minutes flight time.
Celebrated by foodies for its firm flesh and succulent taste, Pacific halibut is also a highly-prized sport fish. These monsters of the deep love the nutrient-rich waters and sheltered trenches of Icy Strait, making angling conditions ideal. After a short boat ride (30 minutes or less) to the fishing grounds, certified charter captains provide all the gear and instruction you need for a good shot at hooking one. The Icy Strait region is also known for its abundant marine life, so be sure to bring your camera and plenty of film for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Bring cash for the $20 fishing license. Custom packing is available for an additional fee.
Hoonah is many things in a small package: A lively fishing community, an old logging town and the world's largest Tlingit village. Here you can glimpse the true Alaskan way of life and witness Native culture in action as Huna Tlingit performers share their history with you through dance, song and story-telling.
Take your kayaking to the next level on this remote paddling tour. Using solo kayaks you will explore the farther bays and estuaries of Port Frederick with ample opportunities to view wildlife, including sea lions and humpback whales in the water, Sitka black-tailed deer and Brown bear on land, and eagles overhead. This tour includes approximately 3 hours in the kayak with mostly active paddling with some breaks for rest and sightseeing. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
The protected waters of Port Frederick are yours to explore as you set off from the beach at Icy Strait Point in your two-person wilderness kayak for an approximate 1.75 hour guided paddle. Led by a safety-certified, local guide, you will paddle along the Hoonah waterfront en route to quieter waters where bald eagles are often seen and few humans can usually follow.
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.