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.
Board the boat for a thrilling ride through the scenic islands of Sitka Sound. Watch for marine life on your way to Kruzof Island. After arriving the guides will help you gear up, and then you're off on an exhilarating ride through the temperate rainforest onboard a 2-person off-road vehicle. Next stop at Iris Meadows and be on the lookout for wildlife before continuing though the old growth forest. At the beach enjoy a snack and scenic views before returning to Sitka. Drivers must be at least 18 years old.
Visit Fortress of the Bear, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary for orphaned Alaska Brown Bears where you can observe bears up-close, then take a cruise to the wild side aboard the Sea Otter Quest. The tour operator guarantees you will see an otter, a whale or a bear on cruise portion. If not, you'll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the tour vessel.
Embark on one of Alaska's most intimate wildlife viewing adventures as you quest for whales, sea otters, puffins, bald eagles or even brown bear aboard a deluxe expedition catamaran, then step ashore on a remote island to explore the rugged coast. Your expert naturalists will provide a wealth of information about the environment and the wildlife species you may encounter.
Join a local guide to discover Sitka's rich history and living Tlingit culture. Enjoy a traditional Native Dance performance, explore Sitka National Historical (Totem) Park and take a narrated drive throughout Sitka. Afterward return to your ship or go to the downtown shopping area.
Combine Sitka's most popular sites on a cultural tour that visits Alaska Raptor Center, "Totem" Park and an authentic native dance. Knowledgeable local guides lead your exploration of Sitka's past and present.
Visit the top attractions in Sitka! At the Alaska Raptor Center you will tour the grounds and see a "Bird on the Glove" demonstration give you a close up experience of the American Bald Eagle. Visit Sitka National Park to see Tlingit and Haida Totems and the native cultural center, St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the "Mother" Cathedral for Orthodoxy in all of America to view 15th and 16th century icons, ending with a live performance of the New Archangel Russian Dancers.
Join a cruise that guarantees wildlife viewing and offers the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, deer, bald eagles and more! The tour operator guarantees you will see an otter, a whale or a bear. If not, you'll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the tour vessel.
This tour is for guests who want to spend time outdoors, get some exercise and have a bit of fun. Trip includes a 4-mile bike ride on a gently rolling coastal road and 1-mile hike through the temperate rainforest. Experience beautiful mountain views and an impressive waterfall.
The offshore waters of Sitka offer an abundant supply of bottom fish. You will fish for halibut, ling cod, red snapper and other varieties of rock fish. The fishing grounds are approximately 1 hour from port on the open ocean. All equipment, bait, tackle and raingear are provided. Lunch, snacks and soft drinks are included. You may "catch and release" or you may have your catch processed and shipped home (US addresses only). The fishing grounds are subject to ocean swell and wind chop. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, medication should be taken in advance. Bring $20 cash to purchase required fishing license.
Sitka Sound offers an abundant supply of King, Silver, Chum and Pink salmon. The species you pursue depends on the time of season. The catch rate in Sitka is consistent throughout the season. Your fishing boats are cabin cruiser style sportfishers that average 24-30 feet in length with 4 to 6 guests assigned to each boat. All necessary equipment is provided. Soft drinks, bottled water & snacks are included. Fishing license ($20) & King Salmon stamps ($10) are available for cash purchase onboard the fishing boats. Either you may choose to Catch & Release or you may have your catch professionally processed and shipped home for an additional charge (US Addresses only).
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.