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.
Marvel at vistas seen by few - high alpine lakes, "icefalls" hanging from sheer cliffs, and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. Your pilot will create the best possible flight seeing based on the weather and glacier conditions. You'll land in two different locations, where you will continue the tour on foot! Approx. 50 minutes of flight time and 30 minutes for landings. Participants must register their body weight at the time of booking. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($100.00) which will be manually added to your account.
The grandeur of Alaska's epic glaciers will thrill & delight you on Juneau's only 5 glacier flightseeing tour. Your aircraft takes off from the historic downtown waterfront. Soar over the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of 5 distinctly different majestic glaciers within the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Glide over deep crevasses & azure blue meltwater pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East & West Twin Glaciers, & the famous 5-mile-wide Taku Glacier. Of the 36 named glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating. Everyone enjoys a window seat & headset for narration. Approx. 40 minutes flight time.
Board an authentic Alaskan bush plane and soar over the nation's second largest wilderness area - Misty Fjords National Monument. An exhilarating water landing in the Misty Fjords gives you the opportunity to step out on the plane's floats where you can savor the incredible scenery. Souvenir guidebook provided. Approximate 65 min. flight and 10 min. water landing.
Travel by floatplane to one of the finest bear-viewing venues in Alaska. After a short van ride to the trailhead, you will hike approx. 0.5 miles on a well-maintained trail to the viewing platform overlooking rapids where salmon head upstream to spawn. It is here where black bear gather to feed and bald eagles perch in the surrounding trees waiting for the fish scraps left by the bears. The likelihood of seeing bears are good, although sightings are not guaranteed. Approx. 40 minutes total flight and 60 minutes at the viewing platform. Tour is available from late July.
Combine helicopter glacier-flightseeing with Alaska's favorite sport - Dog Sledding. Upon your arrival atop the Denver Icefield, professional mushers will introduce you to the world of "mushing" and the art of Dog Sledding. Drive the team or relax in the sled while observing the breathtaking environment around you. Approx. 30 minutes flight; 1 hour on the icefield. Participants must register their body weight at the time of booking. Guests weighing 250 lbs. (113kg or 18 stone) or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($100.00) which will be manually added to your account.
Mush your own dog sled team across a snow-capped glacier! Learn tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Experience the thrill of zipping across a glacier with a team of huskies at the dog sled camp located on the middle branch of the Norris Glacier. Fly over the Juneau Icefield viewing icefalls, rock formations, & untamed wilderness. This region is filled with forests, alpine lakes, mountain peaks, & awe-inspiring glaciers. Approx. 30 min. flight; 65 min. at the dogsled camp. Guests must register body weight at the time of booking, & those weighing 250 lbs. or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($75) which will be manually added to your account.
Combine the originators of glacier helicopter tours with Alaska's largest operating dogsled tour company and you will get a once in a lifetime experience! Join a flight seeing tour to a dogsled camp on the Mendenhall Glacier. Your professional musher and sled dogs will have you feeling that you are on the Iditarod Race as you take in the awe inspiring scenery. Approx. 30 minutes flight time and 1 hour at the dogsled camp. Participants must register their body weight at the time of booking. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($100) which will be manually added to your account.
Combine two great Alaskan experiences: flightseeing in a floatplane and dining on Dungeness Crab. Take in panoramic views of the Tongass National Forest, mountains and waterfalls on your approximate 20 minute narrated flight. Then land at the George Inlet Lodge for true Alaskan hospitality - your host will greet you with a smoked salmon appetizer, salad, local Dungeness crab and cheesecake with Alaskan blueberry topping. Complimentary beer and wine are included with your meal. Come Hungry! Then enjoy a narrated motor coach tour en route to the cruise ship dock following your meal. Tour may run in reverse order.
Board your private floatplane to discover the Misty Fjords and surrounding Wilderness area. Your narrated flight will take you through the majestic fjords, waterfalls & jewel-like lakes. Marvel at the sheer walls of granite rising over 3,000 feet & stands of spruce, hemlock & cedar that cling to snowcapped peaks of this rugged land. A highlight of your adventure will be landing on a pristine lake or remote bay to absorb the surrounding beauty. Approx. 90 min. flight time & 20 min. on the lake. Price is per plane, which can accommodate up to 6 guests.
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.