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 Alaska's humpback whales and the Mendenhall Glacier's temperate wilderness on an excursion tailored for close up encounters with nature in small group setting (space is limited to 20 travelers). Get an eye-to-eye vantage with area wildlife in a custom built safari vessel and step away from the crowds on a secluded rainforest trail, two pristine habitats to explore - on a single tour! Learn and observe the many interconnections between the land and sea giving you a more complete story of the Tongass National Forest. If a whale is not sighted, a $100 cash refund is provided by the tour operator for both adults and children at the conclusion of the tour.
Enjoy a magical evening cruise that features great food, a relaxing ambiance and guaranteed whale viewing. Throughout the cruise your onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of the humpback whale and other wildlife you may encounter, including killer whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and more. The operators of this excursion guarantee you'll be able to view at least one whale, or you will receive $100 cash per person as you disembark the vessel.
Untouched Alaskan wilderness awaits you on this premier fly-fishing quest. Combine the highlights of Southeast Alaska with classic floatplanes, world-renowned fishing in remote waters and wildlife. All fishing is done on an eco-conscious catch-and-release basis. Depending on the season, fishing species include cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and various salmon species. All first class gear and equipment is provided and an Alaskan smoked salmon snack and beverages are included. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or a discriminating traveler looking for a true wilderness experience, this is a once in a lifetime adventure. Bring cash for the $20 fishing license.
Transfer by bus to North Douglas Island for scenic views of the Mendenhall Glacier in the distance. Upon arrival be outfitted in life jackets and raingear before beginning your adventure. Your experienced guide will teach you about paddling techniques, then you'll settle into a 2-person kayak for 1.5 to 2 hours of guided sea kayaking and an informative and memorable tour of Fritz Cove.
Hold on for a safe but exhilarating river-running experience! On the shores of Mendenhall Lake, don protective raingear and life jackets, and board your raft. Each holds up to twelve and is rowed by an experienced guide, or join a paddle-raft team. Glide across the iceberg-studded lake, marveling at the 150-foot-high, 1.5-mile-wide glacier face, and set course downstream. The six-mile route combines meandering stretches with Class II and III whitewater. Soak in the views of the riverbank, lush forests, and 7,000-foot mountains above the valley floor, and learn about the natural history of the river. At the haul-out enjoy an Alaskan-style snack.
Embark on a scenic cruise into Alaskan wilderness that guarantees you will see wildlife, including whales! Travel by deluxe catamaran served by a knowledgeable naturalist and attentive crew. This is a great opportunity to view and learn about whales, sea lions, porpoise, seals, bald eagles and other species of wildlife. Before or after the cruise you'll travel by narrated motorcoach tour to view the Mendenhall Glacier.
Fish the protected inside waterways from a fully equipped 28-34 foot charter boat. Trolling with downriggers is the common method used in Southeast Alaska; "You do not hold your rod until your fish strikes and then you set your hook." Fishermen land their catch on a rotating basis. Bring cash for the $20 fishing license and the $10 King salmon stamp. For an additional charge, your catch can be filleted or steaked and shipped to your home (US addresses only).
Enjoy the luxury of your own private boat with your chosen family & friends! Fish the protected inside waterways from a fully equipped 28-34 foot charter boat. Trolling with downriggers is the common method used in Southeast Alaska; "You do not hold your rod until your fish strikes and then you set your hook.". Fishermen land their catch on a rotating basis. Bring cash for the $20 fishing license and the $10 King salmon stamp. For an additional charge, your catch can be filleted or steaked and shipped to your home (US addresses only). Price is per boat, which can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.
Travel by deluxe jetboat to explore the very best of the Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, including exciting close-up views of the majestic Sawyer Glaciers. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin as your captain guides you through scenic passages and into the heart of a wild place that has, until recently, been buried for centuries by glacial ice. Here, the extraordinary maneuverability of the Katlian Express will allow you to glide quietly past curious seals and icebergs to get as close as possible to the ever-changing face of South Sawyer Glacier. Available on select ships and sailing dates.
This tour combines two Juneau favorites: the Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest and the Orca Point Lodge Salmon Bake. Enjoy a "whales guaranteed" wildlife cruise aboard a deluxe catamaran, and then step ashore at beautiful Orca Point Lodge on a remote island to enjoy a delicious, wild Alaska salmon bake lunch in a spectacular wilderness setting.
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.