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.
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.
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.