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 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.
Take off on a high-speed adventure aboard a specially designed ocean raft. Gear up in coast guard style exposure suits to get ready to explore the volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island. Get up close to towering cliffs where the sea birds are nesting and go right into volcanic sea caves. Race over ocean swells and look for marine wildlife such as whales and sea otters. Expect fast acceleration, hard turns and a bumpy and jolting ride.
Meet on the dock and prepare for your adventure by donning quality raingear and lifejackets. Climb aboard a fast, custom-built vessel for an exciting sightseeing tour en-route to a floating base camp. At a remote base camp, don life jackets and raingear while your guide provides instruction on paddling techniques. Groups of four to six two-person oceangoing kayaks will be guided through an approx. 1.5-hour paddling exploration of the protected bays and inlets from a serene, natural perspective.
Minimum Weight: 40 pounds; Maximum Weight: 250 pounds
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.