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.
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.
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.
Whale sightings are guaranteed on this high-speed cruise to Point Adolphus -- one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. Your onboard naturalist will describe the diversity of marine life that accumulates here every summer to indulge in the nutrient rich waters, fueled by the long Alaska summer days. The whales are so plentiful at Point Adolphus that the tour operator will give you a refund of $100 ($50 per child) if a whale is not spotted on the trip.
Not just another train ride! Take the unforgettable journey aboard the "Scenic Railway of the World" and travel 20 miles from tidewater to the summit of the White Pass - a 2,865-foot elevation. Ride in vintage rail cars as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit. Your fully narrated tour features panoramas of mountains, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites. See the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls that passed this route seeking fortune. Experience this unique railroad that symbolizes accomplishment in the adventure of pioneering - triumph over challenge.
Experience the wild landscape of Chichagof Island first-hand when you drive your 2-person Kawasaki ATV on this rugged adventure through the forested hills overlooking Icy Strait. Your local guide will reveal the history and culture of the Tlingit village of Hoonah en route to an exclusive mountain trail high above town. Photo opportunities abound. Drivers license required to drive ATVs. Not recommended for those with back or neck problems.
This tour combines the ATV Expedition & the ZipRider! Experience the wild landscape of Chichagof Island first-hand when you drive your 2-person Kawasaki ATV on a rugged adventure through the coastal forest overlooking Icy Strait. Then meet your bus for your ride up to the world's largest zip-line: 5330 feet long, 1,300 foot vertical drop, 60 mph maximum speed, soaring 300 feet above the ground. If you are looking for true adventure then the ZipRider is for you. Unlike anything you've seen before the ZipRider cable ride at Icy Strait Point is truly a "once in a lifetime experience." All ATV drivers must present a valid driver's license.
After a driving town tour of Skagway head up the White Pass to the trailhead. Spend the next 2 hours hiking approximately 2 miles, surrounded by views of towering, snow-capped mountains and the Skagway valley. Your naturalist guide will share their knowledge of the area's flora and fauna, and the glacial history of Alaska! This adventure is perfect for active families and children over 8 years old are welcome! Bring your camera!
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.
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.