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.
On this Safari excursion you will follow the traces of the Arawak Indians with open 4WD vehicles. You will discover the indian inscriptions and a cave. Passing through the cultural village of Rincon and enjoy several view points over the whole island. Minimum age to participate is 12 years.
Looking for adventure? In Land Rovers, and open-air jeeps, we'll visit the beautiful South coast, home to the flamingo sanctuary, the salt flats and the 19th century slave huts. The off-road adventure on desert terrain is set against crashing waves, giant cacti, spectacular scenery and great photo opportunities. Minimum age is 12 years.
You don't have to go underwater to enjoy Bonaire's beautiful marine park, if you can float, you can snorkel! Experience a guided snorkel in the award winning Bonaire National Marine Park. Here the protected reefs have the greatest variety of fish worldwide. Meet your guide on the beach where you will receive a briefing on the marine park rules and be shown how to use the snorkel gear. With your group and guide, you will enter the water for a guided snorkel. You will be able to float effortlessly and observe the wonderful sea creatures and the coral formations. You can continue snorkeling or enjoy the beach on your beach chair. A complimentary beverage is included. Minimum age is 10 years.
Bon Bini - Welcome to Bonaire ! Todays relaxing drive covers both the scenic and historic highlights. While the northern part of the island is hilly, arid and filled with cacti and low shrubs, the southern part is flat with tropical lush mangroves along salt ponds. You will encounter the flamingos at the land locked salt water lagoon and drive through the oldest settlement, the village Rincon. Visit the world's only Cadushy Cactus Distillery and the Kings Store house, the Mangazina di Rei which forms a cultural park and a museum. Enjoy the view along the east coast of the island before we go south to see the salt flats, salt mountains and the slave huts.
Todays relaxing drive covers both the scenic and historic highlights. While the northern part of the island is hilly, arid and filled with cacti and low shrubs, the southern part is flat with tropical lush mangroves along salt ponds. Once you board your fully air-conditioned transportation, you'll encounter the flamingos at the land locked salt water lagoon, drive through the oldest settlement, the village Rincon and visit the world's only Cadushy Cactus Distillery. Enjoy the view along the east coast before we go south to see the salt flats, salt mountains and the slave huts.
Experience a dive in the world famous Bonaire National Marine Park. There is a $10 USD cash payment for the Bonaire Marine Park user fee that must be paid in cash to the dive shop. Please bring the money with you on the tour. Minimum age to participate is 15 years. Maximum weight 260 pounds to participate. Tank, weights and weight belt are included. Equipment package includes: Regulator, BCD, Mask, Snorkel and Fins. Certified divers must present a valid certification "C" card at the dive shop in order to participate.
Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Bonaire National Marine Park
aboard a 32 foot glass bottom boat. Please note that the viewing window is large enough for everyone to observe the reef simultaneously and the seating area is shaded.
Sail to Bonaire Marine Park and spend a few relaxing hours snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. Your tour begins as you board the "Mushi Mushi," a 40-foot sailing catamaran and sail for approximately 45 minutes to Bonaire Marine Park. After receiving snorkeling equipment, a snorkel vest and a briefing, you'll enter the water to explore the coral reef alive with a spectrum of tropical fish. If you prefer, you're free to swim or stay on board and bask in the warm Caribbean sun. Complimentary beverages, including rum punch, beer, juices and soft drinks are yours to enjoy. After an hour in the Bonaire Marine Park, you'll re-board the "Mushi Mushi" for a relaxing cruise back to the pier.
Experience the beauty and history of Bonaire on a trolley train tour of the capitol Kralendijk. This is a fun way to see main sights! All along the trip, you can photograph directly from the train as it moves slow enough for you to capture many beautiful sights. Continuing through town, traditional and modern architecture stand side by side in a kaleidoscope of vibrant Caribbean colours. The waterfront street offers a stunning view of the bay of Bonaire dotted with visiting sail boats, yachts and your cruise ship!
After one hour of touring, you will have experienced Bonaire's past and present in a most delighful way
Visit the quiet, tranquil village Rincon and walk or drive with your local guides through the charming streets to discover history, culture and architecture to feel the way of life in earlier times. Further, visit the "Mangazina di Rei" which includes a showcase of the indigenous culture with interactive activities and allows guests to learn more about the Bonairean way of life. Listen to the stories that bring the heritage alive, play Creole instruments, dance and enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration. Experience what everyday life was like for the early people of Bonaire. This tour is designed for those guests who are full-time wheelchair users or who have walking difficulties.
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.