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.
Enjoy magnificent views of Tortola and other nearby islands such as Peter Island, Salt Island, Cooper Island, Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas USVI. From this breathtaking drive picture stops will be offered from Manchester, Great Mountain, Chalwell and Heritage Look Out Point. Then drive to Cane Garden Bay and relax in the warm waters where shady palms beacon as you sit or stroll along the white sand.
Discover the natural beauty and history of Tortola as you explore this charming landscape. Witness Tortola's mountainous countryside, rich with history as you travel coast to coast through this splendid terrain. This tour is specifically geared to those guests who would like a brief overview of this destination with limited walking.
Guests arrive on a submerged platform in waist deep water and will have the opportunity to participate in various behaviors with the dolphin such as the Swim-Bye, a chance for the dolphin and guest to get to know one another, the kiss with the dolphin, the Fast-swim which allows the dolphin to demonstrate its incredible speed in power and several other behaviors designed to educate and fascinate our guests as they share 30 minutes with these beautiful marine mammals.
Stand on a submerged platform in the naturally mangrove surrounded. Dolphin pool. A dolphin will swim alongside you for you to pet, kiss, shake pecs and interaction. In addition guests will swim out to the pool and be towed in by the dolphin. 1 dolphin per platform. This activity is not available for guests that are pregnant.
You will enjoy incredible snorkeling on Norman Island or Cooper Island. Expect to see plentiful marine life. Bring your camera or buy one on board to capture beautiful corals and sponges, fish, turtles, lobster, and barracuda! You must be able to swim but snorkel lessons are available from your guide.
An opportunity to participate in an activity for which the B.V.I. is famed sailing- on a large sailing catamaran over the narrow waterway to the surrounding islands. Snorkel and swim at two locations before a relaxing sail back to the ship.
A boat ride in a motor launch brings guests to one of the BVI's most well know Snorkel destinations the Caves at Norman Island. A wide variety of fish, corals and sea life abounds as guests snorkel into the Caves and over the rocks. A second stop enables guests to snorkel over shallow water.
High in the hills overlooking Road Town lays a "Shangri-la" of lush vegetation, tropical birds and flowers and the newest attraction on the island of Tortola the Original Virgin Canopy Tour Experience. Similar to a zipline, but much safer and quieter, the Original Canopy Tour will provide you with all the thrills and adrenaline you are looking for but is also an ecotour and fun for all members of the family and even experienced zipline riders will find this tour something that can't be missed.
This is a guided 2-tank dive on the wreck of the RMS Rhone which was sunk in 1867 by a rogue hurricane. Her bow lies in 80 feet of water almost entirely in tact and her stern lies in 15-50 feet of water and has become home to fish and reef creatures. A resident turtle weighing about 800 lbs, a nurse shark and a 6 foot green moray eel are often encountered on the Rhone. Limited to certified divers who have dived within the last 2 years. Wetsuit is not included. Certified divers must present a valid "C" card.
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.