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.
The ultimate island tour - Best Views, Best Beach & Best Shopping! Lovely island vistas abound on the way to St. Thomas' famous Mountain Top 2100 feet above the harbor, with its largest collection of gifts and 180* spectacular panoramic views of St. John, the British Virgin Islands, and Magen's Bay Beach which is next for 2hrs of swimming and beach time. While winding down Mafolie Hill you will have another photo opportunity of your ship in the harbor & downtown "Main Street;" St. Thomas' shopping Mecca. Your driver will drop you off for 2 hours of shopping time then at a designated time & place along with your gifts, images & memories your driver will return you to your ship.
Get ready to experience the St John National Park. Two thirds of this amazing little island is located within the National Park that was donated by the Rockefeller Family in 1956. Departing via a large comfortable tour boat to St John, you arrive to the charming town of Cruz Bay to your waiting open- air safari vehicle. After a scenic drive around the island, the tour concludes in the quaint town of Cruz Bay allowing for shopping time prior to your reuturn journey.
OVERVIEW:Learn about the history of fascinating landmarks as you travel through the island of St. Thomas in an open-air vehicle. Enjoy the panoramic views from Beacon Point, along Skyline Drive, and at Drake Seat. Enjoy the views from Mountain Top and enjoy time to shop in downtown Charlotte Amalie. HIGHLIGHTS: See the highlights of St. Thomas in an open-air vehicle. Optional drop-off in downtown Charlotte Amalie for shopping.
Guests with limited mobility will find the best overall views and scenery St. Thomas has to offer from a modern airconditioned fully custom vehicle equipped for limited mobility guests. From Mountain Top there's breathtaking vistas of Atlantic Coastline, St. John & down island to the BVIs. Onto Drake's Seat, overlooking heart-shaped Magen's Bay, then at Skyline Lookout there's your ship below resting in the enchanting harbor surrounded by small islands and lush green hillside dotted with red-roofed houses. Brillant & abundant Photo -Ops on this fully narrated tour with your helpful driver to assist you and your family.
OVERVIEW:Stingrays, turtles and tropical fish are among the vast marine life you will see while snorkeling. This tour is ideal for beginner and advanced snorkelers. HIGHLIGHTS:Take a scenic ride on a 70' powerboat and enjoy snorkeling at two different location coves, featuring turtles and stingrays. Complimentary rum punch and snacks are served. NOTES:Medical restrictions apply. Alternative snorkel location may be offered due to weather conditions.
OVERVIEW: One of the highlights of St. John is the stunning beaches and snorkeling opportunities. Don't worry about the logistics involved - this tour takes care of getting you to Trunk Bay on St. John to enjoy 90 minutes of snorkeling along the underwater trail of reefs. Or kick back and bask in the tropical sun or relax in the shade of a palm tree.
HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic transfer to and from St. John via tour boat. Photo stop at Cruz Bay, Hawksnest Bay and Caneel Bay Plantation. Enjoy 90 minutes at Trunk Bay to swim and snorkel.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a guided underwater tour of the beautiful tropical reefs and colorful fish of the Caribbean with no dive experience necessary using your own underwater motor scooter. The dive yacht has sun decks, bathrooms and freshwater showers.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a 60' dive yacht for a cruise along the scenic coastline. Ride an underwater motor scooter and get up close to beautiful reefs and colorful fish. Snacks and refreshments.
Take a turn at the helm or just relax aboard one of our swift and stable 55-70 foot catamaran while motorsailing out to Buck Island, a deserted island 3 miles south of St Thomas. Anchoring in one of its Coves enjoy the sun and scenery, swim, snorkel & explore fantastic coral reefs, swarms of tropical fish, rays and turtles & a wartime era shipwreck for up to 1.5 hours. Full snorkel equipment and instruction is provided by our friendly experienced crew for all snorkel levels and beginners. Great music and stunning scenery during the fun filled sail back to quaint St Thomas harbor with free rum drinks, sodas and snacks. Temporary tattoos & web photos are complimentary on this awesome tour.
OVERVIEW: Spend time appreciating the beauty and diversity of the Virgin Islands' beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Farm. This tour is great for the whole family and anyone who is curious about the uniqueness of these captivating creatures. HIGHLIGHTS: Guided tour of the Butterfly Farm. Learn the fascinating life cycle of these interesting creatures. Notes: Visit the Butterfly Farm anytime between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. 5-10 minute walk from Havensight Pier. - If your ship is berthed at Crown Bay, you will need to use a taxi (Approximately $6 per person each way from Crown Bay to Havensight Mall, but may be subject to change without prior notice).
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.