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.
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 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.
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.
Today is about flamingos! Enjoy a leisurely drive through one of the best preserved mangrove areas in the Caribbean. Along the way, your guide will be on the lookout for Bonaire's most famous bird, the shy flamingo. Bring your camera! A short stop at the beautiful Sorobon beach to refresh yourself with a dip in the water, or a cold drink. Onwards to find more flamingos! Visit the Salt flats, home to the protected flamingo sanctuary, and hear how salt is produced today on Bonaire, and how it was mined by the slaves in the 19th century. At the Slave Huts, see & touch history as you visit the original huts used as shelters for the slaves working the saltpans. Your guide has a salt gift for you!
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.