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.
Come and explore the undeveloped east end of Roatan from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus or minivan. Experience the beautiful landscape traveling along the central ridge of the island looking down at the turquoise water and infringing reef on both sides of the island. Then board an island style boat for a narrated trip through the historic 2-mile long Dixon Cove Harbour. Following the boat ride, it's on to YUBU - The Garifuna Experience, where you will witness a performance by the local Garifuna dancers.
Roatan's rich marine eco-systems make it a great destination for some fishing fun. The fishing boat will pick you up at the cruise ship dock where your adventure will begin. Your experienced captain will navigate the channels and points where schools of fish are normally found and where desired species hunt. The catch of the day may include black and blue-fin tuna, mahi-mahi (dorado); white, stripped and blue marlin and sailfish among others. CPR (catch-picture-release) is strictly enforced on all billfish and non-edible species.
The glass-bottom boat departs from a beautiful bay to admire the coral reef from the large clear glass windows of a semi sub-marine that does not submerge. A moving underwater observatory a few feet below surface, comfortably seated in the air-conditioned section, guided on board by an expert dive master explaining the underwater environment. Shopping in West End Village and relax watching ethnic dance performance.
Discover various exclusive view points of the Island from the comfort of A/C transportation as you travel to Panorama observation sight for stunning views of our picturesque City port and Town center, then take a postcard shot with your ship in the back ground, visit historical Pirates Bay, for great shopping. Visit Cyndi's paradise point, a secluded estate situated on the highest point and heart of Rotan for a bird's eyes view of the Island, travel to Parrot Tree Plantation the Island most exotic resort, located in midst of a complete ecosystem, stroll the white sand beach and view world class architectural homes on hill slopes, Also enjoy a complimentary drink at the sport beach bar.
Minimum Age: 2 years of age, Maximum Age: 75 years of age
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.