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: 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.
Beaches & Shopping are a must when visiting St. Thomas as this tour provides in fun open air buses with our Spanish speaking driver/guides. 2 hours of sunning swimming on one of our beautiful beaches, from downtown sightseeing of Governor's Mansion, Blackbeard's & Bluebeards tower and historic Hassel Island now a National Park.From Havensight you wil visit Frenchman's Beach and Crown Bay's historic Lindberg beach before heading to town for 1 1/2 hours of shopping for gold, diamonds, souvenirs & gifts in the shopping "Mecca". Your driver will meet & return you to the ship along with your purchases and memories. If you wish to stay longer (or less) taxis are availble at your own cost.
OVERVIEW: Coral World Ocean Park is a great way to see and learn more about the unique underwater world of the Caribbean. You can do so aboard a high tech semi-submarine, Nautilus VI, as well as through a huge recreated living reef various aquariums. Perfect for the whole family or anyone fascinated with the underwater world.
HIGHLIGHTS: Observe beautiful coral and tropical fish from of the largest semi-submarines, the Nautilus VI. Explore the recreated living reef and aquariums at Coral World Ocean Park.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a guided coastal cruise of St. John before having time to explore the island at your own pace. A good combination tour if you'd like to see the beauty of St. John from the water before heading off on an adventure of your choice.
HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic ferry ride to and from St. John. See thousands of acres of unspoiled National Park highlights. Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours of independent exploration / shopping.
NOTES: This tour runs in conjunction with STG3, STG4 & STG5 so you will travel to and from St. John with guests booked on these other tours.
OVERVIEW: Explore the beauty and diversity of the Virgin Islands' marine environment at Coral World Ocean Park. You will experience what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch a shark, hand feed a stingray, or watch newborn seahorses learn to swim. Enjoy magnificent island views and lots of opportunities for interaction with fascinating marine animals, birds, and reptiles.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Coral World Ocean Park in a fully accessible vehicle. Enjoy panoramic views of the harbor via Skyline Drive.
NOTES: 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.