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.
OVERVIEW: Sail out to North America's only living coral reef where the wonders of Mother Nature await your arrival. Once you descend "the stairway to the sea", you will discover coral reefs and an abundance of marine life including tropical species found no place else on earth.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a state-of-the-art catamaran which has a large sundeck, shaded lounge area, fresh water showers, and spacious bathrooms. Sail to North America's only living coral reef and snorkel the pristine coral reef. Snorkeling gear and instruction is included. After snorkeling, complimentary water, soda, ice cold beer, and wine will be served.
OVERVIEW: The best way to experience nature is up close and personal and this eco-tour by kayak is a great way to do that. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the calm, shallow blue waters, while paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams where you will see marine life, birds, and native plants. This is a great tour for beginners or experienced paddlers.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a narrated eco-tour through the islands of Key West and Stock Island. Kayak the shallow blue waters and mangroves and enjoy close viewing of marine life, birds, and native plants. Complimentary bottled water and nylon backpack are provided.
OVERVIEW: Stand up paddleboarding is almost like walking on water. Experience one of fastest growing activities in the country on the calm clear waters of Key West. Paddleboarding is fun for all ages and no experience is necessary, just basic balance and the spirit of adventure.
HIGHLIGHTS: Experience stand up paddleboarding and take a trip across the calm, clear waters of Key West where you will see tropical fish, rays, and conch shells. Your paddleboarding excursion includes a basic lesson, standup paddleboard, paddle, life vest, dry bag, bottled water, and roundtrip transportation to and from the cruise ship pier.
NOTES: Guests must know how to swim.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a breathtaking bird's eye view of this island paradise as a state-of-the-art 12 passenger parasailing boat glides you past amazing panoramic sights of the southernmost city that can only be seen from the air. With gentle dry takeoffs and landings from the boat, you will find this Key West parasailing excursion to be an exhilarating way to have a true Key West water and air adventure.
HIGHLIGHTS: Fly the skies of Key West and rise up to 400 feet above the water.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply. Guests under 16 years of age must fly tandem with a parent. Everyone flies tandem, weather permitting.
OVERVIEW: Snuba is a great way to experience the underwater world without dive certification or dive gear. No previous dive or snorkeling experience is required. HIGHLIGHTS: Snuba in the clear waters of Key West and explore 20 feet below the surface without heavy tanks. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary sodas and bottled water.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply. Guests must be able to swim but do not need any previous snorkeling experience.
OVERVIEW: This tour combines three very popular activities in the Florida Keys and the name says it all snorkel, kayak and dolphins. A great option for those looking to get out on the waters of the Florida Keys.
HIGHLIGHTS: You'll explore the Key West National Wildlife Refuge by boat and kayak around the uninhabited mangrove islands. Enjoy snorkeling around one of the reefs and cruise by the "Dolphin Playground" to view wild dolphins.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply. Please note that the policy is to only observe wildlife and never to harass in any way. Also, there is no guarantee on which wildlife you will see.
OVERVIEW: Hop aboard the White Knuckle Thrill Boat, then brace yourself for the most exhilarating boat ride you've ever had! You'll experience incredible sideways slides and crazy 360 degree spins that other jet boats are not capable of. White Knuckle is specially designed and US Coast Guard certified. Speed up to 50 mph on only 4 inches of water!
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a ride on a high-speed thrill boat as it spins and slides.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply. Guests will get wet so please dress accordingly. You must hold on to the hand rail during the tour so you cannot carry additional items with you during the boat ride.
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.