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.
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: Combining three tours in one, this tour begins with a visit to the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Refuge and Marine Sanctuary. Paddle a 2-person kayak through the mangroves to Cas Cay. Take a guided hike through a mangrove forest, along a scenic beach of coral and shell rubble. Enjoy snorkeling in the protected waters of the mangrove lagoon and view a remnant of a shipwreck.
-Highlights: Visit the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Refuge and Marine Sanctuary. Paddle a "sit on top" kayak to Cas Cay. Take a guided hike through a mangrove forest. Snorkel in the protected waters of the mangrove lagoon.
Enjoy a delightful Skyride as the tramway transports you to Paradise Point at the top of historic Flag Hill. "Ride the view" and take in the spectacular vistas 700 feet above St. Thomas harbor. Bring your camera and marvel at the beautiful views from the observation deck, including a panoramic glimpse of your ship, or shop for some special souvenirs. Once at the top of the tramway, guests will have full access to cafes, bars, restrooms, observation deck, bird shows and unique shops.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy the best of the Virgin Islands on this exclusive half-day sail from St. Thomas to St. John on board a custom-designed catamaran. Experience the thrill of sailing the Caribbean before enjoying time at beautiful National Park Honeymoon Bay Beach.
HIGHLIGHTS: Sail to the island of St. John to swim, snorkel, beachcomb, or relax on the beach. Enjoy baked breads, cheeses, fruits, and champagne/other beverages.
NOTES: All snorkel gear and instruction is included. Dependent on weather, alternate venues may be used.
The Experience of a Lifetime! An express trip for the Dolphin Encounter in Tortola, Make a Friend for a Lifetime! Kiss, pet and play with the dolphins and enjoy your beautiful ride with the greatest views in the Caribbean, Be entertained while learning. Guest must take their passport along for immigration and visas required for some countries.
OVERVIEW: A great experience for anyone who is fascinated with these amazing mammals. The dolphin swim adventure allows you to have the unique opportunity to touch, kiss, swim and experience a belly ride for approximately 30 minutes, all the while learning about them.
HIGHLIGHTS: One hour scenic maritime transfer to Tortola. Touch, kiss, and swim with dolphins for 30 minutes.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply. Expectant mothers may not participate on this excursion. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Guests are required to pass through immigration and must have and present a valid passport.
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.