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: This 4x4 tour visits many of the highlights of St. Maarten including several scenic lookouts, Marigot and the beach for a swim or rest. This is a great way to spend your day on St. Maarten.
- Highlights: Enjoy the thrill of driving a 4X4 through St. Maarten. Explore / shop in the French capital of Marigot. Take a refreshing swim at Mullet Bay Beach.
- Notes: Drivers must be 21 years old and have a valid license. There is a maximum of 4 persons per jeep; however families or groups of 3 or less might be grouped in a jeep with others. Vehicles have automatic transmission. Please wear swimsuit underneath your clothing.
Explore the island's natural flora and fauna while on the back of a sure-footed horse. This tours offers riding along scenic rocky coastal trails and ends with riding your mount right into the Caribbean Sea. The winding trails offer beautiful views on the neighboring islands on a clear day. Our guides will be able to tell you all about the rich history of the area. The tour will offer stops to take your picture. When you reach the end of the trail, you will ride your horse right into the waters of the Caribbean Sea for a wonderful cool down at our small beach site. The walking pace only of this tour makes it possible for every person 8 years and up to partake.
OVERVIEW: Paddle your kayak along the coast to the Pelican Resort. Snorkel over the shallow reefs surrounding Pelican Rock with hundreds of tropical fish. A great way to enjoy the outdoor beauty and underwater world of St. Maarten.
HIGHLIGHTS: Kayak along the beautiful coast of Pelican Keys and Simpson Bay. Watch the stunning tropical fish as you snorkel the reef surrounding Pelican Rock. Relax with a cool drink upon your return to Kim Sha Beach.
OVERVIEW: From high in the trees, you will have a unique perspective as you navigate your way over suspended bridges and across exciting zip lines.
HIGHLIGHTS: Traverse a sequence of zip lines, rope swings and suspended bridges through the forest of this historic plantation.
NOTES: Comfortable clothing and sneakers are required. Cameras and other personal belongings may not be carried during the adventure course. Guests are recommended to not wear jewelry, watches, etc. This tour includes physical exertion and is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with a history of heart conditions, seizures, back, knee, neck or shoulder problems or other pre-existing health problems.
OVERVIEW: Starting from the highest point on the island, this tour takes hikers down through the beautiful countryside. The views are often spectacular and the opportunity to learn about the island's history and culture is rewarding.
HIGHLIGHTS: Hike downhill past the ruins of a historic sugar plantation (approx. 2 hrs). Learn about the folklore and history of the island.
NOTES: Hiking (preferred) or sneakers are required. You should be in good physical health and be in an agile and limber condition for hiking over uneven and in some areas fairly steep terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with knee/hip/ankle or heart/respiratory problems.
OVERVIEW: Put on your helmet, climb on your bike and take a ride along the scenic coast. Following your ride, there will be time to relax and swim at Friar's Bay Beach. HIGHLIGHTS: Take a guided bike ride, on and off road. Cool off after your ride at the beach with a refreshing swim. NOTES: A chase vehicle will follow the tour so you will not have to carry bags or back-packs. You should wear comfortable athletic shoes; open-toe shoes are not allowed. Guests should be in good health, be experienced bikers, and have no medical conditions that preclude mountain biking. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
OVERVIEW: Captain your own inflatable motorboat on a guided tour of Marigot harbor. Then boat along the coast to a secluded beach where you can relax, snorkel, swim, or hike.
HIGHLIGHTS: Receive basic instruction to operate the vehicles. Drive or ride a two-man Rhino Rider inflatable motorboat. Hike, relax or snorkel (gear included) on the beach at Happy Bay.
NOTES: Guests must be a minimum of 18 years of age to drive boats. Maximum weight of combined participants is 400 pounds. This tour is not suitable for guests with back problems, guests who are pregnant, or non-swimmers.
OVERVIEW: Here's one for the extreme eco-adventure thrill seeker. Meet the "big brother" to the already fun and challenging Treetop Adventure Tour. You must bring your own stamina, courage and great sense of adventure.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take on the 2-hour, non-stop extreme traverse course with cable-bridges, ladders, walkways, and amazing zip lines where you must be conscious of your own safety measures as you progress.
NOTES: Sneakers are required. Participants must be very comfortable with heights. This tour is not suitable if you are pregnant, have back, knee, neck or shoulder problems or any other health issues.
OVERVIEW: Take a high-speed power rafting boat ride and view a number of sites around St. Maarten, including the bridges on the French and Dutch sides. There will be photo opportunities plus time to relax, snorkel and swim at island reefs and beaches.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a high-speed power rafting boat for a ride to Simpson Bay Lagoon. Relax and swim at Happy Bay. Snorkel the coral reefs of Creole Rock or Green Cay.
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.