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.
You will enjoy incredible snorkeling on Norman Island or Cooper Island. Expect to see plentiful marine life. Bring your camera or buy one on board to capture beautiful corals and sponges, fish, turtles, lobster, and barracuda! You must be able to swim but snorkel lessons are available from your guide.
An opportunity to participate in an activity for which the B.V.I. is famed sailing- on a large sailing catamaran over the narrow waterway to the surrounding islands. Snorkel and swim at two locations before a relaxing sail back to the ship.
A boat ride in a motor launch brings guests to one of the BVI's most well know Snorkel destinations the Caves at Norman Island. A wide variety of fish, corals and sea life abounds as guests snorkel into the Caves and over the rocks. A second stop enables guests to snorkel over shallow water.
This is a guided 2-tank dive on the wreck of the RMS Rhone which was sunk in 1867 by a rogue hurricane. Her bow lies in 80 feet of water almost entirely in tact and her stern lies in 15-50 feet of water and has become home to fish and reef creatures. A resident turtle weighing about 800 lbs, a nurse shark and a 6 foot green moray eel are often encountered on the Rhone. Limited to certified divers who have dived within the last 2 years. Wetsuit is not included. Certified divers must present a valid "C" card.
Tour is a fascinating excursion that gives you a diverse insight into the unique marine environment of the BVI (British Virgin Islands). Paddle through mangrove forests listening to the songs of the colorful Caribbean birds. Watch as hundreds of brightly darting fish swim beneath you, while passing by the ruins of the impressive Fort Hodge, built in 1625, and the Quaker Burial grounds. Relax and soak up the ambience on a private beach or snorkel over the nursery grounds of the coral reefs.
For experienced snorkelers this tour provides a scenic motor between the islands straight to the Baths, before snorkelling and swimming at the famous Baths beaches in Virgin Gorda. Note: Guests will have a 300 yd swim in open water from the boat to one of the Bath's beaches.
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.