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.
Diving in Costa Maya has been a closely kept secret. You will dive on the magnificent Meso-American Barrier Reef system, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere. The dive sites are known for their abundance of beautiful pristine corals, reef formations and exotic marine life. Proof of certification and a dive within the last 2 years required. Minimum age is 12 years.
Diving in Costa Maya has been a closely kept secret. You will dive on the magnificent Meso-American Barrier Reef system, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere. The dive sites are known for their abundance of beautiful pristine corals, reef formations and exotic marine life. Only tanks and weights are included. Proof of certification and a dive within the last 2 years required. Minimum age is 12 years.
You will enjoy a shipwreck snorkel experience by boat with a complimentary bar and an exploration of the island's hidden beauty in a convoy of specially rigged 4x4 vehicles. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women. To avoid congestion, tour may be operated in reverse. Guests are required to wear a snorkel vest at all times while in the water.
OVERVIEW: Red carpet and bowties greet you on the Golden Eagle sailing experience. The fabulous beach and natural snorkel site await your arrival. Your friendly crew serves baguette sandwiches and ice cold drinks on your sail back. Snorkel equipment, mask, fins, snorkel instruction, safety vest, and beach floats are provided.
HIGHLIGHTS: Sail to a beach and snorkel site. Snorkel equipment and light snack included.
NOTES: There is a possibility that some nudity may be observed on the beach. Guests may have to get into the water in order to access the beach.
OVERVIEW: Adventure-seekers will love this exciting ride and narrated sightseeing tour aboard a RIB, a small but powerful vessel that zips out from Labadee to cruise along the scenic shoreline of the island of Hispaniola. HIGHLIGHTS: Thrills are in store when the boat travels up to 50 mph. You'll get to see sights that include Amiga Island, local villages, and the Bay of Acul, Christopher Columbus' first stop on the island of Hispaniola in 1492. The boat will make several stops for photos. NOTES: Guests must be at least 10 years old to participate. The ride is bouncy and not recommended for anyone with back, neck or heart problems or pregnant women.
OVERVIEW:Stingrays, turtles and tropical fish are among the vast marine life you will see while snorkeling. This tour is ideal for beginner and advanced snorkelers. HIGHLIGHTS:Take a scenic ride on a 70' powerboat and enjoy snorkeling at two different location coves, featuring turtles and stingrays. Complimentary rum punch and snacks are served. NOTES:Medical restrictions apply. Alternative snorkel location may be offered due to weather conditions.
OVERVIEW: SNUBA is a great way for beginners to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Caribbean. Whether you are already a seasoned SNUBA fan or this is your first time, you are sure to enjoy the warm waters, colorful reef fish and sunken wrecks.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a scenic boat cruise to and from the dive site. Take a guided SNUBA tour (maximum depth of 20 feet) of St. Maarten's underwater world. Time to snorkel or relax on the boat. Cruise back with a celebratory rum punch.
NOTES: Not suitable for pregnant women and guests with serious medical conditions or disabilities.
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.
The only way to discover Grand Cayman hop on our fully narrated tour which journeys through picturesque George Town and takes you to all the key sites with memorable history, amazing facts and, above all, lots of fun while in the comfort and security of our Hydra-Terra Amphibious Bus! View our Island from a totally new perspective with underwater video cameras and large LCD monitors as you experience the rich maritime history of our beautiful Island while cruising past ancient shipwrecks amongst spectacular coral gardens full of abundant marine life, all found within crystal clear blue waters. Enjoy the fish feeding show from the comfort of your seat.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy the best of Grand Cayman with an island tour as well as time at Seven Mile Beach.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy an island tour visiting an Observation Tower with its panoramic views of Grand Cayman and stops at Hell to view the jagged rock formations and the rum cake outlet to sample some delicious rum cake. It also includes approximately 2 hours at Tiki Beach on Seven Mile Beach to relax or take a swim. A lounge chair and a welcome rum/fruit punch are included. The facilities include toilets, changing rooms and fresh water showers.
NOTES: Additional beach activities available at guest's expense and discretion. Snacks and drinks are available at a beach restaurant at your expense.
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.