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.
Looking for adventure? In Land Rovers, and open-air jeeps, we'll visit the beautiful South coast, home to the flamingo sanctuary, the salt flats and the 19th century slave huts. The off-road adventure on desert terrain is set against crashing waves, giant cacti, spectacular scenery and great photo opportunities. Minimum age is 12 years.
You don't have to go underwater to enjoy Bonaire's beautiful marine park, if you can float, you can snorkel! Experience a guided snorkel in the award winning Bonaire National Marine Park. Here the protected reefs have the greatest variety of fish worldwide. Meet your guide on the beach where you will receive a briefing on the marine park rules and be shown how to use the snorkel gear. With your group and guide, you will enter the water for a guided snorkel. You will be able to float effortlessly and observe the wonderful sea creatures and the coral formations. You can continue snorkeling or enjoy the beach on your beach chair. A complimentary beverage is included. Minimum age is 10 years.
Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Bonaire National Marine Park
aboard a 32 foot glass bottom boat. Please note that the viewing window is large enough for everyone to observe the reef simultaneously and the seating area is shaded.
Sail to Bonaire Marine Park and spend a few relaxing hours snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. Your tour begins as you board the "Mushi Mushi," a 40-foot sailing catamaran and sail for approximately 45 minutes to Bonaire Marine Park. After receiving snorkeling equipment, a snorkel vest and a briefing, you'll enter the water to explore the coral reef alive with a spectrum of tropical fish. If you prefer, you're free to swim or stay on board and bask in the warm Caribbean sun. Complimentary beverages, including rum punch, beer, juices and soft drinks are yours to enjoy. After an hour in the Bonaire Marine Park, you'll re-board the "Mushi Mushi" for a relaxing cruise back to the pier.
Enjoy the fun and relaxed atmosphere of the locally famous Seacow, it's a moooving experience! This capable and friendly crew will take you to two very different snorkel sites in the Bonaire Marine Park. Marvel at the vast variety of fish and assortment of corals as your guide shares the special wonders of the protected reef with you. Bonaire is world famous for its unique marine park and this snorkeling trip is for those with previous snorkeling experience.
Glass-Bottom Kayak Tour along the coast to the snorkel location, park your vehicle at the beach, change to the snorkel equipment and size up the fish on this aquatic adventure. The island is ringed by pristine clear water, spectacular corals and colorful tropical reef fish. Ever seen a turtle?
Sit on top Glass-Bottom plastic Tandem-Kayaks for 2 person. Kayak is equipped with back rest, live vest, paddles and waterproof bag for passengers belongings. Minimum age is 10 years, maximum combined weight is 350 pounds.
Discover mangrove forests with an experienced guide as you gently glide through the crystal-clear waters of the National Park at Lac Bay. These sheltered mangrove canopies, declared a National Park Preserve by the Bonairean government, can only be visited with a trained guide. These are the nurseries of the coral reefs and create essential breeding grounds for birds. Your boat trip takes you through shallow waters, slipping through narrow canals, making it possible to see a great deal of marine life right from the boat. This is a noise-free experience aboard an electrically powered boat. With room for only 8 people, it is an exclusive experience.
This unique, semi submarine sailing trimaran will give you the possibility to see the fascinating underwater world in Bonaire's Marine Park. The Aquaspace designed and built by the famous 'Jacques Rougerie' a French naval architect was used by Jacques Cousteau to research and survey the underwater marine life. Share the spirit of Jacque Cousteau and observe the marine life in this unique glass gondola on a special ship. Glide over the reefs where you encounter the marine life through the airconditioned glass gondola. At a buoy of the Marine Park the Captain will stop and you will have the possibility to snorkel over the beautiful reefs or enjoy sunbathing on the decks.
The hand built Samur is an authentic 56-foot Siamese sailing junk from Thailand. Relax, enjoy the sail. Let the crew pamper you with delightful drinks. Glide along the coastline of Bonaire before reaching the shores Klein Bonaire. Enjoy one of the Caribbean's most vibrant reefs teeming with tropical fish and corals. From the white sandy beach to the warm, crystal clear water enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Snorkel equipment is provided.
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.