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 the best of Bermuda's history, eco-attractions and nautical heritage both from the land and sea. Begin with views of Bermuda's coastline as your experienced Captain provides informative commentary of the island as you cruise from your ship into the quiet inlet of Flats Village. Arriving at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo you'll see the 140,000 gallon North Rock Exhibit, the first living coral exhibit of this scale in the world! Trace Bermuda's geological formation at the Natural History Museum and explore the newly opened Madagascar Exhibit. Children under 5 are free of charge.
Come aboard the 56-foot party style fishing boat "Jolly Roger" and join your knowledgeable local Captain and crew, who will take you to some of the best reef fishing spots around Bermuda. Try your luck fishing for snapper, barracuda, triggerfish, and porgies. This is a catch and release operation.
Ahoy Maties! Join an evening Pirates Adventure cruise along the shoreline as view the sunset as you will make your way out to the shipwreck where the underwater world will be illuminated with sub-sea lights. View the nocturnal creatures lurking beneath the ocean's surface, see the 18th century shipwreck and hear stories of pirates and how they lured ships into land.
Bermuda is surrounded by the world's most Northern living coral reef and over 350 wreck sites. These factors have contributed to Bermuda consistently being voted one of the World's Premier Wreck Diving Sites. Certified Divers can see both a wreck and a reef on this all-inclusive 2 tank dive. Your first dive site is usually a historic wreck followed by a short boat ride to your second dive site, a reef where coral and colorful fish are abundant. Transport and all equipment included. This 2-tank dive is limited to certified divers who have been on a dive within the last two years. Proof of certification is required.
Go beyond snorkeling with the Bermuda Snuba experience. Snuba is a patented shallow-water diving system that combines the simplicity and ease of snorkeling with the excitement of diving. Certified dive professionals will train you in the proper procedures necessary to enjoy the underwater paradise, after which you will experience a guided dive to observe the coral and marine life. Snuba requires no previous dive or snorkeling experience. After Snuba, you will have time to relax at the beach with a complimentary beverage. Participation is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Medical Questionnaire.
Join a trip where you will visit two of Bermuda's most famous shipwrecks, the Constellation and the Montana. Situated on the very edge of the surrounding reef, they are home to an abundance of coral and fish. En route the captain will give you a history on Bermuda and some of the shipwrecks. Upon arrival you will be issued with snorkel equipment and given a briefing on how you may best enjoy up to one hour of snorkeling at the site. Participants must be able to swim in water too deep to stand. Complimentary Rum Swizzle and soft drinks on the return cruise.
Enjoy the best of both worlds, above and below the water! Your three hour adventure includes glass bottom and then snorkeling time. View the barrier reef from above through the largest glass bottom viewing area afloat and then jump in the crystal clear blue waters and experience snorkeling for yourself in a sandy cove. Wear your swim suit, and bring a towel, hat, and sunscreen.
Step aboard a comfortable and stable catamaran for a trip to the northernmost coral reef in the world. Relax on deck and enjoy complimentary soft drinks while the crew provides informative commentary on the island and undersea ecosystem. After an approximate 45 minute cruise you will find yourself moored in a deep blue oasis, bordered by fringe reef on nearly all sides. Here, you will be given a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy vest and instruction on how you may best enjoy the undersea paradise. Following snorkeling the sails will be hoisted for a relaxing sail home with a complimentary Rum Swizzle.
Sail into the sunset aboard Bermuda's award-winning Rising Son II catamaran. This sixty foot sailing yacht and her magnificent crew will welcome you aboard with a complimentary glass of Champagne or Rum Cocktail. The catamaran will hoist sail and make way out into the Great Sound of Bermuda. A tour guide will entertain you with a short, fun, and informative chat about the island. As the sun sinks into the bay, music will play and you can enjoy the twilight views with that special somebody. This tour is ideal for an adult crowd and is the perfect way to end your day in paradise or to warm up for a night on the town! Please wear comfortable flat sole shoes, and a light jacket.
A tropical oasis just a short walk from your ship. Your tour guide will greet you at the pier and provide you with a wristband that will allow you access to Snorkel Park as well as a lounge chair and shared umbrella, use of a full set of snorkel gear and a one hour rental of a kayak or pedal boat for two. Equipment availability is dependent on prevailing weather conditions. Food and drink are not included in this package. A full service beach side bar and restaurant is on site for your convenience and at additional cost. Additional activities are available at an extra cost and are not part of the tour package.
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.