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.
The ultimate island tour - Best Views, Best Beach & Best Shopping! Lovely island vistas abound on the way to St. Thomas' famous Mountain Top 2100 feet above the harbor, with its largest collection of gifts and 180* spectacular panoramic views of St. John, the British Virgin Islands, and Magen's Bay Beach which is next for 2hrs of swimming and beach time. While winding down Mafolie Hill you will have another photo opportunity of your ship in the harbor & downtown "Main Street;" St. Thomas' shopping Mecca. Your driver will drop you off for 2 hours of shopping time then at a designated time & place along with your gifts, images & memories your driver will return you to your ship.
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: 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.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a guided underwater tour of the beautiful tropical reefs and colorful fish of the Caribbean with no dive experience necessary using your own underwater motor scooter. The dive yacht has sun decks, bathrooms and freshwater showers.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a 60' dive yacht for a cruise along the scenic coastline. Ride an underwater motor scooter and get up close to beautiful reefs and colorful fish. Snacks and refreshments.
Take a turn at the helm or just relax aboard one of our swift and stable 55-70 foot catamaran while motorsailing out to Buck Island, a deserted island 3 miles south of St Thomas. Anchoring in one of its Coves enjoy the sun and scenery, swim, snorkel & explore fantastic coral reefs, swarms of tropical fish, rays and turtles & a wartime era shipwreck for up to 1.5 hours. Full snorkel equipment and instruction is provided by our friendly experienced crew for all snorkel levels and beginners. Great music and stunning scenery during the fun filled sail back to quaint St Thomas harbor with free rum drinks, sodas and snacks. Temporary tattoos & web photos are complimentary on this awesome tour.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy two of the best Virgin Island beach and snorkel destinations in one tour aboard the "Virgin Breeze" PowerCat. You will be able to snorkel at Buck Island and relax on the beautiful soft white sand at Honeymoon Beach. Your friendly crew will take of you and provide drinks and snacks during the tour and on the beach.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a 63 ft custom power catamaran. Visit two unique Virgin Island beach and snorkel destinations. Snorkel at Buck Island amongst colorful tropical fish. Swim, sunbathe, and relax at Honeymoon Beach.
OVERVIEW: St. Thomas is famous for its beaches, snorkeling and sailing this tour combines all three along with a delicious Caribbean BBQ lunch. A great tour if you're looking to explore the underwater world and relax on the beach with an experienced and friendly crew taking care of you.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board one of our classic romantic sailing schooners. Sail to Christmas Cove and Water Island's Honeymoon Beach. Snorkel, swim, and explore coral formations and tropical fish. Enjoy a Caribbean BBQ lunch.
Beaches & Shopping are a must when visiting St. Thomas as this tour provides in fun open air buses with our Spanish speaking driver/guides. 2 hours of sunning swimming on one of our beautiful beaches, from downtown sightseeing of Governor's Mansion, Blackbeard's & Bluebeards tower and historic Hassel Island now a National Park.From Havensight you wil visit Frenchman's Beach and Crown Bay's historic Lindberg beach before heading to town for 1 1/2 hours of shopping for gold, diamonds, souvenirs & gifts in the shopping "Mecca". Your driver will meet & return you to the ship along with your purchases and memories. If you wish to stay longer (or less) taxis are availble at your own cost.
OVERVIEW: Coral World Ocean Park is a great way to see and learn more about the unique underwater world of the Caribbean. You can do so aboard a high tech semi-submarine, Nautilus VI, as well as through a huge recreated living reef various aquariums. Perfect for the whole family or anyone fascinated with the underwater world.
HIGHLIGHTS: Observe beautiful coral and tropical fish from of the largest semi-submarines, the Nautilus VI. Explore the recreated living reef and aquariums at Coral World Ocean Park.
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.