As a passenger on a Pacific Coastal cruise, you’ll have an unrivaled opportunity to experience some of the most spectacular vistas and venues in the United States and Canada when you schedule West Coast shore excursions.
Spend a day in Santa Barbara, “The American Riviera”, with its distinctive red-tiled roof buildings, and Spanish heritage. See the Mission Santa Barbara founded in 1786 by the Franciscan Friars. Shuttle to the Danish enclave of Solvang, enjoying time to browse the shops and authentic Danish architecture, or discover the vines and wines of the region on a two-winery jaunt.
When tendered in Monterey, off California’s rugged central coast, choices of West Coast shore excursions include one of the most famous scenic drives in the world: the 17-Mile Drive along Monterey Peninsula, passing looming cypress trees, sea animals, and the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links. Spend time strolling the art-colony town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, stopping for coffee, treats, and lovely boutique shopping on Ocean Avenue. If you’ve been California dreamin’ about wines, travel into the picturesque hills of Monterey for a winery tour and tasting, and visit the historic Carmel Mission and gardens.
West Coast cruise excursions in San Francisco are simply sensational: See the city’s popular sights --Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, and more. Whether you choose chartered bus tours, walking tours, or hop-on, hop-off bus tours, you’re sure to be dazzled by the famous city by the bay. Venture out of the city by way of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to wander the laid back artists’ haven of Sausalito. If it’s all about the wine for you, book the ultimate train ride through the Napa Valley.
As West Coast shore excursions go, Seattle’s offerings are unparalleled from the ground up: Thrill to the blown-glass artistry of Dale Chihuly at his Garden and Glass showplace, then ride the Space Needle up to the observation deck and enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.
Shore excursions in Vancouver and Victoria offer sights of British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty and fair weather that invite outdoor exploration. To explore Vancouver your way, book a ticket on the hop on, hop off bus: Spend time in Stanley Park, snack your way through Granville Public Market, and be enchanted by the Whistling Steam Clock in Gastown.
Tour Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria’s most popular and delightful attractions, filled with vivid and vibrant color that includes a sunken garden. Hop a Zodiac boat for a whale-watching expedition with a team of biologists who provide in-depth insight about the area’s wildlife.