Shore Excursions In Alaska
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: CITY AND MENDENHALL GLACIER TOUR WITH LUNCH OR DINNER
While you’re in port in Juneau, see the area’s top attractions on this sightseeing and nature shore excursion that combines historical landmarks with beautiful natural wonders.
First, take a tour through Juneau’s historic district and onto neighbouring Douglas Island. Then head on to Mendenhall Glacier for free time to walk along paths and see where the glacier meets Mendenhall Lake. Return to Juneau to take the aerial gondola up Mt Roberts to Timberline Bar & Grill, where you’ll enjoy a lunch or dinner of grilled salmon while enjoying views of the city and mountains.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: HELICOPTER TOUR AND DOGSLEDDING EXPERIENCE
While in port in Juneau, enjoy an scenic Alaskan experience through the eyes of an Iditarod musher. This excursion takes you on a helicopter tour over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield, landing at a secluded glacier camp for a dogsled ride. Glide through ancient icefields with a team of Alaskan huskies and hear stories about the famous Iditarod race from mushers!
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: MENDENHALL GLACIER RAFTING TOUR
A must-see sight while in port in Juneau is the Mendenhall Glacier and on this exciting 3.5-hour white-water rafting tour, you’ll get up close to this impressive natural wonder!
Sit back and have fun as your guide paddles you through Class II and III rapids at the foot of the glacier. While you float along the 6-mile (9.6-km) route, take in the amazing sights of the glacier, the sheer mountains and the abundant wildlife. Family friendly, no rafting experience required.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: ALASKAN SALMON BAKE
When your ship is docked in Juneau, experience a traditional Alaskan salmon bake on this shore excursion that offers a variety of post-meal activities. Savour the aromas of, and taste wild salmon, grilled slowly over an open flame. Then, roast marshmallows around a campfire, head up to Salmon Creek waterfall and visit the historic Wagner Mine.
Enjoy watching a Tlingit Master Carver work on a 10-foot-tall totem pole and silver jewellery. Several shuttle departure times give you flexibility for lunch or dinner.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: HELICOPTER TOUR AND GUIDED ICEFIELD WALK
While in port in Juneau, take advantage of Alaska’s incredible scenery on this two-part shore excursion. Take to the skies on a helicopter tour over the stunning Juneau Icefield, and land on the awe-inspiring Herbert Glacier for an astounding walkabout amidst the spectacular glacial landscape.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: TONGASS WILDLIFE KAYAKING ADVENTURE
While you’re in port in Juneau, experience the tranquillity of the Alaskan wilderness from a kayak! As you paddle the waterways in search of local fauna on the Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, seals, and other marine life.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: MENDENHAL GLACIER TREK AND CLIMB
Spend your time in port in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on the Mendenhall Glacier! This exhilarating shore excursion will delight you with a stunning piece of Alaskan nature. As you explore the glacier on foot you’ll see ice caves, dramatic crevasses and interesting glacial formations.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: GOLD PANNING AND SALMON BAKE COMBO TOUR
pend your day in Juneau port panning for gold and indulging in a fresh Alaskan salmon bake. After a brief Juneau city tour, make your way with a guide up to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for an adventure in gold panning. When you’ve built up a hearty appetite, it will be time to head to a traditional all-you-can-eat salmon bake.
Roast marshmallows over a campfire, visit Salmon Creek waterfall and witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewellery into beautiful art. And best of all, keep all the gold you find!
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: PACK CREEK BEAR VIEWING EXCLUSIVE
After cruising into Juneau, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan wilderness adventure on this small-group day trip to the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area, a protected location with the highest concentration of brown bears in the world!
Your guide picks you up at the Juneau cruise terminal and takes you on a scenic floatplane ride to Windfall Island, passing over Alaska’s Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest. Then, kayak to the mouth of Pack Creek on Admiralty Island and witness brown bears in their natural habitat – truly an unforgettable experience!
The Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area requires a permit to visit, and for the first time since 1997, the National Forest Service has awarded these exclusive and limited visitation permits to tour operators. Book this tour now to make sure you don’t miss out on the amazing chance to enter the viewing area.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: WHALE WATCHING CRUISE AND TRACY’S KING CRAB COMBO
When your ship docks in the Juneau port, don’t miss the chance to observe humpbacks and orcas in the glassy blue waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. On this 3.5-hour whale-watching tour, cruise through dramatic landscapes of fjords and snow-capped mountains, and catch sight of sea lions and otters in their natural habitat.
Watch whales glide through the water and bald eagles soar above. After that we have the perfect way to wrap up your shore excursion – with fresh crab at Juneau’s Original Tracy’s King Crab.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: HELICOPTER AND AIRBOAT TOUR OF TAKU GLACIER
When your ship docks in Juneau, discover wild Alaska on this bucket-list tour of Taku Glacier. Travel by helicopter to one of the most inaccessible places in the world and fly over the ice-capped mountains of Tongass National Forest.
By airboat, explore Taku River for premier views of Taku Glacier and see where salmon spawn, perhaps glimpsing bears, moose and wolves in the distance. Then enjoy unparalleled access with a short walk on Taku Glacier itself. This small-group 3-hour tour led by knowledgeable pilots includes round-trip port transport.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: WHALE WATCHING CRUISE AND SEAFOOD MEAL ON MT ROBERTS
Spend your time in port in Juneau on an exciting whale-watching cruise followed by a seafood lunch or dinner high above the city! Cruise from Auke Bay into the Inside Passage on a specially designed whale-watching vessel to look for humpback whales in the wild, as well as other local wildlife like sea lions, bald eagles and orcas.
Then we’ll take the scenic aerial tram up to the Timberline Bar & Grill on Mt Roberts, where you can enjoy a lunch or dinner of grilled salmon. While you dine, you will be able to admire the spectacular views of Juneau, and then make your own way back down the tram whenever you’re ready to go.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: MENDENHALL GLACIER, WHALE WATCHING AND SALMON BAKE
While in port in Juneau, fill your day with the best Juneau has to offer. On this shore excursion, take a narrated tour of the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier and soak up the magnificent mountain views.
From Auke Bay, board a boat with a naturalist guide to see humpback whales! Continue to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for an all-you-can-eat buffet, and then witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewellery into beautiful art. You’ll return to port with lasting impressions of Alaska.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE CUSTOMISABLE HUMMER TOUR
Make the most of your limited time in port in Juneau with this customisable private shore excursion that allows you to see the area’s highlights in style and comfort!
Explore Juneau exactly how you want to on a 4-hour or 8-hour tour in a luxuriously appointed Hummer H2®. Choose from a wide selection of activities that you’d like to do during your tour, including an authentic salmon bake, sea kayaking, a visit to Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau city tour and much more! This tour is fully customisable – you are in charge of your Juneau itinerary!
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: WHALE WATCHING CRUISE, GLACIER VISIT AND CRAB LUNCH OR DINNER
This 6-hour combo shore excursion from Juneau features standout sights: humpbacks, orcas, and Mendenhall Glacier National Park.
Set voyage into Alaska’s Inside Passage for a whale-watching journey with an experienced crew, and spot eagles, sea lions and otters that live amid the fjords. Afterwards, marvel at the beauty of Mendenhall Glacier National Park, enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace before finishing off your outing with a fresh crab lunch (or dinner) in downtown Juneau.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: GOLD MINING AND PANNING AT GOLD CREEK
While you’re in port in Juneau, venture to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for a true Alaskan gold adventure! Hear about the historic Alaskan Gold Rush and learn how to pan for gold – you’ll keep all the gold you find!
Your guide, dressed in traditional 19th-century attire, will take you to a secluded location along Gold Creek, only accessible with a special permit, and show you what it was like during the Gold Rush for the thousands who flocked to the region. Choose to either pan in the creek or enter the waist-high water in the demonstration trough.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: MENDENHALL GLACIER, WHALE WATCHING CRUISE AND CITY TOUR
While in port in Juneau, make the most of your time with this combo tour that includes city sightseeing, whale-watching cruise and Mendenhall Glacier experience. Tour the city by coach to see highlights such as the Red Dog Saloon and the Juneau Capitol Building, and then spot humpback whales and other wildlife on a scenic whale-watching cruise.
And then top it off with a leisurely outdoor adventure at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau’s crowning jewel.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: WHALE WATCHING AND BREWERY TOUR
Experience two of Juneau’s best attractions, beer and whale watching, during your port stop at this picturesque Alaskan city. This combination tour will take you through Auke Bay with a naturalist guide to teach you about whales and other wildlife you’ll see from the jet boat. Then you’ll scoot over to Alaskan Brewing Company for a prime tasting of their best craft brews.
JUEAU SHORE EXCURSION: WHALE WATCHING CRUISE
Take advantage of your next port in Juneau, Alaska, to embark on an informative whale-watching cruise.
Your captain will guide you through pristine waters as you look for whales, sea lions and bald eagles.
Enjoy a delicious local snack and learn about the area from an onboard naturalist. Discover the beauty below and above the blue waters in the outdoor lovers’ paradise. And don’t worry, you’ll be back in time to board your cruise ship.
JUNEAU SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE FISHING TRIP
Whether you’re a lifelong fisherman or you’re simply getting inspired by your Alaskan cruise, try your luck with the fish of the northern Pacific Ocean on this private fishing trip from the port of Juneau. On this shore excursion, you and three to five of your closest cruise companions have the freedom to select either a four-hour wild salmon private fishing trip or a six-hour halibut private fishing trip.
Your licensed Alaskan state fishing guide provides on board support as you stand on deck and reel in fish.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: RAINFOREST ZIPLINE ADVENTURE
Spend your time in port in Ketchikan on an exhilarating zipline tour. During this shore excursion to Tongass National Forest, you’ll soar above a dense canopy of trees at heights up to 135 feet (41 metres) in the air, cross three suspension bridges and look down on salmon-spawning streams and tidal estuaries. As you zoom across 6,000 feet (1,830 metres) of dual-cable ziplines, you’ll have the chance to spot wildlife like black bears and bald eagles. This advanced zipline course is limited to a maximum of nine people per every two guides.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: OFF-ROAD JEEP AND CANOE SAFARI
Fill your need for adventure and excitement while in Ketchikan on this four-hour off-road Jeep and canoe tour!
Take control of a four-wheel-drive Jeep Wrangler® and drive through the rugged back roads of Tongass National Forest.
Then join your companions in a Native American-style canoe to paddle across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and a nature hike await you. While driving and canoeing, keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, dear, porcupines and the occasional bear!
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: RAINFOREST CANOPY ROPES AND ZIPLINE PARK
When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, spend your time in port soaring through treetops in an Alaskan rainforest! On this exciting zipline and canopy tour, you’ll swing around a giant jungle gym, high above the ground, on eight different canopy ropes and seven different ziplines. It’s an outdoor shore excursion with a difference that will leave your heart racing!
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: MISTY FJORDS NATIONAL MONUMENT FLOATPLANE TOUR
While in port in Ketchikan, take to the skies over stunning Misty Fjords National Monument on this 2-hour excursion.
Board a floatplane and fly over the lakes, sheer cliffs and waterfalls of Misty Fjords, a part of Tongass National Forest covering more than 2 million acres (900,000 hectares) of alpine wilderness. Spot bears, eagles and other wildlife with the help of your pilot, and perform a water-landing on one of the lakes or fjords!
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: CITY OF KETCHIKAN TOUR
This town and harbour tour is sure to give you the best aerial view of our wonderful city, the alpine scenery of Ketchikan’s Lakes, both totem pole parks and what we call a Mini-Misty. Great if you want to experience a seaplane for the first time or you don’t have much time in port. Great photo opportunities of your cruise ship from the air above. Complimentary ground transportation included.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port of call. Plus, if your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See terms and conditions.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: ALASKA RAINFOREST SANCTUARY WALKING TOUR
Spend your time in port in Ketchikan exploring the fascinating wilderness of the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.
Easily accessible from your cruise ship, this 2.5-hour walking tour will teach you about Alaska’s diverse ecosystem as you follow an informative guide through the wilderness. Stroll through a beautiful forest, see Alaska’s dramatic mountains, and keep and eye out for local wildlife. You’ll see a scenic marine estuary and get to take striking photos.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: FLOATPLANE TOUR AND CRAB FEAST
During your cruise stop in Ketchikan, combine a floatplane ride and a crab feast for a quintessential Alaskan experience.
Fly high above the beautiful alpine landscape of Tongass National Forest, landing at Revillagigedo Island’s secluded George Inlet Lodge to indulge a finger-licking Dungeness crab meal with all the fixings. Learn about the Alaskan wilderness, the crab industry and more during your tour, and drive back to Ketchikan along the island’s scenic coast. Tour numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalised experience.
HETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: WARD COVE WILDLIFE SEACYCLE TOUR
When your ship docks in Ketchikan, experience the natural beauty of Ward Cove, a bay off the Tongass Narrows, on a 3-hour Seacyle tour. Pedal a personal watercraft (holds up to four people) like a bike or paddleboat, while your hands are free to snap photos of seals, otters and eagles that you spot with the help of an expert guide.
This small-group tour limited to 12 people includes a delicious picnic lunch after your glide on the water.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: EAGLE ISLAND SEA KAYAKING
Spend your time in port in Ketchikan paddling through the waters of the Pacific Ocean and discovering Alaska’s Eagle Island. On this shore excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to glimpse a vast array of wildlife, such as Alaskan starfish, bald eagles, humpback whales and orca whales. This is a perfect opportunity to explore Ketchikan’s beautiful scenery!
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: BERING SEA CRAB FISHERMAN’S TOUR
While you’re in port in Ketchikan, discover what it’s like to be an Alaskan fisherman on this fisherman’s shore excursion!
You’ll cruise through the calm waters of the Inside Passage with an expert fishing crew on board the Aleutian Ballad, a commercial fishing boat that featured on the Discovery Channel’s popular TV show Deadliest Catch. Watch as a variety of marine life is hauled up onto the deck of the boat in large barrel pots. You’ll see octopus, eel, rockfish, king crab, box crab and more, plus admire other local wildlife swimming and flying around the boat.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: RAINFOREST CANOE AND NATURE WALK IN TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST
When your cruise ship docks at the Ketchikan port, leave modern luxuries behind and explore Ketchikan the way the natives did on this canoe and nature walk shore excursion!
Paddle through a pristine lake in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Ketchikan’s Native American history.
Admire the region’s natural beauty on a short walk through the rainforest with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the forest’s unique wildlife and lush vegetation. This is suitable for all fitness levels.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE TOUR
When you’re in port in Ketchikan, head into the rainforest for an off-roading experience by Tomcar!
This Alaska shore excursion allows you to drive a 2-person Tomcar utility vehicle along a 14-mile (22-km) circuit of unpaved mountainous tracks, checking out waterfalls, local wildlife and stunning views of Tongass National Forest, the Inside Passage and Behm Canal. An experienced guide ensures your safety, and round-trip transport from the Ketchikan port is included. This tour is bumpy and may leave you quite dirty, so prepare for a wild ride.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: ZODIAC BOAT WILDERNESS ADVENTURE
Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan wilderness shore excursion while in port in Ketchikan.
Follow your guide along beautiful bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles and bears. Stop by a beach for a warm snack and take home an Alaskan boatman certificate to commemorate your experience. This small-group tour is limited to four people, ensuring you’ll received personalised attention.
KETCHIKAN SHORE EXCURSION: ZODIAC WILDLIFE ADVENTURE
Enjoy an exhilarating 2.5-hour ride on Southeast Alaska’s open waters on this zodiac wildlife adventure.
Driving your own 14-foot inflatable zodiac boat behind an expert guide, cruise to the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage in search of wildlife such as whales, seals and sea lions.
You may even see the commercial crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch!’
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: TURNAGAIN ARM AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTRE TOUR WITH OPTIONAL PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISE
The Seward Highway is a National Scenic Highway, and for good reason! Almost immediately after your tour guide picks you up, you’ll learn why. Together we’ll drive from your hotel, down the Turnagain Arm to the aerial tram on Mt. Alyeska.
At the top we will enjoy some stunning panoramas (weather permitting) of the Alaska wilderness. From this height on a clear day we can view glaciers and the foothills of the Chugach Mountains where they meet the sea at Cook Inlet.
The next highlight will be the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. This rescue centre is home to bears, a musk ox herd, a wood bison herd that was once thought to be extinct, moose, elk, caribou, and more!
Your lunch is included at a local eatery in Girdwood, where we can experience some of the local culture.
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: PRE-CRUISE TRANSFER AND TOUR FROM ANCHORAGE TO SEWARD
Combine a tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaska vacation! Before your cruise departs from Seward, take a scenic 6-hour journey from Anchorage to Mt Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Capture beautiful glacier views, enjoy lunch in the town of Girdwood, and get up-close views of bears, moose, elk and other Alaskan wildlife. You’ll arrive in Seward with plenty of time to catch your cruise ship!
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK GLACIER AND WILDLIFE CRUISE
This 6-hour cruise explores Kenai Fjords National Park and visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in beautiful Aialik Bay. A National Park Ranger will be on board to narrate and point out wildlife; whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more.
Stop at the mighty Holgate Glacier and float among the icebergs as you watch for calving, where giant chunks of ice break off and crash into the ocean. Opt to purchase an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet.
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: PRE-CRUISE TRANSFER AND TOUR FROM ANCHORAGE TO WHITTIER
Combine a tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaska vacation!
Before your cruise departs from Whittier, the main cruise port in the Anchorage area, take a scenic four-hour journey from Anchorage to Mt Alyeska and the Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Capture beautiful glacier views at Mt Alyeska, enjoy lunch, and get up-close views of bears, moose, elk and other Alaskan wildlife. You’ll arrive in Whittier with plenty of time to catch your cruise ship!
SEWARD POST-CRUISE TRANSFER AND TOUR FROM SEWARD TO ANCHORAGE
Combine a tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaska vacation! After docking at the Seward cruise terminal, your guide will take you on a scenic 4-hour journey to Mt Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. Your destination: Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: POST-CRUISE TRANSFER AND TOUR FROM WHITTIER TO ANCHORAGE
Combine a tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaska vacation! After docking at the Whittier cruise terminal, the main cruise ship port in the Anchorage area, your guide will take you on a scenic 4-hour journey to Mt Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. Your destination: Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE SHORE EXCURSION: PRE OR POST-CRUISE TURNAGAIN ARM AND ALASKA WILDLIFE TOUR
Admire epic scenery and spot Alaskan wildlife on this tour from Anchorage, which takes you along Seward Highway to the Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. Keep your eye out for whales, wolves, moose, goats and sheep on your drive, and get up close to bears, elk and caribou on your educational tour of the rescue and rehabilitation centre.