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Scenic Cruising College Fjord

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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
College Fjord, Windstar Signature Expedition – College Fjord Kayak Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar Cruises has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. Named in 1899 by the Harriman Expedition, College Fjord contains five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges. Women's colleges (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Downer, Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley) are on the west side, and men's colleges (Amherst, Williams, Harvard and Yale) for the southeast side. The Harriman Expedition included both a Harvard and an Amherst professor, who when they named the glaciers reportedly took great delight in ignoring Princeton. The 20-mile (32 km)-long fjord offers stunning scenery along its entire length. Kayaks can easily explore the stunning scenery and glaciers in the area.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather condition; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. 
The departure times for the Signature Expedition tours are subject to change due to the nature of these excursions. Destination Services will notify you about your tour departure time.
All kayaks used for the Signature Expedition tours are 2-person tandem kayaks. 


price $209
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
College Fjord, Windstar Signature Expedition – College Fjord Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar Cruises has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. Zodiacs can explore both Harvard and Yale arms.  Both glaciers are still in their charted locations and calve a great deal of ice into the fjords. Look for bald eagles, otters, seals, sea lions and possibly a humpback whale or two.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. 
The departure times for the Signature Expedition tours are subject to change due to the nature of these excursions. Destination Services will notify you about your tour departure time.. 
Please inform the Destination Services team if you are travelling in a group of 4-6 people and booked on the same expedition as the zodiac boat tours can only accommodate 6 guests at a time.


price $219
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Valdez, Alaska



1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Valdez, City Tour; Solomon Fish Hatchery
Hosted by Valdez Locals, learn about the fishing industry and history of the region from the people who live here. Board your motor coach for a city tour of Valdez en route to the Solomon Gulch Fish Hatchery. Keep an eye out for wildlife. At the hatchery learn more about one of Alaska’s most abundant resources, Pacific Salmon; and enjoy a visit the Valdez Museum.

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring local currency and a camera.


price $209
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Valdez, Helicopter Eagle Eye Glacier Tour
This non-stop action packed, aerial tour offers beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Wildlife, waterfalls, and multiple glaciers included!

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, good outdoor shoes and bring local currency and a camera. 10 seats available at any one time split between different aircraft.  Max weight for any one passenger 290 pounds.  Max combined weight for 3 passengers is 630 pounds.  Additional costs for guests weighing more than 290 pounds.


price $725
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Valdez, Helicopter Glacier Explorer with Landing
Not only will you get to explore multiple glaciers and look for wildlife, but your pilot will also take some time to find the perfect spot to land. You get to explore the glacier by foot and experience walking on the ice like the early gold miners did! You have plenty of time to take pictures and drink some of the pure glacier water. Wear good shoes/boots for this one!

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, good outdoor shoes and bring local currency and a camera. 10 seats available at any one time split between different aircraft.  Max weight for any one passenger 290 pounds.  Max combined weight for 3 passengers is 630 pounds.  Additional costs for guests weighing more than 290 pounds.


price $779
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Valdez, Mineral Creek ATV Tour
Enjoy a 6.5-mile (13-mile round trip) ride up beautiful Mineral Creek Canyon departing from downtown Valdez.  View numerous scenic waterfalls along a majestic valley winding into the Chugach Mountains. Suitable for all ages.  Step back in time into Valdez’s rich gold mining history!  A driver will be provided, you can just sit back and enjoy the view!  There will be a couple of places along the route where you will stop to get out, take photos, and stretch your legs if they wish. A possible 15-minute hike weather/group dependent to a waterfall is an option.     
           
Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing with good outdoor shoes, bring local currency, bottled water or snacks if desired and a camera.

price $195
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Valdez, Old Town Museum and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museums
You will have admission to the museum that preserves, presents, and interprets the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound, Alaska.  The Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum Collection includes Alaska Native ivory, beadwork, clothing, tools, and baskets as well as mounted wildlife, such as moose, polar bear, musk ox and more.  Located on the campus of Prince William Sound College, you will also have a visit to the Old Town Museum which showcases what Valdez looked like before the ’64 earthquake using a 1:20 scale replica of the town.

Please note:  Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring local currency and a camera.


price $75
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Petersburg, Alaska



45 minutes

Easy

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Petersburg, Commercial Dock Walk
Walk the Commercial Fishing Docks in Petersburg with a local guide from the fishing industry. Discover the different types of boats used in the various fisheries common in Alaska and Petersburg. Petersburg's active fishing fleet occupies this port and you'll explore the largest of the three harbors in this busy fishing community. Guides will explain the differences between fishing boat types and their uses, along with showing you the extra equipment that fishing boats need to be successful. Guides often find a willing fisherman to share stories and explain his boat and answer questions about the industry. You'll come away with first-hand knowledge of the industry that drives the economy in Petersburg and Alaska.  

Please note: Bring your camera and water and dress for the weather including rain gear if you wish.

 

price $29
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3.5 HRS

Easy

boating

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Petersburg, LeConte Glacier Bay by Boat
LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. As the face of the glacier is so massive (up to 1,200 feet) the glacier advances and breaks off huge blocks of ice that either tumble into the ocean or shoot up from the depths from below the face. The glacier moves downhill constantly, providing a steady stream of icebergs that fill the surface of the ocean in the towering fjord. The bay is full of ice bergs and bergy bits, creating a challenge to navigation. We may see ice calving off of the glacier and you're sure to see icebergs and bergy bits on the way into the bay. Harbor seals haul out on the floating ice to raise their pups and to stay away from predators like Orca (Killer Whales), their natural enemy. Humpback whales are sometimes seen near the mouth of LeConte Bay in Frederick Sound, rich in schools of krill and herring, their primary food source. Dall’s sheep are often seen on the surrounding cliffs. In the narrow fjord with towering granite walls that make up LeConte Bay you can see how the glacial action has carved the landscape. The closer you get to the face of the glacier, the less vegetation you'll see on the newly exposed land.

Please note: Bring your camera, water bottle, rain gear optional if you wish to spend time on the outside deck, hat and gloves optional as well.


price $329
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1.1 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Petersburg, LeConte Glacier Bay by Floatplane
Your flight to LeConte Glacier will start with a short drive along the waterfront in Petersburg to the seaplane dock. After the short taxi out into the Wrangell Narrows, take off and view Petersburg from the air. Your short flight takes you past the ship at anchor in Frederick Sound. Watch for Humpback whales and orca as you fly towards the Coast Range where LeConte Glacier is located. Frederick Sound, rich in schools of krill and herring, is their primary food source in the summer. LeConte is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. As the face of the glacier is so massive (up to 1,200 feet) the glacier advances and breaks off huge blocks of ice that either tumble into the ocean or shoot up from the depths from below the face. The glacier moves downhill constantly, providing a steady stream of icebergs that fill the surface of the ocean of the towering fjord. The bay is full of house-sized blocks of ice and bergy bits. We may see ice calving off of the glacier or shooters from below the surface. Harbor Seals dot the floating ice, raising their pups and trying to stay away from predators like orca (killer whales), their natural enemy. Dall’s sheep are often seen on the surrounding cliffs. In the narrow fjord with towering granite walls that make up LeConte Bay you can see how the glacial action has carved the landscape. The closer you get to the face of the glacier, the less vegetation you'll see on the newly exposed land.

Please note: Bring your camera and a water bottle. Actual flight time is 45 minutes.


price $379
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2 HRS

Moderate

hiking

sightseeing

outdoors

essentials
Petersburg, Ravens Roost Trail Hike
Your 2-mile (3.5-km) hike on the Raven’s Roost Trail will start as you shuttle to the trailhead past picturesque Hammer’s Slough. You’ll drive past Totems and through the town’s Main Street shopping area with its rosemalled storefronts. Enjoy the short drive along Sandy Beach Road through the community to Outlook Park, a covered Nordic-themed timber framed shelter with spotting scopes overlooking Frederick Sound. The shelter was built by a local shipwright and is reminiscent of Norwegian Longboats and stave churches. Perhaps you’ll spot a humpback whale, orca or an iceberg from nearby LeConte Glacier. You’ll continue to the trailhead at Raven’s Roost. Your guide will escort you along the 6-foot (2-meter) wide gravel trail through muskeg and rainforest, including a moderate rise in elevation to the overlook and seating area at the top of the trail. Look for Alaska wildflowers and the bear’s-favorite, Skunk Cabbage along the trail. Great views of Frederick Sound and the Alaska’s Inland Passage archipelago await. You’ll find seating areas along the trail as well. You’ll return with your guide and continue in the shuttle on a different route back to Main Street to continue your adventure in Alaska’s Little Norway.      

Please note: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, dress for the weather and bring your camera, water bottle and rain gear.

         

price $55
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4 HRS

Easy

boating

watersports

essentials
Petersburg, Sportfishing
Your 4-hour fishing excursion will depart from the Lightering Dock on covered sport-fishing vessels (28-33') with indoor seating. Your guides will get you outfitted with a pole and gear to target the fish of the day. Inland waters assure a comfortable ride without ocean swell. Operating rain or shine, you'll have the opportunity to catch salmon, halibut or rock fish as indicated by your guide. Your Alaskan Sportfishing License is included. After the excursion, your guide will help you connect with a local fish processor who will prepare your fish for storage and shipment directly to you after your cruise at your expense.

Please note: Dress appropriately for the weather and bring rain gear if desired and bottled water.


price $399
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Wrangell, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Wrangell Highlights
Discover the highlights of this truly Alaskan town and see its colorful history and native culture come to life while visiting the Wrangell Museum and Petroglyph Beach with Kiks Adi Totem Park and Alaskan Native interpretation.  You will depart from the pier and walk to downtown Wrangell and Kiks Adi Totem Park. Here, interpretive narration will be provided by local natives. Then, learn about the Stikine River and its significant influence on the development of Wrangell.  Your walk through the town will show you its historic churches and a glimpse of a traditional Tlingit Tribal House. Then you will visit Wrangell's famous anthropological sight, Petroglyph Beach with rock carvings dated 8,000 years before the settlement by the Tlingit tribes. Enjoy a petroglyph rubbing demonstration before heading to the Wrangell Museum that houses a rich assortment of over 5,000 historic photos, native artifacts, a collection of Tlingit petroglyphs, and fishing, mining and logging displays. Afterwards, you can make your way back to the ship with the provided transportation offered by your guide, or you may choose to stay longer in Wrangell and do the short walk on your own.

Please note: The order of sites may vary. Walking is required to and from the sites, especially Petroglyph Beach. Petroglyph Beach is a natural beach with rocks, gravel, sand and logs that can be slippery at low tide. Guests may wish to enjoy additional city highlights on their own before returning to the ship.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are several steps to the Petroglyph Beach, not suitable for those in wheelchairs.  Walkers or canes can do this tour.

price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

concierge
Wrangell, Concierge Collection: Stikine River & Glacier by Jet Boat
The Stikine River is considered one of the last truly wild rivers in North America, running directly through the nearly ½ million acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area. Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the world's largest temperate rainforest that is home to a variety of wildlife species and though elusive, you may have a chance of sighting. Add the excitement of an exhilarating jet-boat ride, gold rush history, world renowned scenery, and the most experienced energetic captains, and you have a great excursion. On the pier, you will meet captain and interpretive guide and embark  on the custom-built, heated and covered, jet boat to begin your adventure. Traverse the ever changing river delta, meander through side sloughs and explore the banks of the river. Seek out views of distant mountain peaks, spy on spawning salmon and listen to thundering waterfalls. Your journey will culminate at Shakes Lake with its sparkling blue, crystal clear icebergs. If accessible, you will venture in farther for a view of Shakes Glacier and the ancient ice from which it was created. If conditions allow, come ashore at a wilderness location on the banks of the Stikine and experience the wilderness up close.

Please note: The tour routing and sights may change due to weather, nature and water conditions. Due to the nature of boating in the wilderness on the Stikine River, which sometimes requires travel in shallow water, you may experience quick or sudden stops, starts and turns while underway. Guests should be in good physical health with a full range of motion to get into/out of the vessel and have no motion-related ailments or any other health issues. This tour is not wheelchair or handicapped accessible. This tour departs and returns from the Wrangell city dock, which is a short walking distance (300 ft) from the ship.  At certain tidal conditions the access ramp to the vessels can be very steep.  Facilities are basic in the wilderness location and consist primarily of USFS outhouses.  Although wildlife is seen on many outings, sightings cannot be guaranteed.


price $349
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Wrangell, Fishing the Inside Passage
Here’s an opportunity to experience world-class fishing in the abundant waters of the Pacific Ocean along the famed Inside Passage of Alaska.  See spectacular scenery and protected nearby calm waters while fishing for a multitude of sought after species including, salmon and halibut. You will fish “Captain’s Choice” for the best chance to catch based on what “fishy” news the Captain has been hearing and partly, depending on the season. A major difference with fishing in this area is the normally short distance to the fishing grounds.  A quick boat ride will ensure that you will spend most of your time actually fishing rather than just getting there. Adventure awaits you the minute you arrive! Your experienced, licensed captain and guide will greet you as you disembark the ship and see to your needs whether you are a seasoned angler or experiencing this renowned fishing for the first time.  Your catch can be professionally processed and shipped to your home for an additional fee. The purchase of fishing licenses and tags on board is available for your convenience and to optimize your fishing time. Beverages are available on board.  Fishing gear, tackle and bait are provided.  Bring home a fishing memory that will last a lifetime.

Please note: Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and be prepared to get wet if landing a fish. The ramp to and from the boat may be steep depending on tidal conditions. Guests must purchase a Fishing License at the dock. The license is $40 per person, must be paid for in cash and guests must have ID with them.


price $449
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Wrangell, Island Heritage
Journey through the past to the present on a personalized tour experience of Wrangell and its most popular attractions. Your Alaskan Native guide will share the diverse history of Wrangell starting with the first inhabitants, the Tlingit Nation, whose history spans approximately 10,000 years. Sit down as invited guests at Chief Shakes Tribal House to hear stories that have been with us; passed down generation to generation. Learn the story of Fort Wrangell, unearth ancient petroglyphs and explore Wrangell today (from the comfort of your shuttle). Bottled water and a souvenir petroglyph rubbing will be available for you. Three great sites will be visited: Chief Shakes Tribal House, the Wrangell Museum and Petroglyph Beach. Several historic sites are viewed from the shuttle as part of the driving portion of this tour. The tour will depart from and return to your pier. As the third oldest city in Alaska, ruled by four nations, under three flags, Wrangell’s rich and diverse history is sure to captivate you!  

Please note: This is a walking and driving tour.  Much time will be spent on your feet at Petroglyph Beach and the Wrangell Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate attire. You will be transported by shuttle bus to each of the sites. All sites are handicap accessible, although not able to accommodate wheelchairs. 


price $159
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1.5 - 2 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Wrangell, Windstar Signature Expedition – Wrangell Interpretive Hike
John Muir hiked here while using Wrangell as headquarters for his Stikine delta explorations. Participants are assured of wonderful views and a true immersive forest experience with an elevation gain of about 400 feet. This hike will present good views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes and a chance to learn about rainforest ecology. This intimate interpretive tour will be led by two of our experienced onboard Expedition Staff.

Please note: This excursion will depart directly from the ship and will be led by two Expedition Staff. No equipment is required. Guests will need to wear their own suitable footwear and dress according to the prevailing weather conditions. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. The departure time for this tour is subject to change due to the nature of the excursion. Destination Services will notify you about your tour departure time. The walk is mostly on boardwalk which does not have handrails, can become slippery when wet and has approximately 300 steps to the summit of Mount Dewey. This tour is not recommended for those with walking or mobility issues.


price $40
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Ketchikan, Alaska



3.15 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

culture

walking

essentials
Ketchikan, Bear Country & Wildlife Expedition
Join this unique bear viewing opportunity, which is accessible by road. You’ll begin with a narrated 8-mile coastal drive to the forested area of Herring Cove located within the Alaska Rain Forest Sanctuary. Meet your guide and set out on a walking expedition to locate some of the wild black bears that call this forest home. You will pass through tall stands of hemlock, spruce and cedar as you explore the sanctuary. An elevated boardwalk will lead you to viewing platforms overlooking Eagle Creek, where bears often come to fish for salmon in the stream. The stream is home to 4 different species of Pacific Salmon. Typically, large numbers of black bears gather here to feed on these huge runs of salmon that are returning to spawn. Bald eagles perch in the trees, waiting patiently for scraps left by the bears. Mink, marten, and deer also frequent the area while seals can usually be seen near the mouth of the stream feeding on the bountiful fish runs. You will have ample time to observe the wildlife activity. At the conclusion of the mile-long trail walk you will go through the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill established by legendary pioneer Ben Fleenor. See birds of prey up close at Alaska Raptor Center Exhibit and view the Tsimshian totem pole park, home to an impressive 40-foot totem and many other poles, all created by one master carver. Transportation to and from the sanctuary will be by motor coach.          

Please note: To minimize resource impacts and maximize wildlife viewing opportunities, this tour will be available only to small groups and on a limited basis and operates rain or shine. No umbrellas please. Rain ponchos will be provided when needed and storage for your personal items.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Bring your camera, binoculars, cash / credit card and sun protection. Minimum age is 12 years. The elevated boardwalk can be as high as 15 feet off the ground.  Avoid bringing food and other scented items.  



price $245
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

boating

concierge
Ketchikan, Concierge Collection: Fishing & Wilderness Dining
Cooking your Catch allows you to indulge in the unparalleled flavor of freshly caught Alaskan seafood featuring fish and shellfish that you will catch in the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest. Your fishing and culinary journey will begin at a private marina in downtown Ketchikan, where you’ll be completely outfitted in quality raingear, boots, socks, and hats and board your 30-foot Cabin Cruiser. The fishing part of your day will be spent in the protected waters of the pristine wilderness. You will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Tongass National Forest where whales, bald eagles and numerous Alaskan seabirds are often seen. An experienced Alaskan fishing guide will take you to his favorite fishing destinations. You’ll have the opportunity to reel in Pacific halibut, rockfish, lingcod, Pacific cod, and salmon if during the salmon runs. The fishing goal for the day will be to catch as many different species as possible to make your meal interesting and enjoyable. You will have a light lunch featuring smoked salmon. After a few hours of fishing, you will cruise back to the private marina where you can take a classic Alaskan picture next to your day's catch. You will meet the Baranof fish monger and the Alaska Fish House Chef as you identify the different species and their importance to Ketchikan, decide which fish you’ll dine on and discuss your chef's cooking recommendations. At the Alaska Fish House, you will have an intimate, chef-hosted dinner featuring your catch of the day. This is a uniquely hands-on dinner featuring flavors and ingredients from the day’s fishing exploration. There’s no fresher seafood than the fish you catch yourself.   

Please note: Guests must bring currency ($25 per person for fishing license and $15 per person for optional King Salmon stamp) and are encouraged to carry credit cards to purchase extras, such as souvenirs or snacks. For safety reasons, this excursion is not available to expectant mothers, guests with back or neck injuries or those who have undergone recent surgeries. The weather can change rapidly, forcing the vessel to navigate through some sea swell. Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters will be permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach and vessel on their own. Each Guest fishes with a provided Penn rod and reel. Guests do the fishing, not the guides. Dress warmly in layers. Sunscreen is also recommended for sunny days. You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.


price $399
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1.5 HRS

Easy

culture
Ketchikan, Great Alaska Lumberjack Show
Treat yourself to an action packed rowdy good time at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Southeast Alaska’s rich logging history comes to life in this thrilling display of woodsmen skills. The world’s best lumberjacks go head to head in more than a dozen exciting events such as chopping, sawing, relay races, axe throwing, log rolling and of course the 50-foot speed climb. Your colorful host will not only introduce the events, but will also offer a historic view of the Alaskan timber industry which has shaped this rugged land. Located a short walk from your cruise ship pier, this celebration of a bygone era is a rip roaring good time and quality entertainment for all ages. A must-do in Ketchikan! Covered, heated and cushioned grandstands make this a great choice on rainy days. Videotaping is not permitted but guests can participate in our annual photo contest. 

Please note: Dress in layers. Concessions are available inside the arena. Shopping is available before and after the show. This show operates rain or shine in heated and covered grandstands.  The show site is just a short walk from your ship and is suitable for guests using a wheelchair or scooter.  Video recording is not permitted but still photos are encouraged!


price $39
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Ketchikan, Joe Williams City Walk & Narration
Gain a unique understanding of Ketchikan and its Tlingit culture on this guided walking tour of Alaska’s “First City.” Your guide will be of Tlingit descent and will share personal knowledge of the many changes Ketchikan has experienced over the years. The significance of totem poles within Native culture will be explained as you encounter them on your journey.  You will walk up infamous Creek Street, the former red light district, and learn of its important economic roll in Ketchikan’s early history.  See the historic “Married Man’s Trail” and hear how it received its name. Discover the amazing journey salmon must endure as they head to their spawning ground when you visit a salmon ladder. Trees, shrubbery and flowers are plentiful along the route and your guide will share their importance to the Tlingit’s food gathering practices. Your guide will return you to the downtown shopping area near the cruise ship pier after this easy walk of approximately nine blocks. Questions are encouraged, as your hosts want you to leave Ketchikan with a better understanding of the community and its Native culture.

Please note: Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Ketchikan, Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
This eco-adventure will explore the rainforest canopy with a flight across 7 ziplines, 3 aerial bridges and down a rappel element. A 4x4 Unimog will transport you to the mountaintop outfitting shelter where you will be fitted with safety equipment and taught the basics of ziplining. From 135 feet above the forest floor, you'll traverse zip lines ranging from 175 feet to the 850-foot pulse-pounding "Ben's Revenge." Treetop platforms and 3 hanging sky bridges will offer breathtaking views of the forest and frequent wildlife sightings, especially wild black bears.  After completing the zipline course, end your adventure by rappelling to the ground. Time permitting you will be invited to tour the historic Fleenor Sawmill, explore a garden of completed totem poles and visiting the Alaska Raptor Center's Ketchikan Exhibit to see their amazing birds of prey up close.

Please note: Minimum weight is 90 lbs. maximum weight is 250 lbs. Minimum height is 5 ft. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.  Pregnant women and guests with medical conditions should consult with their doctor prior to participating.  All guests will be required to complete a medical waiver form. Closed-toe shoes are required; long pants recommended. Zipline equipment (helmet, gloves, seat harness, chest harness), rain jacket, and storage for your personal items will be provided. Bring your camera, cash / credit card and sun protection.


price $219
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2.45 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

wildlife

culture

essentials
Ketchikan, Rainforest, Bird Sanctuary & Totems
This eco-exploration will include a guided nature walk, bald eagles, a Native Totem Park and a historic sawmill at an exclusive reserve located in the forested mountains at rustic Herring Cove. A pristine natural environment, it is home to bald eagles, black bears, seals and a variety of birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary. A professional naturalist will guide you along an improved trail through the heart of the dense forest, among tall stands of hemlock, spruce and cedar, stopping at strategically located viewing areas. At a protected, open estuary, you’ll follow Eagle Creek along an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands. Major runs of salmon return to spawn here. Listen to the symphony of bird activity in this spectacular setting. Seasonal ecosystem changes result in varying levels of wildlife activity. After a half-mile trail walk you will have a chance to see the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill, visit birds of prey up close at the Alaska Raptor Center Exhibit, and visit a Tsimshian totem park that includes a 40-foot totem and many other poles, all created by one master carver. Shop for unique gifts at the General Store. Transportation to and from the sanctuary will be by motor coach.      

Please note: Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. This tour will operate in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos and storage for your personal items will be provided. Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Bring your camera, binoculars, cash / credit card and sun protection. Avoid bringing food and other scented items.  


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

walking

boating
Ketchikan, Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast
Discover Ketchikan’s breathtaking natural sights and tasty flavors at the historic George Inlet Lodge. Begin your tour with a scenic drive to the lodge and encounter canneries, an old sawmill, and decorative totem poles along the way.  Upon your arrival, board a fully enclosed, heated vessel for a narrated 7-mile cruise through George Inlet and the Tongass National Forest. You will see snow-capped mountains and waterfalls, and learn about the area’s crabbing history. You will even pull crab pots and check out the catch. Next, relax at the charming George Inlet Lodge, a historic cannery building converted into this elegant ocean-side lodge. Enjoy a mouthwatering feast of all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, romaine salad with Asian vinaigrette, steamed baby red potatoes and blueberry cheesecake.

Please note:  There is a restroom available on board the vessel. There are 79 steps down the hill from the parking lot to the lodge and a complimentary shuttle available for those guests who need assistance down the hill and back up. One Beer or wine is included in the price. Alternative menu items include grilled, cajun, or lemon-peppered chicken and pasta with pesto sauce. Bring your camera and your appetite!

price $225
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Vancouver, BC, Canada



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Vancouver, Best Of Vancouver’s City Highlight’s with Airport Transfer
You will board your motor coach at port to see the exciting sights of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver boasts one of North America’s oldest and largest Chinatowns and your tour will take you through its colorful streets. Through the "Millennium Gate" you’ll find a world that is still steeped in tradition and Chinese culture. Asian architecture can be seen around every corner and the alleys teem with restaurants, import shops and exotic delights. Continue on to Vancouver’s Gastown District, a refreshing mix of old and new with cobbled streets, quaint courtyards and Victorian-style buildings. No tour of Vancouver would be complete without viewing world-famous Stanley Park. One of the largest urban parks in Canada, this spectacular spot in the heart of the city is actually a rainforest, teeming with wildlife, magnificent trees and fragrant blossoms.  Within the Park are West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic images and faces. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the legend and history of these magnificent works of art. From the Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point, you will see spectacular panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge and the Burrard Inlet.  You will discover the popular English Bay Beach, the area’s premier waterfront destination on your way to the airport.

Please note: Have your camera ready, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Vancouver, Best Of Vancouver’s City Highlight’s with Hotel Transfer
You will board your motor coach at port to see the exciting sights of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver boasts one of North America’s oldest and largest Chinatowns and your tour will take you through its colorful streets. Through the "Millennium Gate" you’ll find a world that is still steeped in tradition and Chinese culture. Asian architecture can be seen around every corner and the alleys teem with restaurants, import shops and exotic delights. Continue on to Vancouver’s Gastown District, a refreshing mix of old and new with cobbled streets, quaint courtyards and Victorian-style buildings. No tour of Vancouver would be complete without viewing world-famous Stanley Park. One of the largest urban parks in Canada, this spectacular spot in the heart of the city is actually a rainforest, teeming with wildlife, magnificent trees and fragrant blossoms.  Within the Park are West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic images and faces. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the legend and history of these magnificent works of art. From the Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point, you will see spectacular panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge and the Burrard Inlet.  You will discover the popular English Bay Beach, the area’s premier waterfront destination on your way to the Sheraton Wall Center.

Please note: Have your camera ready, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water.


price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Vancouver, Vancouver Gondola Experience with Airport Transfer
Photographers, nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike will thrill to this exploration of Vancouver’s picture postcard scenery. The excitement will begin as you board your air-conditioned coach at the pier and head north out of Vancouver and up along the famed Sea to Sky Highway. Sit back and relax as mile after scenic mile passes by your window. A dramatic landscape of old-growth forest, coastal mountains and ocean will greet you as you steadily climb from sea level to over 2,290 feet. Then, you’ll disembark and step inside the gondola cabin, which travels up to a viewpoint 2,903 feet above sea level. The 8-minute ride to the summit provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. You will have about 2-2.5 hours of free time to enjoy all outdoor adventures such as hiking and interpretive walks. Or if you’re feeling even more daring be sure to check out the “Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge,” at 328 feet long, the bridge offers amazing views. You can stroll over to the Summit Lodge and relax and soak up the views from the viewing deck, a sprawling 5,000-square-foot deck that offers breathtaking views of the famous Co-Pilot and Sky Pilot mountain peaks. Or, you can end your perfect day with an enjoyable self-serve dinner inside the lodge at your own expense. This tour will end at the airport.

Please note: Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and don’t forget the camera - this outing will provide camera buffs with one jaw-dropping photo opportunity after another.


price $149
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4.5

Moderate

sightseeing
Vancouver, Vancouver Gondola Experience with Hotel Transfer
Photographers, nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike will thrill to this exploration of Vancouver’s picture postcard scenery. The excitement will begin as you board your air-conditioned coach at the pier and head north out of Vancouver and up along the famed Sea to Sky Highway. Sit back and relax as mile after scenic mile passes by your window. A dramatic landscape of old-growth forest, coastal mountains and ocean will greet you as you steadily climb from sea level to over 2,290 feet. Then, you’ll disembark and step inside the gondola cabin, which travels up to a viewpoint 2,903 feet above sea level. The 8-minute ride to the summit provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. You will have about 3 hours of free time to enjoy all outdoor adventures such as hiking and interpretive walks. Or if you’re feeling even more daring be sure to check out the “Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge,” at 328 feet long, the bridge offers amazing views. You can stroll over to the Summit Lodge and relax and soak up the views from the viewing deck, a sprawling 5,000-square-foot deck that offers breathtaking views of the famous Co-Pilot and Sky Pilot mountain peaks. Or, you can end your perfect day with an enjoyable self-serve dinner inside the lodge at your own expense. This tour will end at the Sheraton Wall Center.

Please note: Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and don’t forget the camera - this outing will provide camera buffs with one jaw-dropping photo opportunity after another.


price $149
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