ALASKAN EXPLORATIONS & DENALI CRUISE TOUR

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Alaskan Explorations & Denali Cruise Tour


Seward (Anchorage), Alaska



7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Seward,Highlights of Anchorage City Tour with Tranfer to Airport
More than a simple transfer, this tour will offer a deeper insight into the local region. See the area with the assistance of the locals! Your narrated tour will start as soon as you get off the ship! Learn more about the local history, flora, and fauna as you travel north to Alaska's largest city, Anchorage. You will take a City Tour that includes both the history of Anchorage as well as life in this modern, American city. There will be time on your own for shopping and lunch in the downtown area. After lunch you will be transferred to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. You will be at your leisure to explore this world-class facility. The tour ends with an included transfer to the Anchorage Airport.

Please note: Bring layered clothing and a light rain poncho.  Wear close-toed, comfortable shoes. This tour is available for those who have flights at 5 p.m. or later and is wheelchair accessible.


price $179
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Kenai Fjords, Alaska - Optional Expedition Day



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Kenai Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Kenai 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. Kayaking around Kenai Fjords National Park area provides the opportunity to kayak by tidewater glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field, possibly seeing a glacier calving and kayaking among ice that has calved. Taking in the spectacular scenery of the area you may see harbor seals, black bears on the beach, bald eagles and puffins.

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. You will have about 2 hours of paddling.
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 $175
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Kenai Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Kenai Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar Cruises has partnered with expert Expedition Voyage Consultants who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac tour around Kenai Fjords National Park area you will ride by tidewater glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field, possibly seeing a glacier calving and riding among ice that has calved. Taking in the spectacular scenery of the area you may see harbor seals, black bears on the beach, bald eagles and puffins.

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 $185
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Sitka, Alaska



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

walking
Sitka, Best of Sitka: Fortress of the Bears, Raptor Center, National Park
This unique Alaska excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Center. The Bald Eagle Center operates with bird care professionals assisted by volunteers to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. After your introduction to the center, a presentation with one of the Center's educational birds will take place. Time will be available to view the flight center, clinic window, outside deck habitat areas and gift shop. Next, you'll visit the Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 "Battle of Alaska," was fought. The park hosts totem-lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their totemic art form. Walk the nature trail, view cultural exhibits and video presentations, or talk with local native artists about their cultural art form. The final stop will be visiting the Fortress of the Bears, which will allow you to get within 25 feet of Alaska’s brown and black bears in a naturalized setting. You will enjoy observing the bears from a covered viewing platform and interact with an experienced naturalist. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing and bring a light rain jacket, ID,you’re your camera. The order of sites visited may be reversed.


price $105
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

hiking

outdoors
Sitka, Bike & Hike
For guests who love the outdoors and are looking for a little exercise, join the Sitka Bike & Hike.  Ride along the coastal road and hike in the temperate rainforest while visiting with local guides who are well versed in the local environment and cultural traditions. This guided tour of the south end of the Sitka road system will be geared for those who want to get outside, see a part of Sitka that visitors rarely experience, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh clean air. The tour will focus on the local history, lore, and fauna. The route will pass closely by the Pacific Ocean and will overlook stunning Silver Bay. You will also hike to Thimbleberry Lake, crossing an impressive waterfall and enjoy Whale Park (via steep stairways). Expect a gently rolling 4-mile ride and 2 miles of hiking. Tour operates rain or shine.

Please note: All riders will be required to wear a provided helmet. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Storage is provided for items not needed for the tour. Rain gear, pants and jackets are provided when needed and the tour operates rain or shine. Minimum height is 4'10" and minimum age is 10 years.

price $115
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3 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Sitka, Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest
Discover Alaska's abundant natural beauty and wildlife during this award-winning cruise through Sitka Sound, one of the world's most beautiful coastal environments. Search for local marine life on this half-day, scenic excursion. Depart the pier in your waterjet-driven tour vessel which has been specially designed to navigate Southeast Alaska's narrow island passages and bays, permitting spectacular wildlife viewing at close range. The vessel features a warm and comfortable cabin with indoor seating, large windows, a snack bar and restrooms. Or you may opt to visit the upper observation deck for unparalleled photo opportunities, and to experience the surroundings. Be on the lookout for sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and a variety of wildlife species during this jet-boat excursion. Observe and photograph sea otters as you learn about their recovery following near extinction at the hands of Russian fur hunters in the 1800s. Your onboard naturalist guide will offer commentary about this remarkable ecosystem throughout the tour.  Your captain will vary the route to find the best wildlife viewing opportunities and guarantees you will see an otter, a whale, or a bear on the sea portion of your excursion. If not, you will receive $100 cash refund at the end of the voyage.

Please note:  Dress in layers, waterproof jacket (if guests would like to go outside), camera, warm hat, gloves.


price $149
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4 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Sitka, Sportfishing
Discover why Sitka is one of Southeast Alaska’s best places for salmon fishing during this memorable fishing experience. Upon your arrival, you will take a short walk to board your fishing boat and proceed to Sitka Sound and its adjacent waters to fish for king, silver, chum, and pink salmon, depending on the month. Salmon fishing is performed via “trolling,” or “mooching.” When trolling two or four lines are fishing off downriggers while the boat is underway and hooked fish are played on a rotational basis. When mooching you will hold a rod and work the bait while the boat is anchored. Your captain will decide which method he feels is the most effective given the conditions of the day. Your fishing boat will be a cabin cruiser style sport fishing boat that averages 24-30 feet in length and 4-6 guests will be assigned to each boat. After approximately 3 hours of fishing, your boat will return back to the pier. If you wish, meet with local fish processors to have your catch sent to your home (within the continental U.S.A.). 

Please note: Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, and a light jacket.  Wear close-toed, comfortable shoes. A $40 fishing license must be purchased at time of excursion, paid with cash only. Bring your photo ID as well.


price $299
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Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm, Windstar Signature Expedition – Tracy Arm Kayaking
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your 2.5-hour kayak expedition in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness through Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm you will kayak in front of the South Sawyer Glacier or Dawes Glacier. Both are tidewater glaciers that are actively calving. You may see harbor seals hauled out on the ice floes or mountain goats high on the cliffs above.  The vertical granite cliffs rise as much as 4, 000 feet from the sea and have numerous waterfalls. John Muir referred to this area as “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”

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. The decision to go to Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm will be decided the day of the excursion by the Captain and Expedition Leader, it will be made based on the prevailing ice conditions, weather and other cruise ship traffic in the area. Both locations allow for similar sightseeing opportunities. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. You will be paddling for about 2 hours.


price $175
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm, Windstar Signature Expedition – Tracy Arm Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac expedition in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness through Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm you will ride in front of the South Sawyer Glacier or Dawes Glacier. Both are tidewater glaciers that are actively calving. You may see harbor seals hauled out on the ice floes or mountain goats high on the cliffs above.  The vertical granite cliffs rise as much as 4, 000 feet from the sea and have numerous waterfalls. John Muir referred to this area as “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”

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. The decision to go to Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm will be decided the day of the excursion by the Captain and Expedition Leader, it will be made based on the prevailing ice conditions, weather and other cruise ship traffic in the area. Both locations allow for similar sightseeing opportunities. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists.

price $185
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Haines, Alaska



3.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

walking

boating
Haines, Alaska River Wilderness Adventure
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the true Alaskan Wilderness as you travel about 25 miles of the Chilkat River System, exploring the different channels that this unique, braided river system offers.  Watch for wildlife as they are frequently sighted during the river tour. The flat bottom river boats are designed specifically to traverse the narrow and sometimes shallow, channels, which is the only way to explore this road-less portion of the Bald Eagle Preserve.  This tour is well known for moose and bear sightings, although not a guarantee, wildlife sightings are quite frequent.  The tour will take off from private property, so all the amenities are available for you to feel comfortable and right at home while the friendly staff will prepare your meal. Sit around the crackling fire and enjoy the clean fresh air and beauty that surrounds you. You will come away with a greater appreciation of the wilderness and the people who call this "last frontier" their home. Your tour will begin at the pier where your ship is docked, with a 30-minute bus ride into the heart of the Bald Eagle Preserve on the Haines Scenic Byway.  Where the road ends, your adventure begins.

Please note: Wear comfortable hiking shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring your camera and/or binoculars. Life jackets will be provided. The boats are open air so ponchos and waterproof blankets will be provided. 

price $159
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3.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

dining

sightseeing
Haines, ATV Adventure
Your knowledgeable guide will meet you at the dock in Haines. A scenic 26-mile drive along the National Scenic Byway and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve will bring you to a remote staging area. At the staging area, you’ll receive an orientation and safety briefing on the Arctic Cat and Kawasaki side-by-side ATVs from your guides. Guests wishing to drive must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid driver's license. There are a combination of 2-person and 4-person machines to accommodate varying group sizes and families. There will be several spots along the tour where you can swap drivers to give everyone some time at the wheel. The ATVs are automatic transmission and drive similar to a car for ease of operation. These high performance ATVs are fun to drive and a great way to explore the Alaska wilderness. Over the next 12 miles of gravel road, your guide will lead you through a series of remote areas, and you’ll explore the wilds of Alaska! As you drive along beaver ponds and mountain meadows you may spot swans, salmon, eagles, bears or moose along the way. You’ll cross over Little Salmon Creek and ascend to a series of viewpoints overlooking the Klehini, Tsirku and Chilkat River Valleys. From your high point, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch while you bask in the surrounding mountain views. After lunch, descend the mountain and make your way back to the private staging area before returning by bus back to Haines.

Please note:  Dress in warm, dry layers and wear closed-toed shoes. You will be provided with a helmet, goggles and a rain poncho.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Haines, Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float Trip
Treat yourself to a private rafting and scenic drive through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Begin with a riverside drive along the Haines Highway. The drive is incredibly scenic: glacier-clad mountains thrust to the sky, colorful wildflowers line the road, green riverside channels provide habitat for moose, bear and trumpeter swans. The highway was declared a National Scenic Byway in 2009. You will arrive at the river in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, approximately 40 minutes away. Board your raft and enjoy a scenic float down the Chilkat River through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. You will be immersed in the Alaskan wilderness, floating the silent river. Paddling is not required, as your expert guide will push the raft along, leaving your hands free for your binoculars or camera. Along the way, your guide will interpret the natural history of the area, and share some exciting stories of life in the Alaskan wilderness. You will learn to spot bald eagles and gain an appreciation for the challenges that bald eagles face to survive. Early in the summer, resident eagles are often seen coming and going from their nest to feed their young. As the summer continues and the river fills with salmon, more and more eagles arrive to feed.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring your camera and/or binoculars. You will be provided with a life jacket, rubber boots and a rain poncho if needed.


price $169
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6-7 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking

concierge
Haines, Guides Choice Photography Discovery
Photograph the stunning scenery of the Chilkat Valley. Cradled at the base of the Chilkat Peninsula, flanked by the Lynn Fjord and Chilkat River, Haines is filled with natural wonders. Your expert photography guide will assist you in capturing the best of the Chilkat Valley's unique attractions and will select his/her favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up to get the best shots. Depending on the lighting and weather, different locations in the Chilkat Valley boast specific photographic highlights. May, June, and July feature wildflowers and bald eagles. Beginning in August, pink salmon begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This will be the best opportunity to see brown bears as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. When bears are present, every effort will be made to give you safe bear viewing and photography. The theme is flexibility, fun and learning rather than adherence to a rigid schedule. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera or iPhone will work. Bring all your photo gear, there will be room in the vehicle. Tripods will be supplied. .

Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the vehicles via steps. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring rain gear and your camera equipment. Observing bear and other wildlife is the goal but cannot be guaranteed. This tour includes a copy of Where Eagles Gather: The Story of The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.


price $219
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Haines, Historical Haines Walking Tour
Stretch your legs while you learn about the history, Native culture, and present-day lifestyle of the residents of this isolated Alaskan town. Your local guide will show you the highlights of historic Fort William H. Seward, founded in the early 20th century to anchor America's border claims during the turbulent Gold Rush era. Sights include the old barracks buildings, the parade grounds, Soap Suds Alley, and "Officers Row." These buildings overlook the 9-acre parade grounds, Lynn Canal and the Chilkoot Mountains. Your guide will bring you up-to-date on the happenings in Haines and the “Fort.” Continue along the “back trails” to downtown Haines, where you will visit the Hammer Museum. Meet the curator and find out why small, remote Haines is the home of this quirky museum dedicated to man’s first tool. The museum spans history from the Egyptian pyramids to the Space Age. There is something for everyone and you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face. Next, you will stop at the Sheldon Museum, which features two galleries full of exhibits on native and non-native settlement of Haines and the Chilkat Valley area, as well as a rotating display of local artwork. Exhibits cover local Tlingit’s exquisitely woven and highly-prized Chilkat Blankets, finely detailed spruce root basketry, and intricate beadwork. Early European exhibits cover the salmon cannery period, and the Gold Rush including the Dalton Trail to the Klondike Gold Fields and the Porcupine Gold Rush.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. You will walk just about a mile.


price $69
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

sightseeing
Haines, Kelgaya Point Hiking Tour
Enjoy a hike through the coastal rainforest to a wild and remote beach. Meet your local naturalist guide and board a comfortable vehicle for the short drive to where you will begin your hike. The recently upgraded gravel trail winds through a lush green stand of Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock, with moss, ferns and wild mushrooms comprising the understory.  Your naturalist guide will explain the secret workings of the rainforest while keeping you safe from bears that inhabit the area. Traverse a few small streams carrying fresh water off the nearby mountainside as you drop to sea level. After less than one hour of walking, you will break out of the forest on to a wide gravel beach adjoining the salt water.  This beach is only accessible by trail or boat: no roads reach here. The views across the Lynn Canal are spectacular - giant glacier-clad mountain peaks rise thousands of feet straight up from the ocean. This is a good place to look for bald eagles, humpback whales, Stellar sea lions and harbor seals, all attracted here because of the salmon and other fish that live in this marine environment.  You may even see a local fishing boat dropping a net into the water during the salmon run. Take a break in a soft meadow covered with wildflowers to take it all in. Enjoy a snack before heading back down the trail towards town.

Please note: Wear layered clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable walking or hiking shoes and bring a hiking stick if you have one. Cameras and or binoculars are optional.


price $129
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2.45 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

culture
Haines, Klukwan Cultural Tour
After meeting your guide on the dock, you’ll load up on a bus and start a 22-mile drive through the Chilkat River Valley to the village of Klukwan. The Haines Highway is a designated National Scenic Byway where beautiful vistas abound. After a 40-minute scenic drive through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, you will arrive in Klukwan, the only remaining village of the Chilkat Tlingit people. Located at the confluence of three rivers, this ancient village has seen a multitude of generations. Their close relationship to the land is revealed through the exhibits in the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage & Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center. This state-of-the-art, museum-quality center is situated in a stunningly beautiful natural landscape on the northern banks of the Chilkat River. The Heritage Center provides access to ancient art treasures that have previously not been available to the public. The Whale House Collection, uniquely displayed in its place of origin, allows entrance to the Chilkat Tlingit people’s distinctive ethnic landscape. As you tour this world-class facility, you will learn about the depth and complexity of Tlingit society. There will be many amazing experiences during your visit to Klukwan and one of the best things, visitors say, is the people. Before departing Klukwan for your return journey to Haines, you will also have some time to enjoy some locally caught smoked salmon, visit the gift shop where local native arts and crafts can be purchased and use the on-site spotting scopes to watch for eagles fishing for salmon in the Chilkat River. Relax on the drive back, soak in the views and contemplate the rich cultural heritage of a proud and ancient people.

Please note:  Bring your camera, binoculars and sunglasses if desired. Dress in warm, dry layers, wear flat comfortable shoes and bring extra socks.



price $129
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3.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Refuge
This wildlife sanctuary sprawls over 60 acres and will provide you an opportunity for some great photos of orphaned Alaskan animals in a natural setting. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see wild animals as they live out the rest of their lives in their natural habitat.  Steve is their caregiver and talks to the animals like a real Alaskan Dr. Doolittle. Steve was born and raised on a farm in Northern Minnesota and worked with wild, orphaned animals since he was a toddler. From grade school on, he did animal presentations for the public and later, on national television. As an adult, Steve started working with wild animals in the motion picture industry and his first filmwork was with wolves on Walt Disney's Never Cry Wolf in 1981.  Later he started making his own wildlife movies and works on documentaries for National Geographic, and many others which continue to this day.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are guaranteed. This tour is NOT recommended for guests with walking issues or who have trouble walking up steep inclines. No collapsible wheelchairs and no electric scooters.  Okay to bring your camera or video equipment. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a jacket, and wear layered clothing.


price $159
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Juneau, Alaska



2.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

concierge
Juneau, Concierge Collection: Pilots Choice Glacier Explorer
Take off into the wild blue yonder with a flightseeing plan customized by the pilot. Two different landings among the 36 named glaciers is an adventure not to be missed. Marvel at alpine lakes, icefalls hanging from sheer cliffs, and some of the most remote peaks on the Juneau Icefield. This incomparable journey of discovery is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you help create. The itinerary is flexible and your pilot is free to create the best possible tour under the current weather and glacier conditions. After arriving at the heliport, you’ll receive a safety briefing and a general orientation on your day's flightseeing trip. You'll also receive some of the gear you will need to wear as you venture out onto the glaciers. Once you're in the air, you and your pilot will choose two different landings among the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield like Herbert, Taku, Norris, Gilkey, Hole in the Wall or Mendenhall. As you walk out onto the ice, your pilot will also act as your guide, and you will have the opportunity to explore and take photographs of this stunning, untouched landscape, before heading back to port. Keep an eye on the mountain peaks for wildlife including bears, deer, and mountain goats while descending towards your landing sites on the glaciers. Enjoy breathtaking views of spectacular rock formations of the mountain peaks, high alpine lakes, "icefalls" hanging from sheer cliffs and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield.

Please note: No bags are allowed on tour. All bags can be locked in lockers prior to boarding the helicopter. Guests should come prepared with warm clothing, including waterproof outer shell , gloves, hat, sunglasses, camera, and binoculars. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Prohibited items - iPads or any type of tablets, selfie-sticks or any other extending electronic device.


price $525
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Juneau, Concierge Collection: Taku Glacier & Airboat Adventure
Get away from the crowds, and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime by air, water, and ice in the Alaskan wilderness.  Your van driver will pick you up at the pier, and take you to a private heli-base across the Gastineau Channel.  At the base, you’ll be given a pre-flight safety briefing, and store your bags and other larger personal items.  Aboard the helicopter, you’ll fly high above Juneau, the Tongass National forest, the Juneau Ice Field, Gastineau Channel, and Taku River, all the way to Taku Point.  After landing at a remote location at Taku Point, you'll have a photo opportunity, gear up in flotation equipment, and receive a safety briefing.  Next you’ll descend 2 flights of stairs to the airboats below.  The airboat captain will help you board the covered airboat, and your adventure continues by water as you cruise the 5-mile terminus of the only advancing glacier of the Juneau Ice Field.  You’ll come within arm’s reach of the ice, and you’ll understand the immense size of this glacier as you stare up at it from the river.  The airboat captain will stop the boat in various locations for photos, and to talk about the glacier and the river basin that it has carved out over the years.  Back at Taku Point, you’ll head back up the stairs, and again board the helicopter that will take you up to the top of the Taku Glacier.  Step out onto the amazing 4500’ thick ice, for a 10-minute glacier landing.  You’ll have time for more photos, and your pilot will give you details about the ice field, and facts specific to the Taku Glacier.  The helicopter will then return you to the heli-base, and the van will return you to your pier. 

Please note: Bring your camera, sunglasses and water bottle.  Wear warm layers including hats, gloves and closed-toed shoes.  No bags, selfie sticks or ipads are allowed on the aircraft.  Minimum age is 7 years old. Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional half fare to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter.    

 

price $699
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3.75 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Juneau, Discover Alaska Whales
Have you ever envisioned living the life of a Research Scientist? Or looking for the thrill of encountering one of the earth’s largest creatures? Well, now’s your chance! Alaska’s waters hold one of the largest concentrations of humpback whales and along with your contribution to ongoing research during this exhilarating excursion you are guaranteed to see a whale! Not only is this a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience, but you’ll will have the opportunity to participate in various science activities aboard a custom designed vessel permitted to collect research data while on the open water. From the pier you’ll travel north to meet your vessel in Auke Bay. Meet your experienced captain and board your wildlife viewing vessel.  Have your camera handy as you cruise through the island-studded waters of Stephens Passage, a wonderland of snow-capped peaks and ice-blue glaciers. While you cruise, you’re sure to spot humpbacks, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, and porpoises. Once a whale is spotted, the Captain will slow down for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities. Given the right behavior and weather conditions, you may hear the haunting, moaning call of the humpback. Luckily, the vessel is equipped with a hydrophone when the opportunity arises, to listen to the underwater sounds of whales while an onboard naturalist explains the habits and habitats of the creatures you may encounter. When conditions permit during your cruise, you’ll explore the foundation of the food chain by drawing plankton samples, take a look at live sea animals in a touch tank and even use a GPS camera to aid in identifying specific whales while recording their varied behaviors.

Please note: There is a variable sloped ramp leading to the safari vessel dock which changes with the tide. Whale sightings are frequent. All guests must sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Dress warmly in layers, as the tour operates in all weather conditions. Bottled water and a snack pack are included. Bring a camera with plenty of film or memory and batteries.  Participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.


price $189
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2.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments
Juneau, Dog Sled Summer Camp
Learn what it takes to be a musher in the great Alaskan dog sled races with a trip to a sled dog summer camp. As you arrive at the summer camp training site, you will be greeted by a professional dog musher and some of the state's most famous athletes- the Alaskan Huskies! After an educational tour of the camp, you'll visit a replica of an Iditarod checkpoint and go through the steps each musher performs, step-by-step, as if you’re traveling along the Iditarod trail. Next, climb aboard a comfortable wheeled sled and relax as your husky team whisks you along the 1.5-mile trail through the beautiful landscape. You'll return to camp for your chance to visit with the dogs and meet the next generation of great Alaskan athletes - sled dog puppies!

Please note: Dress in layers and bring a waterproof outer layer.  There will be a coffee/tea break with cookies.


price $169
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Juneau, Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter
What’s on your Alaskan bucket list? Flying high above breathtaking views of Alaskan landscapes? Walking on the famed Mendenhall Glacier? Zipping through the snow on a sled pulled by a team of Alaskan huskies? This tour offers all this and more. You begin at a comfortable heli-base where you will be outfitted in glacier boots and given a safety briefing by the friendly tour attendants. From here you will board state-of-the-art helicopters and be whisked away to begin you dog sledding adventure. The highly trained pilots will narrate the scenic helicopter ride on your way to the main attraction - the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. As you touch down at the dog mushing camp, you will be greeted by professional dog mushers and their energetic companions, the Alaskan huskies! Experience the unique thrill as these athletes pull you through the snow that blankets the Mendenhall Glacier. Take turns directing the dogs with your musher and relaxing in the sled. After your exhilarating sledding experience, you will have time to cuddle with puppies and chat with your dog musher before boarding your helicopter to return to base and check off that bucket list activity.  

Please note: No bags are allowed on tour. All bags can be locked in lockers prior to boarding the helicopter. Guests should come prepared with warm clothing, including waterproof outer shell, gloves, hat, sunglasses, camera, and binoculars. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Prohibited items - iPads or any type of tablets, selfie-sticks or any other extending electronic devices.


price $629
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Juneau, Glacier Dog Sledding on Norris Glacier
This truly Alaskan adventure offers the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-capped glacier. Learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! and Haw!  Experience the unique thrill of zipping across a pristine glacier with a team of friendly huskies while enjoying the fresh mountain air and scenic vistas. This exclusive dog sled camp is located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. On your way there, you will be amazed by a wondrous heli-flightseeing trip over the vast Juneau Icefield. View spectacular icefalls, rock formations, and untamed wilderness. Accessible only by air, this region is filled with lush forest, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peeks and awe-inspiring glaciers. Enjoy approximately 30-35 minutes of flight time and one hour at dog camp base.

Please note: Dress in layers and bring a waterproof outer layer.  Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional half fare to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. 


price $649
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4.25

Strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Helicopter Glacier Trek
Alaska is beautiful, yet largely inaccessible. To truly appreciate and experience this incredible land, one must take to the air and ultimately land in a remote setting. A short van transfer will take you from the ship to the heliport. Here meet your guide and listen to a safety briefing before being outfitted with your mountaineering equipment for this world -class adventure: rain and windproof outerwear, mountaineering boots, crampons, harness, gaitors, helmet, hip pack, gloves, and an ice axe. Board your modern turbine helicopter and soar over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield. This magnificent flight over lush rainforest, granite peaks, and glacier provides extraordinary photo opportunities. After 15 -20 
minutes aloft, touch down for this unique glacier experience, as your guide will lead you on a 2-hour trekking adventure. No experience is necessary and your guide will teach you the proper use of the mountaineering gear so that you can access and explore some of the glacier's remote areas. Your trek is interspersed with detailed explanations of the glacier environment and surrounding area. At the end of your hike, your helicopter awaits to lift-off for the 10-minute flight back to the heliport.

Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit; walking is over varied terrain. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, poor coordination, balance and stability problems, or those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be a minimum of 12 years of age and sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical condition to participate. Total flying time is approximately 30 minutes and 2 hours is spent trekking on the glacier. Mountaineering gear as described is provided. Dress in warm layers and wear mid-calf length socks and sunglasses. Use of IPads, selfie sticks and handheld GoPro mounts is not permitted inside the heli or on the ice while trekking for guests’ comfort and safety.  Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, 
 passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional half fare to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. 


price $475
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3.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Helicopter Glacier Walkabout & Hike
Discover the diversity of the Southeast Alaska landscape via helicopter as you fly over the temperate rainforests and granite peaks that surround the Juneau Icefield, then land on a glacier for a walkabout putting the grandeur of the glacier at your feet. Begin your adventure with a short van transfer from the ship to the heliport for the flight to the glacier. Your pilot will choose a landing site on one of the 36 glaciers of this 1,500 square-mile ice field. On this non-strenuous, 1-hour interpretive glacier walk, your guide will provide detailed explanations of glacier environments and allow ample time for photo opportunities. Rain and wind proof outerwear, hard-shell mountaineering boots, and gloves are provided for your comfort while on the ice. Trekking poles and crampons will provide superb balance and traction, enabling you to travel easily on the gently rolling glacial terrain. Re-board your helicopter for the 10-minute flight back to the heliport to de-gear. The van then returns you to the pier.

Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of exertion during the 1-hour walk on the glacier's surface. The surface may be very slick and the nature of the terrain varies. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who use a wheelchair. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years of age and sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Guests between 8 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Use of IPads, selfie sticks or handheld GoPro mounts is not permitted inside the heli or on the ice while trekking for guests comfort and safety. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes; seating is based on weight and balance of the aircraft. Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional half fare to reserve adequate space on board  the helicopter. Rain and windproof jackets and pants, boots with crampons, trekking poles, and gloves are provided. Dress in warm layers and wear mid-calf length socks and sunglasses. 


price $425
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2.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter & Guided Walk
Take in all of the beauty Southeast Alaska has to offer on this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour to the Mendenhall Glacier. Your tour will begin with a short transfer to the heli-base. Here you will be geared up with glacier boots and given a safety briefing by the friendly and attentive tour attendants. Load up into the state-of-the-art helicopters and begin your bucket-list-worthy adventure. Highly-trained pilots will lift you off the ground and safely transport you over some of the most breathtaking sights you have ever seen. Lush green rainforests, alpine ridges, and glacier valleys pass beneath you as you make your way to the main attraction - the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Before touching down, you will have a birds-eye-view of the awe-inspiring blue glacier ice, deep crevasses, spectacular ice falls and the jagged peaks of the Mendenhall Towers.  Once you have safely landed on the glacier you will be in the hands of expert glacier guides. These knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour of the frozen river of ice they consider their backyard. During your tour you will learn how glaciers are formed and what makes them so spectacular. The tour will allow you to explore melt-water pools, taste pure glacier water, feel glacier silt, and capture all of the beauty on your camera. The adventure isn’t over yet when you join your pilot to take in the Alaskan beauty from the air one last time. Leaving the glacier behind, you will take with you memories that will last a lifetime.

Please note: Although there is no weight limit for this tour there is a surcharge for guests weighing over 250 lbs. with all clothing and gear. The tour is considered moderate and all guests must be able to walk 100 yards on the uneven surface of the ice and pavement at the heli-base. Guests must be able to do the 18-inch step into and out of the helicopter unassisted. Tour attendants will offer a helping hand to steady guests but cannot lift them into the helicopter. Canes, walkers, scooters, or wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the helicopter ramp, in the helicopter or on the glacier. A walking stick or chair can be provided on the glacier for those needing more assistance. No bags are allowed on tour. All bags can be locked in lockers prior to boarding the helicopter. Guests should come prepared with warm clothing, including water proof outer shell and bring gloves, hat, sunglasses, camera, and binoculars. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Prohibited items include iPads or any type of tablets, selfie-sticks or any other extending electronic device.


price $365
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Juneau, Taku Lodge Feast & Seaplane Glacier Discovery
Since a seaplane provides the only access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier Lodge, this tour will combine classic powerful aircraft, true wilderness, 5 massive glaciers, bears, vivid history with dog sledding roots, seafood and exclusive glacier view dining!  You will board a classic De Havilland seaplane and ascend over 5 breathtaking glaciers within the Juneau Icefield, surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest.  Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan MUST DO, and doing so by Alaskan bush plane is the quintessential Alaskan experience!  You will land on the Taku River at the elegantly rustic and historic Taku Lodge, built in 1923 and located across from the 5-mile wide Taku Glacier, Juneau’s largest glacier.  Savor a menu of fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon, (chicken alternative), and scrumptious side dishes, all made from scratch. The feast attracts visitors, but also wild black bears.  All participants will enjoy a window seat and headset of continuous narration.  You can do it all in this exceptional combination tour of Alaska’s premier attractions!  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, bring sunglasses and of course a camera! Menu includes Wild Alaskan Salmon cooked over an outdoor alderwood fire, (chicken as an alternative), special slow-cooked baked beans, coleslaw, Pioneer fruit compote, Alaskan sourdough bread,  savory herb biscuits,  and the famous Taku Lodge ginger cookies.


price $369
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Town, Tram & Timberline Trek
Your small-group exploration will begin with a drive through historic downtown Juneau as you make your way to see the State Capitol Building and the Governor's House.  Listen to tales of Juneau past and present as you tour the quaint waterfront en route to Douglas Island. After a short picture stop framing your ship against the backdrop of Mount Roberts, you will arrive at the tram base for a smooth, aerial ride 1,800 feet above the city. Relax as you soar over tall spruce trees and rugged mountain scenery. Your naturalist guide will lead you on a walk through the quiet solitude of the timberline forest, lush alpine meadows, and the splendor of the mountain panorama. Remain alert, as at any time you may be lucky enough to glimpse a wandering black bear, a chiding hoary marmot or an authentic totemic Tlingit tree carving. You will stop at the Alpine Tea House, where you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of genuine made in Alaska products created from the bounty of the rainforest. What you’ve seen on the trail, you can enjoy at the rail as you cozy up to the tea bar for a taste of Alaskan spruce tip jam or a cup of blueberry tea. After a short presentation the tour will conclude and you will have the opportunity to visit the Nature Center’s interpretive exhibits and the mountain’s other attractions; such as the Native cultural film Seeing Daylight or the Raptor Center’s bald eagle exhibit. Your tram ticket will be good all day!  

Please note: Participants must be in good health and able to walk about 3/4 mile with a mild elevation gain. Each participant also receives a 15% discount on all products at the Nature Center.  Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking and dress warmly in layers as the tour will operate in all weather conditions. The route on the trail is chosen based on the ability of the group and the conditions of the day. Alternate trails may be used based on snow levels on the mountain. This tour will end atop the mountain. All tour participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator’s Capture Juneau Photo Contest. You will be provided with a rain poncho and a hiking stick.


price $99
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

boating
Juneau, Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari
Depart the pier in a media-equipped shuttle with your naturalist photography guide for a drive to some of Juneau's most photogenic locales.  En route, your guide will share handy tips and techniques to enhance your images, along with personal stories and insights about the area's cultural and natural history.  You will also view a slideshow depicting personal images and illustrated photography techniques. Upon arrival at the Mendenhall Glacier, you will take a guided walk along a gentle forested trail, take in splendid vistas and many visual opportunities, including wildflowers, beaver activity, cascading waterfalls and spawning salmon (when in season). You will picture breathtaking glacier panoramas and floating icebergs amidst a paradigm of snowcapped peaks. Next, explore the channels and islets of beautiful Stephen's Passage during 2-hour cruise aboard a custom built safari vessel. These are the only crafts of their kind in Southeast Alaska, custom built specifically for marine wildlife photography. Photo opportunities may include blue-hued glacial ice, forest-piercing rays of light, soaring eagles, humpback whales, sea lions, killer whales, black bears and more.  Your guide will provide you with photo assistance and quality interpretation throughout the excursion.

Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, approximately .75 miles on a newly surfaced trail. There is a variable sloped ramp leading to the safari vessel dock.  This tour is not suitable for those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be able to meet the physical requirements of the tour. Whale sightings are frequent. All guests must sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Dress warmly in layers, as the tour operates in all weather conditions; rain gear, walking sticks, camera towels are provided. Bottled water and a snack pack are included. The tour sequence may vary. Bring a camera with plenty of film or memory and batteries. Children 12 years old and younger will receive a complimentary children’s one time use camera.  Participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest. Guests will receive a frame-able postcard with instructions to access exclusive online photography tutorials, slideshows, historical images and a printable tip sheet. All content is free and downloadable to any device.  


price $229
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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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Misty Fjords, Alaska - Optional Expedition Day



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

boating
Misty Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Misty Fjords Kayaking
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your 2.5-hour kayak expedition through Misty Fjords National Monument you will see 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs, wildlife like bald eagles, and perhaps brown and/or black bears and mountain goats. Throughout the forest you will find western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar.

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. You will be paddling for about 2 hours.
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 $175
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Misty Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Misty Fjords Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac expedition through Misty Fjords National Monument you will see 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs, wildlife like bald eagles, and perhaps brown and/or black bears and mountain goats. Throughout the forest you will find western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar.

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.
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 $185
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Ketchikan, Alaska



3.15 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
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. You will view birds of prey up close at Alaska Raptor Center and visit with a Native Master Carver crafting a totem pole before seeing his collection of previous works. Enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage while shopping for unique gifts at the General Store. 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 $229
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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
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, you will be able to choose your adventure to return to ground level. Beginners can choose a simple decent while adventure junkies can choose the faster way down.  Upon completing this adventure, you'll receive a medal in recognition of your achievement. Time permitting you will be invited to tour the historic Fleenor Sawmill, observe a Master Native Totem Carver at work before exploring a garden of completed totem poles and visiting the Alaska Raptor Center's Ketchikan exhibit to see their amazing birds of prey up close.  A complimentary snack and beverage will be provided before returning to your ship.

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 $199
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2.45 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

wildlife

refreshments

culture
Ketchikan, Rainforest, Bird Sanctuary & Totems
This eco-exploration will include a guided nature walk, bald eagles, a Native Totem Carver 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, and visit with a Native Master Carver crafting a totem pole before seeing his collection of previous works. Enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage while shopping 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 $219
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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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