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Ketchikan, Alaska

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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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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 $209
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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 $219
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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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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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Haines, Alaska



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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3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

concierge
Haines, Concierge Collection: Chilkoot Lake Nature & Wildlife
Meet your naturalist guide for a small-group driving tour to scenic and wildlife-rich Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: a turquoise lake surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and important Tlingit cultural sights. Bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bears are often seen here. As you drive through the park, your guide knows the best places to stop for scenery and the possibility of wildlife spotting. Supplied with extra binoculars and a powerful spotting scope to bring the wildlife in close, your guide will explain how the animals fit into the Chilkoot's complex ecosystem. May, June, and July feature an explosion of wildflowers with bald eagles nesting along the lush river. Beginning in August pink salmon—the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon varieties—begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This is the best opportunity to see brown bear as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. Make sure to bring your camera to take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities.

Please note:  Dress in warm, dry layers and wear closed-toed shoes. 


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking

concierge
Haines, Concierge Collection: 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 $229
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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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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 $209
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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 $219
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Icy Strait Point, (Hoonah) Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Icy Strait Point, Back Country Jeep Adventure
Explore the wilds of Chichagof Island on a 2.5-hour Jeep tour. Your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery while driving a 4-person Jeep Wrangler on roads less traveled. Your small group of explorers will drive along the back roads in search of wildlife and adventure. While traveling along the old logging roads you may encounter wildlife such as eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and the coastal brown bear. Head up mountain trails to seek spectacular vistas of the surrounding area. Your friendly tour guide, in the lead Jeep, will educate you on the local history and culture. Jeeps have radio communication with guide vehicle making the tour interactive. You and your friends or family will be lead to destinations off the beaten path.

Please note: Drivers must be at least 25 years old, are required to show a valid driver's license, and must sign a liability/insurance waiver. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Parties under three will share a Jeep. We will provide a car seat or booster seat for children upon request and subject to availability. Multiple stops will be made along the way to allow for guests to switch drivers.


price $169
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating

concierge
Icy Strait Point, Concierge Collection: Halibut Fishing
Experience an exhilarating Alaska sport fishing trip alongside a certified charter captain, as you target tasty Pacific halibut in the active waters of Icy Strait. Enjoy cool breezes and coastal scenery on a short boat ride to prime fishing grounds and then spend approximately 2.5 hours angling for a prized catch, with gear and instructions provided by the boat's mates. Relax in the vessel's interior cabin, where you can look for breaching whales and soaring eagles.

Please note:  All fishing gear will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing and bring your camera and/or binoculars. Guests should also bring $25 cash to purchase fishing license.  Although catching is likely, it is not guaranteed. Guests must determine if they are going to process fish caught before leaving the dock. Otherwise the fish will be released in the water and not brought on the boat for a photo. Guests prone to motion sickness should keep this in mind before booking this tour.  This is a small vessel that will move with the waves/current.


price $359
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

refreshments

culture

essentials
Icy Strait Point, Helicopter Flightseeing & Taste of Tlingit Cruisine
Combine a Tlingit cultural experience with helicopter flightseeing.  Learn about local history and culture and soar over the wilds of Chichagof Island. Begin your adventure with a drive through the Tlingit village of Hoonah en route to the heliport. Following a short safety briefing, take flight to experience the rugged region of sheer mountains and majestic valleys. Keep your camera ready to capture the spectacular views below of the Tongass National Forest with lush forests of spruce, hemlock, and cedar clinging to mountain sides, set in this land of incredible natural beauty. You will land on a remote beach where your local guide will teach you traditional methods of preserving food and treat you to some local delicacies. Living off the land is more than survival, it is a way of life.  Most local Tlingits live a subsistence lifestyle using methods of preservation passed down from generation to generation.  Walk along the beach and learn why locals say, “When the tide is out, the table is set.”  Learn about the smoking and kippering process and even savor some smoked salmon treats. This is the tour for those who want to experience the “real” Alaska in one of the most stunning settings imaginable. Enjoy breathtaking scenery on your return flight and cherish the time you spent in this wild land.

Please note: Minimum age is 5.  Tour includes 15 minutes of total helicopter flight time. Passengers must be physically fit and able to board and exit the helicopter on their own.  Closed-toe shoes are required, no high heels. Tour order may vary. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the $100 weight surcharge. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport.  Self-serve lockers are available at the Adventure Center prior to your transfer to the heliport. Extra-large telephoto lenses, iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour.  Aircraft fly no higher than 3,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body.  


price $499
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2.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Icy Strait Point, Hoonah Sightseeing & Tribal Dance
Explore Hoonah — an authentic village that is many things to its inhabitants. It is a lively fishing community, an old logging town, and the world's largest Tlingit village. Your guide will describe how this coastal community came to be when the rapid glacial advance of the Little Ice Age forced the clans from their ancestral home in Glacier Bay. Learn about the feats of local fishermen, what it means to ‘drive’ on the Alaska Marine Highway, and how the people rebuilt when the village was destroyed by fire during World War II. Check out a pair of Tlingit totems and learn how to read them. And of course keep your eyes peeled for the animal representatives of the two Tlingit moieties keeping watch over the town — ravens and eagles. Immerse yourself in the local Tlingit culture at the Native Theater. An interactive performance showcases the rich heritage of a people shaped by wild lands and mysterious seas. Performing and dancing in their colorful regalia, the Huna Tlingit will proudly share their history with you through interpretive song, dance and storytelling. This will be your opportunity to absorb the rich history and local culture and join in a traditional celebration.

Please note: Photographing and videotaping the performances are prohibited; however, the performers are available for photos directly after the show.


price $89
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1.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Icy Strait Point, Scenic Mountain Ascent & Worlds Largest ZipRider
Taller than the Empire State Building and over a mile long, get ready for an exhilarating journey along the mountaintop ZipRider cable, as you soar above Icy Strait Point. You will enjoy a relaxing scenic ride through Hoonah village, home to the indigenous Tlingit people, en route to the mountain's peak where you will experience a 1330-foot harnessed vertical drop as you fly over the top of the lush green rainforest at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour before landing softly near the beach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Participants cannot be taller than 6'5" (2 meters) and cannot weight more than 275 pounds (125 kilograms).

price $149
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

wildlife
Icy Strait Point, Spasski River Valley Wildlife & Bear Search
Delight in Icy Strait Point's natural splendors as you embark on a guided walking tour of the lush Spasski River Valley in search of bears and other wildlife. Your guide will provide information about the area's ecology and Hoonah village's fascinating Tlingit population en route to the Spasski River. You will explore the rugged bush country on foot, walking along the "trail of the bears," while keeping an eye out for Alaskan Coastal brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and soaring bald eagles.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your camera and binoculars. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $109
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Icy Strait Point, Whale & Marine Mammals Cruise
Be swept away on a small group whale watching excursion to the Point Adolphus area, which hosts one of Alaska's largest resident whale populations. The 24-passenger vessel sits low in the water, putting you eye to eye with whales, sea lions, and harbor seals who make their homes in these protected waters. Be sure to keep a lookout for eagles that soar high above and the brown bears on the coastline.

Please note: You are guaranteed to see at least one whale or you will receive a cash refund ($100 per adult, $50 per child) as you disembark.


price $179
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Sitka, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Sitka, Artist Walk - Twisted Hot Glass
Explore ~Stretch ~ Twist ~ and pull your very own colorful Venetian glass cane, ~ one of the oldest methods of working in glass!  After your hands-on experience in the glass studio, you will explore a beautiful part of the Sitka Community that most do not get to see – local art and traditions. Local glass artist Michelle Barker will welcome you into her studio.  Although she works in many methods of glass, she has a love for the unique history and techniques developed centuries ago in Italy.  On this tour you will watch as these beautiful glass canes are made, and have the opportunity to gently stretch, twist, and pull your own vibrant cane. Sitka has a long history of cultivating the fine arts.  In the early 1800’s Sitka was home to the first opera house, first performing arts theater, and had the first piano on the west coast. With many famous artists such as E.W. Merrill – a well-known glass plate photographer who lived in Sitka from 1819 through the 1840’s – to present day artists, your guide will explore all Sitka has to offer for art enthusiasts. Walk the city, the galleries, and see local artwork such as silver and wood carving, ceramics, regalia beading, kiln formed glass, ceramics, and pulling Venetian glass canes … maybe even try your hand at one. This tour will include a number of galleries and a hands-on art demonstration. You will meet several local artists and have the opportunity to visit with each of them, receive a wealth of information on the many different forms traditional and local artwork.  Learn why this unique city in Southeast Alaska has grown into the beautiful artist community that it is today. You will have opportunity to purchase locally made and custom made art pieces on this tour as well as make something beautiful of your own!

Please note: All guests will be provided with safety glasses, leather aprons, and gloves while in the glass studio. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


price $95
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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 $119
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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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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

boating

dining

essentials
Sitka, Wildlife Quest & Fin Island
The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. While you settle into the comfortable cabin, your knowledgeable captain and crew will provide a safety briefing and orientation. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. An onboard naturalist will provide narration regarding the remarkable ecosystem of the area and point out places of interest and wildlife throughout the voyage. Sea otters, whales, harbor seals, brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds are all commonly seen in the tour area. Your captain has the local knowledge and experience to deliver the best possible viewing experience on any given day throughout the season. At Fin Island Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious Alaska feast! Alaska king crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert are all-inclusive with the tour. In addition, coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade, and water are complimentary. Soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10 a.m. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time. After the meal, you may beachcomb, explore the beautiful grounds of the exclusive island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, your vessel will await to provide the short cruise back to Sitka.

Please note: Dress in layers, wear a waterproof jacket (if you would like to go outside), good walking shoes, and bring your camera, warm hat, and gloves.


price $229
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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 $209
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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 $219
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Seward (Anchorage), Alaska



7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Seward, Highlights of Anchorage City Tour with Transfer 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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Homer, Alaska



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

dining

boating

concierge
Homer, Concierge Collection: Cooking School at Tutka Bay
Arrive at Tutka Bay Lodge, about 9 ocean miles from Homer, Alaska, after a 25-minute water taxi ride watching for water birds, sea otters, or even whales. The Lodge is located on an 11-acre property at the  entrance to a 7-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay. Beautiful scenery includes coastlines, deep fjords, impressive mountains, quite forests, and unique tidal zones. Your cooking class will take place aboard the Widgeon II, a re-purposed crabbing boat which was once a World War II-era troop carrier. The cooking school offers rotating 3-course menus featuring local Alaska seafood, and locally grown, seasonal ingredients. You will have a hands-on cooking experience, with recipes and instruction provided. End your tour with another 25-minute water taxi ride back to Homer, while enjoying the spectacular Alaska scenery and watching for wildlife.

Please note:  Wear warm layered clothing and flat shoes. The Tutka Bay Cookbook is for sale and can be purchased after class (cash or credit card). Cancellations for refund must be made at least 7 days before the scheduled class date or are 100% non-refundable.


price $479
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Homer, Cruise the Artist Community of Halibut Cove
Enjoy a water taxi ride across Kachemak Bay while taking in the spectacular scenery and watching for local wildlife. Along the way, you'll see Gull Island, home to over 10,000 nesting birds, including puffins. Upon arriving in the quaint community of Halibut Cove, continue by boat through the unique region of artists while learning all about the area from your guide.

Please note: Bring lunch or a snack if you wish, a water bottle, sun hat, rain jacket, and pants sunglasses, sunscreen and your camera. It is suggested you wear layered clothes, fleece jacket, quick dry fleece pants, synthetic long underwear and warm socks. Cancellations for refund must be made at least 7 days before the scheduled class date or are 100% non-refundable.


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Homer, Highlights of Homer City
Take a harbor tour of the amazing intertidal life right under your feet at Homer Harbor Docks! This tour is the most educational fun you can have on the Homer spit!  A trained naturalist will guide you through an incredible exploration of invertebrate life living on and around the Homer Harbor Docks.  Next, you will visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, the headquarters for Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.  In the visitor center, naturalists offer information and tips on wildlife viewing, refuge information and points of interest. Your self-guided tour of the Center features sculpted re-creations of wildlife and settings, interactive stations and a simulated journey through the nation's most far reaching wildlife refuge. The indoor exhibits feature a Bering Sea bird rookery, dramatic re-creations and Aleutian artifacts, and a field camp where you can delve into the fascinating work of biologists. Many of the programs are outdoor experiences. You will be guided down to the Beluga Slough, just a short stroll down a slope, to explore the beach. The trail passes through a little wooded area, where it's not unusual to sight moose and other wildlife. The Center will also guide hikes down through the wetlands to Bishop's Beach to watch for sea life like whales, otters, sea lions and more. There is also a theater which features award-winning movies such as "Journey of the Tiglax." The Tiglax is a boat that cares for wildlife in the nature preserves.  Your next stop will include The Pratt Museum, which is a regional natural history museum with exhibits exploring life around Kachemak Bay in South Central Alaska. Indoor exhibits include early homesteading, Native Alaskan traditions, local contemporary art, and an exploration of the marine and terrestrial life around Kachemak Bay. Outdoor exhibits feature a historic cabin, botanical gardens and a nature trail.

Please note: Wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes (no open toed sandals, flats or high heels). Bring layered clothing and a light rain poncho.


price $175
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Kodiak, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

hiking

outdoors

wildlife
Kodiak, Fort Abercrombie State Park Nature Walk
Depart the pier for the short drive to the park. Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on a hike along well-maintained natural and gravel trails offering breathtaking views. A variety of seabirds inhabit the park’s coastline, and whale sightings are frequently reported in this area throughout the season.  The natural earth trails will lead you through forested areas, some with 10% to 20% inclines, as well as near ocean bluffs. Remnants of WWII bunkers are found throughout the park, and a stop at the Miller Point gun placements will provide sweeping ocean views. Your hike will conclude back at the main parking area, where you will re-board your bus for the return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves hiking between 1.5 and 2.3 miles, depending on the group’s size and abilities. Whale sightings are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests need to dress in layers and have proper footwear for outdoor hiking. This tour has a 48-hour cancellation policy and is 100% non-refundable after that time.


price $95
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Kodiak, Waterfront Walking Tour
Step into the rough-and-ready world of Alaska’s commercial fisheries during this 90-minute walking tour through one of the largest fishing ports in the United States. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the Kodiak Small Boat Harbor where you will see working commercial fishermen, boats and fishing gear. Along the way, you will hear life and death stories of Kodiak’s commercial fishing fleet and have the chance to meet real Alaskan fishermen as they return from the sea and prepare their gear and boats for another commercial fishing trip. Learn about the different kinds of fishing vessels in Alaska and view the crab pots, nets and hooks used to catch the crabs and fish off Alaska’s coast. Visit a fish processing plant where, if the boats are unloading, you will see the catch being sorted, weighed, cleaned and processed. Examine a fisherman’s cold water immersion survival suit, which helps fishermen survive the cold waters of Alaska. Observe the human activity on the docks and keep an eye out for bald eagles, harbor seals and Steller sea lions, which often frequent the harbor. You’ll also hear about the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami of 1964 that destroyed much of the town of Kodiak and its fishing fleet. 

Please note: This walking tour begins at the ship and ends at the Harbormaster Building in downtown Kodiak. You are encouraged to explore Kodiak from there, including visits to other museums and shopping. This tour is entirely on foot and involves about 1.5 miles of total walking distance over city streets and harbor floats. Some parts of the tour cross rough unpaved surfaces and accessing the harbor floats requires descending and ascending a ramp which can sometimes be steep if the tide is low. Participants must be able to walk for 90 minutes and be physically fit. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Minimum age is 10 years. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.


price $65
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Dutch Harbor, Alaska



2 HRS

Moderate

hiking

sightseeing
Dutch Harbor, Bunker Hill Hike
This is a 2-hour guided hike to the top of Bunker Hill. This is a moderate climb along an old WWII-era gravel road and is approx. 1 mile with a 400-foot rise. The route passes a prehistoric site as well as numerous WWII ruins, and has the potential for viewing marine life, birds and bald eagles. There are several beautiful vistas along the hike with a total of 360 degree views of the Dutch Harbor and Captains Bay area. On the top of the hill is a large concrete bunker which was used as a battery command station during WWII. There are also the remains on the top of four circular panama mounts for 155mm guns. The hike will be guided by a local with extensive knowledge of the fishing industry, local history and prehistory, flora and fauna. There will be rest stops on the way up that offer great photo opportunities. 

Please note: Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring raingear and binoculars if you have them. This hike is weather-dependent and may be canceled due to excessive wind, fog, or rain. It will not be canceled for light rain if there is good visibility. The hike will depart from a parking spot near the base of the hill. 


price $35
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Hakodate, Japan



5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

essentials
Hakodate, Hakodate Highlights
This tour will take you to star-shaped Fort Goryokaku , a Western style citadel built in the last years of the Edo period for the defense of Hakodate against the imperialist threat posed by Western power. First, you will visit Goryokaku Tower which is 351 feet high to see the star shape of the fort from the observatory.  You will  then have some time to stroll inside the fort. Next stop will be at Bay Area consisting of many historical red-brick warehouses. You will have some free time to enjoy shopping or relaxing at the café, or strolling along the bay. Then you will be transferred to Mount Hakodate to enjoy the ropeway ride (5 minutes) to the observatory located on the top of Mount Hakodate.  Mount Hakodate is a 1,096 feet high, wooded mountain at the southern end of the peninsula. You will have a panoramic view of the town surrounded on three sides by the sea, and the views of the fan-shaped city are beautiful.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket, insect repellent and local currency.


price $169
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Hakodate, Hakodate Morning Market & Goryokaku Fort
This tour will take you to famous Hakodate Morning Market “Asaichi” known as a haven of delectable fresh food. Having fresh seafood for your breakfast might be the best way to start your day in Hakodate. Next you will take a 30-minute drive to star-shaped Fort Goryokaku which is a Western style citadel built in the last years of the Edo period for the defense of Hakodate against the imperialist threat posed by Western power. You will visit Goryokaku Tower which is 351 feet high to see how Fort Goryokaku looks. After seeing the star shape of Fort Goryokaku from the observatory, you will have some time to stroll inside the fort. Then you will take the 30-minute drive and have some free time at Bay Area consisting of many historical red-brick warehouses. There are many shops to visit, you can relax at a café  or you might enjoy strolling through the lovely outdoor panorama.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket, insect repellent and local currency.

price $159
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Hakodate, Onuma National Park & Hot Spring
Your motor coach will take you to Onuma Quasi-National Park, known for its picturesque island dotted lakes and majestic dormant volcano, Mount Komagatake. This park is at the foot of Mount Komagatake and includes Onuma, Konuma, Junsainuma, and other lakes. Onuma is the largest lake and is 15 miles (24 km) in circumference with a depth of 47 feet (13.6 meters). A volcanic mudflow from Mount Komagatake once caused a natural dam that blocked a stream and thus led to the formation of Onuma. There are 126 islets in the lake and 18 bridges connecting a select few so travelers and locals alike can enjoy walking on the trails, cycle using rented bicycles, pleasure cruise, go boating and canoeing. Mount Komagatake stands close to Onuma and is the main symbol of the park. It is an independent mountain with three peaks and three craters. One of the ‘tops' was blown away during a past eruption and is now rather steep. Mount Komagatake woke up in terms of volcanic activity in 1998 so mountain climbing is now prohibited. You will enjoy the scenery from the boat, and then have a true Japanese experience "Hot spring" or "Onsen" to relax your body! 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket, insect repellent and local currency. Do not to bring jewelry as the color may be changed by the hot spring water. Guests are required to be naked at the hot spring. Tattoos and swim suits are not acceptable.


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Hakodate, Onuma Quasi - National Park Nature Walk
You will board your motor coach for the 1-hour ride to Onuma Quasi-National Park, known for its picturesque island dotted lakes and majestic dormant volcano, Mount Komagatake. This park is at the foot of Mount Komagatake and includes Onuma, Konuma, Junsainuma and other lakes. Onuma is the largest lake and is 15 miles in circumference with a depth of 45 feet. A volcanic mudflow from Mount Komagatake once caused a natural dam that blocked a stream and thus led to the formation of Onuma. There are 126 islets in the lake and 18 bridges connecting a select few so travelers and locals alike can enjoy walking on the trails, cycling using rented bicycles, pleasure cruising, boating and canoeing. Mount Komagatake stands close to Onuma and is the main symbol of the park. It is an independent mountain with three peaks and three craters. One of the ‘tops' was blown away during a past eruption and is now rather steep. Mount Komagatake woke up in terms of volcanic activity in 1998 so mountain climbing is now prohibited.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket, insect repellent and local currency. This tour involves walking but guests can wait by the lake if they so choose.

price $139
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Ofunato, Japan



3.5 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Ofuanto, Panoramic Sanriku
In March of 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast with a magnitude of 9.0-9.1 which caused the region to be swept by a great Tsunami. This tour will first offer an educational visit to the Iwate Tsunami Memorial to learn about the history of this region as well as to witness first-hand about what occurred during the 2011 disaster. Afterward, the tour will visit the Lanboya Observatory located on the Goishi Coast which is a great spot for photos and visit to Ofunatio City Museum to learn more about the history behind this city. This area has been nationally designated as a 'Place of Scenic Beauty & Natural Monument'. In addition, the Goishi Beach which is also nearby, affords the chance for a scenic stroll along the coast while listening to the rocks 'singing' due to the movement of the coastal waves. Afterward, return to the coach for a scenic ride back to your ship.

Please note: Bring your hat, sunscreen, and local currency. Wear comfortable walking shoes. the order of sites visited may vary.


price $1000000
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Ofuanto, Sanriku Local Train
This tour will begin with a transfer to Kamaishi Station via coach and rail.  The Sanriku Railway runs through the Pacific Coast area of Iwate Prefecture which has been fully restored after sustaining heavy damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake. The first destination of this tour will be the Kamaishi Daikannon statue - a white statue of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.  Included as part of this tour is admission to enter inside this 159-foot (48.5-meter) statue.  Leaving the statue, you will board the coach bound for the next destination with a rest stop at Michinoeki Rest Area. Here you will be able to enjoy local soft Persimmon ice cream. Afterward, the tour will introduce an iconic Courageous Poplar Tree which commemorates those who lost their lives and the damage done from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Please note: Bring your hat, sunscreen, and local currency. Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are approximately 100 steps from the parking to Sanriku Tetsudo station. All guests will be required to walk this way to get on the train. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $1000000
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3.25 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ofuanto, Sanriku Prevention Tour
In March of 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast with a magnitude of 9.0-9.1 which caused the region to be swept by a great Tsunami. This will be an educational tour which offers its devastating story starting at the Iwate Tsunami Memorial the first stop.  Afterward, you will walk to the region that highly felt the disaster which is marked by the lone pine tree that remained standing through its aftermath. Feel first-hand the city that experienced such a massive disaster and witness its road to its restoration that continues to this day. To conclude, the tour will visit Kesen Carpentry Museum which showcases various traditional methods used in carpentry within this region which have been carried over through generations. Enjoy a relaxing coach ride back to the ship.

Please note: Bring your hat, sunscreen, rain gear and local currency. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The order of sites visited may vary.


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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Ofunato, Goishi Coast & Ofunato Hot Springs
After a short drive aboard the coach, you will arrive to the Goishi Coast, a 4-mile (6-km)-wide rocky beach and cliffs located in the southern part of Iwate Prefecture. You will have the chance to visit an observatory to take a panoramic photo of the rocky coast and learn about the history behind this city.  Afterward, the tour will visit the Ofunato Onsen and you will have time to relax in the hot springs while taking in the panoramic view. A pleasant meal tops off your relaxing day before returning to the ship.

Please note: Swimwear and tattoos are not allowed at the hot springs - guests must be naked to use the hot springs. Towels will be given upon entrance and are allowed for use inside the hot springs. Bring your hat, sunscreen, hat rain gear and local currency. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Please do not wear jewelry or accessories as the color may be changed by hot spring water. Please minimize to bring valuable items.The order of the sites visited may vary.


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Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan



4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Yokohama, Tokyo Half Day Tour with Transfer to Haneda Airport
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to Haneda Airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency.


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Yokohama, Tokyo Half Day Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency.


price $229
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Yokohama, Tokyo Half Day Tour with Transfer to Narita Airport
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to Narita Airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency.


price $229
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