SHORE EXCURSIONS CREDIT

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    Liarsville Salmon Bake

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    An all you can eat mouthwatering assortment of warm and cold dishes awaits your arrival in Skagway. Feast on wild Alaskan caught salmon grilled over an open alder wood fire as part of this feast in the forest. Enjoy Chilkoot Chicken, Panners Pasta, Prospector Pete’s Reindeer Beans, Liarsville Rice Medley, Sluice Box Slaw and other fresh salads, plus cornbread and blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.


    This delicious meal also includes a visit to an 1898 replica campsite located in the historic Liarsville region. During your visit, take time to reflect on how the prospectors of yesteryear survived. Chat with the colorful characters and gold-digging madams as you enjoy a glimpse back at life during the Klondike gold rush. Visit the Fancy Goods Gift Shop to find that special souvenir.


    Need to Know:

    Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    CONNELL LAKE KAYAK

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Paddle a two-person kayak across the calm waters of Connell Lake, a manmade reservoir that the Tongass National Forest surrounds. Following a briefing to help you maximize the experience, you will ease into a kayak and follow the guide around the lake. This beautiful body of water was created in 1952 by damming several creeks to power the Ketchikan pulp mill. The 60-foot concrete dam still exists but it no longer supplies hydroelectric power because the mill closed decades ago. Today, Connell Lake is known more for its spectacular natural beauty, which you will see up-close as you paddle along the forested shore of America’s largest national park. Unusual flora and fauna abound, which the guide will describe as you paddle or later while you gather around a campfire in the old-growth forest. The trail to the campsite crosses a small stream where salmon spawn during the season.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Kayak across naturally beautiful Connell Lake, all of which the Tongass National Forest surrounds.
    • Gain a historical perspective of the manmade lake, which once powered the Ketchikan pulp mill.
    • Learn about the indigenous flora and fauna from the naturalist guide.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. This tour takes place in tandem, sit inside style kayaks that participants will paddle for 75 minutes. A sloped gravel path and stairs must be navigated getting down to the kayak dock and the campfire area. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Snack
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    Knudson Cove Salmon Sportfishing

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Try your luck fishing in crystal-clear waters teeming with salmon, while enjoying a stunning backdrop of glacier-carved bays and fjords and the natural beauty of Tongass National Forest. Ketchikan is known as the Salmon Capital of the World, so there is no better place to catch these highly prized sportfish. Once you reach the prime fishing grounds, a deckhand will supply you with fishing gear and you will troll for salmon using a downrigger. Anglers will rotate from rod to rod, so that everyone has the same amount of time on each one. Five species of salmon live in these waters, including king salmon, which are also called Chinook salmon. Pink salmon are the most abundant species and they are vigorous fighters. If you want to keep what you catch, it can be processed and shipped anywhere in the United States.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Fish for hard-fighting, highly prized salmon.
    • Enjoy a stunningly beautiful, natural backdrop.
    • Ship your catch home if you wish.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear comfortable rubber-soled shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years old. Fishing lasts approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours. Please bring cash for fishing license - $15.00 plus $15.00 (US cash/credit card) for King Salmon tag (May - July) and a credit card for fish processing. If you decide to process your catch and ship it home, you will need a credit card. Fish can only be shipped within the United States. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture everything from glaciers to whales on this excursion that features a professional photography guide. Travel with a small intimate group in a media-equipped shuttle bus and aboard a customized safari boat as your guide provides expert interpretation while also sharing tips and techniques to enhance the quality of your images. Enjoy a professional instructional slide show in the vehicle en route to the Mendenhall Glacier.


    Your guide will lead you to explore the Trail of Time capturing the natural history of the glacier. This short walk takes you through the shelter of the rainforest to photograph the glacier's historical path over time before stopping to shoot the glacier itself. This gentle walk leads to beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas — sites to inspire your photography.


    By sea, board a covered safari vessel for an unforgettable journey through the pristine waterways of Stephens Passage. Large panel windows open to give you unrestricted views, while your Captain safely maneuvers to give you the best angle on the shot. This excursion has never had a trip without a star-studded cast—often including humpback whales, sea lions, orcas, harbor seals, porcupines, eagles, salmon or even black bears. Whale sightings are guaranteed. *Whale Sighting Guarantee May-September.* See more of Alaska’s natural wonders as you strive to capture that magical moment in the medium that’s worth a thousand words.


    Need to Know:

    Note:

    Participants must be able to walk on their own for approximately 3/4 mile on a gravel trail. This tour operates in all weather conditions. Raingear, bottled water and a snack are included. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers and bring your camera and plenty of film or digital capacity. Each guest 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.


    Group size is limited to 14 participants to ensure a comfortable and personal experience. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you’ll receive $100 cash back at the conclusion of the tour. *Whale Sighting Guarantee May-September.* Liability waiver required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    • Adult from: $269.00 USD
    • Child from: $269.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Adventure Kart Expedition

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    Sit back, strap yourself in and hit the accelerator for the off-road adventure of a lifetime! Mountain trails through a timber harvested area offer the perfect venue for off-road challenges. Learn about the history and culture of Ketchikan as you are transported by motorcoach to this rainforest wilderness. At the Adventure Kart base camp, you’ll receive a safety briefing and gear up in preparation for the exciting, 1 1/2 hour guided trek. Your caravan of karts sets out to explore the remote back country along several miles of forest trail, with your lead and tail guide in the ATV.


    Feel the rush of adrenaline at the start of the journey as you take off in your custom designed Tomcar that will test your ability to traverse the wilderness roads. A comfortable pace is maintained as you thread your way around steep curves, climbing to reveal unparalleled views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal and Alaska’s fabled Inside Passage. Stops are made along the way to soak up the grandeur and beauty of this lush land. Drivers and passengers have the opportunity to switch positions for the return trip. Be prepared to watch for wildlife along the way where eagles, deer or bears are frequently sighted.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 50" tall and weigh between 40 and 300 lbs. All drivers must provide a valid driver’s license. Karts accommodate two guests. Not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or expectant mothers. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Height
    • Weight
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    ALASKA CULTURE EXPERIENCE

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Gain an understanding of the lives of the First Nations people at a replica 19th-century village and in a forest where they still harvest medicinal plants. Tlingit and Haida guides will share their cultures with you in the village clan house in Totem Bight State Park. The colorful totem poles throughout the village are carved with animal figures that reflect the myths and legends of the indigenous people. For instance, the raven is often portrayed in stories as a trickster and is said to be capable of changing its form at will. You will delve deeper into the culture while walking a woodlands trail at Connell Lake. The guides will point out and describe edible plants such as Labrador tea, bearded lichen, and fireweed. They will also show you how spiny devil’s club is carefully harvested to use as fishhooks, tattoo ink and even as a natural medicine for arthritis. A snack of local foods follows.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Learn about the First Nations cultures at a replica 19th-century village.
    • Gain insight into the symbols of animals that adorn the village’s many totem poles.
    • Follow indigenous guides along a trail at Connell Lake and hear how they use medicinal plants.
    • Snack on locally harvested foods that may include salmon and wild berries.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. This tour requires stepping into and out of a van, as well as standing for about an hour at a time. The walking paths are gravel and boardwalk but mostly flat. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $259.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Summit Scenic Drive

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. The road pretty much follows the trail that prospectors carved out during the Gold Rush of 1898. The countryside is still largely undeveloped, except for a few bridges and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway that parallels the road. Named for the first Euro-American settlers in the area, the Captain William Moore Bridge offers a particularly panoramic view of Alaska’s interior. Other roadside stops will be made to view natural attractions such as ancient glaciers and Pitchfork Falls, a lovely cascade that splits into branches that resemble the tines of a pitchfork. After pausing again at the highway sign that marks the Canadian border at White Pass summit, you will travel back down the Klondike Highway toward Skagway. Commentary will enhance your understanding of the attractions and the area’s history.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Travel a picturesque highway that follows a trail created during the Gold Rush of 1898. • Snap pictures while pausing at scenic lookouts with views of glaciers and waterfalls. • Stop at the summit of White Pass, which marks the U.S. and Canadian border. • Hear enlightening commentary that describes the area’s history and attractions.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress warmly in layered clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Due to current border restrictions, US citizens must have a valid passport and green card if permanent residents. International guests must bring a valid passport and required US visa. This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Seafood Feast & Tribal Dance Show

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 1 hr

    Watch a traditional tribal performance that reflects the history of the Tlingits as a prelude to a feast of fresh seafood and other Alaskan dishes. The Tlingits have lived in this part of southeastern Alaska for thousands of years and their traditions run deep. They express them through interpretive songs, dance and storytelling. During the performance at the Native Heritage Center Theater, the dancers will be dressed in full regalia, including masks and headdresses. The entertainers will share their history from the time when advancing glaciers forced them out of their original homeland in Glacier Bay. They called their new settlement Hoonah, a word that means “where the north wind doesn’t blow.” Many of their performances express the significance of indigenous animals such as ravens, seals and eagles. Others tell of the tribe’s struggles with the harsh environment and poignant social issues. Following the performance, you will dine on a sumptuous meal of classic Alaskan dishes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Both venues are located at the port. There are ramps and Care Carts available for guests with limited mobility. Photographing and videotaping the performances are strictly prohibited; however, performers are available for photos directly after the show. This tour includes approximately 30 minutes of moderate walking/standing; there will be some gravel and boardwalk surfaces to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the vehicle and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour order may vary. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.**For dates beginning in 2023 and beyond, an All Access Pass will be included with your tour.**
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Bike & Brew Glacier View

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Experience the beauty that surrounds Juneau with friendly, local guides. On the van ride to the departure point, hear about Juneau's history plus interesting information about the city. You'll be fitted with a disc brake bicycle, helmet, and water bottle and you’ll receive a safety briefing. Your first stop is by the Chapel-by-the-Lake, a lovely old log chapel with a spectacular view of Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier in the background. Your ride continues to the west side of the Mendenhall Glacier, with a beach stop for a short break.


    You’ll then proceed to the visitor area at the east side of Mendenhall Glacier. This portion of the ride includes a one mile trail ride through the rainforest. At the end of the ride, you'll have a chance to spend time admiring the glacier. The ride covers approximately 8.5 miles on a mostly flat road with some rolling hills. Next travel by van to Merchant’s Wharf, an old sea plane hangar in downtown Juneau and a landmark in aviation history for a taste of award winning beers from micro-breweries around Alaska.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age or 4’ 8” in height and in good physical condition. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Completion of a waiver and/or release form is necessary and cannot be signed by relatives that are not a minor's legal guardian. Must be at least 21 years of age to taste the beer and a photo ID with date of birth is required. Helmets which must be worn, rain proof jackets and pants plus gloves are provided. Disc brake bicycles in different frame sizes are available from 14" to 21". Children's and tandem bikes are also available. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
    • Outerwear
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    Rainforest Ropes & Challenge Park

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Board your motorcoach for a scenic 25 minute drive to Knudson Cove, a private waterfront estate in the Tongass National Forest. Upon arrival, guides will instruct and outfit you with safety equipment in an open air forest pavilion. Your adventure begins as you ascend into the trees and gravity pulls you along the ziplines. Nestled on a platform in the park, keep an eye out for eagles and ocean views.


    You can take an optional challenge route that leads you across swinging logs and rope bridges. Feel the speed and acceleration of the ocean zip, where you'll land above the water on a freestanding platform. Then take the final zip to the taproom deck where you can have a free Alaskan brewed beer if you’re 21 or older.


    If you choose to skip the taproom, take the UTV up the hill to the 50 foot climbing tower where guides will show you techniques to climb to the top and safely auto belay to the ground. For those that are less adventurous, guides can assist you in skipping elements if you choose. You’ll complete five to nine ziplines, with time to shop for souvenirs before returning to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 9 years of age, weigh a minimum of 60 lbs. and maximum of 270 lbs. Not recommended for pregnant women or those who have back, neck or spinal conditions. Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Halibut Fishing

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Go fishing for halibut in Icy Strait, where these giant flatfish are voraciously feeding throughout the summer. Meeting at the dock, you will embark your comfortable cabin cruiser and receive a safety orientation before taking the 20–30-minute ride out to the premier fishing area in Icy Strait. These waters are teeming with halibut as they serve as the main migration corridor for halibut traveling from the Pacific to their summer feeding grounds and spawning streams in southeast Alaska. The largest Pacific flatfish, Alaskan halibut are renowned for their mammoth size. The former state record halibut-a 440-pound whopper-was landed near Hoonah, so catching a 100-pounder in Icy Strait isn't unusual. Imagine the thrill of hooking one of these monster fish and reeling it in from the depths. It's an amazing experience because halibut are longer than most flatfishes with a width one third of their length, so that husky girth produces a lot of resistance. You will spend approximately 2.5 hours on the water, fishing with bait that may include herring, salmon and octopus, which is one of the halibut's favorite meals. If you catch one, you'll notice that halibut has smooth scales, a light-colored bottom side and a darker top. The colors are a natural camouflage that mimics the hues of the ocean floor and water. Not only are these waters home to halibut, but they are also filled with whales, sea lion, and seals so come prepared with your camera and binoculars. At the conclusion of your fishing time, you will head back to the pier where your tour concludes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. Deck or rubber soled shoes must be worn on the boat. Guests must bring credit/debit card to pay for fishing licenses. All sport fishing licenses are purchased online and through the Alaska Department Fish & Game prior to leaving the dock. A 1-day non-resident sport fishing license is $15.00. Fish cannot be stored on board the ship, this tour is catch and release only. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. **For dates beginning in 2023 and beyond, an All Access Pass will be included with your tour.**
    • Adult from: $359.00 USD
    • Child from: $339.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

    Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of seven zip-lines with three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rain forest reserve embraces one of Alaska's richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine intertidal estuary. Abundant wildlife habitat here includes a high concentration of bald eagles, black bear and a variety of other species.


    At Herring Cove, an all-terrain custom 4x4 Unimog will transport you up a steep rain forest hillside to the canopy chalet. Professionally trained guides will outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation before you mount the first platform.


    Your rain forest canopy challenge features a 'flight' over seven zip-lines. Your guide will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 feet to the 750-foot, pulse-pounding Ben's Revenge. Eagles and bears are often seen from the platforms. Cross three hanging bridges offering breathtaking views of the virgin forest below.


    Time permitting, explore the totem park and a historic sawmill, see an eagle up close at the Alaska Raptor Center and watch a blacksmith at work. Stop by the General Store to see photos taken during your zip-line experience and to shop for mementos of your Alaska adventure.


    Your excursion concludes with a scenic drive back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum weight is 90 lbs; maximum weight is 250 lbs. Minimum height is 60 inches. Guests with mobility limitations, women who may be pregnant, and those with a seizure disorder should obtain medical advice and release prior to participating. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Wear closed-toe shoes (mandatory). Wear long pants. Dress warmly in layers. Rain jacket provided. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $219.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Outerwear
    • Weight
    • Snack
    • Height

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Printed on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10:54am