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    Fin Island Lodge & Zodiac Adventure

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. ...
    Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. more...

    Before embarking on this true Alaska adventure, you will be outfitted in water-proof gear to help keep you dry during the expedition. This gear is not insulated, so we recommend dressing in warm layers of synthetic materials or wools, regardless of weather. After a brief safety speech, the expedition begins. Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. A look downward will reveal rapidly growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow water areas, inaccessible to larger craft, you may even notice sea stars, anemones, and other invertebrates.


    This area is teeming with wildlife, including sea otters, whales, and sea lions. Your captain is trained to approach animals in a way that will not disturb their natural behavior, providing excellent photography and viewing opportunities.


    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 10am. 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.


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    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Fin Island Lodge & Wildlife Quest

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. ...
    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. more...

    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. While you settle into the comfortable cabin, our 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. Our captains have 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 10am. 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.


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    • Adult from: $299.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Russian America and Raptor Center

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/4 hrs

    This unique excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a tour through the Alaska Raptor Center. You'll also visit Sitka National Historical Park with totem lined trails, cultural exhibits and native Alaskan artisans who demonstrate their carving skills. ...
    This unique excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a tour through the Alaska Raptor Center. You'll also visit Sitka National Historical Park with totem lined trails, cultural exhibits and native Alaskan artisans who demonstrate their carving skills. more...

    This unique excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a 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. Time may be spent walking the forest trail, viewing cultural exhibits and video presentation, or talking with local native artists about their cultural art form. The final stop with be at St. Michael's Cathedral and to view original Icon Artwork dating back to the early 16th Century. The Cathedral is the mother cathedral for orthodoxy for all of America. After the church you may disembark on the main street to shop or be returned directly to the pier. If you wish to explore more of Sitka, the transfer bus leaves downtown Sitka every 15 min to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Historic Sitka Nature Walk

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    Explore the Alaska Raptor Center home to bald eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey. Visit Sitka National Historical Park, where walking trails lined with authentic totem poles will guide you through the lush Tongass National Forest. ...
    Explore the Alaska Raptor Center home to bald eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey. Visit Sitka National Historical Park, where walking trails lined with authentic totem poles will guide you through the lush Tongass National Forest. more...

    Your tour begins with a transfer to the Alaska Raptor Center, where you’ll encounter the swamp-like muskeg soil and alpine meadow where most of Alaska's bird, plant and wild berries thrive. Then explore and photograph the Raptor Center's open bird habitat and new Eagle Flight Center, home to bald eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey. During your visit, the staff will explain the Raptor Center's mission and answer questions. Next, you’ll proceed for a visit to Sitka National Historical Park, where walking trails lined with authentic totem poles will guide you through the lush Tongass National Forest.


    As you cross the bridge at Indian River, you’ll learn about the rain forest’s ecosystem, local plant and animal life. Afterward, you’ll walk along the harbor's shoreline to visit St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Russian Bishop's House. St. Michael's Cathedral is always the last stop on the tour. The Russian Bishop's House is a place the tour will pass. However, a visit inside the Bishop's House is not included in the walk. Along the way, you will see many Victorian-style homes and ornate churches before passing Sheldon Jackson College. Your tour will conclude with a transfer back to the pier. If you wish to explore more of Sitka, the transfer bus leaves downtown Sitka every 15 min to the pier.

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    • Adult from: $75.00 USD
    • Child from: $65.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a cruise that guarantees wildlife viewing and offers you the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, black tail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem. ...
    Enjoy a cruise that guarantees wildlife viewing and offers you the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, black tail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem. more...

    Enjoy a cruise that guarantees wildlife viewing and offers you the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, black tail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem. You’ll also learn about the sea otters' recovery, following their near-extinction at the hands of Russian fur hunters in the early 1800s.


    Your waterjet-driven tour vessel has been designed to navigate Southeast Alaska's narrow island passages, allowing for wildlife viewing at close range. The vessel features a warm, spacious cabin with enclosed seating, large windows and a topside observation deck for unparalleled photo opportunities and to fully experience your quest with all your senses. This award-winning tour guarantees you’ll view sea otters, a whale or a brown bear. If not, you'll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel. You’ll have a generous amount of free time to explore beautiful Sitka on your own, before or after the cruise.

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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Back Country Jeep Adventure

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Explore the wilds of Chichagof Island on a two-and-a-half hour Jeep tour. ...
    Explore the wilds of Chichagof Island on a two-and-a-half hour Jeep tour. more...

    Explore the wilds of Chichagof Island on a two-and-a-half hour Jeep tour. Your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery while driving a four-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 the guide vehicle. You and your friends or family will be lead to destinations off the beaten path.


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    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Ocean Raft Adventure

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 2 hrs

    Experience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife. ...
    Experience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife. more...

    Experience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife. Gear-up in a survival suit, lifejacket, hat, neck gaiter (scarf), goggles and gloves. Then board our 27 foot Rigid Hull Inflatable vessel designed for high speeds and optimal maneuverability. Delight your senses as the fresh ocean air rushes past and the beauty and majesty of Alaska takes your breath away.


    During this 1.5 hour thrill ride, the captain adjusts the route based on weather conditions and wildlife viewing. Get up-close views of waterfalls, tidal flats and abundant wildlife that live on the rugged shores such as the coastal brown bear and Sitka black-tailed deer. Also, keep an eye out for marine life such as sea lions, sea otters, seals, humpback whales and Orcas. Bald eagles, puffins and other waterfowl may surprise you along the way.


    At opportune times the captain will stop the boat to tell you about what makes these waterways so important to the local Native Tlingit. Hear a Tlingit story related to the area or learn about the subsistence lifestyle that continues to be a way-of-life in Hoonah.


    Return to the dock with a greater appreciation of the natural landscape and a sense of awe that leaves you with lasting memories. Enjoy a hot beverage before returning to your ship or explore the cannery and nature trail at Icy Strait Point.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
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    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Sea Otters, Raptors & Bears, Oh My!

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy three unique wildlife experiences in Sitka! You’ll cruise on the award-winning Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest, take a guided tour through the renowned Alaska Raptor Centre and visit a sanctuary for orphaned Alaska Brown Bears. This adventure is both educational and fun for the entire family. ...
    Enjoy three unique wildlife experiences in Sitka! You’ll cruise on the award-winning Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest, take a guided tour through the renowned Alaska Raptor Centre and visit a sanctuary for orphaned Alaska Brown Bears. This adventure is both educational and fun for the entire family. more...

    Enjoy three unique wildlife experiences in Sitka! You’ll sail on the award-winning Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest, take a guided tour through the renowned Alaska Raptor Centre, and visit a sanctuary for orphaned Alaska Brown Bears. This adventure is both educational and fun for the entire family.


    You’ll board a deluxe, waterjet-powered catamaran and set out to explore the marine wilderness, to observe sea otters, whales, Steller sea lions, porpoise, harbour seals, brown bears, blacktail deer, and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain this remarkable ecosystem as your skilled Captain maneuvers the vessel to provide you with the best-possible views. You’re guaranteed to observe sea otters, a whale or a bear. If not, you'll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel.


    A short ride takes you to the renowned Alaska Raptor Center, where injured birds of prey receive medical care. A wildlife guide will bring you through the Bald Eagle Flight Building, and introduce you to some of the raptors perched in outdoor habitats. You’ll then have some time to explore the river trail and enjoy the interactive exhibits.


    Your adventure continues with a narrated drive along a coastal road to visit the Fortress of the Bear, a rescue facility at Silver Bay. Here, you can view and photograph brown bears up-close from a raised platform and learn about an Alaskan family’s dream to provide a life- saving alternative for bears. You’ll have some free time to explore beautiful Sitka on your own after the tour.


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    • Adult from: $239.00 USD
    • Child from: $219.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Artist Walk - Hot Italian Glass

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Sitka was once known as the “Paris of the Pacific” and has a long history of cultivating fine arts. You'll visit several fine art galleries in the downtown area. A local artist will demonstrate how to pull a Venetian style glass cane in the studio and assist you as you twist, stretch and pattern your own canes. ...
    Sitka was once known as the “Paris of the Pacific” and has a long history of cultivating fine arts. You'll visit several fine art galleries in the downtown area. A local artist will demonstrate how to pull a Venetian style glass cane in the studio and assist you as you twist, stretch and pattern your own canes. more...

    Stretch, twist and pull your very own colorful Venetian glass on this tour. Sitka was once known as the “Paris of the Pacific” and has a long history of cultivating fine arts. It was home to the first opera house and performing arts center on the west coast. From the performing arts to working with metal, glass, clay and painting - Sitka is known as the arts and educational center of the southeast region. During your tour you’ll experience this unique culture by visiting several fine art galleries in the downtown area, last of which is the Wild Arts Gallery and Glass Studio.


    Here a local artist demonstrates how to pull a Venetian style glass cane in the studio and assist you as you twist, stretch, and pattern your own canes. Canework is the technique that Italian artists use to create intricate colors and patterns in their glass pieces. Learn more about the science side of glass working and how to manipulate hot molten glass in a very safe and exciting way. Tour may include a number of demonstrating artists including carving, painting and drum making. Galleries visited are all local Sitka artists.


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    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Sitka Bike & Hike

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    This tour is for guests who want to see a part of Sitka that visitors rarely experience, get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful landscape that Alaska has to offer. You'll bike along the coastal road with breaktaking ocean vistas and then hike in the world's largest termperate rainforest. ...
    This tour is for guests who want to see a part of Sitka that visitors rarely experience, get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful landscape that Alaska has to offer. You'll bike along the coastal road with breaktaking ocean vistas and then hike in the world's largest termperate rainforest. more...

    This guided tour of the south end of Sitka is geared for those guests who want to see a part of Sitka that visitors rarely experience, get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful landscape and fresh air that Alaska has to offer. You’ll bike along the coastal road with breathtaking ocean vistas and stunning Silver Bay for about two miles. Upon arrival to the trail head, you’ll hike in the world's largest temperate rain forest.


    Along the way, guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as local history and culture with you. During your hike enjoy waterfalls, streams, and the beauty of the temperate rainforest. The pace of the hike is set by guests and typically one to two miles in length. Guests then return to their cycles for the 2 mile ride back to the bike center, where a shuttle will return them to the pier. All riders are required to wear a provided helmet. We recommend comfortable shoes and clothing.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Whales & Wildlife

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Travel on a high speed catamaran to one of Alaska's premier humpback feeding grounds and whale watching destinations. These nutrient-rich waters support a wide array of other marine life including orca, Steller's sea lion, and Dall's Porpoise to name a few. ...
    Travel on a high speed catamaran to one of Alaska's premier humpback feeding grounds and whale watching destinations. These nutrient-rich waters support a wide array of other marine life including orca, Steller's sea lion, and Dall's Porpoise to name a few. more...

    Travel on a high speed catamaran to one of Alaska's premier humpback feeding grounds and whale watching destinations. These nutrient-rich waters support a wide array of other marine life including orca, Steller's sea lion, and Dall's Porpoise to name a few. The whale population is so plentiful that the tour operator will provide you a 100% refund of the whale watching portion of your tour if a whale is not spotted on the trip. Head back to Icy Strait Point, board a bus and hear about the Tlingit village of Hoonah by your local guide while en route to the Spasski River.


    Enjoy a beautiful drive through the interior forests and muskegs of Chicagof Island where you can watch for wildlife such as Sitka black-tailed deer, woodpeckers, bald eagles and coastal brown bear. Upon arrival at your destination, take a short walk on a boardwalk over the muskeg and arrive at three viewing platforms overlooking the river. Have your camera ready in case the bears happen to be out feeding.


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    • Adult from: $289.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Alaska Lodge Adventure & Seafeast

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    The Alaskan Lodge Adventure & Seafeast tour combines 3 unique activities into one exciting and delicious expedition! Enjoy a narrated tour en route to Clover Pass Resort. You’ll board an adventure boat and and search for local wildlife. Then enjoy a delicious seafood meal at Silverking Lodge in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park. ...
    The Alaskan Lodge Adventure & Seafeast tour combines 3 unique activities into one exciting and delicious expedition! Enjoy a narrated tour en route to Clover Pass Resort. You’ll board an adventure boat and and search for local wildlife. Then enjoy a delicious seafood meal at Silverking Lodge in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park. more...

    The Alaskan Lodge Adventure & Seafeast tour combines 3 unique activities into one exciting and delicious expedition! Board your motor coach and enjoy a narrated tour en route to Clover Pass Resort, the oldest continuously operated fishing resort in the state. You’ll board an adventure boat and head out in search of local wildlife. Visit an eagle’s nest, visit the area where acoustic testing of US submarines takes place, watch for salmon, porpoise, seals, and other marine life and learn about life on the island. Your final stop is Silverking Lodge, located in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park.


    At the lodge you’ll check out the day’s catch, walk the elevated boardwalk into the heart of the rainforest and take your picture next to the largest known red cedar in the Tongass National Forest. Finish off your tour with a delectable seafood boil meal - crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes, onions, garlic, corn and sausage all cooked in one delicious pot! Use your last few minutes to take photos or soak up the incredible atmosphere, possibly happening across the resident Sitka blacktail deer population fond of frequenting the lodge grounds. A short boat ride back to Clover Pass Resort and a motor coach transfer back to the cruise ship dock will end your incredible adventure. Tour may run in reverse order.


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    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.