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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! The onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer. ...
    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! The onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer. more...

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! Following a short motorcoach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board a water jet powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced Captain guides you through the island studded waters of Stephens Passage. Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer.


    The operators of this tour guarantee that you'll see a whale. If not, you’ll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel. Don’t anticipate a refund; in the past 10+ years, whales have been sighted on every tour! To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck and don’t forget your camera! Day use binoculars and a souvenir wildlife guide and map are provided, along with complimentary snacks and beverages. less

    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $104.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Whale and Marine Mammals Cruise

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Journey to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. ...
    Journey to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. more...

    You'll be escorted to the tender dock to board your whale boat for this 2 1/2 hour tour. Your journey will take you to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. Along the shore keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles in the evergreen treetops.


    Your onboard naturalist will describe the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather here every summer to indulge in the nutrient-rich waters, fueled by the long Alaska summer days. 100% guaranteed whales! The whale population at Point Adolphus is so plentiful that if a whale is not spotted on this tour you will receive 100% of your money back.

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    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    White Pass Railway, Klondike Gold Fields & Panning

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 5 hrs

    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. ...
    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. more...

    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. Marvel at the waterfalls, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond to Fraser, British Columbia.


    In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motorcoach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en route to Skagway. Your Driver-Guide will regale with a colorful account of the history of Klondike Gold Rush. Taking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.


    Stop at Alaska 360 where you will learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed. Then, browse a collection of gold nugget jewelry and discover unique, souvenirs in the gift shop. Finally returning to your ship with your loot and newly acquired "gold fever."


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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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    City Drive & La Jolla Highlights Ending at the Airport

    San Diego, California

    Duration 4 hrs

    See the highlights of San Diego during this guided excursion. You'll drive through the magnificent 1,200 acre Balboa Park, to the seaside village of La Jolla and into San Diego's historic Old Town. ...
    See the highlights of San Diego during this guided excursion. You'll drive through the magnificent 1,200 acre Balboa Park, to the seaside village of La Jolla and into San Diego's historic Old Town. more...

    Sample the highlights of San Diego during this guided excursion. Take a city drive to see the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and downtown San Diego. You'll drive through the magnificent 1200 acre Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Then onto the seaside village of La Jolla, considered the "Jewel of Southern California." Indulge in free time to shop and explore this affluent, hilly seaside resort community featuring boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Last stop is San Diego’s historic Old Town offering the finest in theater, galleries, shops and free, live entertainment.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations aboard a luxury sightseeing vessel. Your adventure begins as you leave the harbor, passing colorful fishing boats and floatplanes, en route to a wilderness experience you’ll never forget. ...
    Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations aboard a luxury sightseeing vessel. Your adventure begins as you leave the harbor, passing colorful fishing boats and floatplanes, en route to a wilderness experience you’ll never forget. more...

    Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations while cruising in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska. The adventure begins as you leave Ketchikan’s picturesque harbor, passing by colorful fishing boats and floatplanes, in route to a wilderness experience you’ll never forget. Enjoy first class service and an informative naturalist’s presentation and watch for wildlife as you ‘fly’ at sea level past the rugged coastlines bordering Revillagigedo Channel. Enter the Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords. Stop to view a bald eagle’s nest and a Tlingit pictograph. Admire New Eddystone Rock, an immense volcanic spire rising from the sea.


    You’ll explore Rudyerd Bay, an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the Monument. Learn the natural history of the fjords while gliding quietly beneath 3,000 foot vertical cliffs. Feel the mist of glistening waterfalls and listen to the call of seabirds nesting on a rock face sculpted by glacial forces. Cruise south from Rudyerd Bay to view a gathering of harbor seals, and enjoy a selection of complimentary snacks and beverages while watching for other species of wildlife that thrive here. En route to Ketchikan, you’ll have the opportunity to experience native culture and history presented by a Tlingit storyteller, watch a native artist at work, or enjoy a tour related video presentation.


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Whale Watching & Zip Rider

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky. ...
    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky. more...

    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky.


    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 that make their home in these protected waters. Be sure to keep a look out for eagles that soar high above and brown bears along the coastline. We guarantee you will see at least one whale or you receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark.


    Then, enjoy a scenic drive through Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the world, on your way 1550 feet up the mountainside to begin your ZipRider adventure. Take in the spectacular views of Icy Strait and distant Glacier Bay before flying back to sea level over the rainforest below at speeds exceeding 60 mph. Up to six people can descend simultaneously, making this a great group activity! This amazing adrenaline-fueled zip-ride ends with a gentle touchdown on the beach at the water's edge at Icy Strait Point.


    Toast your adventure with a drink before returning to your ship, options include locally brewed Cannery Red Ale, wine, soda, water or our famous Zipper Drop Shot.


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    • Adult from: $279.00 USD
    • Child from: $279.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Experience Alaska’s premier attractions glaciers and wildlife, from two very different vantage points, by land and by sea. The operator's of this tour guarantee that you'll see a whale! ...
    Experience Alaska’s premier attractions glaciers and wildlife, from two very different vantage points, by land and by sea. The operator's of this tour guarantee that you'll see a whale! more...

    Experience Alaska’s premier attractions glaciers and wildlife, from two very different vantage points, by land and by sea. A narrated motorcoach ride takes you to view and photograph the famous Mendenhall Glacier. At the Visitor Center you’ll have the opportunity to talk with Forest Service interpreters, and through interactive exhibits, learn about the awesome force of glacial ice. Back aboard the motorcoach you’ll take the scenic route through the Mendenhall Valley. At Auke Bay you’ll board a water jet powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced Captain guides you through the island studded waters of Stephens Passage.


    Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and more. The operators of this tour guarantee you will see a whale. If not, you’ll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the tour vessel. Binoculars and souvenir route maps are provided along with complimentary snacks and beverages. To fully enjoy this excursion, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket and don’t forget your camera!

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    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $120.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Self-guided Jeep Tour (2 DOOR) price per vehicle

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. ...
    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. more...

    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. Or you might opt to simply enjoy the serenity at the picturesque waterfall just a short walk away. A leisurely hike along Steep Creek Bear Trail will take you to Mendenhall Glacier, one of North America’s most accessible glaciers. As a bonus, you may observe bears in the forest. The views from Eagle Beach will be more sweeping, as this secluded stretch of sand is a great spot to view the majestic Chilkat Mountains. The National Shrine of St. Thérèse is one of the few buildings in this coastal wonderland and will be well worth the visit. The shrine’s cobblestone exterior is particularly memorable.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Ride into the wilds that lie on the outskirts of Alaska’s capital in a 4x4 Jeep.
    • Pan for gold in the creek that launched Juneau’s gold rush and see the waterfall nearby.
    • Behold Mendenhall Glacier, one of North America’s most accessible glaciers.
    • Pause at the National Shrine dedicated to St. Thérèse, the patron saint of Alaska.
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    • Adult from: $529.00 USD
    • Child from: $529.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Best of Skagway & White Pass Railway

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. View spectacular scenary from your antique train car and sweeping views along along the Klondike Highway. At the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, enjoy a hilarious show, a barbeque lunch and panning for gold. ...
    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. View spectacular scenary from your antique train car and sweeping views along along the Klondike Highway. At the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, enjoy a hilarious show, a barbeque lunch and panning for gold. more...

    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. Ascend the beautiful mountains on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. From your antique narrow-gauge car view incredible scenery, as your tour guide shares stories and the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. In Fraser, British Columbia you’ll board a deluxe motorcoach to travel the spectacular Klondike Highway taking in the sights of Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls. At the foot of the pass, nestled next to a waterfall, rests Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake. Here a cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem. You’ll be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find the precious metal that drove people wild with Gold Fever!


    Enjoy a barbeque of freshly grilled Alaskan salmon, baked beans, potatoes, coleslaw, sourdough rolls, coffee, lemonade and hot apple strudel. Wander over to camp to see the waterfall and have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls. The grand finale is a visit to the Red Onion Saloon in historic downtown Skagway. The Red Onions’ madams will throw you a private party in the prestigious Red Onion Brothel. Enjoy Alaskan Amber beer, wine, or Madam's punch as you’re entertained by tales of the girls who used to work in these historic rooms! You’ll see the priceless nickel silver dress worn by the Onion’s first madam and many other artifacts. Embrace the true spirit of 1898 and sign on for an experience of a lifetime.


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    • Adult from: $279.00 USD
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    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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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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.