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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: $224.00 USD
    • Child from: $110.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Saxman Native Village & Lumberjack Show

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Discover the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on this comprehensive tour of Ketchikan. ...
    Discover the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on this comprehensive tour of Ketchikan. more...

    Become absorbed in the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on this comprehensive tour of Ketchikan. Your first stop will be a visit to Saxman Native Village. For generations, Tlingit villages have maintained a tradition of welcoming visitors in regal style In this Native community, tribal elders and others have worked hard to pass on many of the traditions that have long defined their culture. A short video program will introduce you to their culture and history, then enter the Beaver Clan House where you'll be welcomed by song and dance. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the final dance before moving onto the Saxman Totem Park, one of the largest gatherings of totem poles in the world.


    The next stop is the Village Carving Center where world famous carvers work and pass on their skills to eager apprentices. Visit the Village Store to purchase some of the finest Native Alaska art available. On the return trip, see sights of Creek Street and let the fun begin with a stop at the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show. Hardy lumberjacks bring to life Alaska’s colorful forest history with an action packed competition in the partially covered and heated outdoor arena. Cheer on your team of world champion lumberjacks in events such as chopping, sawing, tree climbing and much more.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Wildlife Cruise, Oyster Farm & Tasting

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/4 hrs

    Discover how the Alaska’s cold, nutrient-rich waters are ideal for growing oysters and kelp by touring a floating farm and then sampling both sustainable products. ...
    Discover how the Alaska’s cold, nutrient-rich waters are ideal for growing oysters and kelp by touring a floating farm and then sampling both sustainable products. more...

    Discover how the Alaska’s cold, nutrient-rich waters are ideal for growing oysters and kelp by touring a floating farm and then sampling both sustainable products.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy picturesque coastal drive along the Tongass Narrows to Bonfire Bay. From here, you will cruise to Clover Pass, all the while watching for humpback whales, seals and sea lions, which frequent these pristine waters. Be sure to look overhead too, as eagles are also abundant.


    Upon arriving at Hump Island Oyster Company’s oyster and kelp farm, you will tour the family-owned floating facility. The deep, nutrient-rich tidal waters of Bonfire Bay are ideal for farming oysters in trays suspended from cedar floats. The oysters are nurtured as they grow from thumbnail size to market size, and as you will discover it’s a fascinating process.


    The company is also the first in Alaska to grow kelp, another sustainable endeavor only possible because of the bay’s extraordinary water conditions. To delve even deeper into the challenges of aquaculture, you will tour the on-site laboratory.


    Still, there is no better way to understand how conditions affect oysters and kelp than to taste the final products. A sampling will reveal that the plump oysters have a unique briny flavor that finishes with a hint of melon. The kelp is used liberally in products such as salsa and seasonings.


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of eight zip-lines with three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. ...
    Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of eight zip-lines with three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. more...

    Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of eight 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 eight 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.


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your exclusive tour will start immediately at the cruise ship dock. There you will board a Blackbird Hovercraft and enjoy a narrated tour en route to a local beach. ...
    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your exclusive tour will start immediately at the cruise ship dock. There you will board a Blackbird Hovercraft and enjoy a narrated tour en route to a local beach. more...

    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your exclusive tour will start immediately at the cruise ship dock. There you will board a Blackbird Hovercraft and enjoy a narrated tour en route to a local beach. As you fly 20 inches over water, your tour guide will describe the operations of this “air cushion” vehicle and what makes a hovercraft eco-friendly. The pilot will take you over gentle waves and along the jagged shoreline before flying your craft from the water to the beach.


    Make sure to have your cameras ready as the hovercraft transitions from sea to land. Pulling up onto the shore will be the ultimate display of what makes a hovercraft such a unique vessel. Once ashore, guests will get the opportunity to step out onto the remote beach and walk around the beautiful shoreline while taking in the breathtaking scenery.


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Rainforest Trail Bike & Hike Adventure

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    Join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a mountain bike ride through the unspoiled beauty of Ketchikan’s coastal rainforest. ...
    Join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a mountain bike ride through the unspoiled beauty of Ketchikan’s coastal rainforest. more...

    Join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a mountain bike ride through the unspoiled beauty of Ketchikan’s coastal rainforest. The gently sloped, historic trail weaves through the Tongass National Forest under the cover of towering, old growth spruce and hemlock. The three-mile-long trail includes a series of optional, fun features accessible for riders of all abilities and skill levels. Next, gather by a warm campfire at our rustic creekside camp to enjoy a hearty Alaskan-style snack that includes clam chowder & smoked salmon.


    After your snack, embark on a guided nature walk and discover the unique history and natural beauty of Southeast Alaska. The walk will highlight the flora and fauna of the rainforest, including a carnivorous plant called the Sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive “dew” to ensnare small insects. Your excursion concludes with a scenic, narrated bus drive back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Rainforest Ropes & Challenge Park

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    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. Feel the speed and acceleration of the ocean zip where you'll land above the water, on a freestanding platform. ...
    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. Feel the speed and acceleration of the ocean zip where you'll land above the water, on a freestanding platform. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $219.00 USD
    • Child from: $219.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/4 hrs

    Join an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Aleutian Ballad, as seen on Discovery Channel’s - The Deadliest Catch. Your seasoned crew will begin fishing and you’ll be up close to all the action! Crabs, octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish and prawns are all a possibility, as the crew demonstrates their expertise. ...
    Join an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Aleutian Ballad, as seen on Discovery Channel’s - The Deadliest Catch. Your seasoned crew will begin fishing and you’ll be up close to all the action! Crabs, octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish and prawns are all a possibility, as the crew demonstrates their expertise. more...

    Join an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Aleutian Ballad, as seen on Discovery Channel’s - The Deadliest Catch. Your experience begins with a short walk along the fishing pier of Ketchikan, a historic fishing port and the gateway to Alaska. On board you’ll find comfortable, heated theater style seating and modern amenities. As you head out on the calm waters of the Inside Passage, your seasoned crew will begin fishing and you’ll be up close to all the action! Crabs, octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish and prawns are all a possibility, as the crew demonstrates their expertise.


    Be on the lookout for whales, eagles, porpoise, and seals along the way. Admire the scenic beauty that surrounds you as the crew haul and set long line, barrel pots and huge king crab pots to reveal the catch of the day. The amazing marine life is placed in an on-deck aquarium so everyone can get up close look. This educational and interactive experience is perfect for all ages and is packed with stories and adventures shared by the men and women who risk their lives fishing the Bering Sea.


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    • Adult from: $269.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Rainforest Island Adventure

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    A rainforest walk with a twist, your adventure starts aboard a motorized inflatable Seahawk for a cruise along the coast of Clover Passage. Landing at a secluded beach, you’ll follow your guide through the ancient Tongass National Forest, home to a diverse cross section of animals. ...
    A rainforest walk with a twist, your adventure starts aboard a motorized inflatable Seahawk for a cruise along the coast of Clover Passage. Landing at a secluded beach, you’ll follow your guide through the ancient Tongass National Forest, home to a diverse cross section of animals. more...

    A rainforest walk with a twist, your adventure starts aboard a motorized inflatable Seahawk, for the short but exciting cruise along the coast of Clover Passage. Along the way, you may have the opportunity to observe whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and migrating seabirds. Landing at a secluded beach, you’ll follow your guide through the ancient Tongass National Forest, home to a diverse cross section of animals including bears, eagles, wolves and trumpeter swans.


    You’ll see Western Red Cedars and Alaskan Yellow Cedars that early Natives depended on for spiritual enrichment, shelter and transportation. The well-maintained trail is mostly boardwalk and about one mile in length. You'll also enjoy an interactive beach life interpretation by your naturalist guide. After hiking the historic route, enjoy an Alaskan-style snack, before returning to Ketchikan.


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    • Adult from: $175.00 USD
    • Child from: $135.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Wilderness Exploration & Crab Feast

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore Alaska's wilderness by boat and enjoy a Dungeness crab feast at George Inlet Lodge. You'll cruise up the inlet while exploring the natural beauty of the region passing snowcapped mountains, 2,000 foot waterfalls and more. ...
    Explore Alaska's wilderness by boat and enjoy a Dungeness crab feast at George Inlet Lodge. You'll cruise up the inlet while exploring the natural beauty of the region passing snowcapped mountains, 2,000 foot waterfalls and more. more...

    Explore Alaska's wilderness by boat and enjoy a crab feast at George Inlet Lodge. As you leave the cruise ship dock your motorcoach driver will narrate as you pass an old sawmill, totem poles and scenic waterfalls. Arrive at the lodge and meet your Captain and crew as you board the boat. Big windows and a heated cabin will ensure your comfort. Cruise up the inlet while exploring the history and natural beauty of the region. View an old fish cannery, the site of an old gold mine, snowcapped mountains, and 2,000 foot waterfalls.


    Wildlife often visit the area in search of food. Make sure to volunteer to help pull crab pots, see them up close, and learn about their anatomy and life cycle before returning them to the ocean. Return to the lodge to enjoy a tasty Dungeness crab feast! Be sure to save some room for blueberry cheesecake! Following your meal, your tour wraps up with a scenic motorcoach trip en route to the cruise ship dock. Tour may run in reverse order. less

    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $110.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Historic Cannery, Seafood Sampling & Wildlife Cruise

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Experience the 'Salmon Capital of the World' on a sightseeing cruise featuring wildlife viewing and a taste of locally caught Alaska seafood delicacies at a historic cannery. ...
    Experience the 'Salmon Capital of the World' on a sightseeing cruise featuring wildlife viewing and a taste of locally caught Alaska seafood delicacies at a historic cannery. more...

    Experience the 'Salmon Capital of the World' on a sightseeing cruise featuring wildlife viewing and a taste of locally caught Alaska seafood delicacies at a historic cannery. Cruise aboard an Alaskan built vessel exploring the rugged coastline of the Tongass Narrows and glacier-carved George Inlet. An onboard Naturalist will share local knowledge and point out places of interest and wildlife. As wildlife is sighted, your experienced Captain will maneuver the vessel to provide the best possible views.


    The expedition includes a visit to Walden Rocks, a favorite seal haul-out and prominent gathering place for bald eagles and marine birds. Whales, sea lions, and porpoises are also frequently sighted in this area.


    At the historic Libby Cannery, situated in a remote rainforest setting, you will taste your way through Alaska's robust commercial fishing industry. The experience begins with a hearty bowl of salmon chowder and introduction to this once bustling maritime center. Then, you will have the opportunity to meander through the well-preserved cannery, visiting displays that highlight Southeast Alaska's various fisheries including; trolling, purse seining, long-lining, and crabbing. Each interactive display offers a taste of a delicacy related to the given industry. Locally caught offerings include salmon - smoked onsite, salmon roe, halibut, oysters, and crab served two ways. While at the Cannery, be sure to check out the historic Tsirku canning line - the only functioning equipment of its kind in the world.


    A beautiful rainforest trail will lead to your deluxe motor coach for a narrated trip back to Ketchikan. The scenic drive provides an opportunity to glimpse the world's largest collection of totem poles at Saxman Native Village, and view historic Creek Street - a colorful row of charming homes and shops built on pilings over Ketchikan Creek.


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    • Adult from: $279.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Wildlife Safari & Beach Bonfire

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    On this one-of-a-kind wildlife safari, your knowledgeable Captain will use his understanding of tides, weather and seasonal evolutions to design an expedition uniquely suited to the day. ...
    On this one-of-a-kind wildlife safari, your knowledgeable Captain will use his understanding of tides, weather and seasonal evolutions to design an expedition uniquely suited to the day. more...

    On this one-of-a-kind wildlife safari, your knowledgeable Captain will use his understanding of tides, weather and seasonal evolutions to design an expedition uniquely suited to the day. Humpback and orca whales, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and bears are a few of the species that thrive in this pristine environment. As animals are sighted, the Captain will maneuver the vessel to provide optimal views, and your expert Naturalist will explain their fascinating life-cycles and behaviors.


    Take a leisurely break from cruising to step ashore on remote Annette Island, welcomed by a greeting from your Tsimshian Alaska Native hosts: “La Gwelga Lak!” (The Fire Has Been Lit!). This gentle bay area, with a sloping beach fringed with lush vegetation, presents stunning views of the surrounding islands. Here, you have will have the opportunity to explore the old-growth rainforest, learn about the intertidal zone and traditional harvesting techniques, and enjoy an Alaska-style beach bonfire.


    While your camp hosts tend the fire, you can indulge your adventurer’s appetite with a scrumptious feast that includes reindeer sausage hotdogs, kettle chips, salmonberry jam and other local delights, while sipping on an Alaskan Amber Beer, or your choice of wine, soda or juice. Finish your meal with an American classic, roasting marshmallows for s’mores made with locally-crafted chocolate.


    Back aboard the vessel, you’ll continue exploring the coastline and scanning the water for signs of wildlife while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. You may also wish to purchase locally-harvested items such as smoked salmon, devil’s club tea, pickled bull kelp and salmon jerky.


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    • Adult from: $259.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 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.