Alaska Shore Excursions

Exciting shore excursions are the cherries on top of a sensational Alaska cruise experience. They give you a chance to explore Alaska's port towns, history, culture, landscapes, and even wildlife alongside local guides. Although Alaska Tour & Travel does not currently offer reservations for cruise shore excursions, we are happy to provide this list of some of the most popular shore excursions throughout Southeast Alaska's ports of call.

  • Ketchikan. Explore rich Alaskan Native cultures on a tour of the Saxman Native Village and Totem Heritage Center. Take a halibut or salmon fishing excursion. Visit beautiful Misty Fjords National Monument by small boat or flightseeing excursion.
  • Juneau. Take the Mt. Roberts Tramway for panoramic Juneau views. Go whale watching in Stephens Passage. Tour, hike, ice climb, or kayak at the Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Skagway. Experience the boom town's rich gold rush history at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Go even further on a day trip aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railway.
  • Sitka. Tour through Sitka National Historical Park to learn about Alaska's Russian history. Visit one of the area's local wildlife sanctuaries, like the Fortress of the Bears or the Alaska Raptor Center.
  • Icy Strait. Explore nearby Port Frederick Sound by kayak, or take an ATV tour around Chichagof Island. Take a turn on the ZipRider, the world's longest zipline.

Every cruise line offers their own menu of shore activities, though you can always get out and explore on your own during days in port. If you do, take our advice: Watch your time, you don't want to be left behind!