New Experiences like Dogsledding, Glacier Walks and Seaplane and Helicopter Tours Let Visitors Chill Out During a Summer Cruise to Alaska
San Francisco, CA, 2014-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, today announced the addition of new shore excursions in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Skagway – Alaska. From thrill-seeking adventures to quietly enjoying Alaska’s spectacular wildlife and natural wonders by kayak, raft or foot, Viator offers plenty of side trips to keep cruise passengers busy for days in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
- The Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience includes a breathtaking tour over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield followed by a lesson on how to drive a dog sled led by a team of Alaskan huskies trained for the Iditarod.
- Take advantage of Alaska’s incredible scenery on a helicopter tour over the Juneau Icefield followed by a guided icefield walk on the Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier.
- The City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt. Roberts includes a tour of Juneau’s top historical landmarks and attractions, time to explore the beautiful natural wonders surrounding Mendenhall Glacier and Mendenhall Lake, a gondola ride up Mt. Roberts, and a meal of grilled salmon at Timberline Bar & Grill.
- Spot humpback whales and other wildlife like sea lions, bald eagles and black bears on an exciting whale-watching cruise followed by a seafood lunch or dinner on Mt. Roberts.
- Experience the best of Juneau on land and sea with a shore excursion that combines a whale-watching cruise with a salmon hatchery tour.
- Take to the skies on a three-hour Glacier Bay seaplane tour for a stunning overview of Alaska’s Pacific coast including the Juneau Icefield, Baranof Island and Chicagof Island, with a stop at Barlett Cove, a remote lake in Glacier Bay National Park.
- Nature lovers and adventurers will enjoy experiencing Alaska by land, sea and air on a seaplane flight over Baranof Island, including aerial views of snowcapped mountains and wildlife and a stop at a remote alpine lake.
- The Alaskan Wildlife by Land and Sea shore excursion includes a whale watching catamaran tour followed by a tour of the area’s top attractions including World War II’s Japonski Island, the totem poles in Sitka National Historic Park, salmon spawning in the Indian River, and the Fortress of the Bear, the largest bear reserve in North America.
- Embark on an enthralling whale-watching and marine life tour and look for humpback and gray whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises, sea otters and more than 280 bird species.
- Enjoy the natural beauty of Ward Cove while pedaling along the water on a Seacycle, a cross between a kayak, paddleboat and bike. An experienced guide will point out otters, seals, eagles and bear before stopping for a picnic lunch.
- Head into the rainforest for an off-roading adventure tour by Tomcar, where travelers can drive along unpaved mountainous tracks while looking for waterfalls and wildlife and enjoying views of Tongass National Forest, the Inside Passage and Behm Canal.
- Art lovers, gardening aficionados and general admirers of pretty things will enjoy Jewell Gardens, where natural and manmade beauty meet. Learn the ancient art of blowing glass on the Jewell Gardens Tour and Glassblowing Demonstration, or take a glassblowing lesson and return home with a memorable souvenir of your Alaskan cruise – a handmade glass ornament.
- Admire the wilderness that inspired Jack London on the White Pass Summit Excursion with Optional Gold Panning, which includes a visit to the Klondike Gold Dredge.
Viator’s shore excursions are run by the best local tour operators and are handpicked to ensure value, quality and service. Additionally, Viator’s “Worry-Free Guarantee” provides travelers with the added peace of mind that they will return to port well in advance of their ship’s departure. In the rare circumstances where passengers miss their departure, Viator will provide transportation to the ship’s next port-of-call.
In addition to these new shore excursions, Viator offers cruise passengers in Alaska a variety of other things to do including canoeing, nature walks, hiking, kayaking, ziplining, glacier rafting, train rides, private Hummer tours, and more. For more information on Viator’s shore excursions and other tours and activities worldwide – as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and news – visit www.viator.com or follow Viator on Facebook (ViatorTours) and Twitter (ViatorTravel).
Viator is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 500,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Founded in 1995, Viator is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.
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