Alaska’s capital was founded during the Gold Rush of 1880. One of the best ways to see its stunning scenery is by air, where you can marvel at the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Ice Field and even touch down to walk where few people ever have. Enjoy the thrill of a sled dog ride, fly through the trees on the Zipline Tour or enjoy the more sedate but equally thrilling tramcar ride to the top of Mount Roberts.
- Helicopter treks Touchdown on a snow capped glacier and mush a dog sled team across the snow fields or trek across ice sheets and even descend ice walls (no experience necessary, all clothing and mountaineering gear is provided).
- Whale watching ecotrail Hike with a small group through a secluded rainforest trail before heading out to sea in search of Orcas (Killer Whales), Humpback whales, sea lions and much more.
From the comfort of the ship, head with us through the Gulf of Alaska and into Disenchantment Bay. We think you’ll be amazed when you feast your eyes on one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. The Hubbard Glacier is a spectacular sight to behold and, at 1,350 square miles of clear blue ice, is the longest river of ice anywhere in North America. Its open face is over six miles wide and the ice that you can see clearly there is approximately 400 hundred years old. Although you definitely get a good view of the glacier from the ship, we don’t get too close as the glacier routinely drops icebergs which can be the equivalent of a ten storey building!
Icy Strait Point Cruises
Visit Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska. Or take a high speed cruise to Point Adolphus, a premier Humpback whale viewing spot and Chichagof Island for brown bear spotting.
You can take part in 21 different excursions, dine at one of many restaurants or browse at their locally owned shops. For thrill seekers, why not take on the ZipRider, comprising of a zip-line travelling 5,330 feet, 1,300 foot vertical drop, ranging at a speed of 60 mph, all in 90 seconds!
Catch a steam train for a thrilling trip through the White Pass Summit or a diesel ride to the Yukon Suspension Bridge and the Klondike Gold Fields, where you may pan for gold. Explore the back alleys and rich history of Skagway with one of the lavishly costumed madams of the Red Onion Saloon. Take a raft through the Bald Eagle Preserve and look out for bears, moose, and eagles, or hike through Denver Valley with an experienced guide. And for the ultimate thrill head to the Adventure Park and Zip Lines where, with nerves of steel, and a good head for heights, you can cross suspended bridges and whizz through the air high in the trees.
- Glacier tours Take a helicopter to the Denver Glacier for a dog sled tour, or head further afield for awesome sights such as the Ferebee Glacier waterfalls and the spectacular Meade Glacier, or canoe to the face of the Davidson Glacier.
- White Pass Ride aboard the historic White Pass railroad before trekking to the Laughton Glacier. Or catch a ride to the White Pass Summit, 3,290 feet above sea level, to the terrifying yet gracefully presented Yukon Suspension Bridge.
Discover the bi-lingual charm of Québec City, the first French city in North America and visit the elegant Château Frontenac and Notre Dames des Victoires. You'll notice the distinct European styled atmosphere, historic character and Old-World charm of this vibrant city.
Enjoy shopping, sport, theatre and culture (including the amazing Chinatown) in Canada’s third largest city. Head to Stanley Park (bigger than New York’s Central Park), home to an inspiring collection of First Nation Totem Poles.
At the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, you can explore the Seward Sealife Center before embarking on a fully-narrated 55-mile cruise into the waters of Resurrection Bay for glacier, whale, otter and sea lion spotting. A delicious buffet featuring fresh salmon and prime rib is available onboard.
Travel by floatplane to one of the finest black bear-viewing venues in Alaska or go fish for your own meal in a 4-passenger skiff. And if fishing is your thing, try Pacific Halibut fishing, catching a 100lb Halibut is not unheard of here. Visit the Potlatch Totem Park and enjoy the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show.
Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, has a metropolitan feel in the middle of the wilderness. Enjoy the Wildride Sled Dog Rodeo, or hike through the beautiful Chugach Mountains.
Nova Scotia Cruises
For a taste of history, head to the beautifully restored Louisbourg Fortress and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. No trip to Nova Scotia would be complete without the haunting sounds of a Scottish piper.
Our cruise holidays include meals and activities onboard, plus you get to wake up in a different place each day.
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