Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Are you looking for a bit more than a simple cruise can offer? Join Holland America Line on an Alaska Cruisetour and get your fill of the Last Frontier. Spend some extra time before or after your cruise and inspire yourself in the wild, frozen tundra. You may find yourself conversing with a four-time Iditarod Dog Sled Race winner in his own cabin—giving you pointers on determination and success. Or you may spend a breathtaking day on a Wilderness Jet Boat Safari, filled with thrills and memories. Make your Alaska cruisetour the vacation of a lifetime with Holland America Line.
Things to Do on an Alaska Cruisetour with Holland America Line
Holland America’s Alaska Cruisetours offer a variety of memorable excursions and tours, each requiring varying levels of activity, from easy sightseeing tours to more strenuous expeditions. No matter which excursions you choose – from flightseeing tours to ATV adventures – you’re sure to have a memorable experience in the Last Frontier with Holland America. Featured below are a few of the best ways to spend your time on a Holland America Alaska Cruisetour:
ATV Adventure (Denali, Alaska)
Roll out on a guided four-wheel adventure through Alaska’s wilderness. After a quick training and safety briefing you’ll hop on an ATV to make your way up Black Diamond Peak. Your tour will include several scenic stops (so bring your camera!) as it winds up the peak and then back down into the Dry Creek river bed.
Fly-Out Fly Fishing Adventure (Juneau, Alaska)
Travel by floatplane to one of Southeast Alaska’s best streams or rivers for some scenic catch-and-release fly fishing. Your experienced guides will show you the proper technique as you catch various species of salmon. Nothing compares to this once-in-a-lifetime fly fishing adventure in Alaska’s wilderness.
Twilight Bear Viewing (Haines, Alaska)
Ride by bus to the Chilkoot River where you’ll wait as brown bears approach the river to feed at sunset. Your tour’s naturalists will explain the connection and importance of all the elements at play in this river scene, from the brown bears, spawning salmon and bald eagles to the lofty trees and flowing water.
Denali Glacier Landing by Helicopter (Denali, Alaska)
Board a helicopter for an awe-inspiring ride to the Yanert Glacier located at the foot of Alaska’s Mount Deborah. You’ll land on top of this (very slowly) moving ice flow to explore the glacier on foot. Back aboard the helicopter, you’ll soar over the Yanert Valley while taking in the incredible views of Alaska’s mountainous wilderness landscape.
Totem Bight State Park (Ketchikan, Alaska)
Discover some of the world’s largest totem poles in Totem Bight State Park. Your journey starts with a drive through the Tongass Narrows and includes and enlightening cultural experience where you’ll learn about the natives. Afterwards, your tour continues into Ketchikan where you’ll see highlights of the city, including the infamous boardwalk of Creek Street.
Wilderness Jet Boat Safari (Denali, Alaska)
Enjoy an exciting jet boat ride along the scenic Nenana River. You’ll observe wildlife along the banks as your river safari continues towards the Brushkasna Creek Valley. Once here, you’ll head to shore at a wilderness camp where local hunters, trappers and woodsmen will showcase their trades. You might even learn how to pan for gold.