Going on a cruise in Alaska? You’re in for a treat, especially if you love the outdoors. Alaska cruise excursions offer something for everyone—hikers, wildlife watchers, kayakers, photographers and more.
Active boomer travelers will especially enjoy the many shore excursions in Alaska that allow you to turn a favorite activity into something unique. How often do you hike on a glacier at home? See what we mean?
Alan and I have experienced Alaskan cruise excursions on both mainstream, luxury and adventure cruises. Be sure to read our Alaska cruise excursion reviews before cruising to the “The Last Frontier.”
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Best Alaska Cruise Excursions for Baby Boomers
Floatplane Tour of Misty Fjords
When your Alaska cruise stops in Ketchikan, get away from the crowded port by exploring Misty Fjords National Monument on a floatplane tour. Home to fjords, sea cliffs and a dense rainforest, exploring Misty Fjords is a not-to-be-missed Alaska shore excursion. Click on Floatplane Tour of Misty Fjords to read about our experience.
Speedcat Adventure to Davidson Glacier
When your ship docks in Skagway, Alaska, be sure that you’re on this adventure that includes a speedcat ride and motorized canoe to Davidson Glacier. Read more about our experience by clicking on Speedcat Adventure to Davidson Glacier.
Sitka Walking Tour
On a cruise to Alaska, Sitka is an easy town for do-it-yourself touring. Use our self-guided walking tour to explore this Alaska fishing village. Read more by clicking on Sitka Walking Tour.
Cruising Tracy Arm
On a cruise into Tracy Arm, you’ll see icebergs, waterfalls and the steep mountain slopes of an Alaskan fjord. To read more about our experience by clicking on Cruising Tracy Arm.
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Going Under Water in Ketchikan
One of the most unusual Alaska cruise excursions. Did you know that you can go snorkeling when your ship calls on Ketchikan, Alaska? Click on Going Under Water in Ketchikan to learn more.
Hiking With History on Kodiak Island
If your cruise ship makes it all the way to Kodiak Island, you’ll discover beautiful views combined with WWII history on the trail at Ft. Abercrombie State Historical Park. Click on Hiking With History on Kodiak Island to read more about our experience.
Walking on a Glacier
On an adventure cruise in southeastern Alaska, we hiked on Baird Glacier. It is one of our most memorable Alaska cruise excursions. To learn more, click on Walking on a Glacier.
Floating With Icebergs in LeConte Bay, Alaska
Riding a skiff through a maze of icebergs in LeConte Bay, Alaska is a small ship cruise excursion that we’ll always remember. Read about our experience by clicking on Floating With Icebergs in LeConte Bay, Alaska.
Hiking on a Cruise in Alaska?
You’ll discover many hiking opportunities on a small ship adventure cruise in Alaska. Read about our hiking experiences on American Safari by clicking on Hiking on a Cruise in Alaska?
Visiting Hubbard Glacier by Luxury Cruise Ship
A cruise is one of the easiest, and most scenic, ways to explore Alaska’s many incredible glaciers like the Hubbard Glacier. Read more about our experience as we explore on a Hubbard Glacier cruise.