An Alaskan cruisetour is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list vacation where you’ll experience the mighty views of the Alaskan coast, catch a glimpse of some exotic wildlife on the shore and relax on a luxury boat. And for the “tour” portion of your trip, you’ll spend time exploring the interior of this untouched wilderness where you’ll immerse yourself in nature and local culture through incredible hiking, dining, and city life experiences.
See the best of both land and see in this rugged natural paradise. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Alaskan adventures that you can experience on your dream Alaskan cruisetour.
Denali National Park
Visit the highest peak in North America. At 20,310 ft. tall, Denali sits amid 6 million acres of wilderness to explore. This expansive park offers opportunities for adventure around every corner. Join a whitewater rafting tour, see the mountains from above on a helicopter ride, or hike through the stunning landscape to explore rivers, glaciers, and dense forest with the help of a knowledgeable local guide.
The park also offers ample wildlife sightseeing. While you’re there, try to spot the park’s “Big 5” including grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves, and Dall sheep amongst hundreds of other species that call this paradise home.
Alaska’s Golden Circle Tour
Spend a few days of the “land” portion of your cruisetour taking a trek of this 350-mile long driving/ferry boat loop that winds through some of the most culturally rich and naturally stunning areas of America’s Last Frontier. You’ll get to experience small towns steeped in Alaskan history, the largest internationally protected Reserve in the world, fine dining restaurants, historical Gold Rush sites, and much more on this stunning driving loop through Alaskan paradise.
Wilderness Express Deluxe Railcars
The Wilderness Express takes you through the untouched paradise of Alaska in luxurious glass dome railcars that provide 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. As you pass through the beautiful terrain, you’ll experience a first-class dining experience complete with three meals and a full-service bar with local Alaskan drink options. And if you’re craving that crisp Alaskan air, venture up to the open-air viewing platform where you’ll really immerse yourself in the nature around you. These railcars are unlike any other you may have experienced as they were custom-built for the Alaska Railroad.
Alaska City Life
Anchorage, the meeting point between Alaska’s rugged landscape and its urban center, you won’t find another city quite like it. Anchorage boasts incredible 360-degree views, a thriving cultural and arts scene, and each March, it becomes the starting place of the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race! Here you’ll find a quirky mix of nightlife, local cuisine (including things like reindeer sausage!), and no shortage of outdoor activities.
Anchorage is also a great launching point for day trips to neighboring towns including the local artisan town of Talkeetna where you can enjoy art galleries, an eclectic main street, fine dining, and live music in the summers!
For another fun day trip, head the opposite direction over to the Alyeska Ski Resort where you can take a 5-minute tram ride up to 2,300 feet above sea level. Here, you’ll have the option to spend the day walking in nature, hiking the Alyeska Glacier, taking in the incredible views from the outdoor viewing deck, learning about the area in the Roundhouse Museum, or dining at a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant!
Cruise With Marine Life
Snow-capped peaks and wise old glaciers provide the perfect backdrop for a cruise along the coast to spot marine wildlife including humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, seals, otters, migratory birds, and more!
Many Alaskan cruisetours include a trip to the Frederick Sound where you’ll cruise amongst an estimated 3000 humpback whales in the summer months! Several boats come equipped with a hydrophone so not only will you be able to see these majestic creatures up close, you’ll also be able to hear them talking to one another. A truly unforgettable experience.
Another great place to view marine wildlife is Glacier Bay National Park. Here you’ll watch sea otters play in their natural habitat, orcas slice through the icy waters, and harbor seals basking in the sun. 1/5th of this expansive park is made up of marine water so you’ll be sure to spot plenty of marine life in an afternoon spent on these waters!
Alaska’s untouched natural wonder makes for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. There are so many sights to see from both the water and land that you won’t want to miss! If you’re dreaming of blue glaciers and cruising with humpback whales, contact us today so we can start planning an unforgettable Alaskan cruisetour vacation for you to enjoy!
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