Alaska shore excursions and experiences.

Alaska is a breathtaking patchwork of glaciers, lakes, fjords and forests, home to whales, seals, eagles and bears.

Alaska is one of those places that, once visited, is never forgotten. Going on shore is an adventure, an education, and a pleasure. Whether you choose Alaska for its dramatic scenery, for its wildlife, or for the local culture, you're sure to find the ideal day out in our range of shore experiences. With several experiences available at every port, the choice is yours, to explore at whatever pace you wish.

Below we introduce our most popular shore experiences from previous cruises to the region, highlight some new additions to our offerings, and showcase the best picks for those interested in wildlife, culture, scenery, or a more active experience.

All our shore experiences are available to book on My Cunard, accessible once you have your voyage booking reference.

Our top five.

Following our highly successful Alaska cruise season in 2019, we have brought back many of our most popular shore excursions for you to choose from and enjoy. With these you can encounter local wildlife and marvel at incredible views from a variety of port calls, so there's sure to be several to suit your itinerary.

The Haines Experience.

Cunard is pleased to return to the town of Haines as an Alaskan port call in 2023. Combining lush forests with mountain peaks and lakes, Haines is a perfect place to explore glaciers, experience local Tlingit culture, and take a unique canoe safari downriver.

For wildlife lovers.

If you enjoy seeing a variety of animals in their natural habitat, or learning about their care and conservation in special centers, these experiences are sure to be of interest. From spotting raptors of the sky to watching for whales in Alaskan waters, you can experience the natural world of Alaska by foot, boat or even by tram.

For unforgettable views.

No matter the weather or time of year, the Alaska scenery is sure to impress. Whether you want to take the perfect photograph, hike to stunning viewpoints, or simply soak up the views for the perfect memory, every port has a new perspective well worth a look.

For a taste of local life.

Sampling local culture is a popular part of any travel experience, and Alaska is rich in this respect. Explore local historic sites, visit a native village, see lumberjacks at work or take a spooky ghost tour.

In addition, Alaskan food should be on the must-try list of any voyaging foodie, with its delectable seafood and recipes entrenched in local culture. Not only are there eateries to try in every port, but there are a variety of experiences on offer to find out more about the history of local dishes and see how food is sourced.

For an exhilarating experience.

Alaska is a perfect destination for active souls, with mountains to climb, trails to trek, and rivers to raft and row. Try your hand at salmon fishing, zipline through lush green forests, or take a helicopter to view icy glaciers up close.

View our full range of excursions, including accessible options, on My Cunard once you have booked your voyage. Simply use your booking reference to log in, browse and book.