Alaska Shore Experiences

Alaska is a breathtaking patchwork of glaciers, lakes, fjords and forests, home to whales, seals, eagles and bears. Explore these and more with a Cunard Shore Experience.

The sights, the sounds, the smell of sea air. Feel your senses come alive as you sail through the Last Frontier surrounded by majestic views of snow capped mountains and The Hubbard Glacier. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a humpback whale as you sail by!

On shore, you’ve no shortage of places to explore, independently or with expert guides. Inhale the freshest air as you paddle, trek, or even search for whales on a catamaran. Then take in scenic cities, towering icebergs, and upside down trees (yes, really). Your Alaska voyage is the ideal place to embrace your sense of adventure in any way that you please.

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

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With so much to see and do, we've made things easy by choosing our top three Shore Experiences for you to enjoy.

Hubbard Glacier & Wilderness Exploration (Hubbard Glacier)

Board an Alaskan built vessel for in-depth exploration and a stunning, unmatched perspective of the Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska's most famous landmarks. navigate between immense icebergs, spot local wildlife from on deck, and witness dramatic calvings from Hubbard Glacier itself.

White Pass Scenic Railway (Skagway)

All aboard for an unforgettable journey on ‘The Scenic Railway of the World’ to the magnificent White Pass Summit.

Depart Skagway for a 40-mile roundtrip adventure, around hairpin curves, over plunging gorges and waterfalls, and across sky-high trestles, all along a railway built for the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

Dog Sledding Adventure by Helicopter (Juneau)

Feel the thrill of zipping across a glacier behind a team of huskies!

Take a ride by air over the Alaskan ice field to Douglas Island, spotting icefalls along the way, before joining Iditarod race veteran mushes for a lesson in dogsled handling. Then, brace yourself for a two-mile ride across snow-capped Norris Glacier.

More Alaska Shore Experiences

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.