Dive Into Our Destinations Activities

From Beachcombing to Kayaking and Snorkeling with Marine Life, Our Multi-Day Activities Are Designed for Adventure


Focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine—our adventure cruises are offered in a variety of destinations, a mix of price points (some generously inclusive), and an exciting range of activities aboard boutique yachts and expedition vessels. Kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, snorkeling, skiff excursions, and cultural encounters top the agenda.

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Alaska

 

From bushwhacking to skiffing among the bergy bits or kayaking along the walls of a steep fjord, Alaska is meant for active adventures. Boots on the ground. Paddles and spray skirts at the ready. Cameras in hand. Water bottles filled. Your guides—highly trained to keep you safe and confident in the field—are prepped to lead the charge. Our inclusive Alaska cruises feature these activities at no extra charge. So get out there. Try something new. There will be warming beverages and hearty stories to tell back on board.

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
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  • Whale and wildlife observation
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  • Timely presentations on flora and fauna
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  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
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  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
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  • Paddle boarding in protected coves
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  • Snorkeling among marine life
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  • Inflatable skiff excursions along shore
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  • Guided hikes in forested wilderness, through muskeg, or red rock cliffs
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  • Leisurely beachcombing for tide pool “treasures”
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  • Visits to quaint towns and Native villages
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  • Cultural experiences and exchanges with locals

Columbia & Snake Rivers

This isn’t a sit-on-the-sidelines river cruise. You’re in the middle of it all—jumping into adventure or tasting your way along the riverbank. Our inclusive Columbia & Snake River cruises feature these activities at no extra charge. Each day the great outdoors calls: coulees and canyons, evergreen forests, and dramatic basalt cliffs. Your travels are topped off with a dose of history and geology.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
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  • Geological and wildlife observation
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  • Timely presentations on flora and fauna
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  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
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  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow

 

Transit multiple lock and dam systems, including Bonneville Lock and Dam.

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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
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  • White water rafting down the Deschutes River
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  • Take a dip in the river
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  • Guided hikes and river walks
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  • Sample Northwest history and culture
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  • Explore galleries and historic buildings in Astoria and Walla Walla
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  • Discovery walks on sand dunes and hilltops
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Sample local vintages and winery tastings

Pacific Northwest

Get a true taste of the Pacific Northwest on tidepool walks and hikes in temperate rainforests and to towering vistas. The ship slips through the morning fog, winding through rugged islands and inlets, and alongside glacial fjords. Watch for sea lions from the bow or hop into a sea kayak for a closer look. Gear up and take a skiff to shore to go beachcombing or walk in the woods. Our inclusive Pacific Northwest cruises feature all activities at no extra charge.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
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  • Geological and wildlife observation on the top level sundeck
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  • Timely presentations on history, culture, flora and fauna
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  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
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  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
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Relax in the hottub with tea or cocktails

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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
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  • Investigate a bird rockery or follow the edge of a rocky cliff, peering through the emerald waters for sea stars and anemone
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  • Open paddle around the ship
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  • Inflatable motorized skiffs rides
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  • Walk through old-growth forest in state parks along Deception Pass or in South Puget Sound
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  • Sample Northwest history and culture
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  • Trek to a peak may offer panoramic views
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  • Beachcomb shallow tidal areas

Hawaii

By paddle board, kayak, or snorkel, the ocean is your playground. And on land, go for a hike in Molokai’s ancient Halawa Valley.

Come to the Hawaii you’ve never experienced before: High sea cliffs lining the shores of Lana‘i. Underwater coral gardens off Olowalu. A clear pool at the base of Mo‘oula Falls. Hike, swim, kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and sail your way through a paradise like no other. Our inclusive Hawaii cruises feature these activities at no extra charge. With our small ship well stocked with outdoor recreation gear, we invite all our guests to get in on the fun.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
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  • Geological and wildlife observation on the top level sundeck
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  • Timely presentations on history, culture, flora and fauna
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  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
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  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
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Relax in the hottub with tea or cocktails

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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
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  • For an easygoing adventure, step off the beam and into an inflatable skiff
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  • Visit lava fields and coffee plantations
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  • Gear up with a snorkel and flippers, and duck below the surface to discover coral gardens and sea turtles
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  • Members of the Solatorio family welcome you to the ancient Halawa Valley
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  • Hike to a climactic waterfall in one of Molokai’s most historic places
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  • Hike the misty slopes of a volcano, walk to centuries-old petroglyphs carved into lava rock, and scan the horizon for humpbacks Trek to a peak may offer panoramic views
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  • On Lanaʻi, walk on sea cliffs near Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack high above the crashing surf. Take a two-and-a-half-mile trek through a lush valley to a waterfall

Mexico

Get into the wild with a mule ride accompanied by a local ranchero or a snorkel with the sea lions in a quiet cove.

Cousteau and Steinbeck did their own deep dives. How will you delve into the world’s aquarium? Colorful fish, sea turtles, and sea lions call for a kayak or snorkel. On land, mule rides through the arroyo and treks up the ridge take you to the most rewarding vistas. Our inclusive Mexico cruises feature these activities at no extra charge. Bajas’ blend of desert and sea is an adventure-seeker's paradise.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
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  • Geological and whale and wildlife observation on the top level sundeck
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  • Timely presentations on history, culture, flora and fauna
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  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
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  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
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Relax in the hottub with tea or cocktails

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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions and paddleboarding
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  • Spot damselfish, pufferfish, and sergeant major fish in snorkeling 101
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  • Whale watch and visit blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins all calling the Sea of Cortes home
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Skiff rides and cruising for critters

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  • Beach parties on Isla Espíritu Santo’s secluded cove begs for a beach towel and a cold drink in hand
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  • Rocky arroyos and scramble-worthy ridges
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  • Multi-hour climbs reward with 360-degree views, and easy beach strolls are peppered with crawling critters and hummingbird sightings
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Latin American | Costa Rica, Panama & Belize

A skiff in the mangroves, kayak through the Chagres River, or hike in the Osa Peninsula means wilderness and wildlife are never far.

Tropical rainforests. Biodiverse jungles. Tangled mangroves. When you're traveling in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Belize, and Guatemala, it’s all lush. Trek and paddle under the watchful eyes of macaws while howler monkeys do acrobatics in the treetops and reef fish swim alongside you. Our inclusive Latin America cruises feature these activities at no extra charge. With options to suit every speed, daily adventures combine active excursions and time to blend in with the “locals” and be a little sloth-like.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
  •  
  • Whale and wildlife observation on the top level sundeck
  •  
  • Timely presentations on history, culture, flora and fauna
  •  
  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
  •  
  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
  •  

Relax in the hot tub with tea or cocktails

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  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions and paddleboarding
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Snorkel the crystalline waters around the Guna Yala Islands; the Pearl Islands Archipelago

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Skiff rides and cruising for critters

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  • Local guides take you into the wild to encounter tropical birds and land animals on their own turf
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  • Expert guides introduce small groups to historic forts, verdant jungles, protected botanical preserves, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

Visit local communities and tribes

  • Board a motorized canoe on the Mogue River to head deep into the Darien Jungle
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Galapagos  

Glass-bottom boats and beachcombing. Kayaking and snorkeling with marine life. Adventures in Galapagos are active and inspiring.

The Galapagos have been a favorite hideout for pirates; a rest stop for whalers and explorers; and the renowned location of Darwin’s 1830s expedition that resulted in his theory of evolution. Find rare creatures and a remarkable past on seven unique islands, venturing forth by paddle, glass-bottom boat, and your own two feet. Our inclusive Galapagos cruises feature these activities at no extra charge.

 

All of our activities and destinations are a choose your own adventure level of activity. From casually relaxing on the bow enjoying a fun filled itinerary to daily outings that require a spirit of adventure and a higher level of fitness. You can choose more challenging activities where experience in the activity is recommended or take it easy. We have something for all levels.

Adventure Activities and Equipment

  • ON BOARD
  • IN THE WATER
  • ON SHORE
  •  
  • Whale and wildlife observation on the top level sundeck
  •  
  • Timely presentations on history, culture, flora and fauna
  •  
  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
  •  
  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
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Relax in the hot tub with tea or cocktails

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  • Ride a sit-on-top kayak through a surreal landscape of eroded tuff cones on Isla Isabela
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Each island stop brings new endemic species (such as Darwin’s finches)—creatures found nowhere else on the planet

  • Explore wildlife and land animals
  • Sturdy, nimble, motorized panga boats take you from ship to shore in a flash.
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  • Learn about critical conservation programs at the Charles Darwin Research Center
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  • Hike Cerro Dragon or Baroness Viewpoint for panoramic views
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Explore inside lava tubes on Isla Santa Cruz. Look for petrified rain—bits of lava that cooled quickly after contacting water—on Isla Isabela.Visit local communities and tribes

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