Is An Alaskan Adventure Cruise Really That Scary?

By: Dean Caporella
An adventure cruise to Alaska is one most amazing experiences you'll ever have so forget any fears you may have about this vast and magical wilderness and consider "taking the plunge!"The warmer months ahead will ensure many experienced and first time cruisers will put on their adventure cruise caps and it's one of the best times of the year to experience all Alaska has to offer. From short 3-4 day excursions to the marathon 14-16 day trips, you'll experience glaciers close up, amazing marine life and the long days of summer in one mouth watering package.

An adventure cruise should be just that and despite the wonderful experience you can have sailing on board one of the bigger ships on the seas, for those who want to get "down and dirty" and have plenty to choose from, smaller charter operators offer anything from kayaking adventures to fishing expeditions along with marine life experiences such as whale watching.

Experienced charter operators offer Inside Passage adventure cruises and if you are a keen angler then you'll get a whole new meaning to the word "big!" King Salmon and Halibut are in plentiful supply and the only problem will be whether you have the strength to haul them in.

Kayaking trips are a great way to get amongst the wilderness and packages usually involve hiking trips as well. It's amazing once someone gets a taste of Alaska close up, the experience can be so overwhelming that it becomes a regular destination during their vacation schedule.

Did You Know?Alaska is such a huge and diverse area however, there are places where big ships cannot go. Adventure cruise enthusiasts have the choice of a number of smaller operated charter services which can take them into areas that would normally be seen from a distance.

Then there's the trip along the amazing coastline between Vancouver and Anchorage. It's a long trip and along the way you'll get to see all of the Inside Passage from British Columbia, all the way to the Alaskan Gulf Coast. Adventure cruise specialists include land excursions as part of the packages available and you'll experience some of the Denali National Park and spend one or two nights in the midst of the wilderness in fabulous lodges.

Glaciers despite there enormity and mystery hold a magic fascination for many people. On an Alaskan adventure cruise, you have every opportunity to get close up and personal with the mighty glaciers. Shorter four day excursions from Juneau take you right into the hight of Glacier Bay. Not only will you get a close hand look at one of nature's most awe-inspiring structures but the marine life there to greet you will have you snapping away vigorously on your camera.

Adventure Cruise PricesThese can vary depending on the style and level of package you choose. On the bigger cruise liners, prices start at around $3000 but this is can be higher or lower depending on the length of the cruise and time of the year. For smaller charter operatorsFree Articles, you'll need to contact them for an estimate as these adventure cruises can vary. Tailor-made options are also available to vacationers and these are a great way to see and do what you want particularly if time is a factor.

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