Excursion Details

Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure

KTN-790 | Ketchikan, Alaska | See Special Notes

Min. weight: 80 lbs. | Max. weight: 260 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Snorkeling
You will see:

    Strenuous

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 3 hours

    Tour Overview

    Complete instruction, in-water supervision and entertaining narrative make this award-winning excursion suitable for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike.

    Your excursion begins with a short drive from the pier to the snorkel shop, where you'll slip into your wetsuit in the comfort of a heated dressing room. You'll be toasty warm in this state-of-the-art, -inch (7mm) wetsuit complete with hood, boots and gloves as you hover among Alaska's diverse and colorful marine life. Thanks to the Japanese Kiroshio current, long summer days and the lack of glaciers in this area, water temperatures reach a surprising 65 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.

    Mountain Point is southeast Alaska's premier snorkeling destination. The shallow tide pools teem with marine life and steep underwater rock walls allow for free diving. Your guides, highly trained PADI professionals, equip you with prescription masks, Scubapro Twin Jet fins and optional weight belts for free diving.

    Together, you'll climb down a rocky slope to the shore and enter the water from a protected beach. You'll observe and handle a variety of multicolored sea stars, urchins, sea cucumbers and the giant sunflower star during this one-hour guided marine-life tour. You'll discover the myriad of fish and colorful invertebrates that inhabit these waters while you snorkel over a kelp forest.

    Back at the shop, you'll enjoy a hot beverage before returning to your ship.

    This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Tour Guide of the Season in Ketchikan.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Tour to snorkel shop

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Change into wetsuit

    Details:
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):20
    Total number of steps:10
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:No

    Tour to Mountain Point

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Walk trail to beach & safety briefing

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Walking
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Snorkeling

    Details:
    Time at site:01:15
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

    Underwater cameras available for purchase at shop prior to tour.

    Walk back up beach trail

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Walking
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour back to snorkel shop

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Change out of wetsuit

    Details:
    Time at site:00:20 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):20
    Total number of steps:10
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):20 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:No

    Tour back to cruise ship pier

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Guests must be reasonably fit and weigh between 80 lbs. and 260 lbs. (36kg to 118kg) to ensure proper wetsuit fit. Tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility as participants must be able to walk unassisted over uneven and slippery rocks to enter/exit the water. Bring a swimsuit to wear under the wetsuit and a towel. Medical history may restrict participation in the tour. Guests with a history of seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition or respiratory problems will be restricted from tour participation. Contact Tour Office for more details. This tour is not available on the Pacific Princess.

    Provided: Wetsuit, mask, gloves, hood, boots, fins, instruction, hot beverage

    Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

    Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

    Medical Restriction:

    Medical history may restrict participation in the tour. Guests with a history of seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition or respiratory problems will be restricted from tour participation.

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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