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Alaskan Vistas | 14 Nights | Departs May 20, 2015

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Prince Rupert, Canada


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May, 28

-Cruising Hubbard Glacier

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-Icy Strait (Hoonah), Alaska

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-Sitka, Alaska

May, 31

-Prince Rupert, Canada

Jun, 1

-Cruise Outside Passage

Jun, 2

-Victoria, Canada

Jun, 3

-Vancouver, Canada

Prince Rupert, Canada-port

The port of Prince Rupert is the largest community on British Columbia's north coast. Deep-green fjords and coastal rain forest surround this quaint fishing town, located on Kaien Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, where the Tsimshian people have been for thousands of years. Prince Rupert was, at the time of its incorporation in 1910, poised to rival Vancouver as a center for trans-pacific trade. Prince Rupert turned instead to fishing and forestry.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Butze Rainforest Nature Walk
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Canada's Wilderness Via Seaplane
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Coastal Eco-System Kayak
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Golf Prince Rupert
    Regent Choice
  • Khutzeymateen Valley Grizzly Bear Watch
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Mysteries and Traditions of the Northcoast
  • Prince Rupert City Highlights and Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Wilderness River Jetboat Adventure
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Butze Rainforest Nature Walk

    Most Active or Strenuous
    Duration: 2 3/4 hours
    Tour Code: ypr-013

    Nature lovers won't want to miss this tour that follows a nature trail through an old-growth rainforest, stopping along the way as your guide describes the importance and uses of the various plants.

    Travel by bus from the pier to the nearby Butze Rainforest for an interpretative guided walk. The variety of flora and fauna is remarkable because the forest supports both coastal and temperate ecosystems.

    Walking along the trail, you'll pass through an old-growth forest, with many of the trees as old as 500 years. You'll notice towering cedars, hemlocks and spruces. In spots, the sunlight can penetrate the patchy, multi-layered canopy, encouraging a dense understory and the growth of many moss and fern species. Elsewhere, you will cross peat bogs carpeted with sphagnum moss. The landscape is so verdant and unspoiled it looks almost primeval.

    To sate your curiosity about the diversity of the plant life, your guide will stop periodically to describe a particularly interesting specimen. Many of the plants have medicinal properties used by the First Nations people while others provide food for the wildlife. Of course, there are some that are just simply beautiful. Your turnaround point on the hike is the Butze Rapids viewing platform, where you can watch the water roar to life if the tide happens to be falling or rising.

    Following a 30-minute break at the viewing platform, you will retrace your steps, re-join your bus and drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours (2.8 miles) of moderate to strenuous walking that includes some steep inclines. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to sustain a moderate pace throughout the duration of the hike. Sturdy, flat hiking or walking shoes; warm layered clothing and waterproof outerwear are recommended as you will be exposed to the elements.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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