TRANSPORT AND
ESSENTIAL INFO
TESTIMONIALS CONTACT US


"CONTACT AT SEA" CRUISE
Shore Excursions at Port / Special Events at Sea

REGISTER HERE NOW


SHORE EXCURSIONS AT PORT

DESCRIPTION

MORE INFORMATION


Sitka, Alaska

"Discover Sitka's Indigenous Culture"
Totems, Raptors, and Dance

Sun. Sept. 8, 2024
3 1/2 hour tour
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Activity Level: Easy

$299 per person, early-bird special

REGISTER HERE NOW

Highlights

• Tour of Historical Sitka by Coach
• Visit to Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park)
• Traditional Tlingit Dance Performance in Clan House
• Alaska Raptor Center (Eagle & Raptor Hospital)

Tour Description

Explore Sitka in a comfortable passenger coach while a knowledgeable, local guide narrates your drive. You will pass by many of Sitka’s historic sites including Baranof's Castle Hill, the Alaska Pioneer’s Home, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and the Russian Bishop’s house, while you hear the fascinating history of these locations.

Tlingit ancestry and culture, Russian history and local statistics are just a few of the topics that will be explored. The tour will stop in various scenic locations for excellent photo opportunities.

Totem Park
At Sitka National Historical Park, you will have the option to enjoy the park independently or join your guide on a short exploration of the rainforest. While walking to historic Indian River, your guide will cover a variety of topics, including:

• Edible and medicinal plants of the rainforest
• Totem history and significance
• S
almon cycles
• Rainforest ecology.

The walk will lead into the park museum exhibits where you can learn about the battle of 1804, when Tlingit Kiks.ádi fought an unsuccessful battle against the Russians to retain their ancestral home.

See demonstrating Tlingit artists creating various traditional artforms and view a videio presentation of Sheet'ka's Story as told by the people of Sitka.

Naa Kahídi Dance
The Naa Kahídi Dance Performance will leave you with a lasting impression of the Tlingit people. Held in a traditional style Tlingit Clan House, the performance is both educational and entertaining. The sound of a resonating box drum and the aroma of burning cedar fills the room as you are invited to experience the native culture as it has been for generations. Tlingit dancers enter with beautiful regalia, to mesmerize you with songs handed down through the generations.

Raptor Center
Visit the Alaska Raptor Center. This educational facility is dedicated to providing medical treatment for injured bald eagles, with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. The facility’s trained staff takes you through a variety of natural exhibits containing bald eagles and other birds of prey. During your visit, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to closely observe these majestic creatures.

Our Guides
Founded by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Sitka Tribal Tours has been sharing Sitka’s rich history and culture since 1994. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to providing exceptional tour products that encompass all that is unique to Sitka. Join us for an intimate, entertaining, and educational look at our town.

Sitka Tribal Tours employs guides that are residents of the Sitka community. Our entire team participates in annual training with Tlingit elders and local historians. This guarantees Native cultural authenticity and historical accuracy within our program. The result is a unique experience, unequaled by other tours currently in operation. We give you the opportunity to experience Alaska with real Alaskans. Our Alaskan guides have a personal connection to Sitka’s history and culture, and you can feel the difference.

REGISTER HERE NOW




Included

- Expert guide
- Round-trip transfer from cruise port
- Private exclusive tour with our group
- Sightseeing
- Bus tour
- Entrance to Totem Park
- Dance performance
- Entrance to Raptor Center

Not Included

- Food and Beverage

- Gratuities/Tips for the guide and the driver are not included within the tour price

What to Wear and Bring

- Warm, waterproof clothing in layers
- Refillable water bottle
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Fully charged camera
- SeaPass Card and photo ID
- "Cruise Compass" newsletter with emergency info
- Umbrella or hat to shade from sun or rain
- Cash in small bills for tips and credit card
- Sun protection
- Tips for guide and driver

Restrictions

Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, stones, and packed dirt surfaces. There may be uneven steps, incilines, even and uneven surfaces, rough ground. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. WC facilities are available at ????

Please bring spending money or a credit card for any additional expenses such as shopping, souvenirs or food and drinks that are not included in your tour.

Meeting Instructions

Details will be provided on your ticket, which you will receive on the ship.

REGISTER HERE NOW




Skagway, Alaska

"Klondike Adventure, the Gold-Rush Is On"

Mon. Sept. 9, 2024
9:00 am to approx. 5:00 pm

Activity Level: Moderate

$335 per person, including lunch (early bird rate)

REGISTER HERE NOW

Highlights

• Follow the scenic trail of the Klondike Gold Rush from Skagway to the Canadian Yukon.
• Traverse the thrilling White Pass & Yukon Route, an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
• Take unforgettable photos at stops along the famous Klondike Highway.
Enjoy a delicious barbecue chicken (or veggie) meal at Caribou Crossing Trading Post
• Enjoy free admission to the Husky Puppy Camp and Wildlife Museum

Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure

Fall under "The Spell of the Yukon" with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, while following the trail of the sourdoughs between Skagway, Alaska, and Yukon Territory, Canada. Welcome to the Yukon Rail & Bus Excursion in Skagway!

Departing from Skagway, your train will make the approximate 1 hour and 45 minute climb, following the Skagway River up to the White Pass Summit. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this Scenic Railway of the World was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty).

The three-foot wide narrow gauge railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles, with an average grade of 2.6%, and up to 3.9% in some locations. It also passes through two tunnels and travels over sky-high trestles and bridges. Comfortable restored and replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.

After arriving at Fraser, British Columbia, you will be transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle where you will begin your amazing scenic journey on the famous Klondike Highway. During this Skagway excursion, you will make several stops at various points of interest for memorable photo opportunities. Some of these stops include the "Welcome to the Yukon" sign, Bove Island lookout, Carcross, the world's smallest desert, and Emerald Lake, the Yukon's most widely photographed lake.

A 1 hour 15 minute layover at Wild Adventure Yukon, offers guests a piping hot barbecue chicken meal; vegetarian meals are also offered. At this lunch facility you will also be able to enjoy free admission to the Husky Puppy Camp and the Yukon Wildlife Museum.

At the foot of Lake Bennett is Carcross, historically known as "Caribou Crossing." The Carcross Station, situated on the edge of the lake, was built in 1910 and is a designated Heritage Railway Station.

During the return to Skagway, you will be entertained by professional guides with their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era. On the excursion, there will be stops along the way and opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and capture the unparalleled beauty of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers, historic sites and panoramic vistas.

This tour in Skagway is also operated in reverse order with a "bus first" departure on certain days of the week.

REGISTER HERE NOW


Included

- Expert guide
- Train Ride
- Bus Trip
- Sightseeing
- Chicken or Veggie Lunch
- Admission to Husky Puppy Camp and Wildlife Museum

Not Included

- Gratuities/Tips for the driver and guide are not included within the tour price

What to Wear and Bring

- Warm, waterproof clothing in layers
- Refillable water bottle
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Fully charged camera
- SeaPass Card and photo ID
- "Cruise Compass" newsletter with emergency info
- Cash in small bills for tips and credit card
- Sun protection
- Umbrella or hat to shade from sun or rain

Restrictions

WC facilities are available on the train and in the museum ????

Please bring spending money or a credit card for any additional expenses such as shopping, souvenirs or food and drinks that are not included in your tour.

The minimum age to attend the tour is 3 years old. This tour cannot accommodate (and is not accessible to) wheelchairs, motorized scooters, or strollers. Guests must be able to pull themselves up onto and down from the train and motorcoach.

Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions.

The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. All US and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older will be required to present a valid passport. It is suggested to bring a photo ID as well. Any guest unable to produce the proper identification will not be able to participate. US and Canadian citizens who are under 16 years of age may travel with a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo ID, a passport, and visa (if required) in their possession when crossing the border.

All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. If they are traveling with someone else, they must have a letter of consent signed by all of the minor's legal guardians. Any single adult traveling with a child under 18, must provide a death certificate for the non-accompanying parent(s) OR a certified letter from the non-accompanying parent(s) stating: 1) The accompanying parent has permission to take the child across the border, 2) The accompanying parent has the authority to make any and all decisions regarding any medical care required by the child, 3) Provide a daytime telephone number for the non-accompanying parent where they can be reached if there are any questions.

Meeting Instructions

Details will be provided on your ticket, which you will receive on the ship.

REGISTER HERE NOW




Juneau, Alaska


"Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watch"

Tue. Sept. 10, 2024
9:00 am to approx. 3:30 pm

Activity Level: Moderate

$299 per person, early-bird special

REGISTER HERE NOW

Tour Description

Mendenhall Glacier National Park combined with an unforgettable adventure aboard one of our custom boats to explore Alaska’s stunning inside passage to meet humpback whales!

This is an enthralling opportunity to witness two jewels in Juneau - the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the serene beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier. Our fleet of whale watching boats and glacier shuttles offer a seamless combination of two of Juneau’s favorite activities and our most popular tour.

Upon check in, our friendly dock representatives will put you on the right bus for a narrated 30-minute drive to your first destination. Mendenhall Glacier is Alaska’s only drive-up glacier and the #1 natural attraction in Juneau. You can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (plan 1 hour for a leisurely walk or at least 45 min if you hurry), take the Photo Point Trail (20 mins round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center.

During your time on the water, you will be accompanied by a naturalist who explains the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identifies the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters. Our whale watching boats are custom made to enhance your experience – a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales.

Itinerary

On your way to the boat harbor, listen to informative commentary from your driver about the capital city of Juneau.

Aboard our whale-watching boats, enjoy a comfortable heated cabin with wide-viewing windows and spacious decks for wildlife spotting. When our captain spots the whales, the boat slows allowing passengers to step out on the deck for that perfect whale shot. The on-board naturalist is full of information about Alaska’s wildlife – Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles.

The Mendenhall Glacier is the next stop with entrance to the Visitor Center included in your tour. Find out about the formation of glaciers and walk to Nugget Creek Falls, Photo Point, Steep Creek or take the Trail of Time – a trail of storyboards the glacier's retreat over many, many years.

You get 1.5 hours at the park, your tour guide will drop you off with a specific pick up time - don't miss it! Due to changing ship schedules, tour times can change.

Highlights

- 2.5 hours on-the-water whale watching for Humpback whales, sea lions, bald eagles, and other wildlife.
- Meet the stars of Auke Bay in their summer feeding grounds, the whales "Sacha," "Flame" and many others.
- Customized boats for panoramic views and optimal whale viewing.
- You get 1.5 hours at the park. Plenty of time to walk to Nugget Falls if you choose!

Included

- Expert guide
- Private exclusive tour with our group
- Sightseeing
- Admission to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

- Small snack, filtered water available upon request
- Binoculars are provided upon request

Not Included

- Gratuities/Tips for the crew and the driver are not included within the tour price

What to Wear and Bring

- Warm, waterproof clothing
- Refillable water bottle
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Fully charged camera
- SeaPass Card and photo ID
- "Cruise Compass" newsletter with emergency info
- Cash in small bills for tips and credit card
- Sun protection
- Umbrella or hat to shade from sun or rain
- Tips for guide, driver, and crew

Restrictions

Guests must be able to board a boat and may encounter paved, gravel, stones, and packed dirt surfaces. Walking may be over even and uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Toilet is onboard the boat and at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The tour operator may alter the itinerary or increase the journey time in poor weather or road conditions.

Please bring spending money or a credit card for any additional expenses such as shopping, souvenirs or food and drinks that are not included in your tour.

Meeting Instructions

Details will be provided on your ticket, which you will receive on the ship.

REGISTER HERE NOW




Victoria, BC, Canada


"Ghost Tour and Miniature World"
Mysterious, Strange Victoria

Thu. Sept. 12, 2024

5:15 pm to approx. 9:00 pm

Activity Level: Moderate: Walking up to 2 km (may involve steps and inclines) or moderate physical activity

$239 per person

REGISTER HERE NOW

Tour Description

Ghostly Walks Tour
Ghostly Walks tours weave together Victoria’s ghosts and the stories behind them, bringing the dark history of our city to life. It’s guaranteed to be spell-binding, entertaining, memorable, and most of all spine-tingling!

Our guides have collected more than five hundred accounts of ghostly encounters in Victoria and have uncovered the sordid truth behind many of the city’s most horrible deeds and tragic accidents. Join us for an hour of hauntingly good ghost stories and grippingly gruesome tales of true crime.

Our family-run company has been offering walking tours of Victoria, Canada since 1999. After a career in the museums and history industry, John Adams decided to bring his passion for sharing Victoria’s stories to life. His vision was to create a unique, engaging experience of Victoria’s rich history by sharing true stories on the streets, in the actual locations where history happened.

The tours are run by John, along with his son, Chris, a fellow history enthusiast and storyteller. Their exceptional team of guides lead thousands of people through the streets of Victoria each year, using their extensive research and passion for storytelling to bring history to life.

Miniature World
"The Greatest Little Show on Earth"
Over 85 exciting miniature dioramas and displays in one of the most popular tourist attractions in downtown Victoria, BC, Canada. Your visit here will be a memorable experience for years to come.

Welcome to Miniature World! Enter a whole new world – only smaller! At Miniature World it is as if you suddenly became a Gulliver-like giant among the tiniest of villages, or has the world itself shrunk? You be the judge, it is a question Alice must have asked herself many times in Wonderland, so enter into this miniature wonderland.

Welcome to the little people's Wonderful World of Smallness, walk down its road -- step into the Story Books of fact, fiction and fantasy. Return to those fond memories of yesteryear, those childhood dreams and history's greatest moments!

- See the World's Smallest Operational Sawmill, 11 years in the making.
- View two of the World's Largest Doll Houses circa 1880 with over 50 rooms beautifully furnished in exquisite detail.
-
Experience the Great Canadian Railway, Canada's National Wonder of the 1880s and one of the World's Largest Model Railways.
- Visit the Wonderful World of the Circus and return with us to those nostalgic days when the circus came to town.
- Feel the magic, the wonderment of the Grand City Parade, the Big Top, the Wild Beasts and the death-defying High Wire Acts.

REGISTER HERE NOW



Haunted Places of Victoria

Miniature World Dioramas





Included

- Expert guide
- Round-trip transfer from cruise to shuttle-stop in Victoria
- Private exclusive tour with our group
- Entertaining sightseeing and story-telling

Not Included

- Food and Beverage
- Gratuities/Tips for the guide and the driver are not included within the tour price

What to Wear and Bring

- Warm, waterproof clothing in layers
- Refillable water bottle
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Fully charged camera
- SeaPass Card and photo ID
- "Cruise Compass" newsletter with emergency info
- Cash in small bills for tips and credit card
- Umbrella or hat in case of rain
- Tips for guide, driver, and wait staff at restaurant

Restrictions

Local currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Please bring spending money for any additional expenses such as shopping, souvenirs or food and drinks that are not included in your tour.

Meeting Instructions

Details will be provided on your ticket, which you will receive on the ship.

REGISTER HERE NOW


SPECIAL EVENTS AT SEA

PRESENTER

DESCRIPTION

STEPHEN BASSETT

REGISTER HERE NOW



The History of the Truth Embargo - July 1947 to September 2024

Historians will be writing about the modern era of UAP/ET phenomena for centuries to come. One of the most compelling components of this saga is the Truth Embargo. How did the U.S. Government maintain the emperor had a new set of clothes and get away with that for 77 years? Why did the U.S. allies go along with this ruse? What was the cost to the U.S. and the world? How close at times did the world come to Disclosure during that period?  How can we prevent another Truth Embargo of this magnitude happening again?  Was it the case we could not handle the truth?  Or was it the case the government could not handle us knowing the truth?  The longest serving disclosure activist will address all of this and answer your questions.

3-Hour Presentation (with break) $149

REGISTER HERE NOW



SETH SHOSTAK

REGISTER HERE NOW




Title TBA


Description TBA

REGISTER HERE NOW



DANIEL SHEEHAN

REGISTER HERE NOW



Title TBA


Description TBA

REGISTER HERE NOW


 





GRANT CAMERON

REGISTER HERE NOW


What is the Bottom Line to UFOs and the Paranormal?

Since I saw a UFO up close in 1975 I have been interested in what was that thing that flew in front of the car? When I started realizing that other paranormal phenomena were real and probably related, my question then became – What is going on and more importantly how does the world really work if this weird stuff is real?

In this presentation I look at what I have concluded after 50 years of research. What I have concluded differs somewhat from most other researchers. I have come to my conclusions through studying the people who are having the experiences with the intelligence behind the weirdness, and from a series of channelers that I believe have shown a scientifically measurable ability to gather material from the field where everything appears to be stored.

The general conclusion is that whatever we are in CONTACT WITH is less physical than people think. It is much more spiritual than people think. It is at least 1,000x more complex than people think, most if not all we perceive is inaccurate, and whatever we are dealing with does not fit into the world of the dominant ego world that now dominates our evolution.

I will look at the research and thinking about the true nature of time and space, and what the paranormal seems to be hinting we have wrong about how the world really works.

I will look at what science and the paranormal have taught us about altered states of consciousness such as dreams, lucid dreams, NDEs, OBEs, and very stunning new research on comas, can we have sex in dreams, or instantly move across the universe? Where did we come from and where are we going? We are starting to get answers. $149

REGISTER HERE NOW



DARREL SIMS

REGISTER HERE NOW



SPECIAL PAID EVENT: How to Find Evidence On, Near, or in You, after Alien Contact

The Alien Hunter, DERREL SIMS, used various methods to uncover what the Alien has done, is doing or may do with to or with you in your Contact event. Some of these procedures will be discussed, demonstrated and told as 1st hand knowledge of Contact. Sometimes the entity involved, may leave "calling cards" or even "ritual signatures of his work, On, In, or Around you!
Investigate with this Ex CIA covert ops/Senior Military Police Officer, and test your skills with him. Fasten your seatbelts for an informative, investigative look into the Aliens Work on Contacted People.

SOME OF WHAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE WILL BE:
• Use of Alien Hunter methods of Handwriting Analysis to include His Equipment to help you find evidence On, In, or Around you, in your Event!
• How to find Missing Time to Untold Memories: Screen Memories, Screen Dreams for Abductees, Contactees and Others:
UBMs (unidentified body marks, scoop marks, burns, cuts, radiation)
• The identifying signatures of the Alien! Florescence
• Objects Left for you!  If those are found some Medical and other assistance may be available for you in our investigation.
• Some After Shock Effects of Contact: (From the hitchhiker effect to Visits of M.I.B's, W.I.B.'s, and A.I.B's (Men, Women and Animals in black)

3-Hour Presentation: $149

REGISTER HERE NOW

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

FOR QUESTIONS AND PHONE REGISTRATION:
Diane at Luxury Travel Destinations
Email Diane at: diane@luxurytravel-destinations.com