How Much Time Do We Spend Ashore? – FAQ
Q: How Much Time Do We Spend Ashore on a Maple Leaf Adventures Expedition Cruise?
So our trips include plenty of time ashore in various coastal environments:
- dry forest
- remote sandy beaches
- rocky beaches with intertidal life
- wildflower meadows
- bear meadows
- hot springs
- coastal villages and towns
- special cultural sites
- and even recently-exposed rock revealed by a retreating glacier
Depending on the area and the day’s agenda, we’ll typically go ashore between 1 and 3 times a day, for between 1 and 3 hours at a time. Some trips are longer, too.
Some shore trips are guided explorations, such as viewing bear signs and habitat in a bear meadow, while others involve free time for you to explore on your own.
In addition, we spend time exploring in our zodiacs and (optionally) kayaks :
- bays full of islands
- passes rich in intertidal life
- wildlife colonies
- icebergs and tidewater glaciers
- and so forth
We do plenty of activities aboard ship as well. These include:
- whale watching
- other wildlife viewing
- optionally, fishing
Sound good to you?