“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” The quote couldn’t be any more convincing if you’re planning a vacation with your kids. The idea of this wild ride may seem wearing, but when there are kids, you have to be sporty, by all means. Kids don’t want to laze around. They seek adventure in every activity. And Alaska cruise is all up for it.
Still confused about how good it can be for kids? Well, here some ten amazing things to do with kids on Alaska Cruise. And you must not miss them if you’re planning a vacation.
Bucket List of things to do with kids on Alaska Cruise
So looking for a destination where the kids can enjoy and go crazy? Think no more. Alaska Cruise has you covered with impeccable glaciers, wild safaris and what not. Simply put, there’s a limitless supply of exploratory activities and experiences. Besides, Alaska’s Inside Passage is one of the most scenic cruises you’ll ever see. Let’s keep it on the sly until you visit this enthralling destination with your family.
1. Feel Lively in the Vicinity of Glaciers
If you’re visiting Alaska with family and you miss on this main attraction of the place, it’s your bad. The awe of the destination lies in the white covers. As soon as you put your bags down, ask your kids to pack up in the warmest clothes to experience the thrill. Besides, the place is so fantastic that kids will love having some rolling spree there.
To name some, Hubbard Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Kennicott Glacier, Harding Icefield and so forth are the famous attractions of the Alaska cruise.
2. Heli-Hiking the Tundra
Let the kiddies appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. Take them on the electrifying journey of Heli-hiking. Standing at 4,400 feet, the hiking will provide a panoramic view of the alpine tundra, nature’s gift to humanity. Also, imagine how action-packed it would be to visit a hiker’s paradise, inaccessible by any other source. Your kids will enjoy the beautiful feeling of being at the eye level with Alaska’s mountain ranges.
This is incredible.
3. Popping in a Wildlife Sanctuary
Regardless of age, the wild ride of Alaska is a bottle up point for each one of the family. It is unpredictable to spot the wild, even if you have a local guide. Find out the best wildlife sanctuaries and parks. While they learn about new species, the experience will also make them more empathetic and aware of their surroundings.
Alaska SeaLife Center, Reindeer Farm, Alaska Zoo and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center stay open all year round. So, no bummer here. You can easily plan a trip as per your convenience.
4. Trotting the Alaska Railroad
If hiking is a no-no for your kids, then take them to the relaxing odyssey of the railroad. The local-elites tell that the entire Coastal Classic Route between Anchorage and Seward, and the Denali Star route between Anchorage is spectacular. Kids will have fun riding the rail. And meanwhile, you can click some close shots of waterfalls and breathtaking landscape tableaus.
5. Paddleboarding Around Icebergs
Also known as SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), this activity will make your kids super happy. To be precise, it’s a super cool water sport that kids can easily learn. You just have to stand on the kayak (a type of boat) and use a paddle to move the kayak and monitor the direction and speed. Since the paddleboard is easy to carry, little ones can take it on flat water and rivers too.
6. Dog Sledding in the Whites
Honestly, it’s more than just meeting the cute pups. The best part of this activity is that it’s quick and magical. Little masters can stand on the sled runners ( a type of hoverboard) and drive the dog team, or sit in the sled’s “basket” and enjoy. So, if you’re adding this to your bucket list then mark these places for dog sledding excursion – kennels in Fairbanks, Iditarod champ Jeff King in Denali.
7. Let’s Go Salmon Fishing
Fishing is another classic activity to spend time with kids. The Kenai Peninsula is the best place for this day trip. Pink Salmon, Red Salmon, Silver Salmon and King Salmon are some of the most famous salmon fishes out there. To make it more fun for your little bees, create a competitive vibe. Play game like, who catches more fishes or let’s see who finds the fish first.
8. The Ultimate Polar Bear Plunge
On an Alaskan Cruise, the Polar Bear Plunge is a fun tradition to enjoy. Root in for this tradition. The thrill is – one has to jump in the outer pool as the ship sails through the Glacier Bay. After that, you have to stand on the deck in the wind for minimal 2 minutes. Sounds chilly? Take the challenge!
9. How about a Baked Alaska?
Food and kids. Surely, a compliment to each other. And to make it sweeter, there’s a Baked Alaska- a dessert food consisting of ice cream and cake topped with browned meringue. Defying all logic, this show-stealer dessert of Alaska will be your kids new musing. This ice cream cake is something you should make your kiddy buddies try. Trust me; it’ll be worth it.
10. Dab the Basket with Perfect Scenic Beauty
What about a little playfulness on the cruise? Didn’t think of that? Well, as kids love sports, it’ll be a subtle sweet experience. And, what could be more fun than playing around the beautiful views like these?
So, are you ready to give the best cruise vacation to your kids? I guess you are. Visting Alaska is saying hello to real leisurely activities for the young ones while keeping yourself entertained too. Set your sails on the exciting journey and a sweet reminder – check the weather forecasts before you visit.
Updated: December 8, 2017