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Set Your Sights on These Top 5 EXC Tours for the Adventure Seeker

Are you a destination collector and experience seeker? Are you looking to meet new people, become immersed in different cultures and find tailored experiences in every port? Holland America Line offers a shoreside adventure to fit every level of interest, comfort and desire. Our EXC Tours are carefully crafted to exceed guest expectations no matter what type of experience.

If you’re looking for a more active shoreside adventure take a look at these five EXC Tours that go to new heights and depths, walking over bridges and speeding through the sea then … visit the Holland America Line website for more in-depth tour details.

Bring your spirit of adventure along for this excellent opportunity to experience Sydney from above and below. Your guide will lead you up the eastern arch to the summit and down the western arch of the bridge. Traveling in a small group, when you reach the top of the bridge you’ll pause to celebrate your moment of glory and take in the unrivaled panorama of the harbor and your ship 400 feet below.


Auckland speed board

Experience Auckland’s iconic Waitemata Harbour by jet boat. The trip promises a uniquely Auckland hair-raising adventure. Enjoy the thrills of fish tailing, unbelievable spins and awesome power-brake tricks. Your captain will stop and talk about the iconic Chelsea sugar refinery and also the Harbour Bridge.


Enjoy the view parasailing in Cabo.

Enjoy the view parasailing in Cabo.

Here’s a high-flying adventure — the easy way! To be an expert parasailer, all you need to do is sit down, relax and enjoy the view from 600 feet above the ocean’s surface. Whether it is on your bucket list or you are just looking for a fun tour, enjoy the silence and panoramic view of Cabo San Lucas at the same time on a tour that’s a great experience for all ages.


Skagway rockclimb

After traveling up the Klondike Highway, a short hike over a beautiful nature trail brings you to the base of the spectacular rock face. Don rock climbing shoes, a helmet and harnesses; then, rope up to climb the clean granite. There are more than a dozen routes from which to choose that are perfect for all abilities. Each climb ends with a stunning view of the Skagway River, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and the surrounding wilderness. You also will have the chance to try rappelling down the high cliffs.



Dive into possibly the world’s bluest waters on this thrill-seeking adventure. Following snorkeling at one of the best reef systems Grand Turk has to offer, you’ll head to the white-sand beach of a private island. Here, you will be introduced to your powerful underwater Sea Doo scooter. Hang on to it and you’ll glide through the majestic underwater world of turquoise waters and back channels, experiencing a riot of color and marine life. You may even be lucky enough to hear the calls of humpback whales or dolphins — the experience of a lifetime!

Are you more of an adventure-seeker or do you like tours that go at a slower pace? Tell us, what type of shore excursions do you like to take?

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