Tips for Enjoying Your Marine Tour in Alaska
Alaska has countless tourist attractions from the outstanding wildlife, gray whale watching, cruising, hiking in the ice, amazing culture of the locals, beautiful cities and more that draws masses of tourists that you should also experience. You have to plan for you to have a great time in Alaska or anywhere else that you want to tour. Here are the things that you should do or not do while touring Alaska for you to have a great time.
There are lots of beautiful wildlife in Alaska, but you need a tour guide to help you see them. It takes a few hours to see wildlife such as the moose, mountain goat, bald eagle, bear, and others roaming around in Alaska but the tour guides understand their patterns and where to find them.
The days are warmer in summer in Alaska because of the hot sun that rises earlier and sets later than most regions on earth. You may find it challenging to sleep at night because of the high temperatures. Choose an accommodation that has window treatments that regulate the brightness of sunlight that gets into the room, has sufficient and advanced HVAC system and bring an eye mask with you.
Before you leave the hotel for a road, cruise or train trip around the cities of Alaska, please pack enough food. You will not like all the dishes of the locals in Alaska, and that is a fact although you should try them out because most of them such as the fresh seafood, local beer, smoke shack, chinooks and more are delicious. Contact your tour company if you have special dietary needs.
Warm clothing is compulsory in Alaska during winter or else you will freeze to death. Buy jackets, boots, socks, gloves, hoods and more that are warm enough. Winter in Alaska is not that bad because there are activities like hiking in the ice and other ice sports and wildlife that you can only do in winter.
Carry enough cash with you because some vendors like shops, parking spots, camping sites, restaurants, bars and so on in smaller towns do not accept debit or credit cash because of limited internet expansion in the region. There are ATMs in most towns and gas stations in Alaska for you to use if you get short of cash.
Capture the memories of your tour to Alaska behind the camera and a quality camera for that matter. You need a quality camera that can be adjusted to take beautiful and clear pictures in the dazzling night lights of the beautiful cities of Alaska and the reflections of the snow-white landscapes of Alaska in winter. The glare of the sun and the height when you are taking photos from a plane also need a quality camera because a phone will take blurred photos.