Tips for Enjoying Your Marine Tour in Alaska
You may have heard about the beautiful tour sites, amazing culture of the locals, beautiful cities and more about Alaska that your heart is restless because you want to experience all these things on your vacation. A vacation trip requires you to plan for it to be amazing. These are the dos and don’ts while on a marine tour in Alaska if you expect to have the best time of your life.
There are lots of beautiful wildlife in Alaska, but you need a tour guide to help you see them. You will need to be patient and wait for a few wildlife like the moose, mountain goat, bald eagle, bear and more to show up but the guides are familiar with their patterns and where to find the time.
Be ready for the hot summer sun in Alaska because there, the sun rises earlier and sets later than most regions on earth. Sleepless nights are normal to most foreigners 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. Your tour company will take care of your special dietary needs if you inform them on time.
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. You will have fun in the freezing winter of Alaska because some ice sports like hiking on the ice and wildlife are only seen in winter.
Some bars, parking spots, camping sites, restaurants, shops and more in the small towns of Alaska do not take credit or credit cards because the internet connection is limited in those areas hence carry enough cash. Most towns and gas stations have ATMs for you to use.
If you want to capture the wildlife and beautiful landscapes of Alaska, never forget to carry a quality camera. The reflection of lights by the snow and the lights of cities of Alaska in the night can damage the quality of a phone image, but a quality camera can be set to take breath-taking images regardless of the lights and reflections. The photos of the phone are blurred when you take photos in the glare of the sun and a high above in a plane.