Simple Dos and Don’ts While On a 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. 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.
Book tour guides if you need to see the beautiful wildlife of Alaska. 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.
Prepare for the scorching sun in summer in Alaska because it rises earlier and sets later than most regions on earth. The high temperatures may give you sleepless nights. 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.
Pack enough food before you leave your hotel for a cruise, train road trip around the region. You may take time to love the native food of Alaska, but for the record, the food in Alaska like the fresh seafood, local beer, smoke shack chinooks and more are delicious! Let your tour company know your special dietary needs.
Never forget to pack enough warm clothing when you visit Alaska in winter, or you will have it rough. 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.
In Alaska you need enough cash because some restaurants, bars, parking spots, camping sites, shops and more vendors in smaller towns do not take debit or credit cards because there is a limited internet connection. You can use your ATMs because they are available in most towns and gas stations.
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.