Excursions & Discovery

Truly All-Inclusive Discovery

From observing the unique wildlife of Antarctica to experiencing a unique classical concert amidst 2nd century Roman ruins, our handcrafted experiences are all guided by local experts.
Handcrafted by our experienced Journey Designers and Discovery Leaders, our extensive range of excursions are truly all-inclusive. The on shore discovery programs are tailored by voyage style to showcase the extraordinary wonders each destination has to offer. 

Voyage styles

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Scenic Expedition Voyages

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with:
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica and the Arctic 
  • Up to 20-member Specialist Polar Discovery Team 
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac 
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding 
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle plus use of special polar boots
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Scenic Discovery Voyages

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with: 

  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage 
  • Up to 15-member Specialist Discovery Team 
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts 
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program 
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding 
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences 
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice on shore experiences
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Scenic Cruise Voyages

Immersive on shore exploration with: 
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a luxurious yacht experience 
  • Up to 4-member Specialist Discovery Team to share insights on history and culture 
  • Local entertainment in Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art theatre 
  • Explore by E-bike 
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding 
  • Range of water sporting activities, from inflatable trampoline to water skiing 
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences 
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice on shore experiences

Beyond Adventure

Handcrafted by our experienced Journey Designers and Discovery Leaders, our extensive range of shore excursions are all-inclusive and designed to showcase the extraordinary wonders each destination has to offer.

Our Scenic Enrich experiences are exclusive and unique encounters that will be truly memorable. These special moments will add a deeper dimension to your cruise and leave you with amazing memories to treasure forever.

All our guests are different so we’ve divided our comprehensive program of all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice activities to suit all paces and interests.

From our active discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak, snorkelling, snow shoe or e-bikes, to Scenic Freechoice activities, you’ll have absolute freedom throughout your cruise to select whatever is your preference. Whether you’re a keen naturalist, adventurer or art lover, we have a choice for you.

From escorted kayak excursions to a tour of a local art gallery and everything in between, there is a wealth of selections, whichever cruise you choose.

Why choose Scenic?

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Scenic Discovery excursions

Scenic Discovery excursions offer rich insights and exploration of your chosen destination. Our expert Discovery Team of activity guides, marine biologists, historians, geologists and expert local guides accompany guests share their knowledge from their local experience and in-depth research of the regions.
Scenic Enrich

Scenic Enrich

Enjoy unique and exclusively handcrafted encounters in the most spectacular surroundings with Scenic Enrich. Go behind the scenes to enjoy private access and immersive experiences of iconic locations, that take you to the heart of your destination, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
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Scenic Freechoice

Choose from a wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities, meticulously curated to cater to your fitness level and interest. From active to relaxed pace and Zodiac excursions to discovering your surrounds on a unique stand-up paddle board experience to cooking lessons, there’s something for everyone.

Types of exploration

 

Explore by Zodiac

Get up close and personal on a Scenic Eclipse Zodiac excursion. Our fleet of extraordinary Zodiacs allow guests to catch a glimpse of uncharted territory and encounter once-in-a-lifetime sights, such as a breath-taking pod of whales in the Arctic ocean, or a waddle of penguins traversing the Antarctic landscape.

Available on Scenic Expedition Voyages and Scenic Discovery Voyages.
 

Adventure by Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board

The included kayaking program  and stand-up paddle boarding with the Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team is an immersive experience, and one that sets our itineraries apart. Feel the fresh, cool ocean breeze and paddle out amongst rich marine and bird life around Stornoway. Or explore the calm seas surrounding Greece's Milos Island, and more. 

Available on Scenic Expedition Voyages, Scenic Discovery Voyages and Scenic Cruise Voyages.
 

Soar Above by Helicopter^

Let our state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters take you above and beyond the horizon. Feel like a pioneer explorer on the frontiers of planet Earth as you, along with five other guests, soar above places that are strictly out of reach for the ordinary traveller.

Available on Scenic Expedition Voyages, Scenic Discovery Voyages and Scenic Cruise Voyages.

Please note: Helicopter excursions are booked and paid on board. Excursions are strictly limited, subject to availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather & ice conditions.
 

Dive Below by Submarine^

An underwater experience like no other, journey to the depths of the ocean on board Scenic Neptune, Scenic Eclipse's customised submarine. Capable of diving down to 300 metres, Scenic Neptune can seat up to six guests, as well as our specialist pilot. 


Available on Scenic Expedition Voyages, Scenic Discovery Voyages and Scenic Cruise Voyages.

Please note: ^Submarine excursions are booked and paid on board. Excursions are strictly limited, subject to availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather & ice conditions.

Warm Water Exploration

In addition to the on shore Scenic Freechoice and Enrich experiences, in warmer waters Scenic Eclipse includes a range of exploration options. Including Tiwal Sail Boats , Stand-up Paddle Boards, Inflatable Kayaks, Large inflatable trampolines, Wake Boarding and Water Skiing. Available on Scenic Cruise Voyages.
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Meet the Discovery Team

Our Discovery Leaders are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.
They are complemented by local guides, regional specialists and local community experts, all of whom are integral to your shore excursion experiences. Each Discovery Leader is an expert in their field, providing you first-hand with unrivalled knowledge and insights on everything from the environment, history and culture of each region you visit. Combined decades of rich experiences and in-depth research will be boiled down to expert insights on your surroundings - there's simply no better way to experience your destination.
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