America’s Unique Ports-of-Call


Explore Dutch Harbour, Alaska, home to rugged Bering Sea fishermen; or Loreto, Mexico where marine biologists study the Sea of Cortez. In Nicaragua’s untouched coastal town, Corinta, locals enjoy the quiet life amidst volcanoes, lakes and lush rainforests. Experience it all from the 6-star ultra-luxury of your Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. 
At just 168-metres in length, the world-class design and smaller size of Scenic Eclipse enables access to unique villages and local ports. Unalaska Island, the gateway to the Aleutians, Dutch Harbour survived Japanese bombings during World War II to become a vibrant, adventure playground. Sitka, an island community bridging the mountains and the sea, maintains its Russian heritage from when it was the Empire’s Alaskan capital. Today Sitka residents welcome you to a world of brown bears, bald eagles and all five species of Pacific salmon.  

Be immersed in Tlingit culture, from stunning totem poles to Chief Shakes Tribal House in remote Wrangell, one of Alaska’s oldest towns and renowned as “the heart of the Inside Passage”.  

With only up to 228 guests on board and up to six Scenic Freechoice excursions on offer each day, delight in the knowledge and expertise of our Discovery Guides or your personal e-bike exploration. Take your Alaskan experience to the next level, with flightseeing above spectacular glaciers or heli-hiking amid mountain meadows on one of two state-of-the-art helicopters^ on board Scenic Eclipse. 


California

Eureka is the hidden gem of California’s northern coast, nestled between towering mountains and Humboldt Bay. Take a walking tour through the Victorian-era town including Carson Mansion, considered America’s ‘grandest Victorian home’ and stand in awe in a redwood forest with some of the tallest trees on Earth. 

Our Journey Designers offer a unique perspective on San Francisco, adding a special tour of Alcatraz, once a fort, then military prison and finally, a maximum-security Federal penitentiary where inmates like Al Capone served time. 

Central America

From the historic port, Loreto, delight in the antics of dolphins, seals, turtles and sea lions in Bahía de Loreto National Park, Mexico’s largest marine preserve. Join your Discovery Guide on a hike into nearby Sierra de la Giganta mountain range to view prehistoric cave paintings. Enjoy a warm welcome in Huatulco, a tropical oasis on the Bahía de Cacaluta, where 16 different indigenous groups from the Oaxacan region maintain distinctly different foods and cultures. 


Discover the unique experiences of Central America. From Golfito, Costa Rica’s most southern port, hike in a wildlife refuge and kayak amongst mangrove stands. Tour old Antigua, renowned for Spanish colonial architecture and capture breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes. In Acajutla, El Salvador, sip some of the world’s best coffee, visit a cocoa hacienda and be fascinated by archaeological sites at San Andrés. Be enchanted by untouched tropical beaches and towering landscapes of Corinto, Nicaragua, Land of Lakes and Volcanoes. 


Colombia

Marvel at myriad bird species including magnificent frigate birds on the tiny, World-Heritage-listed atoll of Utría National Park, Colombia. Darien National Park, Panama, spans  Central and South America and is home to the Embera Indian tribe. Enjoy cultural encounters with these talented craftspeople including a unique dance performance. 

North and Central America

Whether you choose to explore the high latitudes of Alaska and Canada; the lively west coast of USA and Mexico; or the tropical wonderland from Costa Rica to Peru, our Discovery Guides strive to enhance your understanding of unique destinations, and provide the right amount of flexibility for you to explore at your own pace. 

^Helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Submarine is unable to operate in us waters. Some images are artist’s impressions.