Simple Dos and Don’ts While On a Marine Tour in Alaska
Alaska has a great tour reputation from the gray whale watching, cruising, hiking in the ice, amazing exceptional wildlife like the moose and the bears, delicious native dishes, lovely cities and culture and more that you have resolved to visit the place. A vacation trip requires you to plan for it to be amazing. Here are the things that you should do or not do while touring Alaska for you to have a great time.
You need a tour guide if you are looking forward to seeing wildlife. 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.
Prepare for the scorching sun in summer in Alaska because it rises earlier and sets later than most regions on earth. You may find it challenging to sleep at night because of the high temperatures. Bring an eye mask with you and choose an accommodation that has quality HVAC systems and window treatments that regulate the amount of brightness of the sun that gets into the room.
Bring with you enough food on a road, train or cruise trip around the cities of Alaska. 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. You need clothes like jackets, boots, socks, gloves, and hoods. 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.
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. There are ATMs in most towns and gas stations in Alaska for you to use if you get short of cash.
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.