ShoreTrips for all

This item appears on page 63 of the September 2016 issue.

With ShoreTrips (Milwaukee, WI; 888/355-0220,, ships’ passengers or any travelers can book independent day tours and ground transfers at 420 river and ocean cruise ports in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania and South and North America. 

All with English-speaking guides, tours offered are of all types, including driving, walking, cycling, historic, cultural, cooking, kayaking, fishing, whale-watching, etc.

Among excursions are a 7½-hour Keukenhof Gardens tulips tour from Amsterdam ($907-$1,408, depending on group size of two to eight people) and a 6-hour ecopark horseback and aerial tram tour in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica ($126 per person for as few as one person). 

On the website, travelers can browse by city or the type of excursion, booking tours online. They can even select their cruise ship and it will show the excursions available at its port stops. A ship’s passenger who books an excursion through ShoreTrips is guaranteed to be returned to the ship on time or ShoreTrips, at their own expense, will get him to the next port in time to catch his ship.