Excursions & Discovery

Taking you closer to the action

Beyond adventure - our 'Sixth Star' experience 

Scenic has always sought to go beyond the horizon and with our fleet of discovery vehicles, there is no limit to where you can go.  Our fleet of exploratory Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters and our specialist submarine will get you out and about, while snorkelling excursions will open up a whole new underwater horizon. 

Imagine flying low over the dramatic crags of The Hebrides, or Italy's volcanic horizon. Imagine flying out across the pristine Lofoten Islands and Norwegian Fjords, venturing further than most ever will. Our Discovery Leaders are on board for every 6-star luxury cruise. Thanks to their knowledge and expertise, you’ll have the chance to explore parts of the world that, until now, have been untouchable to the ordinary traveller.

Voyage Styles

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. 

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
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
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

Why choose Scenic?

Scenic Discovery

Our Scenic Discovery excursions, which take guests on exploratory guided tours on board Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes, allow for a full adventure experience like nothing else. These excursions also include snorkelling underneath lush, clear waters in the Caribbean, hiking across the Arctic tundra and kayaking close to breathtaking marine life.

Scenic Enrich

For those that prefer a more cultural experience, our Scenic Enrich activities offer up private access to music, art, theatre and even the natural landscapes of your chosen destinations.

Scenic Freechoice

Our Scenic Freechoice activities give you the flexibility to choose expert-led shore excursions, tailored to your taste. Scenic Freechoice activities include viewing local art and architecture, experiencing your destination's culture and viewing local artisans at work.

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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 & 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 EC-130-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.

Part of Scenic Eclipse's experience is being exposed to unimaginably exclusive and breathtaking, locations and sometimes the best way to appreciate these destinations is from above. This rings true for the volcanic geography of Italy, the vibrant coral structures in the Caribbean, and the glistening Norwegian Fjords. 

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. As part of our Arctic itineraries, you’ll have the chance to join the Discovery Team on board Scenic Neptune, delving deep under ice-cold waters to catch a unique glimpse of the captivating wildlife.

What sub-aquatic wonders will you uncover beneath the tranquil seas?

New for 2021/22 - Warm Water Experiences

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.
Scenic Eclipse warm water kayaking
Scenic Eclipse warm water activities
Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team

Our Discovery Team takes you further, wherever you go

Whether it’s observing a pod of whales in the Arctic or heading out to the Picasso Museum of Malaga, we’ll get you there safely, and in ultimate comfort. No stone will be left unturned to ensure you experience everything a destination has to offer.

We aim to make every cruise as unique as our guests are, which is why we offer the broadest range of all-inclusive shore excursions. Our specialist Discovery Team will be on hand to share their expertise, allowing you to tailor your holiday to guarantee the experience of a lifetime.

Each Discovery Leader is an expert in their field, they will be able to provide you with unrivalled knowledge and insights on everything from the environment to the history and culture of each region you visit. Combined, our experts have decades' worth of rich experiences and in-depth research. Their expert knowledge will be able to truly illuminate your travel experience. 

That’s not excluding the fantastic expertise of our collection of local guides, community specialists and regional experts you’ll meet along your journey.

Please note: ^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters are unable to operate in South Georgia, Svalbard and Russia. Submarine is unable to operate in US waters and Svalbard.