Excursions & Discovery

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 snorkeling 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 traveler.

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. 
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Scenic Expedition Voyages

Unrivaled exploration of extraordinary lands with:
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximize 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 
  • Personalized 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

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 snorkeling 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 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 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

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 customized 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?

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.

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.
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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 unrivaled 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.