Barry and Julie Karp founded ShoreTrips over 10 years ago. They found a niche that had been ignored: an independent company that could provide tours and excursions in ports and major cities. This created increased revenue for agents who now have many activity options in addition to what cruises lines or suppliers offer. Barry and Julie have grown during the past decade to offer excursions from Alaska and Hawaii to the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Both of them have had a very hands-on approach to servicing their clients in their respective businesses and an intuitive sense of the desires of today’s travel -savvy audience. Their mission is to allow you to enhance port of call, whether you arrive by boat or plane. They have traveled to every spot they represent to bring you the best and the most unique offerings to fulfill any fantasy. They have worked hard to develop a way for you to have smaller, more personal tours and adventures and yet feel secure knowing that all of the people they represent have an understanding of your expectations.
Have a group traveling to Alaska? ShoreTrips’ Alaska group program helps travel agents organize their groups before and after their clients cruise. They offer activities in destinations such as Denali, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Seward, and Whittier to enjoy upon arrival as well as in Vancouver and Seattle where many Alaska cruises begin and/or end. And since the majority of their trips need no minimum, ShoreTrips in Alaska is perfect for FIT clients. But if you have a group going on an Alaskan cruise you will be more-than-pleased to coordinate a menu of shore excursion to offer group members with ShoreTrips’ talented and helpful group department. They have many helpful tools to assist agents with marketing the shore excursions, including an automated flyer system with which one click of the button sends a pre-produced flyer to all of the group members. Also, a one-cilck manifest system automatically prints a manifest with each of the group trips and all passengers, saving your valuable time.
ShoreTrips also offers a variety of three-port packages for clients to choose from in most of their destinations by selecting the most popular tours in each region, bundling them and obtaining special pricing from vendors. Not only does this provide more options for travelers it saves clients a lot of money and creates a very easy selling opportunity for travel agents.
In Alaska, travelers can choose from four different three-port packages with prices starting as low as $150 and working their way up to $500 to meet every budget and activity preference. So whether your clients wants to take a tour to marvel at a glacier, zip-line through the Alpine Rainforest Canopy, go whale-watching or take a helicopter ride over spectacular rock formations and icefalls, ShoreTrips has a multi-port package to suit their needs.
World-renowned travel expert Arthur Frommer, in his book Ask Arthur Frommer & Travel Better, Cheaper, Smarter named ShoreTrips.com one of his top-10 travel websites. He wrote,
“At last! A company that will book your shore excursions for less than you’d pay to a cruise line – and for a better tour.”
But you don’t have to take Mr. Frommer’s word for it. Contact ShoreTrips for your clients’ shore excursions and you will be amazed at the ease of selling their carefully planned activities. Visit their website at www.shoretrips.com or call one of their skilled reservation specialists at 888-355-0220.