Originally Posted by bonnyprincecharlie
Weight restrictions can be imposed on certain activities. A weight restriction can ruin the day for a cruiser if they violate them. Two activities that come to mind are for horse back riding and cable slides. The maximum weight for each was 250 pounds. Most people would not be concerned about this weight restriction since all cruisemates are slim and svelte, but if the cruisemate is a bit portly it would be better to check beforehand so that you are not disappointed.
Disclaimer: Some activities of the type mentioned may not have any weight restrictions. This depends on the operator. This caution is extended to help cruisemates have a more enjoyable time.
Indeed this is true. In almost every case, the weight restriction is carefully spelled out in advance. Read the descriptions carefully.
If you plan to just get off the ship and find the activities locally, you may be disappointed.
In particular, Alaska helicopters usually have weight restrictions. Passengers over the weight limit may be charged extra and require advance reservations.
Also note that in some cases the vehicles used for tours may be difficult for heavy passengers to fit into.
When you are (like me) in the oversize class you have to do a bit more homework. In many instances we find it is worth our while to book a private tour and check out the vehicle used in advance.