Oct 28, 2015
It all started with some friendly trash talk.
Oct 27, 2015
The island was named after a Viceroy named Horcasita, a Mexican Count who sent the first western exploration into the region. The name was shortened to Orcas and given to the whole island chain. Eventually the islands became collectively known as the San Juan Islands; however Orcas Island retained its name.
Oct 21, 2015
Justin called over the radio that there were whales off of the bow. I quickly made my way in that direction in time to see a humpback whale breach just off the port side. It was an incredible moment that only Justin and I experienced.
Oct 19, 2015
The onset of fall on the Salish Sea is the perfect time for a beer themed cruise aboard the Wilderness Adventurer.
Oct 16, 2015
We recently had a photo contest amongst the crew members at Un-Cruise Adventures. The contest was the talk of the ships for several weeks as crew members sought to capture the best shot in one of the five categories.
Oct 14, 2015
After the captain’s dinner on Friday night, everyone gathers in the lounge to review the week in photo form put to music.
Oct 12, 2015
Every once in a while I get the crazy idea that slithering myself into 14mm of wetsuit and jumping off of a skiff is a good idea.
Oct 09, 2015
While some moments are stolen in solitude or inside jokes with fellow crew, all are a perfect reflection of just how incredibly lucky we are to have spent an entire summer exploring Southeast Alaska aboard the Wilderness Explorer.
Oct 07, 2015
In the past, miners and treasure-seekers searching for gold thought it was the moon reflecting off the mother lode that was always just a bit out of reach.
Oct 05, 2015
Those onboard the Wilderness Explorer over the past few weeks have had the incredible privilege to witness a grand show unfolding in the temperate rainforest called the great salmon run.