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Category: Alaska Safari Endeavour Activities Wellness 

It all started with some friendly trash talk.
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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.
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Category: Alaska Safari Endeavour Whales 

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.
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Tags : Dawes glacier
The onset of fall on the Salish Sea is the perfect time for a beer themed cruise aboard the Wilderness Adventurer.
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Tags : beer, drinks
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Category: Alaska Wellness 

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.
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Discoverer Cuisine 

After the captain’s dinner on Friday night, everyone gathers in the lounge to review the week in photo form put to music.
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Adventurer Wildlife 

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.
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The Best of Alaska

Oct 09, 2015
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Explorer 

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.
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Tags : Crew
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Discoverer 

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.
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Explorer Wildlife 

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.
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Tags : bears, salmon