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Category: Alaska Wilderness Explorer Whales 

By Mitch Kaufman, Deckhand, Wilderness Explorer

Gas. Check. Life jackets. Check. I’m on my way to pick up a group of hikers. As I throttle up the skiff, icy wind from the nearby glacier hits my eyes. A tear forms at the outer edge, clouding my vision for …
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Bay of Pillars

Jul 13, 2012
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Discoverer 

By Ryan, Bo'sun, Wilderness Discoverer

Bay of Pillars is one of my favorite places to spend the day. We visit this bay on the Western Coves itinerary. There is nothing more tantalizing and beautiful than mystery, and Bay of Pillars has them both in spad…
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Explorer Wildlife 

By Julie Cardenas, Expedition Guide, Wilderness Explorer

Day one of our adventure and already the bar was set high! We had barely left our mooring at Sitka when, to the delight of everyone aboard, we encountered a small group of humpback whales “bubble-ne…
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Adventurer Family Travel 

By Kathy Van Wulf Scat, Wilderness Adventurer, June 23rd Kids in Nature Cruise

Expedtion Guide at large, Kathy V., sent us this report from a recent Kids in Nature cruise in Alaska. What is that you ask? It's a cruise date specially geared toward families…
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Category: Alaska Wilderness Discoverer 

I am Scott, the assistant engineer on the Wilderness Discoverer, and fortunate to be in charge of running equipment on this vessel. I'm from California, and have never been to this beautiful paradise called Alaska. When I stepped on board three weeks befor…
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