Within days, the Safari Explorer embarks for Hawaii for the 2nd season of Hawaiian Islands Un-Cruise Adventures. She’ll leave her Seattle home and make way through the passages of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards the open ocean. It’s roughly 2600 statute miles and 10-14 days to Kawaiihae harbor on Hawaii, the Big Island. Crew is hoping to make it in 11.
Throughout the season, our boat passed the Five Finger Lighthouse in Frederick Sound. The story about the great fire of 1933 and the lighthouse refit was shared by guides, but upon reflection, we never covered what this lighthouse symbolized for those that used the structure.
It is an exciting day here on the Safari Endeavour! After nearly three weeks of sitting on blocks in the dry dock, the Safari Endeavour re-enters the water and becomes a ship once again!
We are often asked "What makes an Un-Cruise different?" Good question. This video was filmed during a one-week trip aboard the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer. It's a start.
As they headed southbound from Alaska returning to Seattle on the final trip of the season, the crew of the Wilderness Discoverer reflected upon their most memorable, favorite moment of the season.