Fjords of Alaska Cruise—Ultimate Expedition

14 nights of whale watching, wildlife, adventure, and Glacier Bay National Park

From $6,545

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Itinerary

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Glaciers: Margerie, Grand Pacific, and Dawes
  • Glacier Bay National Park; a park ranger joins you on board
  • Whale watching and wildlife searches
  • Mendenhall paddle and hike – or – Mt. Roberts Tram, raptor center and hike
  • Tlingit culture—Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House visit
  • Birds and wildlife at South Marble Island—birding and sea lion haulout
  • Beachcomb, hike, and bushwhack in muskeg and the Tongass National Forest
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords
  • Captain’s choice adventure exploration

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* Must mention promo code AWAKE18 to receive savings. Valid on new reservations booked September 16-December 15, 2017 for April & May, 2018 departures. Restrictions may apply. Inquire when booking.

Your day-by-day details

Sitka to Ketchikan

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Ketchikan to Sitka

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DAY 1

Sitka, Alaska – Embarkation
There’s nothing like a hearty greeting from your crew and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, you’re underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes you with grand views.
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DAY 2

Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure. Secluded coves. Tree-covered islets. Drop anchor, pick your modus operandi, and get going. Kayak, paddle board, or skiff—you’re on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. Turn a stone or two to see what’s underneath. There are no groomed trails here—get out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of.
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DAY 3

Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait
There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods. Morning fog catches like cotton balls on trees. The aptly named narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.
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DAY 4

Peril Strait / Chichagof Island
Kick off the morn with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound. Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear.
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DAY 5

Icy Strait
Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild. The plan? Whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. More rollicking sea lions and birds. But don’t forget to look straight down. Porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline. A different sort of wild than the open strait, muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Skiff the shore and down along kelp-threaded channels.
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DAY 6

Glacier Bay National Park
What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on your day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots, marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, you can hear and smell ‘em before you see ‘em—it’s a haulout for sea lions. Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with your feet up for the sail into Icy Strait.
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DAY 7

Captain's Choice
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain makes the call. Either choice, go with the flow. The water is fine. The guides help you gear up, and lead your adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or paddle board, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface.
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DAY 8

Juneau, Alaska
You have a choice in how to spend your day off the boat. At Mendenhall Lake*, it’s hard-charging adventure. After a short drive, push off from shore and paddle among icebergs, temperate rainforest, and Nugget Falls. Make a beach landing then hike 5 miles roundtrip to the edge of Mendenhall Glacier with a natural history lesson along the way. Return the way you came, paddling back across the lake. Or, opt for a relaxed pace. Start with a tour of Juneau’s rich history and culture, then ride up the Mt. Roberts Tram. The views unfold as you ascend 1,800 feet through the forest. At the top, a naturalist-guided tour includes the raptor program and a walk to a scenic overlook. There are many trails to pick from, too—take a leisurely short stroll or a leg-stretching hike, or head back in town. Complimentary laundry service is provided today.
*Children must be 8 years and older to participate in the Mendenhall Lake/Glacier outing. Guests with children under 8 years old may select the Mt. Roberts tram excursion.
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DAY 9

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There’s no abracadabra here. Mother Nature’s magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end of Endicott, the blue face of Dawes Glacier is stories high. Will it calve? Listen for a crack and unmistakable white thunder. The name Fords Terror originated from a trick of the tides on an early mariner. And tides permitting, your skiff driver knows its character and guides you along. It’s a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs. Look for them.
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DAY 10

Stephens Passage
Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they’re in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you’re in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. It’s a landscape of hanging waterfalls and shades green.
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DAY 11

Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows
When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way back backcountry of Alaska's wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green tromping through a grassy meadow into the forest. Later, pass by the fishing town of Petersburg and wind into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s “Christmas Tree Lane,” of course.
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DAY 12

Wrangell
Native culture and wildlife have gotten along just fine for centuries. Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. It’s also the only one ever governed by four nations. The Tlingit cultures have deep roots here. And local islanders come aboard this morning with a presentation that brings their stories and legends to life. Venture into town for a view of recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. See how many totems you can pick out on each pole. Step inside famed Chief Shakes Tribal House. Can you feel the history in this historic community house?
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DAY 13

Behm Canal
Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it’s all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike with wide-stretching views. Good opportunities for panoramic shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle along the canal. An intertidal shore walk circles a tall sea stack covered in green.
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DAY 14

Misty Fjords National Monument
Its affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved. There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. It’s an amazing wrap to your week. Your captain joins you tonight for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a photo recap by your crew.
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DAY 15

Ketchikan, Alaska – Disembarkation
After breakfast this morning, bid adieu to your new pals before you disembark and transfer to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

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DAY 1

Ketchikan, Alaska – Embarkation
Arriving in Ketchikan and met with a warm welcome, that’s a good start. You have time to take in a bit of the city once you check in at the hospitality area. But after boarding, grab a glass of bubbly as you push off the dock. Set sail for Misty Fjords National Monument.
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DAY 2

Misty Fjords National Monument
Its affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved. There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. It’s an amazing kickoff to your week.
400x300-alaska-sea-otter.jpg

DAY 3

Behm Canal
Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it’s all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike with wide-stretching views. Good opportunities for panoramic shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle along the canal. An intertidal shore walk circles a tall sea stack covered in green.
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DAY 4

Wrangell
Native culture and wildlife have gotten along just fine for centuries. Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. It’s also the only one ever governed by four nations. The Tlingit and Haida cultures have deep roots here. And local islanders come aboard this morning with a presentation that brings their stories and legends to life. Venture into town for a view of recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. See how many totems you can pick out on each pole. Step inside famed Chief Shakes Tribal House. Can you feel the history in this historic community house?
400x300-grassy-meadow-hike.jpg

DAY 5

Wrangell Narrows / Thomas Bay
Wind into the Wrangell Narrows heading toward the fishing town of Petersburg and Thomas Bay. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s “Christmas Tree Lane,” of course. Thomas Bay is way back backcountry of Alaska's wilderness. When you come this far, you might as well go all in. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green tromping through a grassy meadow into the forest.
400x300-alaska-waterfalls-and-greenery.jpg

DAY 6

Stephens Passage
Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they’re in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you’re in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. It’s a landscape of hanging waterfalls and shades green.
400x300-endicott-arm-towering-fjords.jpg

DAY 7

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There’s no abracadabra here. Mother Nature’s magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end of Endicott, the blue face of Dawes Glacier is stories high. Will it calve? Listen for a crack and unmistakable white thunder. The name Fords Terror originated from a trick of the tides on an early mariner. And tides permitting, your skiff driver knows its character and guides you along. It’s a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs. Look for them. Tonight, your captain joins you for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a “photo journal” by your crew.
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DAY 8

Juneau
You have a choice in how to spend your day off the boat. At Mendenhall Lake*, it’s hard-charging adventure. After a short drive, push off from shore and paddle among icebergs, temperate rainforest, and Nugget Falls. Make a beach landing then hike 5 miles roundtrip to the edge of Mendenhall Glacier with a natural history lesson along the way. Return the way you came, paddling back across the lake. Or, opt for a relaxed pace. Start with a tour of Juneau’s rich history and culture, then ride up the Mt. Roberts Tram. The views unfold as you ascend 1,800 feet through the forest. At the top, a naturalist-guided tour includes the raptor program and a walk to a scenic overlook. There are many trails to pick from, too—take a leisurely short stroll or a leg-stretching hike, or head back in town. Complimentary laundry service is provided today.
*Children must be 8 years and older to participate in the Mendenhall Lake/Glacier outing. Guests with children under 8 years old may select the Mt. Roberts tram excursion.
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DAY 9

Captain's Choice
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain makes the call. Either choice, go with the flow. The water is fine. The guides help you gear up, and lead your adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or paddle board, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface.
400x300-standing-on-bow-glacier-bay-national-park.jpg

DAY 10

Glacier Bay National Park
What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on your day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots, marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, you can hear and smell ‘em before you see ‘em—it’s a haulout for sea lions. Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with your feet up for the sail into Icy Strait.
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DAY 11

Icy Strait
Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild. The plan? Whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. More rollicking sea lions and birds. But don’t forget to look straight down. Porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline. A different sort of wild than the open strait, muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Skiff the shore and down along kelp-threaded channels.
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DAY 12

Chichagof Island / Perl Strait
Kick off the morn with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear. Later, wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound.
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DAY 13

Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait
There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods. Morning fog catches like cotton balls on trees. The aptly named narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.
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DAY 14

Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure. Secluded coves. Tree-covered islets. Drop anchor, pick your modus operandi, and get going. Kayak, paddle board, or skiff—you’re on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. Turn a stone or two to see what’s underneath. There are no groomed trails here—get out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. A gift to you, from your expedition team.
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DAY 15

Sitka, Alaska – Disembarkation
Cruise into Sitka this morning over breakfast. Farewell new friends! Disembark and transfer to the airport or your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

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Apr 28

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$6,545
Trailblazer
$8,095
Explorer
$11,245
Pathfinder
$8,845
Single
$10,800
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

May 12

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$6,545
Trailblazer
$8,095
Explorer
$11,245
Pathfinder
$8,845
Single
$10,800
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

May 26

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$6,545
Trailblazer
$8,095
Explorer
$11,245
Pathfinder
$8,845
Single
$10,800
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jun 02

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,145
Trailblazer
$8,645
Explorer
$12,995
Pathfinder
$9,445
Single
$10,720
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jun 09

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,145
Trailblazer
$8,645
Explorer
$11,795
Pathfinder
$9,445
Single
$11,790
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jun 16

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$13,345
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$11,245
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jun 23

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$12,195
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$12,370
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jun 30

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$13,345
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$11,245
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jul 07

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$12,195
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$12,370
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jul 14

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$13,345
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$11,245
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jul 21

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$12,195
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$12,370
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Jul 28

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$13,345
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$11,245
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Aug 04

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,495
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$12,195
Pathfinder
$9,845
Single
$12,370
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Aug 11

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,145
Trailblazer
$8,645
Explorer
$12,995
Pathfinder
$9,445
Single
$10,720
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Aug 18

2018

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,145
Trailblazer
$8,645
Explorer
$11,795
Pathfinder
$9,445
Single
$11,790
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

Sep 01

2018

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$6,545
Trailblazer
$8,095
Explorer
$11,245
Pathfinder
$8,845
Single
$10,800
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$500

May 04

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,045
Trailblazer
$8,445
Explorer
$11,245
Pathfinder
$9,245
Single
$11,625
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

May 18

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,595
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$11,795
Pathfinder
$9,895
Single
$12,535
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

May 25

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,595
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$13,145
Pathfinder
$9,895
Single
$11,395
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jun 01

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,595
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$11,795
Pathfinder
$9,895
Single
$12,535
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jun 08

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$8,395
Trailblazer
$9,795
Explorer
$14,095
Pathfinder
$10,645
Single
$12,595
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jun 15

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$8,395
Trailblazer
$9,795
Explorer
$12,745
Pathfinder
$10,645
Single
$13,855
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jun 22

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$14,845
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$13,570
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jun 29

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$13,695
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$14,925
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jul 06

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$14,845
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$13,570
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jul 13

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$13,695
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$14,925
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jul 20

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$14,845
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$13,570
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Jul 27

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$13,695
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$14,925
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Aug 03

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$14,845
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$13,570
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Aug 10

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$9,045
Trailblazer
$10,445
Explorer
$13,695
Pathfinder
$11,395
Single
$14,925
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Aug 17

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
270_180_wilderness_discoverer.jpg
Wilderness Discoverer

Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Specs:

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$8,395
Trailblazer
$9,795
Explorer
$14,095
Pathfinder
$10,645
Single
$12,595
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Aug 24

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
240x180_Wilderness-Explorer.png
Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$8,395
Trailblazer
$9,795
Explorer
$12,745
Pathfinder
$10,645
Single
$13,855
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Sep 07

2019

Ketchikan to Sitka
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$7,595
Trailblazer
$9,045
Explorer
$11,795
Pathfinder
$9,895
Single
$12,535
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Sep 21

2019

Sitka to Ketchikan
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Wilderness Explorer

To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Specs:

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$6,845
Trailblazer
$8,295
Explorer
$11,145
Pathfinder
$9,145
Single
$11,295
Charter
N/A
Port taxes/fees
$600

Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.

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Sitka, Alaska

The city and borough of Sitka are situated on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago and was originally settled by the native Tlingit people. Old Sitka was founded in 1799 by Alexandr Baranov, then governor of Russian America, when he arrived and set up a colonial trading company chartered by Tsar Paul I.

Tlingit warriors however, opposed the settlement and conflict resulted in the deaths of four hundred Russian inhabitants and the enslavement of the rest. Only a few managed to escape. Baranof returned in 1804 for the Battle of Sitka, the last armed conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives. Following their victory, the Russians established a permanent settlement.

Sitka was the site of the ceremony in which the Russian flag was lowered and the U.S. flag was raised after Alaska was purchased by the U.S. in 1867, an event re-enacted every October 18 (Alaska Day).

There are 24 building and sites in Sitka that appear on the National Register of Historic Places, many reflecting their deep Russian and Tlingit heritage. Gold mining and fish canning paved the way for the town's initial growth, but it wasn't until WW II when the Navy constructed an air base in the area that Sitka came into its own. Today, Sitka is the 4th largest city in Alaska.

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Sergius Narrows

This narrow waterway is the southern portion of Peril Straits. It provides an approximately 30-mile-long waterway shortcut to Sitka, Alaska, between Baranof and Chichagof islands. Sergius Narrows is a very narrow, zigzag course approximately 300 feet wide, with the tide rushing through at up to 9 to 10 miles per hour. Ships must pass through during “slack tide,” meaning that time when the water is most still between high and/or low tides. Sergius Narrows leads to Kakul Narrows, Salisbury Sound, and the Pacific, narrowing again to lead through Neva and Olga Straits to Sitka Sound and again to the outer west coast of the Pacific and the community of Sitka, Alaska. The exciting passage through Sergius Narrows offers a stunning view of remote, serene forested islands, great opportunity to view many bald eagles and Sitka black-tailed deer along its shores, and sometimes sea otter floating in and around the shallow kelp beds and rocky shorelines.

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Chichagof Island

Chichagof Island is the 5th largest island in the United States and one of the ABC islands of Alaska. It sits at the northern end of the Alexander Archipelago.

Separated from Baranof Island by the Peril Strait to the north, Chichagof Island has the largest population of bears per square mile of any place on earth and is protected by the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness area.

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Icy Strait

Icy Strait is a body of water in Southeast Alaska that is located between Chichagof Island and the mainland, and extends 40 miles northwest from Chatham Strait to Glacier Bay and Cross Sound. Icy Strait’s nutrient-rich waters are abundant with marine mammals, sea birds and the scenery is spectacular.

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay Park and Preserve is reportedly the most sought after park to visit in the United States and it is no wonder. Where else will you find a 25 mile-long river of ice still carving the land just as it has for the past several thousand years? When Captain Cook and George Vancouver sailed by in 1879, they saw a 20-mile wide glacier where today the entrance of the park lies, as well the wilderness lodge and park headquarters.

Over the past 200 years, this wall of ice has retreated an astonishing 65 miles north, splintering into a vast number of tributaries spaced throughout the entire park. Each glacier has its own name and character; our captain will decide which to visit for the day depending on ice conditions and wildlife sightings.

Visiting Glacier Bay Park is also like visiting a wildlife park. Here bears, goats, moose, whales, sea otters, and all the creatures of the water and forest flourish, completely protected from man. A National Park Ranger joins us for our entire journey to explain the park's geology, glaciology, wildlife, and its deep roots in Tlingit culture.

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Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by the rich, green Tongass National Forest, and located on beautiful Gastineau Channel, Juneau is an important port and a popular tourist destination. Unique because it is the only state capital in the United States that is inaccessible by road, Juneau sits at sea level below the steep mountains that are home to the Juneau Icefield and the Mendenhall Glacier. Its temperate climate produces remarkable scenery with miles of hiking trails through woods and alpine meadows providing a glimpse of just how rugged the rainforest of Southeast Alaska is.

The Auke tribe of Tlingit Indians were the first settlers in the Juneau area. They lived there peacefully enjoying the abundance of food and natural resources until the gold rush began. First named Rockwell and then Harrisburg, Juneau was finally named after gold prospector Joseph Juneau. In 1880, he and his partner, Richard Harris, discovered gold nearby, and the city quickly developed into a gold rush town.

During the lucrative 60 years of gold mining in the area Juneau was home to three of the world's largest gold mines: The Alaska Juneau mine, the Alaska Gastineau mine, and the Treadwell mine. These three mines produced $158 million worth of gold making Juneau one of the world's major gold mining areas until the 1940s when costs outstripped the value of the gold. However, since 2005 the gold mining industry has been experiencing a resurgence.

Officially designated the capital of the Territory of Alaska in 1900, it did not function as the capital until the government offices were moved there from Sitka in 1906. In 1959 Juneau became the official state capital when Alaska was admitted to the United States. Today, its approximately 31,000 citizens live within a 3,255 square mile boundary, an amount of land that makes Juneau's city limits the largest state capital in the United States (and the only state capital that borders a foreign city.)

Along with its delightful small town ambiance, Juneau has a number of art galleries, boutiques, historical sites, and museums. In town you can visit the Alaska State Museum, the House of Wickersham, the Patsy Ann Statue, the 5-stories-tall totem pole outside the Capital Building, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, the Alaska-Juneau gold mine or the salmon hatchery.

One of the most popular attractions in the area is Mendenhall Glacier, located only 13 miles outside the city. Although it’s receding, it is an amazing work of nature. Other attractions include the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge (providing a look at Alaska’s salt marshes and the migratory waterfowl protected there); the Juneau Icefield; the Mt. Roberts Tram (rises 1,800 feet and presents sweeping views of downtown Juneau and Gastineau Channel.) There are more than 205 trails within and surrounding Juneau. They range from fairly flat hikes accessible to wheelchairs and stroller to medium hikes up and down forest trails to strenuous uphill paths for serious hikers.

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Fords Terror Wilderness

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness was designated in 1980 by the United States Congress. Today, it has over 653,000 acres of breathtaking scenery.

Bounded by Canada on the east and bordered by the Chuck River Wilderness to the south, the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness is highlighted by two sheer-walled fjords, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm, both narrow and deep and over 30 miles long. At the head of both fjords, tidewater glaciers calve regularly into the sea. Permanent ice covers about one-fifth of the Wilderness.

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Endicott Arm

Endicott Arm is one of two narrow fjords that make up the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. Over 30 miles long, it ends at the stunning and breathtaking Dawes Glacier. With calm waters and only the sound of glacial caving, harbor seals, bears, deer, wolves and a wide variety of birds call this area home.

Halfway up Endicott Arm sits Fords Terror, a narrow passage that is accessible by small boat. As the tides change, water is pulled or pushed through this shallow and narrow opening, making it almost impossible for boats to pass through. Time it right—and you will be able to see some of the best waterfalls in Southeast Alaska.

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Stephens Passage

Running between Admiralty Island to the West and Douglas Island to the east, Stevens Passage is a 170km long channel in the Alexander Archipelago.

Stephens Passage was named in 1794 by George Vancouver, probably for Sir Philip Stephens. It was first charted the same year by Joseph Whidbey, master of the HMS Discovery during Vancouver's 1791-95 expedition.

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Thomas Bay, Alaska

Northeast of Petersburg, Thomas bay is known for glaciers and its abundance of wildlife. Moose, bears, and wolves are just a few of the animals you may see while traveling through this bay. Rich with gold, quartz and lore, Baird Glacier drains into the bay.

It is also known as “The Bay of Death,” due to a massive landslide that claimed over 500 lives in 1750. It also has gained the name of "Devil's Country" when in 1900 several people claimed to have seen devil creatures in the area.

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Wrangell Narrows, Alaska

Wrangell Narrows is one of the two narrowest waterways in Southeast Alaska, with Peril Straits near Sitka being the other. It is approximately 21 miles long, and is a very narrow and shallow waterway separating Mitkof Island and Kupreanof Island. Depending on tide activity, Wrangell Narrows is one-half mile to 100 yards wide, with its snake-like path winding around 46 total course changes.

More than 70 navigational aids mark this course, giving Wrangell Narrows its nickname of “Christmas Tree Lane,” reminding folks of the red and green holiday lights when all the buoys are lit at night. This waterway averages just 19 to 22 feet deep, depending on the tide. Large boats require more than two feet of water above average low tide in order to navigate this challenging waterway safely. The southern point of Wrangell Narrows is the confluence of Sumner Strait, and its northern point is the small, quaint fishing village of Petersburg and the confluence of Frederick Sound, with the tides entering and exiting from both ends.

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Wrangell, Alaska

Located on the northern corner of Wrangell Island—part of the Alexander Archipelago—the city of Wrangell is seven miles from the mouth and delta of the Stikine River, a very important freshwater contribution to the Inside Passage. The powerful Stikine Tlingit tribes inhabited the region for thousands of years, developing a very important trade center at the mouth of this river with the interior Athapaskan tribes. Along the beach north of town remains a very extensive collection of petroglyphs. It is thought that these rock carvings may have been primitive boundary markers for the First Peoples that lived in this area, establishing its importance.

Wrangell is one of the oldest non-native settlements in Alaska. The first to document this region were the Russians, who arrived in 1811 and began trading with the native Tlingits for beaver and sea otter furs from the Stikine River. In 1834 the Russians built a stockade, which in 1839 was leased by the British Hudson Bay Trading Company causing controversy over the use of Tlingit trade routes. The fort was abandoned in 1849 after depleting the sea otter and beaver stock in the area, but remained under British rule until Alaska was purchased by the U.S. in 1869.

Its colorful pioneer history grew with gambling, bars and Gold Rushers, and even tout Wyatt Earp in their guest book of famous visitors when he stopped in Wrangell en route to the northern gold fields. John Muir also has his place in the Wrangell history books, staying here in his early days of Alaska exploration. A disastrous fire in the early 1950s destroyed most of the downtown area including the Bear Totem Store, a curio shop built in 1920 which housed a collection of Tlingit arts, crafts, and irreplaceable totem poles. For many years, this rough and rugged Wild West town was supported primarily by the logging and fishing industries.

Today, Wrangell continues to redefine itself. The lumber mills have been upgraded and refashioned into a sustainable forest products industry, and the town has become a unique outpost for tourism. Visit Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House Monument, Totem Park, the Wrangell Museum, or walk among the petroglyphs at Petroglyph Beach State Park for a glimpse into its history.

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Behm Canal

Behm Canal is located in the Alexander Archipelago. Separating Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska, this 108 mile long natural channel is actively used as a United States Navy Submarine sound testing range and home to New Eddystone Rock. It is also home to New Eddystone Rock, a pillar of basalt jetting from the sea.

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Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords is south of Ketchikan on the border with Canada. As you journey into Behm Canal, the seemingly quiet entrance becomes more and more narrow as you pass New Eddie Stone Rock. This geologic oddity is the remnant of a “volcanic plug” rising out of the middle of this passage, and named for resembling a lighthouse back in England by Captain George Vancouver. It is just the first glimpse at many of the geological features seen while in the Misty Fjords National Monument.

This national monument was created in 1980 and consists of over two million acres. Misty Fiords was carved out by the last great North American glaciation, leaving narrow winding granite walls to guide our ship deep into the wilderness. Many of these winding passageways open to large granite amphitheaters of rock rising some 3,000 feet out of the water. This protected wilderness area is a place where we may spot brown bear and mountain goats.

As if by magic, the forest holds onto these steep walls and flourishes on incredibly abrupt slopes coming down to the waters edge. It is common to see bald eagles here swooping down from these trees to take salmon out of the water. Often the mist and clouds will hover throughout the fiord, shrouding your whole experience in what seems like a dream. Cruising through Misty Fiords is like traveling through a mystical storybook, with epic walls of rock and deep, dark forests winding through small canyons and passages. You will never know or guess what lies around the next corner.

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan has a rich and diverse history—all of which you can see elements of today. In the late 1800s it built a fish saltery, which was soon followed by a salmon cannery and general store—salmon still spawn in the Ketchikan Creek that runs through the middle of town.

In the surrounding hills, gold, copper, and molybdenum were mined. As an important trading community with miners and fishermen frequenting the town, Creek Street became the red-light district of Ketchikan. Over 30 bordellos lined the street at one point. Mining never really took off, but the fishing industry and new timber operations began to grow with the establishment of the Ketchikan Spruce Mills early in the century. Ketchikan was crucial for supplying lightweight cedar for the construction of airplanes during WW II, and for the next half century, it was synonymous with the timber industry. In 1954, Ketchikan Pulp Mill was completed but today, the logging industry has nearly disappeared, replaced by tourism.

Wildlife sightings are also an every day encounter in this fascinating port. Over 100 species of migrating birds including bald eagles, black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, marten, mink, sea otters, seals, orca, humpback whales, and an abundance of salmon can be found in the Ketchikan area.

Hanging above the salmon stream are the pilings supporting the historic structures that once housed the red light district and helped bootleggers move their whisky unseen at high tide. Today, the historic district along Ketchikan’s famed Creek Street hold souvenir shops, bookstores, and restaurants. There are a number of museums in town that tell its history from a pioneer, native, and modern perspective and the Tlingit village of Saxman, a historical town site, displays totem poles and a proud sense of its cultural past. Another unique point of interest is the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, a first-class education center with true-to-life displays of temperate rainforest, salmon streams, and native structures.

Learn about Ketchikan’s local Native cultures, and the history and importance of fishing and the arts through the Ketchikan Story project. www.ketchikanstories.com

Extend Your Experience

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HOTEL STAY

SITKA – WESTMARK SITKA HOTEL
2018 RATES: From $175

Defined to reflect local culture, this hotel has a large welcoming fireplace, fine restaurant and lounge, and comfortable accommodations. Near the heart of town, many of Sitka’s top attractions are a short walk away.

Summary

The Westmark Sitka stopover package includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer from the airport to hotel, view room, tax, and baggage handling.

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HOTEL STAY

KETCHIKAN – CAPE FOX LODGE
2018 RATES: From $205

Accessed by tram, the hotel offers panoramic views of Tongass Narrows and the city, with Ketchikan’s hot spots within walking distance. Onsite, spacious and bright rooms, restaurant, and lounge offer casual comfort.

Summary

Stopover Package at the Cape Fox Lodge includes meet and greet service at the airport, water-view or mountain-view room, tax, and baggage handling.

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LAND PACKAGE

Alaska Rail, Denali & Knik River Wilderness
2018 RATES: From $3,995

Wilderness Adventurer, Wilderness Discoverer, Wilderness Explorer

This 6-night, pre-cruise escorted land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Knik River Valley, and hotel overnights in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

6 Nights

Summary

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UnCruise Adventures escorted land tour
  • Overnights in Denali National Park, Knik River Valley, Anchorage, and Fairbanks
  • Full-day luxury dome train ride with guided narration
  • Interpretive tour and transfer into Denali National Park
  • Flightseeing transfer from Kantishna Roadhouse to Denali park entrance
  • Wildlife viewing, wilderness hikes, fly fishing, and other outdoor activities
  • Historic Independence Mine visit
  • Hike Hatcher Pass trails
  • Native culture and dog musher presentations
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
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LAND PACKAGE

Kenai Alpine Wilderness
2018 RATES: From $2,545

Wilderness Adventurer, Wilderness Explorer

This 5-night post-cruise escorted icefield and mountain adventure acquaints you with charming seaside and mountain villages, towering mountains, rugged terrain carved by glacial creeks, and Alaska’s state sport—dog sledding.

5 Nights

Summary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • UnCruise Adventures escorted land tour
  • Overnights in Girdwood, Seward, and Anchorage
  • Dogsled adventure and sled ride with Iditarod mushers and dogs
  • Interpretive hike across ice fields in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Scenic Chugach Mountains train ride and river float
  • Wildlife viewing, wilderness hikes, mountain biking, and other activities

Vessels for this Itinerary

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Wilderness Discoverer

Warm and inviting, efficient, and oh so cared for by her crew. The Wilderness Discoverer’s agenda is to deliver big adventure. And she does it in top-of-the-class style. Sleek with a northwest feel, the ship was retrofitted specifically for wilderness exploration. Wild, remote, and at the edges of the map, she carries a bit of Alaska wherever she sails—the beautiful bar top and tap tower are made from a yellow cedar log found in Peril Strait.

Her crew takes a lot of pride in spiffing her up and many say she’s the best-looking vessel in the fleet. But looks aside, she doesn’t hold back when it comes to exploration. Her shoal draft allows access to waters that are off-limits to bigger boats, where she can slip right in. An instigator of action, she was the first “Wilderness” boat in the family and set us on a path toward greater adventures—you will be too.

The Wilderness Discoverer comes equipped for adventure with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, and wet suits and snorkel equipment. The EZ Dock launch platform makes getting into the water a cinch. A hydrophone transmits below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera shows the action. Wellness amenities include two hot tubs, yoga mats, and fitness equipment.

Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: Air conditioning; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, private bath with shower; a view window (no portholes).

Destinations: Alaska; Pacific Northwest

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  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1992 by Blount Boats; renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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201, 203-208, 210
Queen or twin beds; view window, private bath with shower

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310-325
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath and shower

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400-403
Sitting area; queen or twin beds; large picture window; private bath with shower

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300-309
Outside entry; fixed queen, fixed double bed, or fixed double bed with twin bed (307, 309); view window; private bath with shower

Wilderness Explorer

Daring and ambitious, and a wee bit salty. The Wilderness Explorer was destined for Alaska’s deep waters from the first moment her boat builders in Boothbay Harbor, Maine slid her into the drink. A strong “sea boat” with feet, she is not bashful or apologetic in her, or her crew’s, unflinching drive to seek out secret niches—with attitude. You know the kind, that “we are better than the rest” attitude. She’s special like that.

Fully embracing change and keeping it fresh, the crew is known to be creative and willing to try the untried, whether it’s a new anchorage with access to an unexplored trail or a new recipe with locally-foraged ingredients. Bold with a capital Brrr, she is also the only ship in the fleet to have over-wintered in Southeast Alaska, for not one, but two wicked cold seasons. Get to know her, and she’ll warm your heart.

The Wilderness Explorer is equipped for active adventure and is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, a hydrophone for listening below the water, and a bow-mounted underwater camera for viewing in-water action. An EZ Dock launch platform allows for easy access into the water. Onboard wellness amenities include fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a hot tub.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; private bath with shower; view windows.

Destination: Alaska

*Deckplans are reflective of 2018 and beyond departures

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  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 26 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1976; renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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215; 302
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312
Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower

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301, 304, 313-314
Sitting area; fixed queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower

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107-114; 202-206
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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Navigator - 104
L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower