Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

7-night coastal Washington and San Juan Islands cruise

From $1,895

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Itinerary

A wild world of natural wonder. Explore islands, hike in rainforests and up mountains, paddle in Puget Sound waterways and the San Juan Islands, and watch for birds, orca, and other marine life.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise the Seattle waterfront
  • Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago & Deception Pass
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords and winding island channels
  • Hike in temperate rainforest, old growth forest, state parks, and Mt. Constitution
  • Watch for whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and sea birds
  • Birding opportunities
  • Taste local oysters and clams

Departure Dates & Rates

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Savings!

Save $300 per couple ($150 pp) on April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2017 cruises.
Valid on NEW reservations made July 30-October 28, 2016. Mention offer code A3UW106. Restrictions apply. May not be combinable with other offers. Inquire when booking.

Your day-by-day details

Roundtrip Seattle, Washington

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DAY 1

Seattle, Washington – Embarkation
Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail from Fishermen's Terminal, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and cruise the city’s picturesque waterfront before dropping anchor in a tucked away bay.
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DAY 2

Salish Sea / Deception Pass
Wake up surrounded by the wilderness of the Salish Sea. Today, there will be many opportunities to investigate this sea-salty playground of islands. A guided kayak reveals local inhabitants—sea stars, anemones, jelly fish, perhaps even inquisitive harbor seals. Walk along a curiosity-rich intertidal zone or stretch your legs on a mossy hike. And tides and current permitting, sail through swirling waters of Deception Pass. Cap off your first day of adventure with a front-row view of the sunset from the bow.
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DAY 3

Lopez Island / San Juan Island
You’ve landed in one of the most scenic areas of the Salish Sea. The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. Keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface, whether you opt for kayaking or a chance to snorkel. Join your expedition team on deck searching for whales, seals, and sea lions as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same. Drop anchor near San Juan Island—the second largest landmass in the archipelago—to explore tide pools and skiff or kayak into hidden coves, as conditions permit.
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DAY 4

Orcas Island
Your Captain navigates through the islands to your basecamp at Orcas Island—for a day of play where the options are unending. A local favorite, hike Mt. Constitution—it’s the highest peak in the San Juan Islands and has a stunning view of the archipelago. If you’re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs.
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DAY 5

Sucia Island
The treats keep a-coming! Enjoy your day anchored at picturesque Sucia Island—total year-round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. Explore the intertidal zone with your guides, hike across the island, and kayak in a protected bay. Weather permitting; there’ll even be a barbeque ashore.
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DAY 6

Captain’s Choice
Make it an ideal morn by kicking it off with an early soak in the on-deck hot tub, a paddle along the shores of the Olympic Peninsula, or both! Your Captain sets the course today for explorations in the rain shadow of the Salish Sea. You may find yourself hiking deep into the mossy, towering old growth of the Olympic Peninsula or beachcombing for anemone and hermit crabs along the shores of Puget Sound. Or perhaps, a chance to kayak and paddle board, investigate bird rookeries, or search for whales in the Sea’s rich emerald waters.
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DAY 7

Olympic National Park
Wake up in one of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound—Hood Canal, a glacial fjord separating the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. You’ll be hiking in the Olympic Mountains—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and small quaint towns. Keep watch for resident bald eagles. And, enjoy the bounty of the sea—a tasting of locally-grown oysters and clams. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures.
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DAY 8

Seattle – Disembark
After breakfast, say goodbye to your newfound friends and disembark the ship back at Fishermen’s Terminal. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport or to your UnCruise overnight hotel stay.

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

Theme Departures Available for this Itinerary

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Craft Beer

Foremost beer experts and brewers guide you on your barley and hops adventure including pairings with regional cuisine, tours and tastings, and special presentations.

2016: October 8
2017: April 8, April 15; October 7, October 21
2018: April 7, April 14

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Birding

Join renowned bird experts on a discovery of the unique habits and characteristics of the winged creatures you encounter.

2017: April 22
2018: April 21

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Featured Guest Host

Aslan Brewing Company started when Boe Trosset and his brother, along with friends, moved their 5 gallon home-brewing project from their parents’ basement to a community warehouse in Bellingham, Washington. Soon after, the partners broke ground on a new brewhouse and pub in Bellingham’s historic McBeath Building, and today, they operate an award-winning 15 barrel organic, craft brewhouse.

Join Boe on a Craft Beer themed cruise on April 15, 2017.

Rates and Dates

Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Single fares are "from prices" reflecting the lowest fare available in select cabins. Triple rates are available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan); inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 76 guests.

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Oct 08

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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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
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,295
Trailblazer
$2,795
Explorer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$2,995
Single
$3,445
Charter
$224,395
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 15

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,295
Trailblazer
$2,795
Explorer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$2,995
Single
$3,445
Charter
$224,395
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 22

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,295
Trailblazer
$2,795
Explorer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$2,995
Single
$3,445
Charter
$224,395
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 29

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$1,895
Trailblazer
$2,395
Explorer
$4,395
Pathfinder
$2,595
Single
$3,445
Charter
$193,995
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 05

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$1,895
Trailblazer
$2,395
Explorer
$4,395
Pathfinder
$2,595
Single
$3,445
Charter
$193,995
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 12

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$1,895
Trailblazer
$2,395
Explorer
$4,395
Pathfinder
$2,595
Single
$3,445
Charter
$193,995
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 19

2016

Seattle to Seattle
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
$1,895
Trailblazer
$2,395
Explorer
$4,395
Pathfinder
$2,595
Single
$3,445
Charter
$193,995
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 01

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 08

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 15

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 22

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
birding.pngBirding
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 29

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

May 06

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Sep 16

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Sep 23

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Sep 30

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 07

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 14

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 21

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Oct 28

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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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
$2,095
Trailblazer
$2,595
Explorer
$4,595
Pathfinder
$2,795
Single
$2,725
Charter
$209,195
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 04

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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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
$2,095
Trailblazer
$2,595
Explorer
$4,595
Pathfinder
$2,795
Single
$2,725
Charter
$209,195
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 11

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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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
$2,095
Trailblazer
$2,595
Explorer
$4,595
Pathfinder
$2,795
Single
$2,725
Charter
$209,195
Port taxes/fees
$200

Nov 18

2017

Seattle to Seattle
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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
holiday-theme.pngHoliday
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,095
Trailblazer
$2,595
Explorer
$4,595
Pathfinder
$2,795
Single
$2,725
Charter
$209,195
Port taxes/fees
$200

Mar 31

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 07

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 14

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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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
craft-beer.pngCraft Beer
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 21

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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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
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

Apr 28

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

May 05

2018

Seattle to Seattle
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
$2,495
Trailblazer
$2,995
Explorer
$4,995
Pathfinder
$3,195
Single
$3,245
Charter
$239,595
Port taxes/fees
$200

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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Deception Pass

Discovered by Joseph Whidbey in 1792, he named this waterway Deception Pass because it misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was actually a peninsula. During George Vancouver’s exploration of the area, Joseph Whidbey was tasked with exploring the waters now known as the Saratoga Passage using small boats. The shallow waters and steep rocks made navigation extremely difficult. He reported that the area was a dead-end and the island was actually connected to the mainland. It wasn’t until later, that a very narrow and intricate channel was found that separated the two bodies of land.

Due to the dramatic landscape of Deception Pass, currents can lead to large whirlpools and drastic current shifts. Sometimes boats can be seen waiting on either side of the bridge for the currents to stop or change direction before making the passage through. During the summer, thrill-seeking kayakers can be seen making the trip which has been rated as class 2 and 3 rapid conditions.

Deception Pass is surrounded by the breathtaking Deception Pass State Park, the most visited state park in Washington. Officially establish in 1923, Deception Pass State Park served as a military reserve in the 1930’s. During this time, the Civilian Conservation Corps built roads, trails and buildings which greatly assisted in the development and conservation of the park.

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Lopez Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

Lopez Island is the third largest of the San Juan Islands and covers 29.8 square miles. Originally named Chauncey Island, after the American naval commander Isaac Chauncey, it was renamed in 1847 by Henry Kellet for Gonzalo Lopez de Haro, an officer of the 1791 Spanish expedition.

Lopez Island is home to about 2,300 year-round residents centered around the island’s hub, Lopez Village. The flattest of the San Juan Islands, its gently rolling hills and pastoral countryside have made it a popular destination for bicycle tourists.

Don’t be surprised if people wave to you while you are around Lopez. Nicknamed “the friendly isle,” Lopez is locally famous for the longstanding custom of waving at every motorist, bicyclist, and pedestrian encountered. This simple gesture has become known as the Lopez wave and is speaks to the relationship residents have on this island.

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Olympic National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula is a kaleidoscope of greens, blues, and browns in every hue that stretch from the pounding Pacific Ocean across dramatic, rugged mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the north and Hood Canal to the east. Formed by subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate, the Olympic Mountains are the rugged centerpiece of this remote area that encompasses over 366,000 acres of majestic old-growth forest. First designated a national monument in 1909 by Theodore Roosevelt, it became a national park in 1938 by Franklin Roosevelt.

At just under 8,000 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest point in the mountain range, the second largest range in Washington State. Including ancient glaciers, Mount Olympus has some of the greatest glaciation of any non-volcanic peak in the lower 48 due to the amount of precipitation it receives.

One of the wettest places in the USA, the western temperate rain forest receives 150” of rain on average annually, a big reason for the many shades of green. Including the temperate rain forest, the Olympic Mountains have created their own climate, including a rain shadow provided by the western mountains for the much drier eastern mountains.

Due to its isolated location, there are many endemic plant and animal species from the wet western slopes to the arid eastern ridges. Home to major salmon bearing rivers, natural lakes, wet and dry lands, the Olympic Peninsula is a stunningly magnificent place to seek out wildlife in the sky and land.

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Orcas Island

A portion of the San Juan Islands group was originally named Horcasitas after Juan Vicente de Güemes Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, a Spanish military officer and 2nd count of Revillagigedo, the island’s name was shortened to simply, Orcas. In 1847, Henry Kellett attributed the name Orcas to just one piece of land while reorganizing the British Admiralty charts, giving the island its name.

Orcas Island is slightly larger but less populated than its neighboring San Juan Islands. Shaped like a pair of saddle bags, Orcas Island is home to around 5,000 people. It's also home to the one of the largest state parks in Washington State and the largest on the San Juan Islands—Moran State Park—which includes over 5,200 acres of forest and 30 miles of hiking trails. Moran boasts the highest point in the archipelago at 2,400’, Mt. Constitution—named after the USS Constitution by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842.

The view from the top of Mt. Constitution is considered to be of the world’s best panoramic views. On a clear day, hikers can enjoy views of the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Olympic Mountains to the South, Mt. Rainier, and all of the San Juan Islands. At the top of Mt. Constitution stands a stone observation tower build by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936.

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Salish Sea

Located between the south-western tip of British Columbia, and the north-western tip of Washington State, the Salish Sea is made up of the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Puget Sound. This intricate network of waterways is protected from Pacific Ocean storms by Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

The title Salish Sea, named for the Coast Salish people who first inhabited this region, was first used in 1988 by Dr. Bert Webber, a marine biologist from Bellingham, Washington who determined that a single name for the entire international ecosystem was needed. Rather than replacing any of the existing names, the title Salish Sea was given to identify the commonality of water, air wildlife and history that spans from Canada to Washington. In 2009, the governments of both Washington and British Columbia adopted the name.

The Salish Sea is home to over 200 different species of fish, 100 different species of birds, 20 different species of marine mammals, over 3,000 different species of invertebrates and 7 million people.

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San Juan Islands, Washington

Formed by tectonic activity, glacial sculpting, and the forces of erosion, approximately 450 islands (over 700 during low tide and just 172 named) dot the Salish Sea between southeastern Vancouver Island and northern Washington. Accessible only by air and sea, the views are astounding—on a clear day, you can turn in a circle and see the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, and Vancouver Island. The archipelago’s southern border is the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to its northern edge lies the Straits of Georgia, and to the east is Bellingham Bay and Rosario Straits. The San Juans and Vancouver Island are separated by Haro Strait. In the protective rain shadow of Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains, the islands receive half the rain as Seattle, about 15 to 20 inches per year.

The waters are cold, deep, and prolific with life both above and below. Massive schools of salmon travel from the open waters of the Pacific with the flushing tides through Haro and Rosario Straits, making this a favorite hunting ground for resident, salmon-eating orcas (known locally as the J, K, and L Pods.) Transient orcas also travel through this area periodically to prey on marine mammals. The waters are home to minke whales, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, harbor seals, and sea lions. California gray whales pass by in fall on their way to calve in Hawaiian and Mexican lagoons. In the spring, they will pass by again, heading north to the nutrient-rich waters of Alaska.

Keep an eye out overhead or on the shorelines and rocky outcroppings for cormorants, oystercatchers, tufted puffins, terns, gulls, scoters, bald and golden eagles, turkey vultures, and more! Over 290 different species of birds have been identified in this birdwatcher’s paradise. Eighty-three islands have been designated as National Wildlife Refuges, divided into the four habitats of reefs, rocks, grassy, and forested islands. Each island is unique and has its own stories of natural and human heritage.

The islands are full of rich and colorful history. One particularly unusual chain of events that had a lasting impact on the islands began on San Juan Island. The event began with one small act in 1859 that nearly resulted in a war between Britain and the United States and was called the “Pig War”. It all started when a pig owned by Englishman Charles Griffin of the Hudson’s Bay Company broke into the tasty potato garden of American Lyman Cutlar one too many times. Cutlar shot the pig, admitted to shooting the pig, refused a trial by the British, and sought the United States’ protection. Since it was unclear at that time exactly where the U.S./Canadian border really was, a 12-year standoff ensued. The English garrison was established on the northwestern side of the island; an American garrison was set up on the southern tip. In 1872, a German arbitrator, Kaiser Wilhelm, settled the debate by establishing the U.S./Canadian boundary and “gave” the San Juan Islands to the United States.

This would not be the final colorful story to be told. The islands were settled in an initial bawdy “wild west” fashion. Even into the 1930s, as some communities claimed to be "civilized," the islands had plenty of bootleggers who were utilizing the intricate waterways around the islands to trade their goods during Prohibition.

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Seattle, Washington

For thousands of years, the coastal First Peoples lived in abundance along the shorelines that now surround Elliott Bay and the city of Seattle. The city is named for Chief Sealth. A respected local elder, Chief Sealth befriended the first non-native settlers, including the Denny party who arrived in 1851.

Logging of the great forests surrounding Elliott Bay commenced almost immediately upon arrival of the first white pioneers, who began to supply the building demands of the city of San Francisco and other developments along the west coast. This was Seattle’s first link to becoming a key import and export arena along the Pacific Rim. By the time gold was discovered in Alaska in the late 1800s, Seattle became the foremost launching pad and supply center for gold and adventure seekers bound for the “Last Frontier” of the Alaskan wilderness.

Today, Seattle’s multi-cultural population is approximately 652,000. Lumber and other exports are still important to the regional economy, as is the pioneering spirit that fostered the development and success of high-tech companies such as Microsoft and Boeing. Take a stroll along the Emerald City’s bustling waterfront and see a grand mixture of old wooden piers now housing restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium and the like with a view of the modern shipping docks in the background. Soak in the surrounding natural beauty of Mt. Rainier, rising to a height of 14,411 feet, and the Olympic Mountains to the west across Elliott Bay. Green and white Washington State Ferries constantly ply the southern Salish Sea (aka Puget Sound) to and from outlying water-bound areas.

The 1962 World’s Fair icon, the Space Needle, touches the skies at 600 feet. Have a meal in the Needle’s revolving restaurant and gain a spectacular 360-degree view in an hour. In its early days, the restaurant revolved faster—but that didn’t work so well for the diner’s digestion! Sip a latte in the heart of coffee culture at Pike Place Market and watch the "flying fish" while inhaling the colorful array of fresh-cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables and browsing local artisan stalls. Visit Seattle’s first neighborhood, Pioneer Square, with historical brick buildings brimming with art galleries, boutiques, and diverse restaurants.

Seattleites are distinguished as the number one readers in the U.S. Although some may attribute that statistic to Seattle’s rainy reputation, this city actually receives only about 35 inches of rain annually—less than all the major cities on the Eastern seaboard! That is because the Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula absorb much of the moisture from the Pacific before it reaches Seattle. The marine air does moderate the temperature in Seattle and is cause for days of overcast skies—thus its reputation for rain. Seattle enjoys about 16 hours of daylight in the summer and 16 hours of darkness in the winter.

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Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

Sucia Island is located 2.5 miles (4km) north of Orcas Island and is the largest island in an archipelago of ten islands known as the Sucia group. Named by Spanish Captain Francisco de Eliza, in Spanish Sucia means “dirty” or nautically “foul”. This name was given due to the hidden rocks and uncharted reefs that made getting to shore dangerous for early explorers. Today Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the San Juan marine park system and is consistently ranked as one to the top boating destinations in the world.

Sucia Island is not only stunning to the casual visitor but also to the trained geologist. The horseshoe shaped island is surrounded by long finger-like peninsulas that were created from a combination of plate tectonics and glacial silt. Over the past 15 thousand years, wind and wave erosion has created wave-cut platforms and reefs as well as honeycomb formations and caverns.

Vessels for this Itinerary

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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.

The Wilderness Discoverer comes equipped for adventure with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, wet suits and snorkel equipment, and yoga mats. 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. For wellness and relaxation, the vessel offers two hot tubs and fitness equipment.

There are four cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Discoverer: Navigator; Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer. 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; queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat; view window; private bath with shower