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

Wilderness Discoverer
  • 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

201, 203-208, 210
Queen or twin beds; view window, private bath with shower


Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath and shower


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


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