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

Wilderness Explorer
  • 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

215; 302
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


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


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


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


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