Wilderness Discoverer

The Wilderness Discoverer
Enjoy a drink at the bar aboard the Wilderness Discoverer.
Relax in the bar aboard the Wilderness Discoverer.
Wilderness Discoverer's comfortable cabins.
Travelers kayaking around the Wilderness Discoverer.
The Wilderness Discoverer
Wilderness Discoverer's comfortable cabins.
Whale watching from a zodiac in Alaska.
Eastern Coves
Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland—glacial landscapes, old growth and rainforest of Alaska. You are treated to wildlife and whale watching with a half-day in Frederick Sound; kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote …
  • 8 Days
  • $1895 - $6295 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Thomas Bay, Behm Canal, …
Level:
Easy
Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
Famed Passages of Discovery
Famed passages of Discovery is a 13-day adventure through Alaska's Inside Passage. Embarking from Juneau, this voyage brings you among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm where you can explore this region's “wild and woolly” wilderness! Keep an eye out …
  • 13 Days
  • $2895 - $7395 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Canada, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, Seattle, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, …
Level:
Easy
A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Join the Wilderness Discoverer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System. Kayak, paddle board, and skiff to explore this majestic region and spend two day in Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore …
  • 8 Days
  • $2095 - $6495 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka, Icy Strait, United States
Level:
Easy
Family paddle boarding.
Ultimate Adventure
Join the Wilderness Discoverer for this 15-day Ultimate Adventure. See the "wild and wooly" wilderness - including glacial landscapes, old growth rainforest, remote scenic bays, and isolated coves - which you can discover by trekking, kayaking, paddle …
  • 15 Days
  • $4945 - $11945 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Ford's Terror, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, El Capitan, Tracy Arm, …
Level:
Easy
Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
Ultimate Bays & Fjords
Grab your camera and set out for adventure on this 15-day Alaskan cruise. Pristine landscape, untouched coves, and astounding wildlife are sure to delight and entrance you as you sail alongside glaciers and icebergs.
  • 15 Days
  • $5095 - $12145 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Frederick Sound, Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell Narrows, Wrangell, …
Level:
Easy
Hiking through the mountains
Ultimate Coves & Passages
Expect adventure on this 15-day Ultimate Coves and Passages cruise. Begin in Ketchikan and sail for the remote shores of Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Park, greeting orcas, seals, and birds as you sail.
  • 15 Days
  • $4745 - $12145 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Icy Strait, …
Level:
Easy
Hiking through the mountains.
Ultra Adventure
Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this "Ultra" 22-day expedition through the very best of Alaska's coastal region. Spend two days in Glacier Bay - the jewel of the US National Parks system, explore remote scenic bays and coves by kayak, paddle board, and …
  • 22 Days
  • $7295 - $17795 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Ford's Terror, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, …
Level:
Easy
Kayaking though the Alaskan mountains.
Western Coves 2015
Explore Alaska's “wild and woolly” wilderness on this 8-day voyage! Embark on this adventure through the western coves of Alaska's coast, where you are treated to wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage, glacier calving in …
  • 8 Days
  • $2395 - $6295 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Ford's Terror, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, El Capitan, The Brothers Islands, United States, …
Level:
Easy

The small ship, Wilderness Discoverer, is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal “launching pads” for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions. A fully-equipped fishing boat also travels with each small ship.

Life aboard the Wilderness Discoverer
The interior spaces offer contemporary colors and brushed metals that complement the wilderness outside and both the public and private spaces are loaded with special amenities.

Large flat screen TVs in the main salon are available to show personal videos captured during the excursions while everyone gathers together at night - spawning lively discussion on the most amazing encounter or the best "fish story." A large selection of micro-brews, wine and spirits are available for purchase at the bar while reliving the day's activities. Educational presentations from the onboard Naturalists are also broadcast on certain nights in the salon and into the cabins.

Evenings onboard ship offer opportunities to relax with a good book, rejuvenate with a massage or rejoice with your fellow adventurers. Each day offers a cocktail hour followed by a delicious and healthy meal, plus opportunities to learn from locals and onboard Expedition Leaders/Naturalists.

While comfortable public areas encourage engaging conversations and cozy relaxation, you may also choose to retreat to your cabin to watch a DVD or view videos taken during the day by your fellow shipmates as they are piped in from the central control station.

Each ship has a large resource library and hundreds of DVD titles.

Cabin Amenities
Each cabin offers private facilities and view windows. Each cabin also has an iPod docking station. The bathrooms feature a hair dryer and sundries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion.

The ships are equipped with flat screen TVs/DVDs in each cabin. All cabins are linked electronically so that videos shot during each day can be shared across the ship on designated channels.

Daily Excursions
Wilderness Discoverer provides most of the gear required for your explorations. Each ship is equipped with kayaks, drysuits, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, inflatable boats, trekking poles, reuseable water bottles and overnight camping gear.

Ship Specifics
Capacity: 84
Crew Complement: 16
Draft: 6.5 feet
Length: 169 feet
Beam: 38 feet
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Wilderness Discoverer's Navigator Cabin.
Navigator
Main Deck, cabins 201-208. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower and view window.
Wilderness Discoverer's Trailblazer Cabin.
Trailblazer
Observation Deck, cabins 310-325. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower and view window.
Wilderness Discoverer's Pathfinder Cabin.
Pathfinder
Observation Deck, cabins 300-309. Outside entry, queen bed, sitting area, private bath with shower and view window.
Wilderness Discoverer's Explorer Double Cabin.
Explorer
Sun Deck, cabins 400-403. Separate sitting area, queen or twin beds, private bath with shower, large picture window with sofa bed/triple.
Deck Plan