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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$3,345
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore glacial landscapes
  • Watch Dawes Glacier calve ice
  • Navigate Wrangell Narrows
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coast
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland of Alaska — glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers; watch for wildlife and whales in Frederick Sound; kayak, paddle board, and wildlife-watch in …
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Alaska Sea Otter
$4,695
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Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Be amazed by old-growth rainforest
  • Learn about Native culture
  • Visit rugged & spectacular Juneau
  • Spot charismatic Alaskan wildlife
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Travel Alaska’s and Canada's fabled Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau.Wilderness kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, skiffing, and hiking opportunities abound as the Wilderness Discoverer navigates the twisting passage. Educational presentations by your onboard expedition team …
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Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
$3,195
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Eastern Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore the waters of Endicott Arm
  • Visit Kiksetti Totem Park
  • Navigate Wrangell Narrows
  • Kayak, paddle board, and hike
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland of Alaska — glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, wonderful snorkeling opportunities, and calving glaciers; watch for wildlife and whales in Frederick Sound; kayak, …
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Point Wilston Lighthouse, Port Townsend
$2,095
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Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Hike in Olympic National Park
  • Kayak, paddle board, & birdwatch
  • Watch for orcas in Lopez Islands
  • Discover the Washington Marine Park
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Olympic wilderness and the San Juan Islands on this 8-day small ship expedition exploring coastal Washington. Highlights of your voyage include floating the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks; cruising Seattle's picturesque waterfront; kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiff exploration in …
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View groups of caribou as you explore the north
$3,995
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Famed Passages of Discovery

13 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Cruise the Inside Passage
  • View glaciers in Tracy Arm
  • Watch for wildlife and whales
  • Discover Tlingit culture
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
  • Visit Friday Harbor's Whale Museum
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Famed Passages of Discovery is a 13-day adventure through Alaska's and Canada's Inside Passages. Cruising from Juneau to Seattle (or the reverse), keep an eye out for wildlife and whales and explore the epic waterways by kayaking, paddle boarding, or skiffing in secluded coves and passages. …
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Family paddle boarding.
$3,595
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore Glacier Bay
  • Skiff along the coastline
  • Kayak along glacial fjords
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Discoverer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the U.S. National Park System. Kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, and skiff to explore this majestic region and Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof …
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A bear sprints across the landscape
$6,845
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Ultimate Adventure

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore “wild and woolly” wildernes
  • Kayak and paddle board
  • Learn about Tlingit culture
  • Observe a Steller sea lion haulout
  • Explore El Capitan cave
  • Discover Misty Fjords National Monu
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Discoverer for this 15-day Ultimate Adventure. See the "wild and woolly" wilderness - including glacial landscapes, old growth rainforest, remote scenic bays, and isolated coves - which you can discover by trekking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or skiffing. Explore the …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$6,445
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Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay NP
  • Explore the forests of the mainland
  • Hike along Chichagof Island
  • Watch for whales in Icy Strait
  • Transit winding Wrangell Narrows
  • Visit the Kiksetti Totem Park
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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. Embrace the Alaskan wilderness as you cruise from port to port on this journey.
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Coastal town of Ketchikan, Alaska.
$7,195
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Ultimate Coves & Passages

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Be guided by a Glacier Bay Ranger
  • View birds & a sea lion haulout
  • Hike on Chichagof Island
  • Enjoy a Tlingit tour in Kake
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Explore Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Expect adventure on this 15-day Ultimate Coves and Passages cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. 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.
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Kayaking though the Alaskan mountains.
$10,395
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Ultra Adventure

22 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Enjoy birding and sea lion viewing
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay
  • Learn about Tlingit culture in Kake
  • Experience whale-rich Icy Strait
  • Embark on wilderness hikes
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this "Ultra" 22-day expedition through the very best of Alaska's coastal region. Visit Glacier Bay - the jewel of the U.S. National Parks system, and explore remote scenic bays and coves by kayak, paddle board, and skiff. Visit Wrangell's Kiksetti …
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An ice-coated sunrise
$3,595
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Western Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • View Twin Sawyers Glaciers
  • Hike and explore El Capitan Cave
  • Observe a Steller sea lion haulout
  • Kayak, paddle board, and hike
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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, a Stellar sea lion haulout at The Brothers …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Jul 2915Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Jul 298Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jul 2922Ultra Adventure
Aug 058Eastern Coves
Aug 0515Ultimate Adventure
Aug 0522Ultra Adventure
Aug 128Western Coves
Aug 1215Ultimate Coves & Passages
Aug 198Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Aug 2615Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Aug 268Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Sep 028Eastern Coves
Sep 0213Famed Passages of Discovery
Sep 308Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Oct 078Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Oct 148Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Oct 218Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Oct 288Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Nov 048Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Nov 118Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Nov 188Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
2018
EmbarksDays 
Mar 318Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Apr 078Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Apr 148Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Apr 218Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Apr 288Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
May 058Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
May 1215Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans
May 268Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 028Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 0215Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Jun 098Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jun 168Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jun 1615Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Jun 238Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 308Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 3015Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Jul 078Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jul 148Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jul 1415Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Jul 218Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 288Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 2815Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Aug 048Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Aug 118Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Aug 1115Ultimate Bays & Fjords of Alaska
Aug 188Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 258Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Sep 0115Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans
Passengers: 76
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

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.
Interior 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.
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