Alaska travel and aurora borealis
Eastern Coves
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 …
  • 8 Days
  • $2,895 - $5,995 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Kayaking
Places:
North America, Alaska, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, Wrangell, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Thomas Bay, Behm Canal, …
Level:
Relaxed
Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
Famed Passages of Discovery
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 …
  • 13 Days
  • $4,795 - $6,995 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
North America, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Canada, Ford's Terror, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, Seattle, …
Level:
Relaxed
Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Join the Wilderness Explorer 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 Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,595 - $6,395 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka, Icy Strait, United States, Peril Strait, Chichagof Island
Level:
Relaxed
Hiking through the mountains of Alaska
Ultimate Adventure 2016
Join the Wilderness Explorer 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, …
  • 15 Days
  • $7,595 - $11,395 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, El Capitan, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, …
Level:
Relaxed
A bear sprints across the landscape
Ultimate Adventure 2017
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, …
  • 15 Days
  • $7,595 - $11,395 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell Narrows, El Capitan, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, …
Level:
Relaxed
Kayaking through 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. Embrace the Alaskan wilderness as you …
  • 15 Days
  • $6,145 - $11,795 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Misty Fjords National Monument, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell Narrows, Wrangell, …
Level:
Relaxed
Coastal town of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Ultimate Coves & Passages 2016
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
  • $7,195 - $11,795 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Tracy Arm, Icy Strait, …
Level:
Relaxed
A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
Ultimate Coves & Passages 2017
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
  • $7,195 - $11,795 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Tracy Arm, Icy Strait, …
Level:
Relaxed
Humpback whale in Alaska.
Ultra Adventure 2016
Join the Wilderness Explorer 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 …
  • 22 Days
  • $10,795 - $17,095 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Ford's Terror, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, …
Level:
Relaxed
Kayaking though the Alaskan mountains.
Ultra Adventure 2017
Join the Wilderness Explorer 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 …
  • 22 Days
  • $10,795 - $17,095 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Ford's Terror, Tongass National Forest, Frederick Sound, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, …
Level:
Relaxed
Hiking through the snow.
Western Coves
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 …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,995 - $5,995 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Light Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board
Places:
North America, Alaska, Frederick Sound, Ketchikan, Juneau, El Capitan, Tracy Arm, The Brothers Islands, United States, Stephen's Passage, …
Level:
Relaxed
An ice-coated sunrise
Western Coves 2017
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 …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,995 - $5,995 USD
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Alaska, Frederick Sound, Ketchikan, Juneau, El Capitan, Tracy Arm, The Brothers Islands, United States, Stephen's Passage, …
Level:
Relaxed
The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with her sister “Wilderness” ships, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.

On board the Wilderness Explorer:
Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in two hot tubs; on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a synch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

Guest Accommodations:
The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer: Trailblazer, Pathfinder and Explorer provide single and double accommodation. All cabins are above deck with view windows.

Common to all Wilderness Explorer cabins are flat-screen TV/DVD and iPod docking station.
Wilderness Explorer's Trailblazer Cabin.
Trailblazer Cabin
Feature queen or twin beds, private bath with shower and view window.
Wilderness Explorer's Pathfinder Cabin
Pathfinder Cabin
Feature queen or twin beds, private bath with shower, and view window.
Wilderness Explorer's Explorer Cabin.
Explorer Cabin
Feature a sitting area, fixed queen bed, private bath with shower and large picture window.
Wilderness Explorer deck plan.