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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore glacial landscapes
  • Watch for whales
  • Navigate Wrangell Narrows
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coast
  • Explore Misty Fjords
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
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Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Be amazed by old-growth rainforest
  • Learn about Native culture
  • Explore the wilderness
  • Spot charismatic Alaskan wildlife
  • Hike, bike & river float in Haines
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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Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
$6,545
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Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Haines
  • Navigate the Behm Canal
  • Kayak Tongass backcountry
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the WildernessDiscovereron ultimate Alaska. Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park, a skiff to glaciers, hike in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Native cultures. EnjoyTWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park, including time with a park ranger. DiscoverMargerie, Grand …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
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Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition

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
  • Mendenhall paddle and hike
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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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Family paddle boarding.
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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 along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast and visit …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
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Rivers of Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Whitewater raft on the Deschutes
  • Hike at Palouse Falls State Park
  • Visit Clark National Historical Par
  • Explore the Hood River
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, River Cruise, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the cosmopolitan and fascinating city of Portland to Lewiston, Idaho, this dazzling 8-day river cruise offers you the opportunity to explore the wonders of this rich region. Transit eight locks and enjoy a private tour at the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center.Take a walk on the wild side at …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Apr 1815Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise
May 028Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
May 098Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
May 168Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
May 2315Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
May 238Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
May 308Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 0615Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Jun 068Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 138Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jun 2015Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Jun 208Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jun 278Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 0415Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Jul 048Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 118Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jul 1815Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Jul 188Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Jul 258Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 018Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 0115Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Aug 088Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Aug 158Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Aug 1515Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition
Aug 228Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 298Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Sep 0515Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise
2021
EmbarksDays 
Apr 188Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Apr 1815Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Apr 258Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 028Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 098Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 168Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 238Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 308Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 068Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 138Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 208Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 278Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 048Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 118Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 188Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 258Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 018Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 088Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 158Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 228Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 298Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 2915Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Sep 058Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Sep 198Rivers of Adventure
Sep 268Rivers of Adventure
Oct 028Rivers of Adventure
Oct 108Rivers of Adventure
Oct 178Rivers of Adventure
Oct 248Rivers of Adventure
2022
EmbarksDays 
Sep 188Rivers of Adventure
Sep 258Rivers of Adventure
Oct 028Rivers of Adventure
Oct 098Rivers of Adventure
Oct 168Rivers of Adventure
Oct 238Rivers of Adventure
Max 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. 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. 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: 76
Crew Complement: 28
Draft: 6.5 feet
Length: 176 feet
Beam: 39 feet
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Wilderness Discoverer's Navigator Cabin.
Navigator
Main Deck, cabins 201, 203-208 and 210. 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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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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