Wilderness Discoverer

 

 Alaska’s Un-Cruise Adventures

Eastern and Western Coves

Adventure Cruising amid glacial landscapes and old growth rainforests with abundant opportunities to watch whales, birds and other wildlife aboard the 76-passenger yacht ship Wilderness Discoverer.

 Wilderness Discoverer Alaska Eastern Coves

 

Dates of Sailing Juneau to Ketchikan

 

2016  May 21 Jun 11  Jul 9  Aug 6  Sep 3, 17

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1  Juneau  Remnants of gold mines, Alaska’s state historical museum, Mt Roberts tramway, eagles, glaciers and verdant forest trails await your arrival. Embark amid birds, seals, sea lions, orca and humpback whales roaming the Inside Passage.

Day 2  Tracy Arm Wilderness, Frederick Sound  Sheer granite walls and hundreds of cascading waterfalls. Sawyer and South Sawyer twin glaciers. Brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, arctic terns, pigeon guillemots and mountain goats. Frederick Sound summer feeding ground of humpback whales.

Day 3  Thomas Bay, Cascade Creek  Kayaking.  Forest trekking along Cascade Creek trail.

Day 4  Glacial Landscapes, Wrangell Narrows  Hike atop Baird Glacier.  Choice of  kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding or trekking.

Day 5  Wrangell  The only Alaskan town which has been governed by four nations. Locals present Tlingit and Haida cultures. Kiksetti Totem Pole Park.

Day 6  Yes Bay  Wildlife abounds.  Humpback whales, orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters.  Kayak or hike a scenic trail.

Day 7  Misty Fjords National Monument Yosemite of the North – Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer cliff walls with sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters and other wildlife. Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 8  Ketchikan  Disembarkation and ship-to-airport transfer after a full, sit-down breakfast.  You may wish to continue cruising back to Juneau in your same cabin following the Western Coves route.  Ask about booking back-to-back cruises.

 

 

WWilderness Discoverer Alaska Western Coves

Dates of Sailing Ketchikan to Juneau

 

2016  Jun 18  Jul 16  Aug 13

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1  Ketchikan  Embark through Tongass Narrows.

Day 2  Tongass National Forest, El Capitan Passage  Tongass National Forest—the largest US national forest. Hike the high forest on an old logging trail. Oysters from local beds available seasonably.

Day 3  Klawock  An authentic Tlingit village with carving sheds, totem poles and many stories.

Day 4  Chatham Strait  Explore Kuiu or Baranof Island by kayak, skiff or snorkel as conditions permit.  Here lies a colorful array of sea life.

Day 5  Frederick Sound  Lush forest views and abundant wildlife.  Deep Cove, Patterson or Saginaw Bay.  Guided hikes or even snorkeling.

Day 6  The Brothers Islands, Stephen’s Passage  Summer feeding grounds for humpback whales, orca and sea lions.

Day 7  Endicott Arm, Ford’s Terror Wilderness  Snow covered mountains and the thunder of calving, blue ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier.  Endicott Arm amid bergy bits with seals atop.  Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 8  Juneau  Disembarkation and ship-to-airport transfer after a full, sit-down breakfast.  You may wish to continue cruising back to Ketchikan in your same cabin following the Eastern Coves route.  Ask about booking back-to-back cruises.

 

Room Rates from $2,595 per person double occupancy.  Room rates include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages; airport/ship transfers and baggage handling; most onboard activities and shore tours; entry fees to parks and preserves; wellness program, hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment and yoga.  Port fees/taxes of $250 per person and gratuities are extra.

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