Wilderness Adventurer, Alaska


The Wilderness Adventurer was constructed in 1984 and renovated in 2011. The comfortable interiors boast great amenities, both in public and private areas, and there are plenty of spaces to enjoy some fresh air and stretch your legs. Visit the sun deck or observation deck to admire the views. There are just 30 cabins on the vessel. With a maximum of 60 passengers per trip, your small ship cruise is ideal for making new friends and mingling whilst still enjoying the top-notch services and ambience that comes with being part of a smaller group. Each comfortable en suite cabin has a TV and DVD player and an iPod docking station. You’ll also be delighted to find that each cabin has a viewing window, ideal for taking a peek of the wonders outside the minute you wake up. Watch and listen to the sounds of the sea with the underwater camera and hydrophone. Wetsuits, snorkelling gear, paddleboards and kayaks make active adventures more accessible. Other onboard equipment includes hiking poles and yoga mats. The inviting lounge evokes feelings of the wilds of Alaska, with an attractive bar made from local cedar wood. You can relax in the hot tub or get your heart racing in the gym.   

Board the Wilderness Adventurer for a 12-night journey from Seattle to Juneau. Enjoy kayaking, skiff boating, and hiking at the San Juan Islands before traversing Canada’s Inside Passage. Don’t forget your passport! Coming back into US waters, you’ll sail to Ketchikan, the most southerly city of Alaska and the salmon capital of the world! Marvel at the majesty of the Misty Fjords National Monument and spot lots of local wildlife and then be further enchanted by nature at Behm Canal and Tongass National Forest. Next up is cultural Wrangell, where you can meet the Tlingit people. The final sections of your awesome adventure include Thomas Bay, Stephens Passage, Fords Terror, and Endicott Arm. The journey can also be taken in reverse. Alternatively, if you would love to combine health and wellbeing with your explorations, there are also departures that follow the same itinerary but with added fitness, meditation, and yoga sessions, nutritional guidance, and presentations related to mindfulness and fitness. The Wilderness Adventurer also offers seven-night round-trip cruises around Glacier Bay from Juneau, and seven-night expeditions around the Inner Reaches and Eastern Coves, sailing between Juneau and Ketchikan in both directions.  

A guest to staff ratio of three to one on the Wilderness Adventurer ensures that you will be more than well looked after on your vacation. Choose your trip and call us or book online to reserve your desired dates.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Yoga.

Required Extras: Port Fees (375 USD).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Local Flights.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1984
  • Year renovated 2011
  • Length 48.5m/160ft
  • Beam 11.5m/38ft
  • Cruising speed 9.5 knots
  • Max guests 60
  • Number of cabins 30
  • Number of bathrooms 30

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Wilderness Adventurer Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 5 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Susanne H
  • Germany Germany
Amazing Alaska adventure

Calving glaciers, watching whales and the experience of bush whacking.

Recommended for
Flexibility - we were facing stormy weather, and the team totally rearranged the tour to keep us out of the heavy winds - the new route we took even included some highlights that otherwise we would have missed out on. Everybody on board was focussed on giving us the best experience - in terms of adventure, food and service.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tera L
  • United States United States
Stunning scenery, amazing wildlife viewing

Most amazing was seeing humpback whales do cooperative bubble net feeding! The glaciers and landscape were also beautiful, and it was great to get off the boat for hiking and kayaking excursions

Recommended for
The excursions, the wildlife viewing, the flexibility of the schedule
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thoma F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience

Far too many highlights to single out even a few. The entire week was a genuinely fantastic experience.

Recommended for
The activities; the staff; the wildlife.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lance R
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic Alaska Adventure Cruise

Being able to walk in places where humans seldom go and to be able to paddle our kayaks among sea otters, seals and porpoises was absolutely magnificent. Having park ranger Nicole on board for three days was tremendous due to her infectious enthusiasm for the park and extensive knowledge of the area. The on-board guides were extremely knowledgeable and attentive to everyone's needs always ensuring our activities were conducted safely.

Recommended for
The places we visited were extraordinary, the whole crew was fantastic and the weather was unbelievable.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Greg W
Very good

Seeing bears, marine life, particularly whales and beautiful scenery.

Recommended for
Small ship, good crew, ability to get to know fellow passengers,good itinerary.