Small Ship Wilderness Explorer
Exploration, access, and comfort all share equal importance on the Wilderness Explorer. Adventure-ready with casual ambiance—the onboard amenities and equipment on this 74-guest expedition vessel put the focus on action, adventure, and relaxation.
Daring and ambitious, and a wee bit salty. The Wilderness Explorer was destined for Alaska’s deep waters from the first moment she slid into the drink. A strong “sea boat” with feet, she is not bashful or apologetic in her unflinching drive to seek out secret niches. Embracing change, the crew is known to try the untried, whether it’s gaining access to an unexplored trail or a new recipe with locally foraged ingredients. Bold with a capital Brrr, she is also our only boat to have over-wintered in Southeast Alaska, for not one, but two wicked cold seasons. Get to know her, and she’ll warm your heart.
Size & Year
185' Length | 38' Beam | 13 knots or 15 mph | Built 1976
74 Guests | 37 Cabins
2.7:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has our open bridge and a covered sitting area; the Lounge Deck features wrap-around glass in the lounge with cheery bar as well as the hot tub on the bow viewing area. The Main deck features the cozy dining room and the EZ Dock launch platform.
The Lounge has a large flat-screen TV featuring closed-circuit channels which include a GPS map of the location of the ship and an under-bow camera. The lounge also has a limited library, filled with wildlife encyclopedias and binoculars are available for wildlife-spotting.
The Dining Room features open seating, buffet-style meals at set times. Unlimited beverages, alcoholic and non, are included in the price of the cruise both at meal time and in the Lounge's bar during the day and evening. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are happily accomodated with advance notice.
Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library.
Below Deck - Underwater Camera, Crew Quarters, Engine Room.
Main Deck - One Single cabin, 2 Trailblazer cabins, and Pathfinder cabins 107 - 114. Also the Galley, Dining Room, and EZ Kayak launch platform.
Lounge Deck - Navigator cabin 215, Trailblazers 206 - 214, and Pathfinder cabins 202 - 206. The glass - surround lounge with bar is here, and out front the bow viewing area and the hot tub.
Sun Deck - Our open bridge, the al fresco area aft with sunny and covered sitting areas and fitness equipment; Navigator cabin 302, Trailblazer cabins 303 - 312, and Explorer cabins 301, 304, 313, and 314.
Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hairdryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 215 (fixed twin beds) and 302 (fixed queen bed), both with view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
Single Navigator Cabin
Cabin 104. Two single beds, one much shorter than regulation length. View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
Cabins 105 and 106 (fixed double beds), 208, 210, 212, 214 (fixed queen beds), and 207, 209, 211, 213, 303, 305 - 312 (fixed twin beds). All have view windows and a private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly shampoo and body products.
Cabins 301, 304, 313, and 314. Fixed queen wall bed. Renovated furnishings and bathroom. View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
Cabins 107 and 108 (fixed twin beds), 109 - 114 (queen or twins), and 202 - 206 (queen or twin beds). View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.