InnerSea Discoveries has dedicated the Wilderness Adventurer to three Alaska Unleashed departures in summer 2013. The itinerary promises longer and more exhilarating hiking and kayaking adventures in daily small-group excursions.
Sailing between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska and reverse, weeklong un-cruise adventures depart on June 8, July 13 and August 10, 2013. A regional expert sails aboard each cruise to share knowledge of the area’s ecology, history and culture.
With the expedition vessel’s capacity reduced from 60 to 36 guests, adventure activities get kicked up into high gear. The line recommends that guests choosing this departure regularly engage in physical activity equal to a 25 mile bike ride or 5 mile run/hike.
“Although every un-cruise adventure includes outdoor activities, we’ve heeded the call to cater to guests looking for high-adventure, multi-sport activities on a daily basis,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “This is for the person who enjoys challenging themselves outside and feels happy coming home tired and maybe a bit dirty.”
Areas explored include Misty Fjords National Monument, Revillagigedo Island, Behm Canal, Thomas Bay, Baird Glacier, Frederick Sound, Stephen’s Passage, Windham Bay, Fords Terror Wilderness and Tracy Arm.
Excursions are included and led by expedition guides. Guests can choose to be as active as they wish each day with activities such as kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding and snorkeling. Skiff excursions will explore shoreline and seek out wildlife. Whale watching and up close encounters with wildlife are highlights of each trip.
On Alaska Unleashed adventures, guests can enjoy more extended excursions such as kayaking into the furthest reaches of Misty Fjords, hiking Cascade Creek trail to Swan Lake in Thomas Bay and the spectacular multi-sport adventure of Patterson Lake—11-mile roundtrip trek with 6 miles of kayaking to and from the face of Patterson Glacier.