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Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
The Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands cruise is an 8-day expedition exploring coastal Washington, with opportunities to hike, kayak, paddleboard and utilize skiff for up-close wildlife viewing.

Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise Seattle’s picturesque waterfront. Hike in the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Constitution and Washington State Parks. Kayak, paddleboard an
d explore by skiff in glacial fjords and the San Juan archipelago. They'll be plenty of unhurried time for watching gray whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles and sea birds. You'll explore scenic winding channels, temperate rainforest and old-growth forest. Uncover Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy time on your own for exploring quaint Friday Harbor. This Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands cruise is topped off with hand-crafted cuisine, including an oyster and clam tasting hosted by local growers. read more The Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands cruise is an 8-day expedition exploring coastal Washington, with opportunities to hike, kayak, paddleboard and utilize skiff for up-close wildlife viewing.

Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise Seattle’s picturesque waterfront. Hike in the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Constitution and Washington State Parks. Kayak, paddleboard and explore by skiff in glacial fjords and the San Juan archipelago. They'll be plenty of unhurried time for watching gray whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles and sea birds. You'll explore scenic winding channels, temperate rainforest and old-growth forest. Uncover Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy time on your own for exploring quaint Friday Harbor. This Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands cruise is topped off with hand-crafted cuisine, including an oyster and clam tasting hosted by local growers.
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Day 1 - Embark Seattle, Washington

Day 2 - South Hood Canal

Day 3 - Port Townsend

Day 4 - Salish Sea & Deception Pass

Day 5 - Lopez Island & Friday Harbor

Day 6 - Orcas Island

Day 7 - Sucia Island

Day 8 - Disembark Seattle, Washington


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Day 1 - Embark Seattle, Washington

Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail from Fishermen's Terminal, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise the city’s picturesque waterfront before dropping anchor in a tucked away bay.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - South Hood Canal

Wake up in one of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound—Hood Canal, a glacial fjord separating the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. You’ll be hiking in the Olympics today, surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and small quaint towns. Keep watch for resident bald eagles. A local family joins you onboard for a tasting of their home-grown oysters and clams.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Port Townsend

Make it an ideal morning by kicking it off with an early soak in the on-deck hot tub and/or a paddle along the shore at Marrowstone Island. Learn the history of Puget Sound’s “Triangle of Fire” this afternoon before docking in historic Port Townsend with its wonderful art and pub scene. Here’s your chance to go for a run, explore this charming town and shop.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Salish Sea & Deception Pass

The timing for today all depends on tides and currents, but the morning has you underway for bird watching, possibly around Protection Island, a federally protected National Wildlife Refuge and nesting site for tufted puffins and rhinoceros auklets. Cap off the day with afternoon hikes, shore walks and kayaking near scenic Deception Pass.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Lopez Island & Friday Harbor

Today lands you in one of the most scenic areas of the San Juan Islands. The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals, and it is orca whale territory. Keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface, whether you opt for kayaking or a chance to snorkel. Later you’ll have time on your own to explore the intriguing whale museum, art galleries and boutiques of charming Friday Harbor.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Orcas Island

Your Captain navigates through the islands this morning to your basecamp at Orcas Island. Here enjoy a day of play where the options are unending. A local favorite is to hike Mt. Constitution, the highest peak in the San Juan Islands providing a stunning view of the archipelago. If you’re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, there are kayaks and paddleboards up for grabs.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Sucia Island

For your final treat, enjoy the day anchored at picturesque Sucia Island—total population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. Explore the intertidal zone with your expedition team, hike across the island and kayak in a protected bay. Weather permitting, there’ll even be a barbeque ashore. This evening, wrap it up with a slide show highlighting your week’s adventures.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Wilderness Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Seattle, Washington

After breakfast, say goodbye to your newfound friends and disembark the ship back at Fishermen’s Terminal. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport or to your overnight hotel stay and extended Alaska adventures.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

The Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands Cruise sails round-trip from Seattle, Washington. Please plan flights to arrive into the Seattle airport by 2:30pm on day 1 of the cruise. On day 8, the final day of the cruise, flights should be planned to depart no earlier than 12:00pm/noon.

Activities

Whether you are looking for moderate activity or vigorous, extended and challenging outdoor pursuits, the crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include: whale watching, kayaking and standup paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation, and "polar bear plunges." Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for rent, and limited quantities of hiking poles, binoculars, mud boots, and rain gear are available on board. To ensure availability and fit, we encourage you to bring your own gear.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1895 - $2595View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1895

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2395

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2595

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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2       Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1895 - $2595View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1895

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2395

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2595

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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3       Sep 27 - Oct 04, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1895 - $2595View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1895

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2395

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2595

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Oct 04 - Oct 11, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1895 - $2595View Details
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Themed Departure

  This departure has a special beer theme, featuring special guests from the industry and tastings.
Navigator

Navigator - $1895

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2395

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2595

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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5       Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1595 - $2195View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1595

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2045

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2195

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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6       Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1595 - $2195View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1595

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2045

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2195

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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7       Oct 25 - Nov 01, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1595 - $2195View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1595

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2045

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2195

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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8       Nov 01 - Nov 08, 2014Wilderness Adventurer$1595 - $2195View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1595

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2045

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2195

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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9       Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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10  Alternate Itinerary Available  Apr 25 - May 02, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1995 - $2695View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Themed Departure

  This departure has a special beer theme, featuring special guests from the industry and tastings.
Navigator

Navigator - $1995

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2495

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2695

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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11       May 02 - May 09, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1995 - $2695View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1995

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2495

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2695

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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12       Sep 26 - Oct 03, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1995 - $2695View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1995

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2495

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2695

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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13       Oct 03 - Oct 10, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1995 - $2695View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1995

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2495

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2695

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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14       Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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15       Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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16       Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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17       Oct 31 - Nov 07, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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18       Nov 07 - Nov 14, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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19       Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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20       Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015Wilderness Adventurer$1695 - $2295View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1695

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2145

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2295

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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21       Apr 02 - Apr 09, 2016Wilderness Adventurer$1795 - $2395View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1795

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2245

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2395

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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22       Apr 09 - Apr 16, 2016Wilderness Adventurer$1795 - $2395View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1795

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2245

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2395

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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23       Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2016Wilderness Adventurer$1795 - $2395View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $1795

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2245

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2395

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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24       Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2016Wilderness Adventurer$2095 - $2795View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $2095

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2595

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2795

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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25       Apr 30 - May 07, 2016Wilderness Adventurer$2095 - $2795View Details
Navigator

Navigator - $2095

200-208, 210. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Main Deck.
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Trailblazer

Trailblazer - $2595

301-302, 307-320. Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Pathfinder

Pathfinder - $2795

303-306. Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower. Observation Deck.
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Included

All onboard meals; roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; wellness program including hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment and yoga.

Exclusions

Port taxes and fees ($150 per person, 2014-16), airfare to and from your home city; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew, typically 5-10% of fare; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours; wine, beer and liquor; massage; excess baggage char;es; items of a personal nature.

Room Configuration

Single rates available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan) at 150% of the per person double rate. All other cabins are available at 175% of double rate. Triple rates are available in select cabins; inquire with AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.

Payment & Cancellation

A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure a reservation. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
91 days or more - 50% of initial deposit
90 to 61 days - Forfeiture of full deposit
60 to 46 days - 50% of gross fare
45 to 31 days - 75% of gross fare
30 to 0 days - 100% of gross fare

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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