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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.

Activities on Wilderness Explorer

Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library

Dining / Food on Wilderness Explorer

Every meal is handcrafted by our executive chefs to ensure innovative, nutritious, and delectable dining experiences that highlight flavors of the region.

What to expect:
Early-riser breakfasts of fresh fruit and baked-on-board pastries
Full breakfasts with hot and cold options and specialty items
Lunches range from salads, sandwiches, and homemade soups to regionally-influenced dishes
Dinners offer a choice of entrées including fresh, local seafood and meats
Chef-selected wine pairings that complement your meal
Made-from-scratch desserts like tiramisu and lavender panna cotta
Varied hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour
Vegetarian dishes are available at all meals
Special dietary needs can be met with advance notice

Unless there’s a special barbecue or lunch on shore, most dinners are served over several courses. Attention is always paid to your personal preferences. The dining experience is casual. And seating is open so you can join new friends and choose a different table at every meal.

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Wilderness Explorer Fast Facts
Previous Name Spirit of Discovery
Maiden Voyage 1976
Refurbished 2012
Ship Class Ice-strengthened expedition ship
Ships Registry USA
Tonnage (GRT) 910
Length 186 feet
Beam 38 feet
Passenger Capacity 74
Number of Crew 27
Passenger Decks 3
Total Accommodations 37
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