InnerSea Discoveries OverviewInnerSea Discoveries is a small ship cruise line started in 2011 and is a sister company to American Safari Cruises. The company operated two ships in Alaska in 2011, the Wilderness Discoverer and the Wilderness Adventurer, and will add a third ship the Wilderness Explorer in 2012. The Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Adventurer sail 7-night cruises between Ketchikan and Juneau, and the Wilderness Explorer sails 7-night cruises between Juneau and Sitka that include three days in Glacier Bay National Park. Due to the small size of the ships, the Captain is free to vary the itineraries to take advantage of better weather or water conditions. Therefore, each week is different, and two weeklong cruises can easily be combined into a longer voyage.
Overview of InnerSea Discoveries' Wilderness Discoverer Cruise
I sailed from Ketchikan to Juneau on the 76-passenger InnerSea Discoveries' Wilderness Discoverer in early September, and loved the small ship experience. We had a ship full of adventure-seeking nature lovers, all anxious to hike, kayak, and explore the wonders of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. I don't think anyone on the ship was disappointed in our cruise experience. The crew was fantastic, adjusting the itinerary to avoid gale force winds blowing down the passage. Since Southeast Alaska is primarily a giant rainforest, most days it rained, but not enough to keep anyone from getting out and exploring. As detailed on the following pages, the food greatly exceeded our expectations, especially given the size of the tiny galley. And, the wildlife sightings and natural wonders of the area continually amazed us each and every day.
Join me on the Wilderness Discoverer as we sail the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska.
Alaska Adventure on the InnerSea Discoveries' Wilderness Discoverer - Cruise Travel Log
- Voyage Introduction
- Day 1 - Embarkation in Ketchikan
- Day 2 - Bubble-Net Feeding Humpback Whales
- Day 2 - Lake Bay, Alaska
- Day 3 - Hiking near Petersburg, Alaska
- Day 3 - A Stroll Around Petersburg
- Day 4 - Endicott Arm and Ford's Terror
- Day 4 - Dawes Glacier
- Day 5 - Halleck Bay
- Day 5 - Orca Encounter
- Day 5 - Bubble-Net Feeding Whales All Over Again
- Day 5 - Frederick Sound Sunset
- Day 6 - Port Houghton Bay
- Day 7 - Windham Bay
- Day 8 - Disembarkation in Juneau