Cruising Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passages for twelve nights, uncover your inner yogi with special wellness presentations and explore glacial fjords, winding passages, rainforest, totems, and wildlife.
Guest Hosts for this Itinerary:
Lindsay’s love of the outdoors and being active began at an early age, growing up in Iowa. She feels privileged to have turned her passion into a career. Lindsay holds a certification from the esteemed Precision Nutrition and is a trainer with Life Time Fitness.
The son of a yoga instructor, Alex was familiar with downward dog and happy baby from an early age. He realized the incredible benefits of yoga—both mental and physical—in his college years. Today, yoga is the basis for his holistic approach to life.
• Special wellness, mindfulness, and fitness presentations
• Nutrition discussions with a focus on Precision Nutrition methods
• Beachside and on deck yoga; walking meditation
• Guided strength training and fitness sessions
• Core power kayaking and adventure activities in Thomas Bay and Tongass National Forest
• Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages
• Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm
• Watch for whales in Stephens Passage
• Exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument—only accessible to small vessels
• Transit winding Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal
• Discover local history and Native culture in Ketchikan and at Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House
• Kayak, paddle board, skiff, and hike amidst Alaska’s glacial landscapes and Washington’s San Juan Islands
Sail north, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks lowering twenty feet into the Salish Sea. Toast the coming adventure with your shipmates, crew, and Wellness hosts.
Each day, set your intention and honor the light within during morning or evening yoga sessions. Rise early for sun salutations or wind your day down with starlit chaturanga. Explore this archipelago by skiff or kayak, and join your expedition guides for shoreline and forest hikes, keeping watch for local wildlife.
Wildlife-rich waterways, dramatic fjords, and temperate rainforests—learn natural history and Native influences of these sparsely-populated islands. Go deep on training, diet, and mindfulness—your Wellness hosts provide presentations and will lead discussions over the next three days on stepping up the healthfulness of your routine.
Fill your days through the passage with inspiring scenery, relaxation, and onboard activities. Core power training from the deck and a special Precision Nutrition-focused talk step up the healthfulness of your routine.
Pass the ghost town of Butedale on Princess Royal Island and cross the Canadian/U.S. border. Tonight, drop anchor in Alaska and connect with the heartbeat of this wild land through evening guided meditation or yoga.
Explore town and count the sacred animals carved in Ketchikan’s many totem poles. Then harness the power of your own spirit animal in a heart-pumping shoreline run. And get inspired by an engaging presentation on how fitness impacts all parts of life.
Glacial valleys, wetlands and estuaries, 3,000-foot vertical cliffs, wildlife—get an up-close look at this majestic, 2.3 million-acre National Monument. And put those fitness lessons into play! Slip into a kayak for core power paddling. Or harness your inner yogi practicing balance poses on a paddle board.
Wildlife abounds—orca, porpoise, sea lions, bears, eagles, otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or take a low elevation trek. Link mind, body, and wilderness through guided walking meditation on a rocky intertidal shore or take your yoga practice to the beach and show local ravens how to do a crow pose.
Discover Tlingit culture, view totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park, and explore historic Chief Shakes Tribal House. Put into reality the mindfulness practices of the week—take time for self-reflection either through your own walking meditation, or find a peaceful spot to sit and journal your own adventurous story.
Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows by the red and green lights along “Christmas Tree Lane.” Core strength, plyometrics, and agility will be the focus as you explore glacial landscapes on an adventure hike. Kayak or paddle board and find your flow-state. Or let your body recharge and relax on a skiff ride.
Today, take the intensity of your paddling and hiking to higher level and watch for humpback and orca who frequent these waters. Power hike through a landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. Or, core-power kayak in a tidal salt-water lake, watching for bears, heron, moose, and eagles.
Snow covered mountains and calving ice at Dawes Glacier complete your last day. Let the restorative energy of the wilderness soak deep into your spirit in Endicott Arm and, if tides allow, Fords Terror. Lindsay and Alex lead one last discussion with tips and training to utilize back home. At the end of the day, join the Captain for a sumptuous Farewell Dinner with a slideshow of your journey from the crew.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on UnCruise overnight stay or extended land tour.
A passport is required on this itinerary. Itineraries are guidelines and variations and the order of days will occur to maximize your experience.
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
Port fees and taxes: 500 USD pp
Vessel Type: Expedition
Length: 160 feet
Pasenger Capacity: 60 guests
Built: 1984, renovated in 2011
The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through and both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.
The vessel is outfitted with adventure gear including kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, wet suits and snorkel equipment, and yoga mats. The EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting into the water a cinch. A hydrophone and a bow-mounted underwater camera share the sounds and sights below the surface. The onboard wellness program includes a hot tub and fitness equipment.
There are three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Adventurer: Navigator; Trailblazer; and Pathfinder. Pathfinder cabins accommodate singles and doubles.
Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; private bath with shower; a view window (no portholes).