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Luxury in the Pursuit of Adventure Welcome to American Safari Cruises where discriminating travelers embark on voyages that combine comfortable yet elegant yacht cruising with adventurous activities. Our sleek and nimble yachts allow us to access some of the most intricate and remote passages. Our yachts meld with nature, unlike typical charter yachts to which many people are accustomed. We’re free to wander into unnamed coves, unsung vistas and passages less traveled to explore and discover along with you. Our group size, ranging from 12 to 36 guests, also complements the experience because we are able to go ashore without fanfare or fuss. We enjoy the sincere welcome of local guides and residents who offer us the gift of their friendship along with their knowledge. Our itineraries are flexible, allowing us to maximize wildlife viewing or other opportunities that arise spontaneously. We anchor each night, ensuring that nothing is missed along the way. Onboard the yacht, a professional crew handles every detail, from the moment you step aboard until your departure. And year after year, our guests tell us of lasting friendships that began aboard our yachts.

Excellent service, engaging people and places, elegant surroundings—this is American Safari Cruises. We look forward to embarking on these voyages with you.

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Contents Page 2

Luxury in the Pursuit of Adventure

Welcome to American Safari Cruises

Pages 4-5

Yacht Exploration

A Unique Inclusive Experience

Pages 6-7

Far from Ordinary

Amenities and Activities

Pages 8-9

Style of Travel

Individual and Group Travel

Pages 10-11

Kids in Nature

Family Program

Pages 12-13

Alaska’s Glacier Bay

Exclusive Two-Day Journey

Pages 14-15

Alaska

Discoverers’ Glacier Country

Pages 16-17

Alaska

Famed Inside Passage

Pages 18-19

Hawaiian Islands

Introducing “Our Hawaii”

Pages 20-21

Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Seascapes

Pages 22-23

Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii’s Traditional Shores

Pages 24-25

Mexico’s Sea of Cortés Aquarium of the World

Pages 26-27

Columbia & Snake Rivers Rivers of the West

Page 28-29

Columbia & Snake Rivers

Wine and Culinary Discovery

Pages 30-33

Our Yachts

Safari Explorer, Safari Quest, Safari Spirit

Pages 34-35

“Green Cruising” Reservation and Travel Information

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Yacht Exploration More Time in the Wilderness If you could handcraft the details of a yacht cruise, would you include spectacular scenery, abundant and up-close wildlife experiences, time to relax, excellent customer service and opportunities to learn with engaging experts and local specialists? Would you add fine dining and tasteful accommodations? Might you also include kayaking, beachcombing, sailing, snorkeling and hiking? If so, then we invite you to join us for the voyage of a lifetime. The array of services and activities included in your cruise allows you to simply come aboard and leave the details to us. Your decisions will be between kayaking with your Naturalist or reclining with a good book (of course, you could do both), or between a crisp chardonnay and a smooth cabernet sauvignon. And at the end of your cruise, there will be no extra charges for any of it.

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Benefits of Yacht Cruising Accessibility to hard-to-reach locations and narrow passages Flexible schedules that allow for spontaneity Small-group size creates low impact on the environment Entry to national parks and preserves such as Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

Unequaled Access and Closeness Small group size and the sleek profile and maneuverability of our yachts gives you unparalleled access to your destination's many wonders. Bypassing busy port calls maximizes wilderness and wildlife adventure. You come so close to pristine waterfalls that you feel the invigorating spray. Your itinerary is flexible enough that your Captain can change course when whales are spotted on the horizon, or slow the engines and linger in a tidal inlet if bears are out foraging on the beach. Maybe all the guests agree they want to spend extra time kayaking, hiking, or beachcombing. It's your trip.

Experts in the Field In addition to getting extraordinarily close to nature and wildlife, we ensure that all guests have an opportunity to learn as much about what they are seeing and experiencing as they want to. We engage local experts from the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service to interpret, narrate, and share dinner.  In the case of the Park Ranger in Glacier Bay National Park, the ranger is with us overnight. U.S. Forest Service wilderness rangers sometimes kayak right up to our yachts in areas such as Endicott Arm to hop aboard to talk about natural history and their own special bond with the land. Supplementing our onboard Expedition Leaders/Naturalists, Captains and other staff, these green-clad interpreters provide another tremendous resource for our small contingent of guests.

No waiting in line for meals or outdoor activities Elegant and comfortable accommodations Wilderness rangers, not tour guides Evenings at anchor so nothing is missed Fresh, handcrafted meals Open bridge — join the Captain! Onboard Expedition Leaders/ Naturalists Daily narrative, expert interpretation and educational presentations Wide variety of activities, from tasting fine wine to paddle boarding Casual onboard atmosphere (No dressing up for dinner here!) Unparalleled customer service from your professional and personable crew An inclusive fare, from transfers to premium spirits Unequaled Access and Closeness | 5


Far from Ordinary Comforts and Encounters With American Safari Cruises, you’ll find yourself hiking to an amazing vista one minute and dallying in the hot tub with cocktail in hand the next. If you would rather grab a cup of coffee and sit on the bridge trading stories with the Captain, you are welcome to do so. We understand that this will be the trip of a lifetime for you, so we’re prepared to make every effort to get you as close as you want to be to the places you want to go. Each exclusive yacht adventure offers you a complete spectrum of amenities and activities—all designed to make your voyage as carefree and varied as you’d like. Your crew sees to the smallest details, and each one is eager to take you on a great adventure. All you really have to do is pack your favorite clothes to relax in.

Our yachts offer you access to remote wilderness areas that are not accessible to most other travelers. 6 | Amenities and Activities


Amenities and Activities Onboard the yachts you’ll find a host of personal conveniences • En suite showers, some Jacuzzi tubs, full

bathrooms with heated tile floors

• Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam mattresses • TVs with DVD players in each stateroom • Wine library (Safari Explorer) • Terry bathrobes, slippers • Alarm clocks, hair dryers • iPod docking stations • Book library including educational, fiction and non-fiction titles • Extensive educational and entertainment DVD library • Board games • Binoculars • Satellite phone service available

Our yachts carry an extensive assortment of equipment and adventure features • On-deck hot tub for an “under the stars”

experience

• Snorkeling gear and wet suits* • Sauna (Safari Explorer, Safari Spirit) • Rubber boots and rain gear • Kayaks and paddle boards • Laser sailboats and wakeboards* • Inflatable skiffs for “on the water” exploration • Full-beam swim step for easy loading into kayaks and skiffs • Insulated “Mustang suits” for skiff excursions to view glaciers

up-close

• On-deck exercise equipment (elliptical trainers, exercise bikes) • Hydrophones to listen to whales and other below-surface sounds • Underwater cameras that connect to big-screen TV in the main salon

and flat screen TVs in the staterooms (Safari Quest)

• Open and easily accessible bow and deck space for fingertip

closeness to wildlife

*Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés Amenities and Activities | 7


Style of Travel Individual and Group Traveling to new places is inspiring. We travel to experience new cultures, climates, food and wildlife. The one element, however, that seems to elevate a travel experience from good to great revolves around the people we meet and interact with along the way. We offer two types of dynamic experiences: book individual staterooms to meet new friends or charter the whole yacht to deepen bonds with family, friends or associates. Each year, with American Safari Cruises, dozens (no, not hundreds or thousands) of friendships are born. Shared experiences reveal shared interests, and as the days flow by, we discover what we like about other people while we embrace the culture, wilderness and wildlife that we came to see.

Well-known and discriminating travelers, Kate Winslet and her pal Emma Thompson, described their 2009 Alaska charter of our 12-guest Safari Spirit as one to be treasured, remembered and never forgotten. “We have been utterly

overwhelmed by this wonderful experience,” Kate wrote. “Thank you for introducing us to an unbelievable new world. Every second of this trip has been mind-blowing. It far exceeded my expectations and every little detail was thought-out and wonderful. This is the kind of holiday that leaves a foot-print on your soul.” Thompson called the yacht “bliss, utterly gorgeous and so comfortable.” She remarked on the crew’s enthusiasm and the harmony they created. “ ‘Thank you’ is inadequate,” she said, “and our gratitude is boundless, like the beauty of this trip.” Just seven months later, they echoed these sentiments at the end of their follow-up charter in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés. 8 | Individual and Group Travel


Features of Private Group and Family Cruises Book individual staterooms or charter a whole yacht Custom Itineraries. Our expedition staff will work with you to customize activities or features that you’d like to include The Yacht Size for You. Our yachts can accommodate a range of group sizes: 12, 22 or as many as 40*

Private Group Travel For groups of travelers who share a common interest or mission, whether it be an affinity group or a corporate team, American Safari Cruises offers a full-service platform to meet the needs of the group. The privacy afforded by yacht cruising is

A Kid-Friendly Crew. Children of all ages are welcome on private charters with American Safari Cruises, and we’ve even developed a program just for them! We provide an Expedition Leader and crew who have plenty of activities and ideas to keep both kids and adults engaged and interested. Kids and teens learn and keep active—never bored!

unparalleled; group sizes ranging from 12 to as many as 40 may be accommodated, and the natural settings and activities available for discretionary time are incomparable. Imagine finishing up a meeting or socializing and then stepping out on deck to photograph humpback whales or go kayaking or sailing in a pristine cove. Consider designing a yacht cruise with American Safari Cruises to develop your group’s interests in the most complete manner possible.

Private Family Cruises There are many reasons why families and friends take time to relax and travel together: birthdays, retirement, reunions, anniversaries, weddings, or “just because.” These events create lasting memories. Our yachts are ideally suited for those unique occasions in life when you want to travel as a private group of friends and family. We’ll work with you to customize a cruise in which all the pieces come together effortlessly. Simply tell us what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. (See Pages 10-11 for scheduled “Kids in Nature” departures).

You are joining a group of travelers who are inspired, as you are, to see and experience the world at eye level.

Private Exploration. Don’t wander with the crowds—we’ll arrange for private transfers and engagements ashore One Inclusive Price. Pay nothing extra for port fees, transfers, menu requests, premium beverages, yoga and more. The only cost that is not included in your fare is a gratuity for your crew Celebrations. Whatever the reason, we’re here to make it an event to remember. We’ll create the menu, order the decorations (and keep the secret!), and arrange for any special details you have in mind. *American Safari Cruises has the only yachts in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Hawaii and in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés that can accommodate private groups of up to 36 guests (40 guests with triple accommodations)

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Kids in Nature Family Program Whether one family on a private charter or a mix of families booking independently, you can enjoy adventure travel in nature’s most diverse playgrounds. Activities abound for all ages: kayaking; rope-swinging; paddle boarding; walking on remote beaches, collecting shells to study; hiking on ancient glacial ice; hopping shoreto-shore by zodiac; viewing whales directly off the bow; fishing and crabbing; and checking in on the musical antics below the boat via a hydrophone and underwater camera - an exceptional experience for the whole family. Kids help onboard Naturalists prepare interactive presentations. Learning becomes natural in the world’s greatest outdoor laboratories.

With so many varied activities at their fingertips, kids tend to forget that Nintendo even exists! 10 | Family Program


Activities abound for all ages The opportunities are endless. Whether your family wants to kayak, snorkel with manta rays, pull up a crab pot filled with Dungeness “keepers”, beachcomb, hike, relax in the hot tub or photograph bears on the beach, you’ll find that our explorations are a blast! You’ll hop from shore-to-shore by skiff and view breaching whales, Stellar sea lions and seals along the coastline. Then, there’s fishing from the swim platform while anchored in a quiet cove at night or even from a kayak. All of these activities are shared by the whole family - whether casual observer or constant doer.

We Guarantee… No One Will Be Bored!

Learning and Fun Far from the typical family vacation getaway, a yacht cruise provides kids a fun way to learn about nature and other cultures. With one crewmember for every two guests, kids and adults alike are accompanied on a variety of personal-choice excursions while the yacht is at anchor in our destinations. In a rare introduction to wilderness lifestyles, kids and the entire family will meet and interact with local residents of remote island communities.

Memories to Share At the end of a week of up-close adventure, the crew will present each family member with a thumb drive of several hundred images to share and reminisce for years to come. Each child 12 and under will receive other mementos of their various explorations.

Special Pricing Our “Kids in Nature” program convenes during the popular summer vacation times in Alaska and spring break vacation weeks in Hawaii and Mexico. The   unique “Kids in Nature” program is available in Alaska, June 24 or July 15, 2011 “Discoverers’ Glacier Country” - aboard the Safari Quest. In Mexico’s Sea of Cortés “Kids in Nature” departures are February 26 and March 26, 2011 and March 3 and 24, 2012. In Hawaii “Kids in Nature” dates are March 8 and 24, 2012 “Hawaiian Seascapes” - aboard the Safari Explorer .  These dates offer a savings of 25% off the published rate for kids 12 years of age and under. For families that board the 12-guest Safari Spirit we offer a special charter savings rate of 8% off the published fare for all (11) Alaska “Discoverers’ Glacier Country” peak season cruise departures (June 10 - August 19, 2011) and 5% off the published fare for select value season departures (May 13, 20, 27; June 3; August 26, 2011).

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An Exclusive Two-Day Journey

Glacier Bay Exclusive Hands-on Exploration Glacier Bay, accessible only by air or sea, is recognized as a biosphere reserve, established in 1986 under the United Nations Man and the Biosphere Program. In 1992 the 3.3-million-acre park (about the size of the state of Connecticut) also became a World Heritage Site. Here, 15,000-foot mountains rise straight out of the ocean and massive glaciers flow across the landscape, covering thousands of square miles. Grizzly bears raise their young, moose browse among the alders and mountain goats scale the cliffs above. Seabirds roost on rocky ledges and whales and porpoise forage in the nutrient-rich waters of the bay. With American Safari Cruises, you will spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park, not merely cruising past the astounding scenery, but stopping to go ashore or kayak with your Expedition Leader or Park Ranger. You’ll explore this unforgettable “natural laboratory” where receding glaciers reveal a landscape that hasn’t been uncovered from the ice in tens of thousands of years. To experience Glacier Bay is to experience nature in its primary stages, a rare opportunity indeed! Our exclusive National Park Service arrangement and small group size permit you as guests to hike and kayak while inside Glacier Bay, an unbelievable and not-to-be-missed experience. We’re proud to offer you the most in-depth explorations of this remarkable national park.

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E xclusive Glacier Bay National Park ­– Kayaking and Hiking Alaska’s Inside Passage | 13


Alaska’s Inside Passage 7-night Highlights • 2-days of in-depth exploring of Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger • Quiet nights at anchor in remote bays and coves • From-the-yacht wilderness kayaking and small-boat excursions • Unhurried time for whale watching & wildlife viewing • Daily insights from your onboard Expedition Leaders/ Naturalists • Beachcombing and guided hikes in the rain forest • Complimentary massage, yoga classes, hot tub & sauna* INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to national parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise. *Massage/Yoga: Safari Explorer, Sauna: Safari Explorer/Safari Spirit

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Discoverers’ Glacier Country 2007 Departures & Prices 8 Days/7 Nights — Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska

In Southeast Alaska, our yachts meander through the largest national forest in the United States - home to grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and wolves. On our way to view Alaska's massive glaciers, we enter some of the world's deepest fjords to hike and kayak while other vessels' guests stay shipside.

Day 1 (Fri.) Arrive in Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Upon arrival you will be transferred from the airport to board the yacht. Your crew greets you with champagne and smiles, and we’ll cruise to a secluded wilderness anchorage this evening.

Days 2-3 (Sat./Sun.) Glacier Bay National Park

Over the two days in the park we’ll travel nearly 60 miles cruising up-bay to Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, we'll lower the inflatable and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. We'll enjoy evenings at anchor in hidden coves, and mornings paddling our kayaks in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. And what will we find? Here in the bay there are puffins and sea lions, mountain goats and bears, moose, eagles, and scenery more spectacular than any place on earth. Glacier Bay is at its best when explored by small groups on a nimble yacht over the course of two days to hike and kayak inside the bay and wilderness areas.

Day 4 (Mon.) Icy Strait

During today's ultimate day of exploration, there's no agenda to follow except to experience every moment scouring the nutrient-rich waters in search for humpbacks, porpoise, sea lions and other wildlife.  Marvel at the grand scenery of the Alaskan wilderness as our crew expertly guides us through those "not in the guide book" areas that only the locals know. Join the Captain on the bridge or out on deck in search for marine mammals. Late afternoon, we'll have the opportunity to drop the skiffs and kayaks to further explore the shoreline of a remote bay. The afternoon and evening will be spent at Point Adolphus, Alaska's most famous humpback whale feeding area. Be on the watch for the telltale blow of humpback whales as we cruise through Icy Strait. Before retiring for the evening enjoy the wilderness solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow yachtmates in the salon.

Day 5 (Tues.) Pavlof Harbor and the Waterfall Coast

Our crew expertly guides us through those “not in the guide book” areas that all the locals know. We’ll spend the morning cruising the waters where an array of marine wildlife feed and frolic. Later, we hike Lake Pavlof Trail at Pavlof Harbor and we’ll drop the kayaks and skiff for a closer inspection of the remote coastline.


Throughout the afternoon we’ll keep a sharp eye out for humpback whales. Our next destination is Kasnyku Bay on Baranof Island along Chatham Strait. Once anchored, we’ll explore by kayak and skiff in this majestic, unspoiled corner of Southeast Alaska before setting off for Takatz Bay for our evening anchorage.

Day 6 (Wed.) Frederick Sound and Sea Lions

Today we’ll cruise around wilderness Admiralty Island to more prime humpbackviewing waters in Frederick Sound. Here is an outstanding opportunity to spot the huge brown – or grizzly – bears for which Admiralty Island is famous. We’ll take time for skiff operations and sea kayaking in Saginaw Bay and cruise up-close to a sea lion colony at the Brothers Islands. Tonight we'll anchor in a remote and picturesque bay.

Day 7 (Thurs.) Ford’s Terror and Endicott Arm

Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as we tuck into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in all of Alaska. Snow gleams on mountaintops high overhead as bears amble on the shoreline and mountain goats cling to impossibly precarious perches. Seemingly every few hundred yards another sparkling waterfall tumbles down the cliffs. Enjoy a skiff ride at Ford’s Terror, named after an early mariner who was somewhat taken aback when a waterfall appeared at the turn of the tide where none had been visible at high tide. We’ll anchor overnight at Taku Harbor to enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner in an utterly lovely setting.

Day 8 (Fri.) Disembark in Juneau, Alaska

After breakfast we’ll arrive in Juneau. A transfer to the Juneau airport or local hotel is included. Safe travels to all!

2011 Departures & Prices 8 Days — 7 Nights • Roundtrip Juneau Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

Commodore suite

Full Yacht Charter

Commodore triple

Admiral triple

May 13

$5,595

$4,895

$5,295

$5,595

$6,295

$7,495

$193,995

$6,395

$5,345

May 20, 27 September 2 June 3 August 26

$6,395

$5,595

$5,995

$6,395

$7,195

$8,395

$220,995

$7,145

$6,095

$7,195

$6,295

$6,795

$7,195

$8,095

$9,595

$248,995

$8,145

$6,895

June 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19

$7,995

$6,995

$7,495

$7,995

$8,995

$10,795

$276,995

$9,195

$7,645

Safari Quest

single

May 20, 27 September 2

$6,295 $5,495 $6,495

$6,895 $128,995

June 3 August 26

$6,995 $6,095 $7,295

$7,795 $144,995

June 10, 17, 24# $7,795 $6,795 $8,095 July 1, 8, 15#, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19

$8,595 $160,995

mariner

commander captain

Full Yacht Charter

Safari Spirit

commander

captain

Admiral

Full Yacht Charter

May 13

$6,095

$6,495

$7,295

$78,995

May 20, 27

$6,995

$7,395

$8,395

$89,995

June 3 August 26

$7,795

$8,395

$9,395

$100,995

June 10, 17, 24 $8,695 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19

$9,295

$10,495 $112,995

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. # Indicates “Kids in Nature” family departure. Alaska’s Inside Passage | 15


Alaska’s Inside Passage 14-night Highlights • Kayaking and small-boat wilderness exploration • Maximized time for nature’s surprises • Daily insights from your onboard Expedition Leaders/ Naturalists • 2-days of in-depth exploring of Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger • Beachcombing and guided hikes in the rain forest • Complimentary massage, yoga classes, hot tub & sauna* • Choose your yacht: 12, 22 or 36 guests INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to national parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise. *Massage/Yoga: Safari Explorer, Sauna: Safari Explorer/Safari Spirit

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The Famed Inside Passage 15 Days/14 Nights — Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska (or reverse) Experience the full length of the West Coast of North America’s Inside Passage without the open ocean, but with shores ever-so-tight to the sides of your yacht for most of the 900 nautical miles between Seattle and Juneau. Embrace exhilarating closeness to snow-capped mountains, wildlife and birds far too numerous to keep count, waterfalls, tree-lined narrow passageways and surprises at just about every “gunkholing” turn.

Day 1 Sail from Seattle, Washington

Transfer to your yacht where your crew greets you with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. We’ll cruise north toward our serene anchorage this evening.

Day 2 The San Juan Islands and Friday Harbor

Settle into the rhythm of the sea as we leave our busy lives behind. We’ll wander through the hundreds of untouched islands in the San Juans, then take a couple of hours to stroll through the “boater’s haven” of Friday Harbor, Washington. Visit the intriguing Whale Museum, or have a look at the many boutique shops in this tiny town. We’ll depart for Canadian waters this afternoon, all eyes open for orca whales, and anchor in a quiet bay this evening.

Days 3-6 Exploring the Canadian Inside Passage

Search for orca whales, seals, sea lions and bears as we leave civilization behind. Farther north, learn about local wildlife and fisheries studies, including little-known details on rainforest wolves and the mysterious Spirit bear. Investigate long-abandoned “boom town” communities safely from your yacht’s decks as aging buildings slip inexorably toward the sea. Listen as your Expedition Leader/Naturalist relates lively stories about the once vibrant shore-perched towns.

Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska

Discover the rich, cultural heritage of Alaska’s Tlingit Indians on a guided tour or Saxman Totem Village with local village resident Joe Williams. Before we depart, take time to browse shops or stroll along Creek Street where there’s often a good dose of local color to be found.

Day 8 Alaskan Waterways

Open space and solitude greet us as we cruise north. Canoe Pass and other secluded, narrow passages are ours to intimately explore today. Your Captain knows exactly where the “dream” coves are hidden away. Our unstructured schedule allows great opportunities to search for one of nature’s most spectacular sights – humpback whales lunging out of the water in multi-ton unison to feed on masses of herring.


Day 9 Petersburg, Alaska

Petersburg’s Norwegian history is quite prominent throughout the community, and we’ll have some first-hand experiences of the local culture before we depart. This afternoon, we’ll enter some of the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska, and we’ll be watching for the familiar blows of humpback whales all day!

Days 10-12 Fjords and Hotsprings

We’ll spend these three days in the wildest, most pristine corners of Alaska. We’ll paddle our kayaks in remote fjords, hike to natural hotsprings, wander through the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska, and explore some of the most scenic, hidden gems one can find in the Inside Passage.

Days 13-14 Glacier Bay National Park

One of America’s crown-jewel national parks will be ours to explore and marvel at for the next two days. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before us in the waters of Glacier Bay. If conditions permit, we’ll lower the inflatable and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. We’ll enjoy evenings at anchor in hidden coves, and mornings paddling our kayaks in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. And what will we find? Quite possibly we’ll see puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, moose, eagles, and scenery more spectacular than any place on earth. To top off our trip, we’ll celebrate and reminisce together during our festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 15 Disembark in Juneau, Alaska

After breakfast we’ll arrive in Juneau. A transfer to the Juneau airport or local hotel is included. Safe travels to all!

May and September are excellent times for cruising along British Columbia’s coast and Alaska’s Inside Passage. At these times of the year the foliage is in vivid color, there are fewer boats and people. The value is extraordinary and the daily encounters with nature are astounding!

2011 Departures & Prices 15 Days — 14 Nights • Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

April 29 $9,195 $8,095 $8,595 $9,195 $10,395 September 9*

Safari Quest

single

May 6 September 9*

$9,195 $8,295 $9,595

mariner

commander captain

Full Yacht Charter

$10,195 $192,995

Commodore suite

Full Yacht Charter

Commodore triple

Admiral triple

$12,095

$318,495

$10,295

$8,795

Admiral

Full Yacht Charter

Safari Spirit

commander

captain

April 29 September 2*

$9,995

$10,595 $11,995 $129,995

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. *Starred dates indicate reverse itinerary Juneau to Seattle. Alaska’s Inside Passage | 17


Hawaii Has Never Been Closer

Introducing Yacht Exploration in the

Hawaiian Islands

Our signature inclusive yacht cruising style is built on flexibility, which allows the 36-guest Safari Explorer to explore the Hawaiian Islands without having to be at a specific port at a specific time. Guests see and experience the islands from a different perspective than at a high-end resort. Explore remote coves, inlets, bays and shoreline by foot, kayak, sailboat, paddle board and motor launch. The 36-guest Safari Explorer provides an exceptional base of comfort for these active adventures. She is equipped with all the equipment and expertise for kayaking, snorkeling, and more. During the 7 or 10-night itineraries, immerse yourself in this tropical wonderland to view marine species and endangered animals that are found nowhere else on earth. The shallow-warm waters provide one of the world’s most important habitats for humpback whales. Two-thirds of the North Pacific population migrate to Hawaii each winter for breeding, calving and nursing. We encounter many of these same humpbacks in Alaska where they feed during the summer months. The flexible itinerary focuses on dipping into hideaway coves and inlets, mostly staying on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands chain (sheltered from the northerly winds and waves). Along the way, experience traditional Hawaiian culture with opportunities of getting to know the locals by visiting their land and their homes. Each evening, the yacht sets anchor in a different sheltered harbor or inlet. Our itineraries and small guest contingent has little impact on the islands, and our all-American crew includes Hawaii residents, especially Captains and Expedition Leader/Naturalists who have personal knowledge of the islands. For pricing and details regarding pre- or post-cruise hotel stopover packages, visit www.AmericanSafariCruises.com 18 | The Hawaiian Islands


Optional Hawaiian Islands Activities Enhance your memorable Hawaiian Islands yacht cruise vacation by adding a selection of enriching and relaxing excursions.

Moloka’i Mule Ride Descend 1,700 feet on muleback (extra charge) or enjoy an included hike to Father Damien’s famed sanctuary at Kalaupapa National Historic Park on Moloka’i

Round of Golf The Challenge at Manele (designed by Jack Nicklaus), or at The Experience at Koele (designed by Greg Norman) World class golf on Lana’i at

Helicopter Flightseeing Blue Hawaiian Helicopters state-of-the-art “Eco-Star” Kilauea Volcano and Hamakua Coast flightseeing on the Big Island

Scuba Diving Scuba diving off the shores of Molokini with sharks and off the Big Island with Great Pacific Manta rays For pricing and availability visit: www.AmericanSafariCruises.com The Hawaiian Islands | 19


Hawaiian Islands 7-night Highlights • All of the equipment – and expertise – for kayaking, snorkeling and more • Exploration by foot, kayak, sailboat, paddle board, bicycle and motor launch • View humpback whales off the Big Island and Maui

Hawaiian Seascapes 8 Days/7 Nights — Maui to the Big Island (or reverse) American Safari Cruises becomes the first company to offer unstructured inter-island yacht cruising in Hawaii, where the next “port” may not be a port at all. Instead, it may be a passage rich with wildlife, a secluded sandy beach or a quiet cove where you’ll explore the surroundings on the shore or in the water. Truly a privileged experience to visit one of the richest marine mammal environments in all of North America and to meet the people of Hawaii. Day 1 Arrive in Maui

• Visit Maui’s colorful Lahaina and hike the nearby environs, meeting intriguing locals

Welcome to Hawaii! You’ll be transferred to the quaint 19th-century whaling village of Lahaina. After dinner onboard the Safari Explorer, join us for a historic walking tour of Lahaina, site of our overnight anchorage.

• Explore the cliff-lined bays and warm beaches on Lana’i

Day 2 Explorers’ Moloka’i

• Visit ancient Hawaiian homelands on Moloka’i and help rebuild ancestral taro terraces • Enjoy a private true Hawaiian Pa’ina at the beach on Moloka’i • Snorkel with Manta rays and sharks

INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise

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Located in the middle of the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary between Moloka’i, Lana’i and Maui, this maritime tropical wonderland offers front-row seats to the breeding grounds for humpback whales and other myriad marine wildlife. Early this morning we’ll anchor in Hale ‘o’ Lono Harbor to explore Moloka’i as you like: hike the switchbacks of the Kalaupapa Trail or ride on a surefooted mule (optional); bike around the island; join a local guide for a hike in untouched Mo’omomi Preserve; kayak; and, end your day under the stars onboard the Safari Explorer for a relaxed time to “talk story” with an engaging local guest.

Day 3 Moloka’i – The Traditional Isle

Breakfast brings us to the Kaunakakai dock for a second day to meet the people of Moloka’i and experience their land and traditions as few visitors ever do. Today’s destination is the picture book Halawa Valley. Several hands-on activities await: hike with Lawrence through his land to a hideaway waterfall; learn about the history and archaeology of this ancient homeland on a guided walk; join Uncle Anakala and his ‘ohana to restore taro terraces and pause for a refreshing brunch; help ready poi for tonight’s Pa’ina (local feast); spend leisure time back in Kaunakakai. Early evening, venture to Uncle Herb’s ancient fishpond. Watch or lend a hand to net fish for the shoreside Pa’ina which is followed by a homestyle Hawaiian music “jam” session.

Day 4 Lana’i – The Private Island

On Lana’i, steep rock faces line many protected coves. We’ll cruise by white-sand beaches to Nanahoa where we will anchor close to the ancient volcanic plugs sitting both above and below the water surface. Choose snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, motor launch exploration and other water activities. This afternoon we will be underway again to Manele Bay for more activities: hiking, biking, a leisurely nature walk, and for golfers, a chance to play either The Challenge at Manele or The Experience at Koele (optional).


Day 5 Marine Wildlife; East Maui; Molokini

It’s time to be on deck for whale sightings in one of Hawaii’s prime humpback locations. Later we’ll go ashore and explore secluded beaches and bays. Hike on the Laparuse Trail (King’s Highway) to view ancient Hawaiian ruins. Keep your eyes on the water for dolphins. Golfers can play a round of golf (optional). Later, we’ll anchor off the back side of Molokini, an almost submerged crater off the coast of Maui. Here we’ll have the rare opportunity to experience night snorkeling and scuba diving (optional) to view multitudes of fish and even harmless sharks.

Day 6 Coastal Adventures; The Big Island

This morning we approach the Big Island’s southern coast. En route we search for dolphins, whales and even the elusive whale shark. At the edge around Ka Lae (southernmost tip of the United States), we stop at Black Sands Beach. If conditions allow, we’ll look for active lava flows into the ocean. We hug the coast northward, passing by the sacred Place of Refuge to Kealakekua Bay. A snorkeling excursion in the bay reveals a diversity of colorful corals, sea turtles, sponges and tropical fishes. Go ashore at the very place where Captain Cook died in battle.

Day 7 The Big Island – Historical Sights

We set sail this morning for the Kohala Coast. At Kailua-Kona there is an opportunity to join an historic walking tour of the town of Kailua and the gallery-rich village of Holualoa. For those so inclined, an (optional) heli-tour is available to view remote waterfalls and Kilauea’s caldera. Deep-sea fishing can be arranged. Early this evening we are underway to an offshore location where we hope to have the opportunity to swim with Great Pacific Manta rays.

Day 8 Disembark

Aloha! As the Safari Explorer docks north of Kailua-Kona, we’ll transfer you to the Kona Airport or to your hotel to begin your post cruise extension.

2011-2012 Departures & Prices 8 Days — 7 Nights • Maui to the Big Island (or reverse) Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

2011 November 6*, 14, 30 $5,795 $4,995 $5,395 $5,795 $6,495 November 22* December 19, 27*

Commodore suite

Full Yacht Charter

Commodore triple

Admiral triple

$7,695

$198,995

$6,545

$5,495

$6,595

$5,695

$6,095

$6,595

$7,395

$8,595

$224,995

$7,295

$6,295

$5,795

$4,995

$5,395

$5,795

$6,495

$7,695

$198,995

$6,545

$5,495

January 20, 28* $6,595 February 5, 13*, 21, 29* March 8#, 16*, 24# April 1*, 9, 17*

$5,695

$6,095

$6,595

$7,395

$8,595

$224,995

$7,295

$6,295

2012

January 4, 12* April 25 May 3*

*Indicates reverse itinerary (Big Island to Maui). All rates are per person, double occupancy in US dollars. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Shorter or longer charters may be available on a request basis. # Indicates “Kids in Nature” family departure. The Hawaiian Islands | 21


Hawaiian Islands 10-night Highlights • All of the equipment – and expertise – for kayaking, snorkeling and more • Extended days for exploration by foot, kayak, sailboat, paddle board, bicycle and motor launch • View humpback whales off the Big Island and Maui • Visit Maui’s colorful Lahaina and hike the nearby environs, meeting intriguing locals • Explore the cliff-lined bays and warm beaches on Lana’i • Visit ancient Hawaiian homelands on Moloka’i and help rebuild ancestral taro terraces • Enjoy a private true Hawaiian Pa’ina near the beach on Moloka’i • Snorkel with Manta rays and sharks

INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise

Hawaii’s Traditional Shores 11 Days/10 Nights — Maui to the Big Island (or reverse) Experience traditional Hawaiian culture with expanded opportunities to meet the locals on their land and in their homes. Each evening the Safari Explorer sets anchor in a different harbor or inlet. Day 1 Arrive in Maui

Welcome to Hawaii! You’ll be transferred to the quaint 19th-century whaling village of Lahaina. After dinner onboard the Safari Explorer, join us for a historic walking tour of Lahaina.

Days 2-4 Moloka’i – The Traditional Isle

Over the next several days, we explore the leeward shores of Moloka’i to view adult humpbacks that may have been observed by Safari Explorer guests during the summer months in Southeast Alaska. After months of gorging on herring and krill in Alaska, humpbacks make the long journey to the warm waters of Hawaii to reproduce. We anchor in Hale ‘o’ Lono Harbor where you can enjoy your first of many opportunities to explore the surrounding waters and shores via kayaks, inflatable launches, sail boats, stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling, swimming or guided hiking. Also, this area is known for some of the best mountain biking trails in Hawaii. Other guided activities include nature hikes into sand dunes and beachcombing. Later, we dock at Kaunakakai to meet the people of Moloka’i in their main community and to venture into the countryside on guided hikes - even the ultimate hike down and back up the 3 miles of 26 switchbacks which make up the Kalaupapa Trail. Or you may choose to ride mule back instead as sure-footed animals descend the 1,700 feet of the steepest island cliffs in the world (optional). At the bottom, learn about Father Damien’s humanitarian work in this remote sanctuary. A round of golf can be arranged as well as visit to the Molokai Coffee Company’s plantation. We meet several of Moloka’i’s close-knit families in the historic Halawa Valley to experience the land and traditions as few visitors ever do. Several hands-on activities await: hike with Lawrence through his land to a hideaway waterfall; learn about the history and archaeology of this sacred homeland on a guided walk; join Uncle Anakala and his ‘ohana to restore taro terraces; help ready poi for Pa’ina (local feast); watch or lend a hand to net fish at Uncle Herb’s ancient fishpond which is served at the shoreside Pa’ina where we join in a home-style Hawaiian music “jam” session. This is genuine Hawaii!

Day 5 Lana’i – The Private Island

On Lana’i, steep rock faces line many protected coves.  We’ll cruise by white-sand beaches to Nanahoa where we will anchor close to the ancient volcanic plugs sitting both above and below the water surface. Choose snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, motor launch exploration and other water activities. This afternoon we will be underway again to Manele Bay for more activities: hiking, biking, a leisurely nature walk, and for golfers, a chance to play the either The Challenge at Manele or The Experience at Koele (optional).

Day 6 Marine Wildlife; Maui; Molokini

It’s time to be on deck for whale sightings in one of Hawaii’s prime humpback locations. 22 | The Hawaiian Islands


Later, we’ll go ashore on Maui and explore secluded beaches and bays. Hike on the Laparuse Trail (King’s Highway) to view ancient Hawaiian ruins. Keep your eyes on the water for dolphins. Golfers can play a round of golf (optional). Later, we’ll anchor off the back side of Molokini, an almost submerged crater off the coast of Maui. Here we’ll have the rare opportunity to experience night snorkeling and scuba diving (optional) to view multitudes of fish and even harmless sharks.

Day 7 Marine Mammal Search

The Safari Explorer’s Captain, who calls Hawaii his home, uses his first-hand knowledge as well as that of Hawaii-based Expedition Leaders/Naturalists to take you to the best spots to observe humpbacks, seals and spinner dolphins or perhaps one or more of the other 12 species of toothed dolphins found in Hawaiian waters.  Listen for the sounds of the humpback via submerged hydrophones.  At anchor, snorkel with sea turtles and the tremendous colorful variety of underwater creatures. Or you might choose to relax inside as bow-mounted underwater cameras bring the action to you on the big screen TV.

Days 8-10 Coastal Adventures; The Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is our island paradise for the next three days. Vast, rural and remote, Hawaii Island’s southernmost region, Kau, seems almost untouched by civilization. We start our in-depth exploration at Ka Lae, also known as South Point, the southern most point in the United States. It is believed that the first Polynesians to arrive in the Hawaiian Islands disembarked here at Ka Lae somewhere between 400 and 800 A.D. Ka Lae has been designated a National Historical Landmark due to the archaeological ruins and artifacts found here. By skiff we can take a closer look at the effects of the lava flows which have been generated by Kilauea. Continuing up the coast, we may visit Punaluu Black Sand Beach’s jet black shores. Coconut palms fringe the upper edge of sand and you may also discover large honu, or Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, basking on the beach. At Kailua-Kona there is an opportunity to join an historic walking tour of the town of Kailua and the gallery-rich village of Holualoa. For those so inclined, an (optional) heli-tour is available to view remote waterfalls and Kilauea’s caldera. Deepsea fishing can be arranged. Our last evening, we are underway to an offshore location where we’ll have the opportunity to swim with Great Pacific Manta rays.

Day 11 Disembark

Aloha! As the Safari Explorer docks north of Kailua-Kona, we’ll transfer you to the Kona Airport or to your hotel to begin your post cruise extension.

2011-2012 Departures & Prices 11 Days — 10 Nights • Maui to the Big Island (or reverse) Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

Commodore suite

Full Yacht Charter

Commodore triple

Admiral triple

$7,295

$6,495

$6,895

$7,295

$7,995

$9,195

$249,995

$7,795

$6,795

$7,295

$6,495

$6,895

$7,295

$7,995

$9,195

$249,995

$7,795

$6,795

2011

October 26 December 8*

2012

May 11

*Indicates reverse itinerary (Big Island to Maui). All rates are per person, double occupancy in US dollars. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Shorter or longer charters may be available on a request basis. The Hawaiian Islands | 23


Mexico’s Sea of Cortés 7-night Highlights • Extensive exploration of the World Heritage Site biosphere reserve • Nights spent at anchor in remote bays and coves • From-the-yacht kayaking, snorkeling and small-boat excursions • Unhurried time to watch whales, dolphins and sea lions • Included trail ride into the mountains with a local ranchero • An underwater camera to view sea life from the salon large-screen TV • Swim with sea lions • Cultural experiences including a very special visit to Isla Coyote, the smallest village in the Sea of Cortés INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to national parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise. 24 | Mexico’s Sea of Cortés

Mexico’s Sea of Cortés

Aquarium of the World 8 Days/7 Nights — Roundtrip La Paz, Baja California, Sur By luxury yacht, kayak, motorized skiff and on foot, encounter flora and fauna that are found nowhere else in the world. In this World Heritage biosphere reserve, experience pods of dolphins numbering in the thousands and view many whale species including the largest living being on earth - the blue whale. Day 1 (Sat.) Arrive in La Paz, Baja California – Embarkation You will be met at the airport and transferred to board the Safari Quest.

Day 2 (Sun.) Isla Partida and Beach Activities

We’ll cruise to Ensenada Grande, a lovely cove on Isla Partida with a lovely crescent beach at its head. This afternoon we’ll explore the rocky coastline by skiff and kayak, slip into the crystal-clear water for swimming and snorkeling, or take a guided hike into the interior of the island, which abounds in exotic desert cacti and succulents.

Day 3 (Mon.) Whale Watching

Watch for flying manta rays, pods of dolphins and blue, fin, sei, orca and sperm whales as they spout and dive in the surrounding waters. Watch also for blue-footed boobies, pelicans and cormorants.

Day 4 (Tues.) The Nature of the Sea of Cortés Exploration

In order to get the maximum benefit from visiting this spectacular area, we’ll focus on whale watching in the Sea of Cortés. Join the Captain on the bridge as we search for pods of dolphins along with the many species of whales found within the Sea of Cortés. Keep your binoculars at hand to spot an array of birds on the colorful rocks, in flight or on the water. If conditions permit, we’ll drop anchor in a remote cove for snorkeling, kayaking and beachcombing.

Day 5 (Wed.) Bahia Aqua Verde Mule Ride

This morning we’ll search for whales and dolphins. Then we’ll enter Bahia Agua Verde, whose green, clear waters are bordered by craggy peaks. For a true taste of adventure, join your yachtmates on a mule trail ride into the arroyos of the peninsula. Converse with a local ranchero and his family while you explore canyons, enjoy scenic vistas and experience the breathtaking sights of the “real Baja.”

Day 6 (Thurs.) Isla Coyote (Isla San Jose)

We’ll step ashore on the only permanently inhabited island in the Sea of Cortés. The islet is only about 200 yards in diameter and is home to twenty members of the Cuevas family. The tiny village community consists of about ten buildings that include homes for different branches of the family, a small chapel, and a one-room schoolhouse with


two desks and a chalkboard. A unique aspect beyond the weathered structures is a whale bone yard where enormous vertebrae are scattered piecemeal for an up-close investigation. During our visit we’ll enjoy conversations with this remarkable group of people who make their living as fishermen “in the middle of nowhere.” Later, we’ll experience a guided hike among a forest of the world’s tallest cactus, the cardón. View a mangrove-lined lagoon that borders gentle, white sand dunes and untracked beaches. Paddle with your Expedition Leader through the narrow lagoon for a closer look at these tenacious trees of the sea. This evening we’ll anchor in a pristine bay.

Day 7 (Fri.) Los Islotes; Isla San Francisco

At Isla San Francisco enjoy a guided hike along a hook-shaped ridge, or perhaps kayak or snorkel in the protected crystalline waters. Just north of Isla Partida we’ll pull close to Los Islotes, a steep rocky outcropping leaping straight from the sea. Observe a sea lion colony from the yacht and launch, or slip into a wetsuit to snorkel with agile young sea lions. Swim through a rock arch where orange fan and white fire coral sway in the current, while high overhead, brown and blue-footed boobies perch on the cliffs.  Later, we’ll cruise to Isla Espiritu Santo. Enjoy a guided hike along a colorful desert ridge, or perhpas kayak or snorkel in the protected crystalline waters.

Day 8 (Sat.) Disembark in La Paz, Baja California, Sur

After breakfast onboard we’ll bid you “adios.” A transfer to the airport for connections home is included. You may have time for a stroll along the extensive beachfront promenade here in Baja’s most traditional city.

2010-2012 Departures & Prices 8 Days — 7 Nights Roundtrip La Paz, Baja California, Sur Safari Quest

single

mariner

commander

captain

Full Yacht Charter

November 27 December 4, 11 November 20 December 18, 27

$4,995

$3,995

$4,995

$5,795

$99,995

$5,695

$4,995

$5,695

$6,595

$119,995

Safari Quest

single

mariner

commander

captain

Full Yacht Charter

January 8, 15 $4,995 April 2, 9 November 26 December 3, 10, 17 January 22, 29 $5,695 February 5, 12, 19, 26# March 5, 12, 19, 26# November 19 December 24, 31

$3,995

$4,995

$5,795

$99,995

$4,995

$5,695

$6,595

$119,995

Safari Quest

mariner

commander

captain

Full Yacht Charter

$3,995

$4,995

$5,795

$99,995

$4,995

$5,695

$6,595

$119,995

2010

2011

2012

single

January 7, 14 $4,995 March 31 April 7, 14 January 21, 28 $5,695 February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 3#, 10, 17, 24#

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. # Indicates “Kids in Nature” family departure. Mexico’s Sea of Cortés | 25


Rivers of the West 7-night Highlights • No backtracking–one direction • Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge • Retrace history following the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition • Touring the Bonneville Dam • An invigorating jet boat ride into Hells Canyon • Exploring the astounding Palouse River Canyon • Private wine tours and tastings • Daily narrative and discussions • Complimentary massage, yoga classes and hot tub *Massage/Yoga: Safari Explorer

INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to parks/preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise.

26 | Columbia and Snake Rivers

Columbia and Snake Rivers

Rivers of the West 8 Days/7 Nights — Portland, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho (or reverse) Step into the American West on a yacht cruise that encompasses human history, natural history and even time itself. Experience the rivers completely by jet boat, kayak, inflatable skiff and by transiting through eight mammoth dams. Taste wine from the barrel in Washington’s wine country and converse with local specialists as they relate tales of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition. Day 1 Arrive in Portland, Oregon – Embarkation

Welcome to Portland! Meet your shuttle driver in baggage claim for a transfer to the yacht. Upon boarding your yacht, your Captain and crew greet you with smiles and appetizers. After dinner you will be provided a brief orientation to your journey.

Day 2 Columbia Gorge and Bonneville Dam

Join your Expedition Leader on deck this morning as we enter the striking Columbia River Gorge. This spectacular canyon cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range and is a designated National Scenic Area. We’ll spend the day exploring the Bonneville Dam, Hood River and the full 80-mile stretch of the Gorge. After dinner a guest speaker will join us for an informative presentation on the local history, and we’ll stay dockside in Hood River for the night.

Day 3 Cruising the Columbia River

We’ll pass through two locks and dams as we cruise east today. The story of the dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers is of great significance to the entire west coast as power for millions of people is generated from them. We’ll have a first-hand look at how these dams have impacted both the natural world and cultural history of the west in the last 75 years.

Day 4 The Washington Wine Country

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before we set off by land for Walla Walla, Washington. We’ll travel to Northstar and Dunham Cellars for exclusive tours and tastings. Later, we’ll cruise to Richland, Washington and welcome a guest speaker who will present the cultural history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Tonight we’ll stay dockside in Richland, so enjoy an evening stroll along the riverfront before turning in.

Day 5 Birding, Rivers and Historical Confluence

Today we’ll transit through the McNary Dam locks. The McNary Dam encompasses an impressive wildlife region. Keep your eyes peeled and binoculars at hand to see some of the 212 species of migratory birds that rest here en route through the Pacific Fly-way: snow geese, tundra swans, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks, redheads and many others.


We then pass by Sacajawea State Park and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s travails and triumphs through this river confluence area. Later, we’ll enter the Snake River where the vast western landscape rolls away toward the horizon.

Day 6 The Palouse Canyon

Enjoy breakfast onboard the yacht, as we cruise the cliff-lined Snake River. We’ll pass through three of the four Snake River dams: Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite. We’ll be on deck with our Expedition Leader as we “lock through,” watching the mechanics of these massive structures. We’ll also anchor in the Palouse River and set off by kayak and skiff for a look at a magnificent canyon formed by Ice-Age floods.

Day 7 Hells Canyon by Jet Boat

We’ll join our Jet Boat Captain this morning for an invigorating excursion into Hells Canyon. Protected as a National Recreation Area since 1975, Hell’s Canyon preserves a world of fascinating natural and cultural elements. Lunch will be included in our excursion, and this afternoon we’ll reboard the yacht where a festive Farewell Dinner awaits.

Day 8 Disembark in Lewiston, Idaho

Your crew serves another excellent breakfast this morning before bidding you “adieu.” At 9:00 am you’ll be transferred to the Lewiston, Idaho, airport for connections home.

2011 Departures & Prices 8 Days — 7 Nights • Portland to Lewiston (or reverse) Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

April 9*, 16 $4,995 $4,395 $5,195 $5,495 $6,195

Safari Spirit

commander

September 24 $4,995 October 1*, 8 November 12*, 19, 26*

captain

Admiral

Full Yacht Charter

$5,995

$7,195

$68,995

Commodore suite

$7,295

Full Yacht Charter

$179,995

Commodore triple

$6,195

Admiral triple

$5,295

No other cruise will take you this far into the breadth and depth of the wilderness, history and culture of the American West.

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. *Starred dates indicate reverse itinerary Lewiston to Portland. Columbia and Snake Rivers | 27


Wine and Culinary 7-night Highlights • Onboard Sommelier, wine expert and Guest Chef or culinary host • 5 Private wine tours and tastings including a cave luncheon • Daily narrative and discussions • No backtracking–one direction • Transit through 8 locks and dams that tamed the mighty rivers • Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge • Touring the Bonneville Dam • An invigorating jet boat ride into Hells Canyon • Exploring the astounding Palouse River Canyon

INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to parks/ preserves and more... INCLUDED MEALS - All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirits are included throughout the cruise.

28 | Columbia and Snake Rivers

Columbia and Snake Rivers

Culinary & Wine Discovery 8 Days/7 Nights — Lewiston, Idaho to Portland, Oregon (or reverse) Become modern-day explorers, discovering America’s “secret” and extraordinary wine regions in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Gorge.  Sample award-winning wine and cruise through history, witnessing the natural beauty and tastes of the Pacific Northwest.  Celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary, birthday or just to enjoy your passion for highly-rated fine wines amidst one of the USA’s most scenic backgrounds. Day 1 Arrive in Lewiston, Idaho – Embarkation

Welcome! You will be met at the airport this afternoon and transferred to the yacht. The crew greets you with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Meet your onboard guest vintner during cocktail hour and be sure to visit the Wine Library after dinner for an introductory wine tasting. Relax on deck and enjoy the sunset as we begin our cruise. To round out the day, slip into the top-deck hot tub before turning in.

Day 2 Hells Canyon by Jet Boat

After breakfast this morning we’ll transfer to a jet boat for an invigorating ride into Hells Canyon. Vertical cliffs carved by the river now hem in the rushing waters that we travel upon, and we’ll watch some of the most dramatic scenery unfold as we jet upriver. We’ll watch for Bighorn sheep and hawks throughout the day. After our excursion we’ll cruise the Snake River, passing through our first lock and dam called Lower Granite. This evening’s dinner is a culinary arts presentation hosted by an accomplished Guest Executive Chef. After dinner our Expedition Leader will provide a brief orientation to the journey.

Day 3 The Palouse Canyon

We’ll pass through the Little Goose lock and dam first thing this morning, then anchor at the mouth of the Palouse River. The kayaks and skiff will be lowered for an up-close exploration of the pristine and lovely Palouse Canyon. Watch for hundreds of cliff swallows that nest on the canyon walls and for Northern harriers and osprey hovering above the still waters as they hunt.

Day 4 Walla Walla Appellation

Travel by executive coach to the Walla Walla appellation. Tour family-owned Dunham Cellars, an unusual winery located in a rustic, remodeled World War II era airplane hangar.  Join your winemaker on a private tour and tasting of prized reserve wines such as their exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.  As you sip vibrant, aromatic wines surrounded by nostalgic remnants of long ago, you’ll encounter high marks with their consistently award-winning Syrah.    A short distance away is Northstar, a unique destination winery known for their ultra-premium Merlot wines. Learn about their handcrafted limited


production award-winning reserve wines during a private tasting and wine production tour. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to blend your own complex Merlot creation.

Day 5 Red Mountain and Yakima Valley Appellation

Enjoy breakfast onboard the Safari Explorer before traveling to Hedges Family Estate Winery for an exclusive tasting in the estate’s private family library. Next, travel a short distance to Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard. Join the winemaker for an exclusive tour before enjoying a romantic luncheon in the caves of this bold Tuscany-style winery.

Day 6 Maryhill Museum and Winery / Columbia Gorge Appellation

We’ll  make our way through the John Day Lock and Dam. En route a cooking demonstration with our   specially-invited  Guest Chef will take place.  After  lunch  we’ll anchor and visit Maryhill Museum  followed by  a visit   to the Maryhill Winery. The museum’s collections are housed in a castle-like chateau situated on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Our winery visit will include a tasting from a special tasting list. Back onboard the yacht, we’ll pass through The Dalles Lock and Dam.

Day 7 Hood River, Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Gorge

This morning, we’ll make a port call at Hood River, the windsurfing capital of the world, to visit the town and browse the boutique shops. Back onboard, join your Expedition Leader on deck as we enter the striking Columbia River Gorge. This spectacular canyon cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range and is a designated National Scenic Area. We’ll leave the yacht for a private tour of the impressive Bonneville Dam, the last dam on the Columbia River as you head west towards the Pacific Ocean. View the massive turbines that produce enormous amounts of hydropower, and step outside to view the fish ladder.

Day 8 A Fond Farewell

Your crew serves another excellent breakfast this morning before bidding you “adieu.”  At 9:00 am you’ll be transferred to the airport for connecting flights home.

2011 Departures & Prices 8 Days — 7 Nights • Lewiston to Portland (or reverse) Safari Explorer

single

master

commander

captain

Admiral

March 19*, 26 $4,995 $4,395 $5,195 $5,495 $6,195 April 2*

Safari Spirit

commander

captain

Admiral

Full Yacht Charter

October 15, 22*, 29 November 5*

$4,995

$5,995

$7,195

$68,995

Commodore suite

$7,295

Full Yacht Charter

$179,995

Commodore triple

$6,195

Admiral triple

$5,295

The wine & culinary cruises include guest experts such as Sommeliers, Vintners or other wine experts and Chefs or Culinary Arts specialists who will conduct tastings and cooking demonstrations.

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. *Starred dates indicate reverse itinerary Portland to Lewiston. Columbia and Snake Rivers | 29


Yachts & Crew Highest Praise Cruise-After-Cruise Three yachts comprise our fleet: the 36-guest

Safari Explorer, the 22-guest Safari Quest and the 12-guest Safari

Spirit. Each yacht embodies an ambience of refinement and relaxation all at once. An air of elegance meets and complements one’s expectations when stepping aboard, and the comfort of feeling welcome settles in with each passing moment. What is more difficult to express is what you will gain from interacting with our staff. Our Captains, Chefs, Stewards, and Expedition Leaders are individually selected not only for their outstanding customer service and safety skills, but also for their genuinely welcoming and enthusiastic personalities. Our Expedition Leaders are experienced Naturalists with advanced training in natural and/or cultural history. Our Executive Chefs create enticing meals, ensuring fresh and healthful dining experiences. Whenever possible, our Chefs purchase fresh produce and seafood directly from local merchants. Our customer service staff is made up of wonderful men and women who are as excited about where you’re going as you are. These individuals are the foundation of the enjoyment that you’ll experience onboard. No matter where you travel with American Safari Cruises, our crew will make you feel as if you are the most important person in the world.

Our yachts provide a welcome sense of luxury without insisting on stuffiness. When you’re here, you’re home. 30 | Yachts and Crew


Safari Explorer

Commodore Suites A1 and A2 Feature a separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower, view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony. Admiral Staterooms B1, C1 and C2 Feature king or twin beds, a windowed door or view windows, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Bridge Deck

Captain Stateroom B2 Features king or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Commander Staterooms B15 and B16 Feature king or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with shower.

Master Staterooms B3, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13 and B14 Feature queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with shower.

Single Stateroom B6 Features a twin bed, view window, windowed door and private bath with shower. Pullman berth available.

Cabin Deck

Main Deck Please note: Commodore Suites and Admiral Staterooms: A1, A2, C1 & C2 offer triple accommodations. Master Staterooms: B3, B8, B10, B12 & B14 are fixed queen size beds - B7, B9, B11 & B13 are twin size beds that can be configured to a queen size bed.

Length

145'

Beam

36'

Draft

8.5'

Guests

36 (up to 40 w/triples)

Cruise Speed

10 knots

Crew

14 to 15

Builder

Freeport Shipbuilding

The Safari Explorer is exquisitelyappointed with new design features such as an intimate Wine Library and spa area including a large hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes and complimentary massage. Each of the yachts is staffed by a professional and personable all-American crew.

Common to all Safari Explorer staterooms: Heated tile floors in bathroom; Tempur-Pedic速 memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; All staterooms with view windows (no portholes). Yacht Deck Plans | 31


Safari Quest

Captain Staterooms A1, A2, A3 and A4 Feature king, queen, or twin beds, a large sliding glass door opening to a small balcony and private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom B2 Features queen bed, view window and private bath with shower.

Observation Deck

Mariner Staterooms C1, C2, C3, C4 and C6 Feature king, queen, or twin beds, elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing) and private bath with shower.

Bridge Deck

Main Deck

Single Stateroom B1 Features a single twin bed, view window and private bath with shower. Pullman berth available.

Cabin Deck

Length

120'

Beam

28'

Draft

6.5'

Guests

22

Cruise Speed

10 knots

Crew

9

Builder

Shear Yachts

Guests are always welcome to relax in the salon or at the bar, stocked with complimentary microbrews, fine wines and premium spirits. Wide windows and a mirrored wall add to the Safari Quest's comfortable, casual dining area.

Common to all Safari Quest staterooms: Heated tile floors in bathroom; Tempur-Pedic速 memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station. 32 | Yacht Deck Plans


Safari Spirit

Admiral Staterooms A1 and A2 Feature king or twin beds, large sliding glass door opening to a small balcony, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower. Captain Stateroom C4 Features king bed, opening portholes for viewing, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Observation Deck

Commander Staterooms C1, C2 and C3 Feature twin or queen beds, opening portholes for viewing, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Library Deck

Main Deck

At a ratio of one crewmember for every two guests, the full crew includes an Expedition Leader/ Naturalist on every cruise.

Cabin Deck

Length

105'

Beam

24.5'

Draft

8.5'

Guests

12

Cruise Speed

10 knots

Crew

6

Builder

Poole-Chaffee yachts

Warm, rich cherry woods add elegance to the casual atmosphere of the yachts. Each of the yachts provides a welcome sense of luxury without insisting on stuffiness. A grand table in the Safari Spirit dining room seats all guests at a single seating.

Common to all Safari Spirit staterooms: Heated tile floors in bathroom; Tempur-Pedic速 memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station. Yacht Deck Plans | 33


Leaving Only

Footsteps

Behind

Green Guardians Pristine Ecosystem American Safari Cruises understands that coastal ecosystems are fragile, yet important, environments. With profound respect and admiration, we gain a renewed spirit about how amazing nature and its wild inhabitants can be on every journey.

Sustainable “Green” Travel We hope to inspire a new way to view our world by sharing the frailties and vulnerabilities of our environment and what jeopardizes critical natural treasures, such as glaciers, rainforests and shorelines, and in turn, whales and other wildlife. We believe that a greater understanding and appreciation for the environmental balance, flora and fauna are critical to understand the impact we have and the importance of becoming “green guardians.”  Our experienced and expertly-trained onboard Expedition Leaders/Naturalists, as well as Captains and other crewmembers, are happy to share their expertise on wildlife, nature, geology and marine biology throughout the journey. One of the key components of our company's mission statement is to aggressively participate in environmental protection through education,

“Green” Measures • Providing reusable water bottles • Supplying eco-friendly toiletries/amenities • Employing disposal procedures for black water, waste and garbage that go beyond the minimum regulatory requirements • Flexible scheduling to minimize noise disturbances for whales and other wildlife • Enforcing the "Marine Mammal Viewing Code of Conduct" as published by NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) • Utilizing the latest navigational technologies, including radar, GPS, forward-seeking sonar and portable range finders, to maintain our stellar record of environmental safety • Supporting the local economy by visiting small towns and purchasing salmon, oysters, clams, fish and other locally-produced foods and products • Facilitating education and guest access to local associations, foundations, wilderness funds and causes

actions and initiatives that promote sustainable travel.

• Using a paperless communication, marketing and booking system in the American Safari Cruises corporate offices

We are also proud members of Sustainable Travel International which

• Brochure is printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks

focuses on promoting responsible travel and ecotourism, supporting sustainable development, and helping travelers and travel providers protect the cultures and environments they visit. Sustainable Travel International™

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www.SustainableTravelInternational.org

Donations  to local groups to assist developing youth and other programs in rural Alaskan communities, in the Sea of Cortés and for the island of Moloka’i


Reservation & Travel Information

Deposit & Final Payment: Stateroom Booking

A deposit of $1,500 per person is required to secure a reservation. The deposit/payment must be received within three business days of your reservation. Reservations are not confirmed until a deposit is received. The initial deposit is refundable up to 72 hours after payment is received. If you choose to purchase our Travel Protection Plan, the premium payment must be made within 14 calendar days of the initial deposit/payment (see Travel Insurance on this page). Final payment must reach our office 60 days prior to your departure from your home city or in full at the time reservations are confirmed if less than 60 days prior. If this payment is not received in time, your space may be released; rebooking will then be subject to final availability. Deposits and final payments may be made by check, credit card, wire transfer or money order.

Deposit & Final Payment: Private Yacht Charter

For a private yacht charter, a deposit equal to one-third of the total charter cost is due within seven business days of the reservation. At 270 days (9 months) before departure, a second payment equal to one-third of the total charter cost is due. Final payment for a private yacht charter is due 120 days (4 months) prior to departure.

Photographic Images American Safari Cruises takes photographs of nature and various activities during its cruises that sometimes include guests in the shots. Some images are used for promotional purposes at a later time. Guests booking a cruise with American Safari Cruises can notify the Expedition Leader onboard the yacht if they prefer that their image not be used for any promotional purposes. At the end of each cruise, guests receive a complimentary disc of approximately 300 images taken by the crewmembers.

Cancellations

Policy on Children

Guests who must cancel their cruise for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation fees. Please refer to the Travel Insurance section for details on cancellation penalty protection.

Families with children ages 12 and under generally target our select “Kids in Nature” cruises or book a private yacht charter for the whole family. It is the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to supervise their children at all times.

Stateroom Booking Cancellation Policy

Gratuities

Days Prior To Departure Per Person Cancellation Fee 50% of initial deposit Up to 91 days 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

Private Yacht Charter Cancellation Policy Days prior To Departure Up to 365 days (12mo) 365 to 271 days (12-9mo) 270 to 121 days (9-4mo) 120 to 0 days (4-0mo)

Per Person Cancellation fee 50% of initial deposit Forfeiture of full deposit 66.67% of gross fare 100% of gross fare

Included in your fare

• Meet/greet services and transfers • Exclusive excursions and activities • All meals aboard the yachts • Premium wine, beer and liquor • Kayaking and small-boat exploration • Onboard professional naturalists • All taxes, port charges and fees

Not included in your fare • Airfare to and from your home city • Super-premium wine, beer and liquor • Discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew, typically 5-10% of fare • Travel insurance

Travel Information We will e-mail Travel Information, including vouchers for prepaid services, packing recommendations, itinerary, emergency contact numbers and other helpful information approximately two weeks after final payment is received. Reservations must be paid in full for this to happen. Please note that late final payments may delay receipt of your Travel Information. We also ask that you provide us with flight information as early as possible (and prior to 60 days before departure) in order to secure airportto-yacht/yacht-to-airport transfers. All hikes and walks occurring in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest are permitted by the U.S. Forest Service.

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against cancellation penalties and enjoy your trip with complete peace of mind. You will also be covered for losses due to trips cut short by illness or family emergencies or costs of baggage lost or damaged. In order to have the pre-existing medical conditions exclusion waived, this program must be purchased within 14 calendar days of the initial deposit/payment and is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances. A Description of Coverage will be sent with your invoice. Should you wish to purchase the insurance, please call your travel professional for premiums and other details.

Brochure Photo Credit Kurt Kutay: (Safari Quest) page 2; Ellen Barone (Safari Spirit) page 2, (Safari Explorer) page 3, (paddle board) page 6, (whale skull) page 24, (kayaker) page 25; Eric Lindberg (kayaks) page 4; Richard Rader (mules) page 7, (mules) page 19; Alan Waltner (bubble net) page 9; Rudolph Schmidt (Safari Spirit) page 12; Andrew Browning (glacier) page 16; John Beath (eagles) page 17; Nathan Chong (Maui coastline) page 19; Rou Roudahlquist (beach) page 20; Jock Bradley (kayaker) page 23; Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (beach, palm tree, lava and waterfall) pages 18-22; Hawaii Tourism-Japan (turtles) page 20

Gratuities are a personal matter and are entirely at the discretion of the traveler. Recommended gratuities for excellent service on the cruise are 5-10% of the fare. Gratuities are shared equally by all yacht crewmembers.

Smoking Smoking is allowed only on outside decks away from doors and windows. Smoking is not allowed inside the yachts at any time.

Health and Disability Requirements Guests must notify us in writing at the time of booking of any physical or mental illness, disability or other conditions for which special accommodations or the use of a wheelchair is necessary or contemplated. Also we must be notified of any medical treatment that may render the guest unfit for travel or constitute a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard. Guests needing any form of assistance and those who are physically disabled must be accompanied by someone who will take full responsibility for any needed assistance during the cruise and in the event of an emergency. We reserve the right to refuse passage to anyone who, in our sole opinion, may affect the health, safety or enjoyment of other guests. Guests requiring a wheelchair must provide their own collapsible wheelchair. Please be aware that some ports of call, shore excursions, docks, gangways and other ship requirements may preclude a wheelchair guest from leaving the vessel; this decision will be made by the yacht’s captain and is binding. Additionally, there may be certain physical conditions, including raised doorway thresholds from 2 to 16 inches, stairways and narrow passageways within the yachts that may limit or preclude the accessibility of wheelchair guests to some areas. Due to the limitations of vessel facilities, bookings cannot be accepted for women who will be 30 weeks or more pregnant at the conclusion of travel. Women in their third trimester (greater than 24 weeks, but less than 30 weeks) must submit a letter from their physician granting permission to travel by yacht (and for air travel, if applicable).

Non-Discrimination Notification Under Title VI, Title IX It is the policy of InnerSea Discoveries/American Safari Cruises not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Full terms and conditions are available upon request.

Images are copyright to American Safari Cruises and available for media purposes, upon request.

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What’s the Best Time to Visit Alaska? That question seems to often come up no matter what destination is being considered. With Alaska travel, it’s almost always a question that is not only asked by virtually everyone, but it’s also the first question. Rain, bears, whales, sunlight, temperature, number of people, fishing, snow level, flowers, insects, Northern Lights – how much, how little, how long, where exactly, how thick, what variety, how high/low – these are all key interests for travelers planning an Alaskan vacation. It’s The Big Land, and therefore, there is no “cookie cutter” answer to these curiosities. But we do want to help by providing a guideline or chart as shown below to describe when “skies are most blue” and when salmon change hue.

With American Safari Cruises, weather becomes less of a general concern since we are able to get so close to wildlife, scenery and continually have a hands-on experience throughout our explorations. But if you have certain interests you want to try to maximize by paying attention to annual norms, please peruse the information provided in the chart. Of course, wildlife and weather are unpredictable, but trends and patterns can be valuable to you in deciding “What’s best for me?”

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or

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