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Introducing the Wilderness Explorer

Alaska's Inside Passage & Hawaii

The Un-Cruise Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.

April 2012 - April 2013


Welcome Aboard! The Un-Cruise..................................................3 Families & Charters.........................................4 Active Adventures............................................5 Southeast Alaska & Glacier Bay....... 6-7 Northern Passages & Glacier Bay........ 8-9 Inner Reaches Eastern Coves............10-11 Inner Reaches Western Coves..........12-13 Wilderness Passages of Discovery.....14-17 Ultimate Adventure...................................18 Ultimate Coves & Passages......................19 Ultimate Bays & Fjords..............................20 Ultra Adventure..........................................21 Hawaiian Islands..................................22-23 AdventureBound Hawaii....................24-25 Delivering Experience...................................26 Adventure Vessels.....................................27-29 "Green" Guardians.........................................30 Reservation Information..............................31

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8:45 AM

Change the Way You See Alaska and Hawaii The Un-Cruise­—Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable. Go eye to eye with whales. Kayak in misty coves. Hike pristine forests. Snorkel palm-rimmed inlets. Touch a glacier. V   iew bow riding dolphins from above, and below via underwater camera. Or just take it easy by following up your sauna with a massage or relax under the stars in the hot tub. Enjoy every wilderness moment on board as all cabins feature view windows. On a small expedition ship you can combine a love of adventure with a love of the wilderness.

A Different Experience

11:10 AM

Explore wildlife-rich shores, old-growth rainforests, cultural villages, and wilderness waterways.  InnerSea Discoveries is focused on providing big experiences in small doses. Each small group wilderness adventure is designed to avoid tourist-clogged ports in pursuit of close up encounters with nature.  Some days we explore a favorite tried-andtrue spot, on another day nature is your guide, and then, it just might be the Captain’s choice.   Day after day, surprises, and at times the spectacular comes to you.   Our promise is to help you discover all the wonder and wildness that is Alaska and Hawaii.

Casual Comfort The InnerSea Discoveries lifestyle emphasizes both adventure and comfort.   On board you’ll enjoy a casual environment, crew-to-guest ratio of one-to-three, exemplary service, healthy flavorful meals, creature comforts like DVD players and iPod docks, memory-foam mattresses, hot tubs and sauna, on-deck yoga classes and exercise equipment, optional massage, experienced Expedition Leaders/Guides who know the local culture and topography, and a wide variety of activities.   Just pack your favorite clothes to relax in and personal gear for active exploration—once on board, leave the rest to us.

2:15 PM

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Reconnect and Discover Family Discoveries

An extended family reunion, milestone birthday or important anniversary is always a big event, but celebrating on an un-cruise adventure makes it even more memorable. Our popular “Family Discoveries” program is geared toward entertaining and educating kids of all ages! Adventure activities are available at different skill levels, and in a rare introduction to wilderness lifestyles, kids and the entire family also meet and interact with local families or fishermen who choose a remote, isolated lifestyle. Kids 12 years and under save 25% on select departures: Alaska – Wilderness Adventurer “Inner Reaches Eastern Coves” • June 23, 2012 • July 21, 2012 • August 4, 2012

Adventure, Your Way Exclusive charters provide an excellent way to bring together family, friends, or a corporate incentive group without the hassle of arranging for provisioning, crew, or routes.  InnerSea Discoveries can tailor an un-cruise with a special focus—complete with adventure activities, crew, and expedition staff.  We handle all the details, leaving you to sit back and soak in the experience of a lifetime.

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Active Adventures

11:00 AM

The Un-Cruise Advantage We play outside—rain or shine.   We play in the water.  In the woods.  Even in the mud. We think it’s pretty cool and our guests tend to agree.  It’s all about the untamed wild and woolly wilderness and the many ways you get to discover it.  But no matter your interest, our goal is to provide you with a mix of outdoor opportunities while making it easy to enjoy moments or hours of escape and relaxation. The   choice and pace are yours. It could be kayaking and paddle boarding one morning and snorkeling the day after that. Another day may offer a gentle afternoon shore walk or have you feeling the muscles burn with a rigorous hike (or a little bushwhacking.) And if you just feel like taking it easy, that’s okay too.  For those who take their adventure on the lighter side, you can enjoy riding in the skiff or chatting up the Captain on the bridge.

2:25 PM

Whether you are looking for mild, moderate or rigorous outdoor pursuits, or a more Zen wilderness experience, we offer activities to suit a variety of skill levels during your un-cruise. We also rank our hiking excursions with an activity level rating to ensure you are comfortable with your selection: 1 – Easy; 2 – Moderate; 3 – Challenging; 4 – Strenuous; 5 – Difficult.  Depending on where you might be exploring, the Expedition Leaders and Guides will provide needed insight for you to make a safe and enjoyable choice.

Gearing Up Each expedition ship is equipped with top-of-the-line kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. T   here is a nominal daily use charge for snorkeling gear and wet suits.  Limited quantities of hiking poles are available on board for your use.   What to pack varies depending on your destination.   A detailed packing list for each destination is available on our website and in your travel documents. Adventure Activities Include: • Whale Watching • Unbelievable Kayaking • Paddle Boarding • Inflatable Boat Excursions • Unspoiled Wilderness Hiking • Caving

• Unmatched Glacier Viewing • “Polar Bear Plunges" • Birding • Untamed Wildlife Observation • Tropical Beachcombing • Waterfall and Shore Hikes

Educational opportunities come in many forms. Underwater hydrophones, bow-mounted cameras, and microscopes provide closer exploration.  We'll also visit with locals for engaging cultural encounters. You   can visit the Captain on the bridge and have oneon-one conversations with our expert naturalists.  Learn about the wildlife and region during onboard lectures that occur depending on where we are and what we’re doing.

Beach Time

Adventure opportunities abound, but just in case you want more, we’ve arranged some additional excursions with local experts to further enhance your experience. Guided fishing, flightseeing, camping trips (to name a few) are available for purchase on board. InnerSea Discoveries | 5


“grandest special temple of nature I was ever permitted to enter” — John Muir

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Southeast Alaska & Glacier Bay Unmatched Hands-on Exploration Shaped by massive glaciers over millions of years, the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska (also known as the  Alaska Panhandle) reveals wildlife-rich fjords and spectacular scenery.   The Tongass National Forest—the largest in the US—is 16.8 million acres and consumes the majority of the area.  Other features include Glacier Bay National Park; Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands; and Misty Fjords National Monument.

10:15 AM

Russian settlers left their legacy in churches and towering totem poles reflect the history of the local T   lingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians.    For centuries these protected waterways have served as important travel corridors for Native Indians, explorers, and gold-rushers seeking their fortunes. T   oday there are still no roads connecting the towns of Southeast Alaska,  and modern day residents still travel by water as their predecessors did. Glacier Bay National Park is recognized as a biosphere reserve, as established in 1986 under the MAB (Man & Biosphere) program of the International Coordinating Council.  In 1992 the 3.3-million-acre park also became a UNESCO 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. Explore this unforgettable “natural laboratory” where receding glaciers reveal a landscape that has been covered with ice for tens of thousands of years.

4:20 PM

When’s the Best Time to Visit? That question seems to often come up no matter what destination. W   ith Alaska travel, it’s almost always the first question asked. Rain, bears, whales, sunlight, temperature, number of people, fishing, snow level, insects, flowers, birds, northern lights—how much, how little, how long, where exactly, how thick, what variety, how high/low—these are all key interests when planning your Alaskan vacation. It’s The Big Land, and therefore, there is no “cookie cutter” answer. The following guideline best describes when “skies are most blue” and when salmon change hue...

6:30 PM

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Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

EW ry N era in It

8 Days / 7 Nights — Juneau to Sitka (or reverse) Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and remote wilderness exploration highlight this adventure. Spend days cruising among massive icebergs, hiking into wildlife-rich forests; standing atop a glacier; kayaking, paddle boarding and riding a skiff along a dramatic fjord; learning about the Tlingit culture; and whale watching. Day 1: Juneau — Embark Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll cruise the scenic channels of the Inside Passage. Days 2-4: Glacier Bay National Park Early morning, you’ll enter Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.  Here you’ll pick up the National Park Ranger who will be with you to explore coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. One of America’s crown jewel national parks will be yours to explore and marvel at for the next three days. Here in the bay there are sea lions, mountain goats, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops.

Margerie Glacier Grand Pacific Glacier Muir Glacier John Hopkins Glacier McBride Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Glacier Bay National Park Pt. Adolphus Icy Strait George Islands

Marble Islands Bartlett Cove

Chichagof Island

Peril Strait Sergius Narrows Baranof Island

Juneau Chatham Strait Admiralty Island

Sitka

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Linger near South Marble Island and spot the many species of birds that call this area home, keeping your eyes on the water and the island for brightlycolored puffins.  After searching for more wildlife, stop at the Park Service’s Headquarters at Bartlett Cove for a hike through the rainforest or possibly a native cultural presentation. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.  Enjoy two consecutive evenings in virtual isolation inside Glacier Bay at anchor in a hidden cove as larger vessels have exited the bay. Conditions permitting, you’ll also have a rare opportunity to hike or kayak or tour via shore boat. Day 5: Icy Strait Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leaders/Naturalists out on deck in search of marine mammals, primarily in the Icy Strait/Pt. Adolphus area.  Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear sightings.


Day 6: Chichagof Island Meander along the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the spirit of expedition un-cruising, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through the hidden treasures of the region.   Anchored in a remote shelter for the evening, there'll be another grand opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Enjoy another delectable dinner onboard and relax in the hot tub before calling it a day. Day 7: Peril Strait Running 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound, this haven for small ships is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This wildlife-rich waterway is a great place to explore the shoreline for bear, the waters for otters and whales, and to watch for eagles. T   he passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep.) After an adventurous, but “non-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders.

Itinerary Highlights • Glacier Bay National Park & Biosphere Reserve • 3 Days of in-depth exploration with a Glacier Bay Park Ranger • Glacier viewing in Glacier Bay • Whale watching in Icy Strait • Wildlife viewing along Peril Strait • Bartlett Cove trails and visitor center

Day 8: Sitka — Disembark Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation.   A transfer will be provided to the airport or our hotel. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations   in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

2012 Dates & Prices — 8 Days / 7 Nights • Juneau to Sitka (*or reverse) — Cabin Categories —

Wilderness Explorer

Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

Private Charter

June 2

$3,095

$3,495

$4,995

$260,795

June 9*, 16, 23*, 30 July 7*; 14, 21*, 28 August 4*, 11, 18*

$3,695

$4,095

$5,995

$309,595

*  Indicates reverse itinerary (Sitka to Juneau).  All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $167 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other cabins are available at 175%. See page 29 for cabin descriptions and deck plan.  Private charter up to 76 guests (Wilderness Explorer).

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions Denali National Park and Preserve multinight pre- or post-cruise land packages to complement your active voyage can be added. Juneau and Sitka stopover packages are also available. For complete details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com InnerSea Discoveries | 9


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Alaska's Inside Passage Inner Reaches Eastern Coves 8 Days / 7 Nights — Juneau to Ketchikan Lots of ice, alpine-to-sea creeks, and rainforests highlight this adventure. Stand atop a glacier or kayak through the narrows where the salmon run. Hike trails into wildlife-rich forest and ride a skiff along a dramatic fjord. Spend your days learning Tlingit culture, whale watching, and visit two incredible wilderness areas. With InnerSea Discoveries, your viewpoint of Southeast Alaska will be unmatched by any other. Day 1: Juneau — Embark Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail toward the Tracy Arm Wilderness.

Tracy Arm

Day 2: Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound At the end of T   racy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest floating icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers—North Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots, and mountain goats, usually spotted high on the cliffs. Later today, move into Frederick Sound—summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere’s largest concentration of humpback whales.  Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions. Day 3: Thomas Bay / Cascade Creek Choose kayaking and a lush forest trek on a scenic Cascade Creek trail.  Or go big on the 5-mile hike to the glacially-fed and rarely visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking. Discover the origin of its “Devil’s Country” nickname during a reading from “The Strangest Story Ever Told,” about the area’s mythical shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka. Day 4: Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows In an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz, take on the otherworldly boot-sucking Baird Glacier until you stand atop the milewide glacier. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today.   An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening. Day 5: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest

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towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Brush up on your Tlingit culture at Chief Shakes Tribal House for native storytelling. V   iew recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park.   Day 6: Yes Bay Wildlife abounds in Yes Bay and the surrounding Tongass National Forest— orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, and eagles. Say yes to a kayak paddle up the bay or venture out on a wildlife-seeking hike along one of the area’s scenic trails. Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North”, Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer, walls are a haven for ducks, brown and black bear, mountain goats, Sitka deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. T   his evening join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Itinerary Highlights • • • • • • •

Float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm Hike on Baird Glacier Wildlife and whale watching Explore mainland old growth and rainforest Kayak in Patterson Lake, Thomas Bay, Walker Cove, or Yes Bay Hike wilderness trails at Cascade Creek, Patterson Lake, or Yes Bay Visit Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House

Day 8: Ketchikan — Disembark Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer    directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations   in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

2012 Dates & Prices — 8 Days / 7 Nights • Juneau to Ketchikan Wilderness Adventurer

— Cabin Categories — Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder

$1,795 May 12 May 26; September 1 $1,995 June 9, 23#; July 7, 21#  ; $2,895 August 4#,18 Wilderness Discoverer

$2,595 $2,795 $3,695

$2,995 $3,195 $4,095

— Cabin Categories —

Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

$1,995 May 19 June 2; August 25 $2,295 June 16, 30; July 14, 28; $2,895 August 11

$2,795 $3,095 $3,695

$3,195 $3,495 $4,095

$4,695 $4,995 $5,995

Private Charter

$142,895 $154,895 $208,895 Private Charter

$223,595 $245,595 $294,395

# Indicates “Family Discoveries” dates (see page 4). All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $167 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other cabins are available at 175%.  T  riple accommodations in select Explorer cabins (day bed) offer the third person a 25% savings off the double occupancy rate.  See pages 27-28 for cabin descriptions and deck plans. Private charter up to 60 guests (Wilderness Adventurer) and 79 guests (Wilderness Discoverer).

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions Denali National Park and Preserve multinight pre- or post-cruise land packages to complement your active voyage can be added. Juneau and Ketchikan stopover packages are also available. For complete details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com InnerSea Discoveries | 11


Alaska's Inside Passage Inner Reaches Western Coves 8 Days / 7 Nights — Ketchikan to Juneau Pristine wilderness, mind-blowing natural wonder, humpback whales, and untamed wildlife explode your senses. Hike “wild and woolly” places (“skookum” to the locals) and dramatic waterfall coasts. Kayak along shore looking for bears and near 10,000-year-old glaciers. Explore three wilderness areas and learn the stories of the totem. Change the way you see the world on an InnerSea Discoveries adventure. Day 1: Ketchikan — Embark Welcome aboard! Meet your crew,  get settled in,  and keep watch for eagles as we cruise through the Tongass Narrows out of Ketchikan. Day 2: Tongass National Forest / El Capitan Passage Wake in El Capitan Passage surrounded by breathtaking Tongass National Forest—the largest national forest in the US.   Take a “wild” Alaska hike winding through high forest on an old logging trail. T   rek up to El Capitan Cave, where 400,000-year-old bones have been found.  And cap off your day noshing on locally harvested oysters as a resident family tells of life in the  Alaskan outback. Day 3: Klawock Native Village Discover living history in Klawock—one of the most authentic Tlingit villages in Alaska.  Learn the importance of carving, gaze up at totem poles coloring the town, and hear their stories. Visit   the carvers' shed where the art of carving and restoring totems is passed on.  Explore the area on foot keeping an eye out for bears, eagles, sea birds, and whales. Day 4: Baranof Island / Port Walter An active day is in store on the smallest of Alaska's ABC islands. Take to the water kayaking, snorkeling, and riding the skiff.  Or push your limits with a rigorous hike in A   laska’s back reaches on wilderness trails.  Along the southeastern side of Baranof Island, explore the former herring community of Port Walter, the rainiest place in all of Alaska, or hike to a mountain lake. Day 5: Patterson Bay Lush forest,  spectacular views, 4000-foot vertical walls,  and 2000-foot waterfalls highlight Baranof Island’s waterfall coast.  Slip into the waters of Patterson Bay to explore by skiff or paddle a kayak keeping watch along the coastline for birds, wolves, and black bears. Gear up for snorkeling or guided hikes.   This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a cold microbrew or cocktail. 12 | The Un-Cruise  Adventure


Day 6: The Brothers Islands / Frederick Sound There’ll be plenty of wildlife viewing today.  The Brothers, a pair of islands in Frederick Sound, are home to some of Alaska’s most abundant wildlife and the area is the summer feeding ground for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the northern hemisphere.   Keep watch for frolicking orca, humpbacks, and sea lions.  Tonight, anchor in Holkham Bay and listen for the sound of breathing whales. Day 7: Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness Snow covered mountains, glowing blues,  and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier.   As you glide through Endicott Arm you may find a few seals taking respite on the glaciers smaller “bergy bits.”   Tides permitting, explore the narrow passage of Ford’s Terror and admire the magnificent domes, hanging valleys, and pristine wilderness that surround it.  Join the Captain for a farewell toast during dinner.

Itinerary Highlights • • • • • • •

Glacier viewing in Endicott Arm El Capitan Cave trek and exploration Discover Port Walter and Alaska outback wilderness areas Wildlife and whale watching Kayak at Patterson Bay, Frederick Sound, and Port Walter Hike mountain lake trails at Baranof Island and Tongass National Forest Klawock village carving school and totems

Day 8: Juneau — Disembark Bid adieu to new found friends over breakfast before disembarking the ship. Transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters.Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

2012 Dates & Prices — 8 Days / 7 Nights • Ketchikan to Juneau Wilderness Adventurer September 8 May 19 June 2; August 25 June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11   Wilderness Discoverer May 12 May 26; September 1 June 9, 23; July 7, 21; August 4, 18  

— Cabin Categories —

Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder

$1,795 $1,995 $2,295 $2,895

$2,595 $2,795 $3,095 $3,695

$2,995 $3,195 $3,495 $4,095

— Cabin Categories —

Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

$1,795 $1,995 $2,895

$2,595 $2,795 $3,695

$2,995 $3,195 $4,095

$4,495 $4,695 $5,995

Private Charter

$142,895 $154,895 $172,895 $208,895 Private Charter

$207,595 $223,595 $294,395

All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $167 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other canins are available at 175%. T  riple accommodations in select Explorer cabins (day bed) offer the third person a 25% savings off the double occupancy rate. See pages 27-28 for cabin descriptions and deck plans. Private charter up to 60 guests (Wilderness Adventurer) and 79 guests (Wilderness Discoverer).

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions Denali National Park and Preserve multinight pre- or post-cruise land packages to complement your active voyage can be added. Ketchikan and Juneau stopover packages are also available. For complete details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com InnerSea Discoveries | 13


Juneau Endicott Arm Wilderness

Whale The Brothers Watching Islands Patterson Bay

Ford’s Terror

Frederick

Dawes Glacier

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Port Walter Wilderness

El Capitan Cave El Capitan Passage

Sea Otter Sound Klawock Prince of Wales Island

Heritage Parks & Totems

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Ketchikan Foggy Bay

Wilderness Passages of Discovery 15 Days / 14 Nights — Seattle to Juneau

Prince Rupert

Untamed wildlife, stories of the totem, dramatic waterfalls, and deep fjords are highlights along the 900 nautical miles between Seattle and Juneau. Hike Alaskan island outback and kayak among glaciers and along shore looking for wildlife. The whales have arrived, crowds are fewer, and nature has awakened— it’s the prefect time of year.

Grenville Narrows

Day 1: Seattle,  Washington — Embark Sail from Fishermen's Terminal, through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and on to Deception Pass—a dramatic and narrow cut between two islands.

Butedale Waterfalls

Klemtu Lama Passage

Days 2-3: San Juan Islands / Friday Harbor Forested islands dot the seascape of this yachter’s paradise.  We’ll "gunkhole" close to shore by skiff or kayak.  Explore quaint Friday Harbor and its fascinating Whale Museum.  Keep watch for the resident orca pods.

Pruth Harbor

Orca Whales

Days 4-6: Cruise Through Canada's Inside Passage Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests and mountains are ideal for sightings of orca, seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoise, and birds. Native influences have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities. Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia’s Princess Royal Island, before reaching Prince Rupert, BC and again crossing the US/Canadian border.

Alert Bay

Discovery Passage Vancouver Island Princess Louisa Channel

Gulf Islands Friday Harbor San Juan Islands

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Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument,  Alaska Home to nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska—glacial valleys filled with sea water, and steep walls are a haven for wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. Day 8: Ketchikan Alaska’s southernmost city and “salmon capital of the world” also claims fame to having the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore the Saxman Totem Village, Tlingit culture, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district.  Watch for eagles as we cruise out of Ketchikan.


Day 9: El Capitan Passage Get closer to nature in El Capitan Passage. Hike through high forest on an old logging trail or trek to El Capitan Cave.  Stop at Marble Island for freshly harvested oysters and fish from a local family. Day 10: Klawock Native Village Discover living history in Klawock—one of Alaska’s most authentic Tlingit villages. Locals share stories and the importance of carving in Alaskan culture. V   isit the carvers' shed where the art of carving and restoring totems is passed on to the local youth. Day 11: Baranof Island / Port Walter On the smallest of Alaska's ABC islands, take to the water kayaking, snorkeling, or riding the skiff.  Push your limits with a rigorous hike in Alaska’s back reaches and explore Port Walter, the rainiest place in all of Alaska.

Itinerary Highlights • • • • • • •

Cruise through the Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska Glacier viewing in Endicott Arm El Capitan Cave trek and exploration Wildlife and whale watching Kayak at Patterson Bay, Frederick Sound, and Port Walter Hike mountain lake trails at Baranof Island and Tongass National Forest Klawock village carving school and totems

Day 12: Patterson Bay Explore Patterson Bay by skiff or kayak, watch the coastline for wildlife, or enjoy a guided hike in the Tongass National Forest. Day 13: The Brothers Islands / Frederick Sound Barking sea lions frolic during guided kayaking and skiff tours on the southern end of the island.  Sail into Frederick Sound—the summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Day 14: Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness Be awed by blue ice and the white thunder of calving ice at Dawes Glacier.   Tides permitting, explore the narrow passage of Ford’s Terror to admire magnificent domes, hanging valleys, and pristine wilderness.   Join the Captain in a farewell toast this evening. Day 15: Juneau — Disembark Disembark the ship after breakfast.   Transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. V  ariations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

2012 Dates & Prices — 15 Days / 14 Nights • Seattle to Juneau Wilderness Adventurer

— Cabin Categories — Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder

Private Charter

April 28

$3,295

$259,295 Private Charter $401,395

Wilderness Explorer May 19

$4,695

$5,395 Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer $4,695 $5,395 $7,995

All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $334 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other cabins are available at 175%. See pages 27 and 29 for cabin descriptions and deck plans. Private charter up to 60 guests (Wilderness Adventurer), 76 guests (Wilderness Explorer).

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Juneau Tracy Arm

Whale Watching Frederick

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Prince of Wales Island Yes Bay

Ketchikan

Misty Fjords National Monument

Foggy Bay

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Wilderness Passages of Discovery 15 Days / 14 Nights — Juneau to Seattle

Prince Rupert

Wildlife, ice, Tlingit culture, and deep fjords are highlights along the 900 nautical miles between Juneau and Seattle on this InnerSea Discoveries adventure. Stand atop a glacier, kayak through the narrows, and hike into the rainforest. It’s an optimal time for vivid foliage, fewer crowds, and wildlife foraging along the shoreline.

Grenville Narrows

Day 1: Juneau,  Alaska — Embark Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.

Butedale Waterfalls

Klemtu Lama Passage

Day 2: Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls and large floating icebergs, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Explore Frederick Sound— summer feeding ground for humpback whales.  Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.

Pruth Harbor

Orca Whales Alert Bay

Day 3: Thomas Bay / Cascade Creek Choose kayaking and a forest trek on a Cascade Creek trail or hike five miles to the rarely visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking.  Hear legends about the area’s mythical shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.

Discovery Passage Vancouver Island Princess Louisa Channel

Gulf Islands Friday Harbor San Juan Islands

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Day 4: Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows Hike atop the otherworldly Baird Glacier. Natural beauty is today’s setting for kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking. Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening. Day 5: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Brush up on your Tlingit culture at Chief Shakes Tribal House for native storytelling. V  iew recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park.


Day 6: Yes Bay Wildlife abounds in Yes Bay and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, and eagles.  Say yes to a kayak paddle up the bay or a wildlife-seeking hike along a scenic trail. Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Representing nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska—its steep walls and glacial valleys filled with sea water are a haven for wildlife. By kayak or skiff, glide through Walker Cove soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. Day 8: Ketchikan Alaska’s southernmost city and “salmon capital of the world” also claims fame to having the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles. Spend your day exploring the Saxman Totem Village and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district. Keep watch for eagles as we cruise out of Ketchikan.

Itinerary Highlights • • • • • • •

Cruise through the Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska Float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm Hike on Baird Glacier Wildlife and whale watching Kayak in Patterson Lake, Thomas Bay, Walker Cove, or Yes Bay Hike wilderness trails at Cascade Creek, Patterson Lake, or Yes Bay Visit Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House

Days 9-12: Cruise Through Canada’s Inside Passage Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests and mountains are ideal for sightings of orca, seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoise, and birds.  Native influences have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities.  Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia’s Princess Royal Island, before passing by Prince Rupert, BC and again crossing the US/Canadian border. Days 13-14: San Juan Islands,  Washington Forested islands dot the seascape of this yachter’s paradise.  We’ll "gunkhole" close to shore by skiff or kayak and on land by foot. Explore quaint Friday Harbor and its fascinating Whale Museum.  Keep watch for the resident orca pods. Day 15: Seattle — Disembark Disembark the ship after breakfast. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. V  ariations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

2012 Dates & Prices — 15 Days / 14 Nights • Juneau to Seattle Wilderness Adventurer

— Cabin Categories — Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder

Private Charter

September 15

$3,295

$5,395

$259,295

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

Private Charter

September 8

$3,295

$374,895

Wilderness Explorer August 25

$4,695 $4,695

$5,395

$7,995

— Cabin Categories —

Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

$4,695

$5,395

$7,995

Private Charter

$401,395

All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $334 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates.; all other cabins are available at 175%. T  riple accommodations in select Explorer cabins (day bed) offer the  third person a 25% savings off the double occupancy rate.  See pages 27-29 for cabin descriptions and deck plans. Private charter up to 60 guests (Wilderness Adventurer), 79 guests (Wilderness Discoverer) and 76 guests (Wilderness Explorer).

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Alaska's Inside Passage Ultimate Adventure (Eastern Coves & Western Coves) 15 Days / 14 Nights — Roundtrip Juneau

Combine all the wilderness, wildlife, exploration, and tranquillity of both the Eastern and Western Coves adventures. Endless discoveries and unforgettable memories are yours on this extraordinary 15 days of ever-changing land and seascapes.

All the Best of  Southeast  Alaska Save 10% on the second (and third) week by combining our Eastern Coves, Western Coves, and Northern Passages & Glacier Bay explorations for 15 to 22 days of the Ultimate or Ultra un-cruise adventure. See pages 18-21.

Tracy Arm

Day 1: Juneau — Embark Day 2: Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound Day 3: Thomas Bay / Cascade Creek Day 4: Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows Day 5: Wrangell Day 6: Yes Bay Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Day 8: Ketchikan Day 9: Tongass National Forest / El Capitan Passage Day 10: Klawock Native Village Day 11: Baranof Island / Port Walter Day 12: Patterson Bay Day 13: The Brothers Islands / Frederick Sound Day 14: Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness Day 15: Juneau — Disembark For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to the Eastern Coves (pages 10-11) & Western Coves (pages 12-13).

2012 Dates & Prices — 15 Days / 14 Nights • Roundtrip Juneau Wilderness Adventurer

— Cabin Categories — Private Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Charter

May 12, September 1 May 26 August 18 June 9, 23; July 7, 21; August 4  

$3,595 $3,995 $4,995 $5,495

$5,095 $5,595 $6,495 $6,995

$5,895 $6,295 $7,295 $7,795

$281,995 $309,295 $365,995 $395,995

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

Private Charter

May 19 August 25 June 2 June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11  

$3,795 $4,095 $4,895 $5,495

— Cabin Categories —

$5,295 $5,995 $6,395 $6,995

$6,095 $6,395 $7,195 $7,795

$8,895 $9,195 $10,395 $11,395

$422,995 $458,795 $509,995 $558,795

Prices reflect 10% additional week savings.  All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $334 per person port charges & fees.  Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates.; all other cabins are available at 175%.  See pages 27-28 for cabin descriptions and deck plans.

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Alaska's Inside Passage Ultimate Coves & Passages (Western Coves & Northern Passages) 15 Days / 14 Nights — Ketchikan to Sitka

Combine all the wild and woolly wilderness of the Western Coves with Glacier Bay National Park and the wildlife of the Northern Passages for a 15-day unsurpassable adventure. Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Days 9-11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15:

Ketchikan — Embark Tongass National Forest / El Capitan Passage Klawock Native Village Baranof Island / Port Walter Patterson Bay The Brothers Islands / Frederick Sound Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness Juneau Glacier Bay National Park Icy Strait Chichagof Island Peril Strait Sitka — Disembark

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions Multi-night pre- or post-cruise land packages to complement your active voyage can be added. For details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com Margerie Glacier Grand Pacific Glacier Muir Glacier John Hopkins Glacier McBride Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Glacier Bay National Park Pt. Adolphus Icy Strait George Islands

Chichagof Island

Peril Strait Sergius Narrows

For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to the Western Coves (pages 12-13) & Northern Passages (pages 8-9).

Sitka

Marble Islands Bartlett Cove

Juneau Admiralty Island

Chatham Strait

Baranof Island

2012 Dates & Prices — 15 Days / 14 Nights • Ketchikan to Sitka Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer May 26 June 9, 23; July 7, 21; August 4

— Cabin Categories —

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

$5,580 $7,020

$6,340

$9,190

$7,780

$11,390

Prices reflect 10% additional week savings.  All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $334 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other cabins are available at 175%.  See pages 28-29 for cabin descriptions and deck plans.

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Alaska's Inside Passage Ultimate Bays & Fjords (Northern Passages & Eastern Coves) 15 Days / 14 Nights — Sitka to Ketchikan

Combine Glacier Bay National Park and rainforests of the Northern Passages with the waterfalls and fjords of the Eastern Coves for a 15-day unmatchable adventure filled exploration. Margerie Glacier Grand Pacific Glacier Muir Glacier John Hopkins Glacier McBride Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Glacier Bay National Park Pt. Adolphus Icy Strait George Islands

Marble Islands Bartlett Cove

Chichagof Island

Peril Strait Sergius Narrows

Juneau Admiralty Island

Baranof Island

Sitka

Chatham Strait Tracy Arm

Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Days 5-7: Day 8: Day 9: Day 10: Day 11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15:

Sitka — Embark Peril Strait Chichagof Island Icy Strait Glacier Bay National Park Juneau Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound Thomas Bay / Cascade Creek Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows Wrangell Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Ketchikan — Disembark

For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to the Northern Passages (pages 8-9) & Eastern Coves (pages 10-11).

2012 Dates & Prices — 15 Days / 14 Nights • Sitka to Ketchikan Wilderness Explorer and Wilderness Discoverer

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

June 9, 23; July 7, 21; August 4

$7,020

$7,780

$11,390

August 18

$6,480

$7,240

$10,490

— Cabin Categories —

Prices reflect 10% additional week savings.  All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $334 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates;  all other cabins are available at 175%.  See pages 28-29 for cabin descriptions and deck plans.

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Alaska's Inside Passage Ultra Adventure

(Eastern Coves, Western Coves & Northern Passages) 22 Days / 21 Nights — Juneau to Ketchikan to Juneau to Sitka (or reverse) Embrace the ultra Southeast Alaska expedition by combining all the wildlife, wonder, wildness, and adventure of the Eastern and Western Coves with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Day 9: Day 10: Day 11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15: Days 16-18: Day 19: Day 20: Day 21: Day 22:

Juneau — Embark Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound Thomas Bay / Cascade Creek Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows Wrangell Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Ketchikan Tongass National Forest / El Capitan Passage Klawock Native Village Baranof Island / Port Walter Patterson Bay The Brothers Islands / Frederick Sound Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness Juneau — Disembark Glacier Bay National Park Icy Strait Chichagof Island Peril Strait Sitka — Disembark

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions Multi-night pre- or post-cruise land packages to complement your active voyage can be added. For details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com Margerie Glacier Grand Pacific Glacier Muir Glacier John Hopkins Glacier McBride Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Glacier Bay National Park Pt. Adolphus Icy Strait George Islands

Chichagof Island

Peril Strait Sergius Narrows

Marble Islands Bartlett Cove

Juneau Chatham Strait Admiralty Island

Tracy Arm

Baranof Island

Sitka

For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to the Eastern Coves (pages 10-11), Western Coves (pages 12-13), and Northern Passages (pages 8-9).

2012 Dates & Prices — 22 Days / 21 Nights • Juneau to Sitka (*or reverse) Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer May 19 August 18* June 2 June 9*, 16, 23*, 30; July 7*, 14, 21*, 28; August 4*

— Cabin Categories —

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

$8,080 $9,320 $9,720 $10,320

$9,240 $10,080 $10,880 $11,480

$13,390 $14,590 $15,790 $16,790

* Indicates reverse itinerary (Sitka to Juneau to Ketchikan to Juneau). Prices reflect 10% savings on additional two weeks.  All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy.  Add $501 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all others are available at 175%. See pages 28-29 for cabin descriptions and deck plans.

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“The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean” — Mark Twain

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The Hawaiian Islands

2:45 PM

Uncommon Exploration Experience the islands from a different perspective.  As the 50th state of the United States, and the only US state made up entirely of islands, the Hawaiian Islands are best known for their beauty, beaches, water activities, and active volcanoes. Explore tropical waters by kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and skiff, and the shoreline by foot. T   he 76-guest Wilderness Explorer provides an exceptional base for active adventures.

1:00 PM

A Wildlife and Marine Sanctuary Formerly known as the “Sandwich Islands”—as named by Captain Cook following his visit in 1778—this archipelago of volcanic islands and atolls sits at the center of the North Pacific Ocean marking the northeast corner of Polynesia.  The island chain forms the largest marine sanctuary in the world, consisting of more than 7,000 marine species, about a quarter of which are found nowhere else on earth.  The protected islands and atolls offer a breeding site for millions of seabirds, and are home to endemic, exotic and endangered animals, including the Hawaiian monk seal, the nene goose (official state bird), the Hawaiian Honu green turtle, and the pueo or Hawaiian owl.  The shallow-warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands provide one of the world’s most important habitats for humpback whales. Two-thirds of the North Pacific population migrates 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.

Legend and Lore Dipping into coves, primarily on the leeward side of the islands, our flexible 7-night adventure actively explores the islands of Lana’i, Moloka’i, Maui, and the submerged crater of Molokini.  A long the way, experience traditional Hawaiian culture with opportunities to get to know the locals by visiting their land and their homes.

10:15 AM

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AdventureBound Hawaii 8 Days / 7 Nights — Roundtrip Maui

A marine sanctuary, remote sandy beaches, towering volcanic peaks, and pristine islets with partially submerged craters are your playground. Hike to waterfalls, kayak and paddle board in tropical waters, snorkel alongside turtles, restore a taro field, and “talk story” with locals. Get your aloha on with this 7-night Hawaiian Islands wilderness adventure. Kalaupapa N.P.

Maui

Moloka’i Kahului Lahaina

Molokini

Lana’i Kaho’olawe

Day 1: Maui / Lana’i — Embark Transfer to our hospitality suite in Lahaina for a warm aloha from your Expedition Leader.  Following an introduction to your weeklong adventure, a ferry carries you to Lana’i’s Kaumalapau Harbor to the awaiting Wilderness Explorer.   Search for marine life during a sunset cruise before dropping anchor for the evening. Day 2: Coastal Lana’i Steep rock faces, white-sand beaches, and ancient volcanic plugs sitting both above and below the water surface line the shores of Lana’i.  Gear up for a day of play.  Hike along shore or snorkel, paddle board, kayak, and explore by skiff.  The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary—located between Lana’i, Moloka’i, and Maui—provides front-row seats in these productive marine breeding grounds. Day 3: Lana’i’s Manele Bay Start your day searching for dolphins at sunrise.  Or sleep in and later, drop in on a yoga class on the top deck. T   he choice is all yours! T   his morning, options for golf, cycling, horseback riding, and hiking ashore are on you adventure menu.  Take advantage of all the equipment on board for activities, and relaxation. Day 4: Maui / Molokini An included sunrise treat takes you ashore to Maui’s Haleakala National Park—an elevation of 10,000 feet.   By midday, be on deck for whale watching as you sail to Molokini for drift snorkeling at this almost submerged crater off the coast of Maui.  Squeeze in some swimming, skiffing, or napping before dinner.

Fine Art Photograph from ElizabethCarmel.com

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Day 5: Maui Nui Marine Mammal Search Seek out Hawaii's famous marine mammals, highlighted by the humpback whales that arrive in late fall and leave in the spring escorting their newborn


calves to a summer-long feast in Alaska. T   he Captain takes you to the best spots for observation. At anchor, snorkel with sea turtles and a colorful variety of sea creatures. Listen for the sounds of the humpback via submerged hydrophones and watch the underwater action from aboard as the bow-mounted camera conveniently catches the below surface scenery and marine life. Days 6-7: Moloka’i – Halawa Valley Meet the people of Moloka’i and experience their land and traditions as few visitors ever do. Hike the switchbacks of the Kalaupapa Trail or ride on a surefooted mule (optional). Hands-on activities await in the Halawa Valley: hike with a local resident through his land to a hideaway waterfall; learn about the history and archaeology of this ancient homeland; restore local taro terraces; help ready poi for an evening pa’ina (local feast); and explore the charming paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Kaunakakai.  Spend an evening “talking story” with a local guest and enjoying a traditional pa’ina, complete with a home-style Hawaiian music “jam” session.

Itinerary Highlights • Hands-on cultural experiences in Moloka’i’s Halawa Valley • Rare sunrise visit to Haleakala National Park • Enjoy a true Hawaiian pa’ina • Humpback whale watching off Moloka’i, Maui, and Lana’i • Visit ancient Hawaiian ruins and help rebuild ancestral taro terraces • Drift snorkeling at the Molokini crater • Explore the cliff-lined bays and warm beaches on Lana’i

Day 8: Lana’i / Maui — Disembark Aloha! The Wilderness Explorer returns to Lana’i’s Kaumalapau Harbor.  We’ll transfer you via ferry to Lahaina and onward to Kahului A   irport or our nearby hotel to begin your post-cruise extension. Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations   in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

Fine Art Photograph from ElizabethCarmel.com

2012 - 2013 Dates & Prices — 8 Days / 7 Nights • Roundtrip Maui Wilderness Explorer 2012 December 22, 29 2013 January 5, 12 April 13 January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6

— Cabin Categories — Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer

Private Charter

$3,695

$3,995

$5,995

$306,995

$2,995

$3,295

$4,795

$249,795

$3,695

$3,995

$5,995

$306,995

All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy. Add $211 per person port charges & fees. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement of the posted rates; all other cabins are available at 175%.  See page 29 for cabin descriptions and deck plan. Private charter up to 76 guests (Wilderness Explorer).

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions To complement your active voyage, pre- or post-cruise land packages can be added. Maui and/or Lana'i hotel stopover packages are also available. For complete details visit: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com InnerSea Discoveries | 25


Delivering Experience and Personal Comfort Expedition Vessels Our fleet is comprised of three small expedition ships, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer, 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, and 76-guest Wilderness Explorer. Capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most scenic waterways, the shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to wildlife-rich shores and serve as ideal “launching pads” for adventure excursions.   All newly-refurbished, the interior spaces complement the wilderness outside and the public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The main Lounge evokes the feeling of a National Park lodge or a quaint neighborhood pub and is stocked with wines, spirits, and microbrews.

Onboard Team Some of the best in the industry, our Captains, Chefs, Expedition Leaders, Hotel staff, and Mates are individually selected not only for their outstanding knowledge, 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 customer service staff is made up of energetic men and women who are as excited about where you’re going as you are. Our Captains and engineers have the certifications and skills to provide you with a safe and confident exploration experience. When you travel with InnerSea Discoveries, you’re family.   At the end of your voyage, our onboard team will send you off with special memories, a renewed sense of beauty and spirit, and planning your next un-cruise adventure.

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Wilderness Adventurer All Cabins are Above Deck with View Windows

Length

160'

Beam

39'

Draft

6.5'

Guests

60

Cruise Speed

9.5 knots

Crew

25

Underwater Camera

BELOW Bridge

Crew Office

*

Lounge Sauna Hot Tub

Massage

* Crew

Exercise Equip.

*

Necky Kayaks Paddle Boards

Engine Room Lockers

Lockers

Crew Inflatable Skiffs

Expedition Gear

Kayak Launch Platform

* Cabins designated for Single or Double Accommodation

Pathfinder

• Double or twin beds; private bath with shower; and view window.

Trailblazer

• Queen or twin beds; private bath with shower; and view window.

Navigator

• Queen or twin beds; private bath with shower; and view window.

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Wilderness Discoverer All Cabins are Above Deck with View Windows

176''

Beam

39'

Draft

6.5'

Guests

76

Cruise Speed

10 knots

Crew

26

Underwater Camera

Bridge

#

Length

#

BELOW

# Exercise Equipment

Sauna

Crew

# #

*

Massage

° Crew

Office

2012 Necky Kayaks

*

Paddle Boards

*

Crew Lockers

Crew Inflatable Skiffs Hot Tub

Explorer

• Sitting area; queen or twin beds; private bath with shower; and large picture window (# Sofa bed available for triple on Wilderness Discoverer cabins 400, 401, 403).

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Engine Room

Crew

Lockers

Expedition Gear

Hot Tub

Kayak Launch Platform

Pathfinder

• Queen, double, twin, or double bed with small bench seat; private bath with shower; and view window.

Trailblazer

• Queen or twin beds; private bath with shower; and view window.


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Wilderness Explorer All Cabins are Above Deck with View Windows

Underwater Camera

MAIN DECK Crew

SUN DECK

302

301

304

303

306

°

305

Hot Tub

110

202

° °

Crew

204

203

206

205

°

208

310

° 309 ° 312 311 ° °

210 212

313

214

Hot Tub

166'

Beam

37'

Draft

7.5'

Guests

76

Cruise Speed

13 knots

Crew

27

103

° ° 107 °

105

109

112

111

114

113

Crew

Crew

Crew

Crew

314

°104 °106 °108

BELOW DECK

Length

° ° 211 ° 213 ° 215 ° 207

Engine Room

209

Necky Kayaks Paddle Boards

Swim Step and Kayak Launch Platform

Wilderness  Discoverer and  Wilderness  Explorer

# Cabins providing Double or Triple  Accommodation

* Cabins designated for Single or Double Accommodation Navigator

• Queen or twin beds; private bath with shower; and view window.

° Cabins with Fixed Twin Beds

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Green Guardians Pristine Ecosystem

"Green" Measures:

InnerSea Discoveries understands that A   laskan and Hawaiian ecosystems are fragile, yet important environments. W   ith profound respect and admiration, we gain a renewed spirit about how amazing nature and its wild inhabitants can be on every journey.

• Provide reusable water bottles and eco-friendly toiletries/amenities aboard our ships

Sustainable "Green" Travel

• Flexible scheduling to minimize noise disturbances for whales and other wildlife

By sharing the frailties and vulnerabilities of our environment and what jeopardizes critical natural treasures such as glaciers, rainforests, shorelines, and in turn, whales and other wildlife, we hope to inspire a new way to view our world.    We believe that a greater understanding and appreciation for the environmental balance is critical in understanding the impact we have and the importance of becoming “green guardians.” Our experienced and expertly-trained onboard Expedition Leaders/Guides, 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, actions, and initiatives that promote sustainable travel. We are also proud members of Sustainable Travel International which 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™

SustainableTravelInternational.org

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• Employ disposal procedures for black water, waste, and garbage that go beyond the minimum regulatory requirements

• Enforce the "Marine Mammal Viewing Code of Conduct" as published by NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) • Utilize the latest navigational technologies, including radar, GPS, and portable range finders, to maintain a record of environmental safety and protect wildlife • Support the local economy by visiting small towns and purchasing salmon, oysters, clams, fish, and other locally-produced foods and products • Facilitate education and guest access to local associations, foundations, and wilderness funds and causes • Use of a paperless communication, marketing and booking system in the InnerSea Discoveries corporate offices • Donations to local groups assisting with developing youth and other programs such as the Maui Reef Fund, the historical preservation of Prince of Wales Island's ancient native village of Kassan, and  Wrangell's Chief Shakes Tribal House


Reservation Information

Full terms & conditions are available at: InnerSeaDiscoveries.com

Policy on Children

Families with age 12 years and under may target our select “Family Discoveries” program or book a private charter for the whole family. Children are welcome on all departures. It is the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to supervise their children at all times.

Gratuities

Deposit & Final Payment: Individual Cabin Booking

A deposit of $600 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.

Private Charter

For a private ship charter, a deposit equal to one-third of the total charter cost is due within ten 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 ship charter is due 120 days (4 months) prior to departure.

Cancellations

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

Individual Cabin Booking Cancellation Policy Days Prior to Departure Up to 91 days 90 to 61 days 60 to 46 days 45 to 31 days 30 to 0 days

Per Person Cancellation Fee 50% of initial deposit Forfeiture of full deposit 50% of gross fare 75% of gross fare 100% of gross fare

Included in your Fare

• Meet/greet services and transfers • Exclusive shore visits and guided hikes of various levels • All meals aboard the ships • Kayaking and small-boat exploration • Onboard expert Expedition Leaders/Guides

Not Included in your Fare

• Airfare to and from your home city • Wine, beer and liquor • Discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew, typically 10% of fare • Travel insurance • Port charges and fees • Massage, optional excursions, and add-on land tours

Travel Information

We will e-mail Travel Information, including vouchers for prepaid services, packing recommendations, itinerary, emergency contact numbers and other helpful information approximately 45 days prior to your departure. 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 airport transfers.

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

Smoking

Smoking is allowed only in designated areas on outside aft decks.  Smoking is not allowed inside the vessels 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 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 vessels 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 ship (and for air travel, if applicable).

Non-Discrimination Notification Under Title VI, Title IX

It is the policy of InnerSea Discoveries 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.

Travel Insurance

InnerSea Discoveries has developed a travel protection plan that offers our guests a wide range of services at reasonable rates.  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 see our website or call our Sales Representatives for premiums and other details. InnerSea Discoveries takes photographs of various activities throughout the cruise that sometimes include guests in the shots. Some images will be used for promotional purposes. Guests who prefer that their image not be used for promotional purposes can notify the Expedition Leader. Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other conditions beyond the control of InnerSea Discoveries. InnerSea Discoveries | 31


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