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Ship: Wilderness Discoverer
With a passenger capacity of 76, this small ship has the ability to explore the shallow inlets and passages of the West coast. Each room abroad the ship has an outside-facing window and TV that broadcasts highlights from the day's journey. A hot tub, sauna and small gym are also available.
Highlights: Sailing from Seattle, Washington, the Wilderness Discoverer hits Pacific Northwest hotspots like Olympic National Park, three of the San Juan Islands and Deception Pass State Park. During the seven-night voyage, adventurers have the chance to kayak through a protected bay off of Sucia Islanda, (population four) bird watch for puffins on National Wildlife Refuge, Protection Island, and hike through the rainforest in the Olympic Mountains. The third day is reserved for “Captains Choice,” a day for the Captain to choose a course through the San Juans and surprise guests with whatever the sea might have to offer that day.