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Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Adventure travelers seeking to explore Washington State’s islands and shores have until December 20, 2013 to book a weeklong cruise and save $100 per couple on Un-Cruise Adventures’ new itinerary, Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands.
Beginning spring 2014 and returning in fall, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer expedition vessel will explore Washington’s Puget Sound and Salish Sea from South Hood Canal to Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. Weeklong Active Adventure cruises sail roundtrip Seattle, WA. Cruise rates begin at $1,595 per person, double occupancy (before savings) and include all meals, transfers, adventure activities, hot tub, sauna and yoga on deck.
Guests making a new booking by December 20, 2013 for travel April-May 2014 or September-November 2014, receive a $100 per couple Adventure Savings.
“This Northwest adventure is an incredible value,” said Dan Blanchard, captain and owner of Un-Cruise Adventures. “A weeklong expedition by boat allows us to hike and kayak in incredibly scenic areas and the inclusion of all the adventure activities makes it ideal for those eager to spend time exploring outside.”
The expedition vessel carries a full complement of adventure gear for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and skiff excursions. A custom made kayak launch platform allows four kayaks at once to quickly and safely launch off a stable platform.
Highlights of the itinerary include hiking in the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Constitution and Washington State Parks. Waterborne expeditions by kayaks, skiffs and paddle boards explore glacial fjords and the San Juan archipelago. In Quilcene Bay, a local family hosts a home-grown oyster and clam tasting. Guests enjoy free time in scenic Friday Harbor and discover Native cultures in Port Townsend.
Travelers spend the week searching out and seeing marine life and seabirds up close. Gray whales, orcas, seals, sea lions and bald eagles are all found in the area. A knowledgeable team of expedition guides leads excursions and provides interpretation along the way.
After a full day of adventure, guests may enjoy a soak in the hot tub. Yoga classes take place on deck each morning. The vessel has fitness equipment, a resource/DVD library and massage is available for a fee. An underwater camera mounted on the ship’s bow streams video from the underwater world to flatscreen televisions in all guest rooms and the lounge. Healthy and hearty meals feature fresh ingredients including locally sourced produce and seafood.
A Washington craft beer theme cruise scheduled for the April 19, 2014 departure features guest experts Kendall Jones and Kim Sharpe Jones, authorities on the Seattle craft beer scene. Guests will enjoy nightly tastings of select craft beer from nearby breweries aboard the vessel, presentations by the Jones’ and beer recommendations matching the evening’s dinner menu.
Source:- UN Cruise