Monday, 11 November 2013

Un-Cruise's New Washington Adventures

Adventure travellers seeking to explore Washington State’s islands and shores will have a whole new opportunity next spring as the experts of Un-Cruise Adventures unveil a novel itinerary. And there's a bonus for anyone booking by December 20, with a saving of $100 per couple on the new 'Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands' sailings.

Beginning April 2014 and returning in the autumn, 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. Week long Active Adventure cruises sail round-trip from Seattle, with cruise rates beginning at $1,595 per person, double occupancy (before savings) and including all meals, transfers, adventure activities, hot tub, sauna and yoga on deck.

Guests making a new booking by December 20 for travel April-May 2014 or September-November 2014, receive a $100 per couple Adventure Savings.
 
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.

Travellers also 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.

A Washington craft beer theme cruise scheduled for the April 19 departure also 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.

More info: call (in the US) 1888 862 8881 or visit www.un-cruise.com.

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