Average agility is required to navigate the ship’s narrow stairway leading to the sleeping quarters and restrooms in the lower deck, or to access the smaller inflatable boats for optional shoreside excursions. Beds in the cabins are stacked so ability to climb in to the top bed is necessary. Trips to shore are customized to meet the desired physical activity level of the voyage. There are no man made trails in Prince William Sound so we utilize game trails. Plan to walk on unsteady terrain such as soft bogs, morraine rubble, rocky outcroppings, or through alder patches, and have an ability to comfortably walk on these surfaces for 2 miles.
Some guests enjoy a hike with a physical challenge, some prefer easy walks along the shores, while others choose not to participate in the optional excursions and instead experience the Sound’s spectacular beauty right from the walk-around deck or spacious lounge of the Discovery. By far, the most important qualifications are a positive attitude, a spirit of adventure, a sense of humor, and a willingness to try new and different experiences. For more information on activity levels of our Hike & Kayak voyages please contact us.