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Classic Discovery Voyage

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The Classic Discovery Voyage explores the natural wonders of Prince William Sound. Years of travel and exploration have resulted in a destination list of must-see places including wildflower meadows, rainforest trails, calving glaciers, whale watching, breathtaking waterfalls, shore side hikes, and kayaking in the protected bays and fjords.

This voyage is offered in lengths of 3 – 7 days, with the longer trip giving us the ability to venture further into the Sound and allowing for exploration of additional glaciers, bays, and more opportunity for whale watching.

** New to 2023!** Enjoy a one way trip from Whittier to the remote fishing town of Cordova (or vice versa)! Alongside our usual activities, we will spend time viewing the brown bears of the eastern side of the Sound!

The Classic Voyage is geared towards all activity levels, and is a common trip for retired parents to enjoy with their adult “children”!

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Dates & Prices

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2024 Tour Dates & Rates
May 27 - June 1, 2024Classic 6 Day Voyage$5,315/pp
1 space
Price:$5,315/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
1 space
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of May 26 & June 1 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

June 11 - 17, 2024Classic 7 Day Voyage$6,250/pp
2 cabins
Price:$6,250/pp
Duration:7 days / 6 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Cordova, AK

Includes the nights of June 10 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B & June 17 in a Cordova lodge, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel. Start on the western side of Prince William Sound, and end in the eastern side at a quaint fishing village, only accessible by boat or plane! Lots of add-on fishing options are available in Cordova.

June 26 - 30, 2024Classic and Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
1 cabin
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
1 cabin
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of June 25 & 30 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel. Join natualist and professional photographer Hugh Rose!

June 25 - July 5, 2024Brown Bears & Calving Glaciers$9,500/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$9,500/pp
Duration:11 days / 10 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Enjoy a 5 day/4 night voyage above the Discovery, and continue on to a land segment in Lake Clark National Park for intense brown bear viewing! Halibut fishing is an optional add-on. Flights between Anchorage and Lake Clark included. Join naturalist and professional photographer, Hugh Rose.

July 1 - 5, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of June 30 & July 5 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

July 22 - 26, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of July 21 and 26 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

July 28 - August 2, 2024Classic and Photo 6 Day Voyage$5,895/pp
4 cabins
Price:$5,895/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of July 27 and Aug 2 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel. Voyage with naturalist and professional photographer, Hugh Rose.

July 24 - Aug 3, 2024Grand Alaska - Prince William Sound & The Copper River Region$9,250/pp
4 cabins
Price:$9,250/pp
Duration:11 days / 10 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Cordova, AK; Anchorage, AK

Start your land segment in Cordova, AK on July 24th. Enjoy a helicopter flightseeing tour of the Million Dollar Bridge, Childs Glacier and the Copper River Delta. Also includes a rafting trip down the famed Copper River, a kayaking tour to Sheridan Glacier in Sheridan Lake, and a wildlife viewing tour by small boat in seach of brown bears. Flight from Cordova to Anchorage on July 27th included. Continue with a 6 day/5 night voyage in Prince William Sound. Last night is on Aug 2nd in Anchorage. Join naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose.

August 11 - 16, 2024Classic 6 Day Voyage$5,895/pp
3 cabins
Price:$5,895/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
3 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of August 10 and 16 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or BnB, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

August 18 - 23, 2024Classic 6 Day Voyage$5,895/pp
1 cabin
Price:$5,895/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
1 cabin
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of August 17 and 23 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

August 30 - September 3, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,450/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$4,450/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of August 29 and September 3 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

September 4 - 8, 2024Classic and Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,450/pp
1 space
Price:$4,450/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
1 space
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of September 3 and 8 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel. Voyage with naturalist and professional photographer, Hugh Rose.

September 3 - 14, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage + Aurora In The Arctic$7,450/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$7,450/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Deadhorse, AK

Start your adventure in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B on Sept 3. Voyage Sept 4 - 8 and overnight Anchorage Sept 8. Head north to Fairbanks, Wiseman and end your trip on Sept 13 in Deadhorse. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean through private companies. Guided by naturalist and professional photographer, Hugh Rose.

September 9 - 14, 2024Classic 6 Day Voyage with the Sierra Club$4,790/pp
4 cabins
Price:$4,790/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Includes the nights of September 8 and 14 in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as well as private transportation to and from the vessel.

2025 Tour Dates & Rates
May 22 - 27, 2025Sierra Club Classic & Photo 6 Day Voyage$TBD
5 cabins
Price:$TBD
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
5 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of May 21 and 27 are included in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Professional Photographer, naturalist and geologist Hugh Rose will be joining us!

May 28 - June 2, 2025Classic 6 Day Voyage$5,315/pp
6 cabins
Price:$5,315/pp
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
6 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of May 27 and June 2 are included in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

June 9 - 13, 2025Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
6 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
6 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of June 8 and 13 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

June 16 - 26, 2025Brown Bears & Calving Glaciers/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$9,500/pp
4 cabins
Price:$9,500/pp
Duration:11 days / 10 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Enjoy this Land & Sea Adventure! Guests will start with arrival to Anchorage on June 16th (accommodations included). We will voyage Prince William Sound June 17th - 21st, and return to Anchorage to overnight on the 21st. On the morning of June 22nd, guests will fly to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park for several days of wildlife viewing, most importantly the coastal brown bears which will exceed the 1,000lb mark by the end of summer feeding. Optional halibut fishing (not included). Guests will return to Anchorage on June 25th, checking out on June 26th. A maximum of 12 guests will enjoy the voyage, while 8 will continue on to Lake Clark with guide Hugh Rose.

June 17 - 21, 2025Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
2 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of June 16 and 21 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Hugh Rose, professional photographer, guide and naturalist will be joining us! You do NOT have to be a photographer to enjoy this trip.

June 25 - July 5, 2025Brown Bears & Calving Glaciers/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$9,500/pp
4 cabins
Price:$9,500/pp
Duration:11 days / 10 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Enjoy this Land & Sea Adventure! Guests will start with arrival to Anchorage on June 25th (accommodations included). We will voyage Prince William Sound June 26th - 30th, and return to Anchorage to overnight on the 30th. On the morning of July 1st, guests will fly to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park for several days of wildlife viewing, most importantly the coastal brown bears which will exceed the 1,000lb mark by the end of summer feeding. Optional halibut fishing (not included). Guests will return to Anchorage on July 4th, checking out on July 5th. A maximum of 12 guests will enjoy the voyage, while 8 will continue on to Lake Clark with guide Hugh Rose.

June 26 - 30, 2025Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
2 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of June 25 and 30 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Hugh Rose, professional photographer, guide and naturalist will be joining us! You do NOT have to be a photographer to enjoy this trip.

July 1 - 5, 2025Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of June 30 and July 5 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or BnB, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

July 24 - August 3, 2025Grand Alaska Journey/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$8,250/pp
4 cabins
Price:$8,250/pp
Duration:11 days / 10 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

Enjoy activities based in a town on the eastern part of Prince William Sound that is only accessible by boat or plane --- Cordova. Flightseeing, brown bear viewing by boat, rafting the famed Copper River, and kayaking in a glacial lake at the base of Sheridan Glacier are amongst the planned activities. Interested in fishing? Arrive a day early and take a fishing charter. After your stay at Orca Adventure Lodge in Cordova, guests will fly to Anchorage (included) and voyage on a 5 day/4 night trip in Prince William Sound. Guests will be accompanied by professional photographer, naturalist and geologist, Hugh Rose.

July 29 - August 2, 2025Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
2 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of July 28 and August 2 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Hugh Rose, professional photographer, guide and naturalist will be joining us! You do NOT have to be a photographer to enjoy this trip.

August 7 - 13, 2025Classic 7 Day Voyage/ Cordova and Brown Bears$6,350/pp
6 cabins
Price:$6,350/pp
Duration:7 days / 6 nights
Availability:
6 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Cordova, AK

This trip is a Cross-Prince William Sound adventure, starting in the West and ending in the East! Guests will start with the first night of August 6th in Anchoraeg at a downtown hotel or B&B. The last night of August 13th will have accommodations in Cordova at Orca Adventure Lodge (flight departing Cordova not included). As always, private transportation to and from the vessel is included, as is airport transportation in Cordova. If you have an interest in fishing, stay an extra day and go out on a fishing charter with Orca Adventure Lodge!

August 22 - 26, 2025Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
6 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
6 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of August 21 and 26 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or BnB, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

August 26 - September 6, 2025Aurora & The Arctic/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$7,700/pp
4 cabins
Price:$7,700/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Deadhorse, AK

September is a great time for Northern Lights viewing, without the frigid cold of the Alaska winter months! Enjoy a 5 day/4 night voyage in Prince William Sound (max 12 guests) from August 27 - 31, followed by a trip up above the Arctic Circle. Professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose will accompany 8 guests north bound to Fairbanks, Wiseman and eventually Deadhorse in search of northern lights and arctic wonders. Guests travel in a Mercedes Sprinter van with room to stand as well as windows that open. Your last night will be September 5th in Deadhorse, checking out on the 6th. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean through private companies. Flight departing Deadhorse not included.

August 27 - 31, 2025Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,950/pp
2 cabins
Price:$4,950/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of August 26 & 31 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Hugh Rose, professional photographer, guide and naturalist will be joining us! You do NOT have to be a photographer to enjoy this trip.

September 1 - 6, 2025Classic 6 Day Voyage with the Sierra Club$TBD
5 cabins
Price:$TBD
Duration:6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
5 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of August 31 and September 6 are included, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. This trip is chartered by the Sierra Club, so all reservations must be made through the Sierra Club Outings website (2025 schedule should be available in fall of 2024). We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the voyage!

September 7 - 11, 2025Classic 5 Day Voyage$4,430/pp
6 cabins
Price:$4,430/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
6 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of September 6 and 11 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or BnB, as is private transportation to and from the vessel.

September 6 - 17, 2025Aurora & The Arctic/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$7,700/pp
4 cabins
Price:$7,700/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Deadhorse, AK; Anchorage, AK

September is a great time for Northern Lights viewing, without the frigid cold of the Alaska winter months! Start your adventure arriving in Deadhorse on September 6 (flight from Anchorage not included) and meet guide Hugh Rose. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean is available through private companies, on your own. On September 7, professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose will accompany 8 guests south bound to Wiseman, Fairbanks and Denali in search of northern lights and arctic wonders. Guests travel in a Mercedes Sprinter van with room to stand as well as windows that open. Arrive Anchorage on September 11 to enjoy a 5 day/4 night voyage in Prince William Sound from September 12 - 16 (max 12 guests on voyage). The last night will be September 16 in Anchorage, checking out of accommodations on the 17th.

September 12 - 16, 2025Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$4,430/pp
2 cabins
Price:$4,430/pp
Duration:5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
2 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK

The nights of September 11 and 16 are included at a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B, as is private transportation to and from the vessel. Hugh Rose, professional photographer, guide and naturalist will be joining us! You do NOT have to be a photographer to enjoy this trip.

Tour Reviews

The trip of a lifetime!

The owners of the Discovery, Dean and Meg, were so accommodating and helpful. Dean got a sense for what the group wanted to do and tried to cater to everyone’s interest and activity level. The two guides, Phyllis and Hugh, were extremely knowledgeable and fun to be around. We did a lot, saw a lot, learned a lot, and in general had an amazing week. Meg worked her magic for three meals a day in the kitchen and the food was fantastic with lots of fresh seafood and accommodations for everyone’s dietary restrictions. I loved that there was a lot of quiet time to read or sit outside and take in the magnificent scenery. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who is okay staying on a small boat.

The Best Voyage Imaginable

The entire crew (Dean,Meg,Erin & Will) were awesome. PWS is a beautiful but also immense region, so the decades of experience of these folks took us to locations little known to lesser mortals. The Discovery itself was a comfortable, if compact, ship. Fully equipped not only with kayaks, “Zodiacs “ & rain gear but also with cozy quarters and Megs great meals!
With just 10 other guests, we developed warm and lasting friendships.

This was one of the most incredible and mind-blowing vacations!

This was one of the most incredible and wonderful vacations I have ever taken. It was a constant series of “Once-In-a-Lifetime” experiences. The crew was so knowledgeable and personable. To see Alaska from the comfort and mobility of the Discovery boat, set a new standard of travel….so unique, personal and experiential. Oh, did I mention the gourmet food Megan serves? OMG! Mind blowing! Thank you Dean & Megan. I simply loved the entire trip you created for your guests.

Awesome trip

Awesome trip. It was my second time, and I intend to add a third!

Fabulous experience

Fabulous experience! They really take good care of everyone, regardless of physical ability. They have intimate knowledge of the wildlife, weather and geography allowing them to customize the tour to maximize the guests’ experience. Oh, and I would book the tour again just for the food! Twice was not enough, we hope to return again in the future.

We’ve been on two Discovery Voyage trips!

We have been on two Discovery Voyage trips. Each time the tour was excellent, the food was fresh and delicious, and the staff was warm, kind, and accommodating. The daily outings are intimate. We would kayak near the glaciers, hike remote areas, view wildlife, and enjoy each outing. The Captain is the best in Alaska. This trip is recommended for families and couples who want to experience Alaska and not be a spectator.

Great friendly crew!

Great friendly crew, great food, great sights. My favorite was kayaking with the bergy bits.

Would definitely recommend Discovery…

Would definitely recommend Discovery Voyages. The crew was so informative and enthusiastic and really made it fun! It is close quarters but our group of 8 plus the other two couples on the voyage all got along very well and it was fun meeting new people.

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