Discover the secret places on Washington's wild coastline. Kayak among rocky outcroppings, spotting sealife. Explore dramatic Deception Pass by skiff. Hike mossy island forests frequented by red fox, deer, and woodpeckers.

Highlights


• Explore the Salish Sea’s San Juan archipelago, South Puget Sound, and Deception Pass

• Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise Lakes Union and Washington

• Hike in rainforest, old-growth forest, and state parks

• Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in island channels formed by glaciers

• Watch for whales, orcas, seals, and sea lions

• Birding opportunities—eagles, seabirds, and migrating flocks

• Educational presentations by your expert expedition team

In a region renowned as a boaters’ paradise, your discovery begins from Fishermen’s Terminal. Set sail via the ship canal to Lakes Union and Washington—their glacially formed basins dug more than 12,000 years ago. After dinner, a sunset cruise through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and into Elliott Bay sets you right for the night. Seattle was founded along these shores and you don’t want to miss the skyline!
Mudflats, watersheds, and a microclimate feed the riches of the South Sound. Explore the intertidal zone by kicking in the mud with your guides looking for anemone and hermit crabs. Kayaking, hiking, and skiff rides are on tap, too—in one of the region's many state parks. At about 100 miles long, Puget Sound offers ample opportunity for observing the serpentined shore as you cruise through Tacoma Narrows and past Point Defiance, Vashon Island, and Bremerton. Cap off your first full day of play watching for Dall’s porpoise, with a front-row view from the bow.
Wake up surrounded by the wilds of the Salish Sea, a humbling 360 degrees of wilderness. It’s the captain’s choice where you’ll land today, but rest assured, you’ll be away from the crowds. There are unending options for investigating this sea-salty playground. If you’re kayaking, keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface. Rocky outcroppings play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. Ashore, it’s one boot in front of the other, hike through the forest or “take the high road” to ridges overlooking the archipelago. Join your expedition team on deck to search for whales, seals, sea lions, and bird rookeries as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same.
A guided kayak reveals local inhabitants—sea stars, anemones, jelly fish, perhaps even inquisitive harbor seals. Walk along a curiosity-rich intertidal zone or stretch your legs on a mossy hike. And tides and current permitting, perhaps even sail through the swirling waters of Deception Pass. Later in the day, keep watch for marine mammals as you venture into the open waters where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets Puget Sound. Drop anchor for the evening in a tucked-away cove.
The treats keep coming! With no paved roads or even ferry access, enjoy your day on picturesque Sucia Island—total year-round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. You feel a million miles away from it all, exploring the intertidal zone with your guides, hiking across the island, and kayaking in a protected bay. It’s all up for grabs. Top off your adventure with a celebratory Farewell Dinner and a special presentation from your expedition team.
This morning, cruise through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and tie up back in Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal. After breakfast, the captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all!
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Navigator

$2,995 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,195
$2,795 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$3,845
$3,445 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,345
$3,945 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,445
$5,045 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$2,995 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,195
$2,795 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$3,845
$3,445 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,345
$3,945 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,445
$5,045 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$2,995 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,195
$2,795 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$3,845
$3,445 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,345
$3,945 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,445
$5,045 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$2,995 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,195
$2,795 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$3,845
$3,445 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,345
$3,945 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,445
$5,045 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Navigator

$3,295 USD pp
Navigator
103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

Trailblazer

$3,495
$3,095 USD pp
Trailblazer
105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Pathfinder

$3,795
$3,395 USD pp
Pathfinder
211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

Explorer

$4,145
$3,745 USD pp
Explorer
101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

$4,645
$4,245 USD pp
Jr Commodore Suite
301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

Owner's Suite

$5,795
$5,395 USD pp
Owner's Suite
300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Additional charges:

Port Taxes: 175 USD pp

Wilderness Legacy

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 192 feet

Passenger: 86 guests

Built: 1983, renovated 2013  - was the SS Legacy

The one-of-a-kind Wilderness Legacy—or “whale whisperer” as many will tell you—is the fastest in the fleet. Capable of 15 knots, she sails to the farthest reaches spinning yarns of adventure along the way. Like the crew and guests having the time of their lives, she hums with each new opportunity. It’s no wonder that for many of the crew (and office folk), she’s a first love that never fades. And, a welcoming hub for souls looking for adventure.

Onboard Features: Sea Dragon (the launch pad for adventure); kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; piano; DVD and book library; wine bar; and elevator (with access to three of the four public decks).

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles; in-room safe deposit box

Cabin layout for Wilderness Legacy

2021-2022 Early Bird Savings

Save $800 per couple ($400 pp) on 2021-2022 departures (excluding Galapagos). Excludes Master, Navigator, and Mariner cabin categories. Valid on NEW reservations booked March 5–December 15, 2020. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• Group transfers between airport and ship on embarkation day
• Group transfer between ship and airport on disembarkation day
• Use of activity equipment on board including kayaks and paddle boards
• All landings and shore excursions as per the itinerary
• All meals while on board the ship
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (Except super-premium wines)
• Experienced expedition team, heritage guides and guest experts

Exclusions


• International and domestic airfares
• Travel insurance
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Additional excursions/ land extension programmes
• Super premium wines
• Port Taxes (See trip specific for amount)
• Gratuities (Recommend USD$250 per passenger per week)
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$3,195
$2,795 USD pp

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