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Old 07-22-2018, 10:18 PM   #21
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What would it cost to get my MS-34 from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific?
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:06 AM   #22
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Are you thinking over land or through the Panama Canal?
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:39 AM   #23
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Are you thinking over land or through the Panama Canal?
Least expensive. There once was a railroad across Mexico for just that but I think its gone now.

Probably highway I10. Wife wants to cruise Alaska
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Least expensive. There once was a railroad across Mexico for just that but I think its gone now.

Probably highway I10. Wife wants to cruise Alaska
Estimate by land, $14000.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:13 AM   #26
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Dont think so since the title is Cruise in Alaska and the only way I can do that is to get my boat to the Pacific. I am serious about getting the boat to Alaska to cruise. And in these few comments, we forgot the North West Passage.....LOL
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:16 AM   #27
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Sounds like a great week in front of you.
You don't really want it to get into the 70's as it feels too HOT when it does.
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Just brought a 34' trawler from Tennessee to Washington. $19K. The issue will be the height, we could not get under 15' 6", which means a lead car the entire distance and in many states a trail car as well. In some states a route survey in which the lead car drives the whole route through the state before the boat moves. If you can get it down under about 14' 6" (on the trailer, which adds 12 - 18") then it can be somewhat less as only one escort car is needed, and none in some states. A few years back I brought the sailboat from Florida to Washington, it was 14' 5", and the bill was $15.5K. The return trip east can be substantially cheaper as it is a backhaul for many drivers, but the escort fees are unchanged. </hijack>
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:45 PM   #29
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Dave. Where is the report on your trip? No WiFi on that boat!
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Dave. Where is the report on your trip? No WiFi on that boat!


Yes. No Wifi and very limited cell service. I got back home last night. A few thoughts....

The weather was downright strange. When I go to a coastal rainforest, silly me expects to find rain. Go figure. Not a drop of rain and only a rare cloud the entire week. It was downright HOT.

No bears. The salmon are late this year and so the bears are still hiding in the woods eating grass and berries. We only saw one black bear from a distance.

Whales. I expected to see some humpbacks and hopefully some Orca. Iíve seen both from my own boat so didnít expect it to be a huge deal. I was wrong. One day, we saw some humpbacks in our path. The Captain stopped to see what they would do. Turns out they were feeding. Over the next couple hours, witness 5 bubble net feedings. It is hard to explain how awesome that is to seem. What is more, while we were drifting this was taking place less than 100 years away. After the feeding, the whales decided to do a lot of tail and fluke slapping and breaching. They stayed around the boat (all around, the Captain was trying to get a proper distance from then but they kept following and surrounding the boat). It was incredible.

Orcas. The next day, a pod of orcas decided to get in on the act. They surrounded the boat and were spy-hopping and tail slapping. This happened again two days later when a pod was fishing. They had a baby that was playing around the boat on the surface when the adult dove to hunt. The youngster was practicing breaching, spy-hopping, tail slapping next to the boat. When the adults came up, they would then move the youngster away from the boat, but when they dove to hunt again, the youngster would sneak back to us and continue to play. Finally as we we passed into the channel to Petersburg we saw a pod of Orca right behind us try to attack some sea lions that were lounging on a Chanel buoy. It got pretty hectic and at one point a large adult Orca breached completely out of the water. I think they got one of the sea lions but it was hard to tell.

Un-Cruise. This outfit was great. The schedule was flexible based on weather and wildlife. The focus was on kayaking, hiking and exploring via RIB. Delightful crew, great food and drink, relaxed and casual atmosphere, comfortable cabins... I now know why my Mom has done 4 of these with Un-Cruise and has signed up for another for next year. If you have the money to spend, I would highly recommend it. Again, there were a dozen guests matched with a Captain, mate, and deckhand, three steward staff, chef, pastry chef, and an engineer.

BTW, I got a great tour of the ER by the engineer. Iím really jealous of his work space.
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One downside... during the last bushwhack I think I lost my camera. Fortunately, there were plenty of photos taken by crew and some other passengers. If I can grab some of those, Iíll try and post some.
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Cruise in Alaska

Sounds like a great trip, SE is pretty special when the weather is nice and pretty special when it is not so nice.
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Isn't that funny. It rained on us last year for most of the time while in Alaska!!!
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Isn't that funny. It rained on us last year for most of the time while in Alaska!!!
Last time I saw rain, or even significant cloud cover, was July 15.

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We did one of their cruises in Sea of Cortez (sorry, not exactly Alaska). It was fabulous! Highly recommend this option of small cruises! Glad you, too, had a great experience.
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We did one of their cruises in Sea of Cortez (sorry, not exactly Alaska). It was fabulous! Highly recommend this option of small cruises! Glad you, too, had a great experience.

Yeah, my Mom did their Costa Rica/Panama Canal cruise with them. She loved it. That trip was on a slightly bigger boat, about 80 guests I think.
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