If you need assistance getting to the boat, please contact us in advance. Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to hours before the tour.
Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure or within hours with Flex Cancel are nonrefundable. What to Wear: Because you are venturing out into the Alaskan outdoors, please be prepared with closed-toed shoes and warm layers. Fleece-lined full length raincoats can be provided if necessary. And don't forgot your cameras! For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar. Q: Will I get sea sick? Ketchikan is located within Alaska's Inside Passage.
The water here is normally very calm.
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Even when the winds pick up during the winter months and the weather gets bad, the islands create a break for us and we hardly see a wave. The boat was specifically created to handle the roughest seas in the world. Also, as the seating area is outside covered and heated, of course , there is always a lovely cool breeze that refreshes the senses.
If you are extremely sensitive to motion, you may want to take typical motion sickness medicine before coming. Q: What will we see and do on the tour? When you step aboard the Aleutian Ballad, you will have an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. We are the only boat of its kind, a true Bering Sea crab fishing vessel featured on the Discovery Channel, taking passengers along to experience and share in the wildlife, the stories and the beauty that is "The Last Frontier".
During a typical tour on the fishing vessel Aleutian Ballad, we will encounter life above and below the sea.
Common sightings include: whales, orcas, American bald eagles, porpoise, giant octopus, king crab, opilio crab, shrimp, jellyfish, bears, sharks, many different fish and a huge list of unexpected sightings. The experience you have is really up to you. If you would prefer to stay top-side, photographing the wilderness landscapes and relaxing as you listen to the fishermen's tales - that is up to you!
Perhaps you'd prefer to stay by the live tank, touching all the sea creatures we pull up from the depths and learning about the different species of fish, octopus and crab - do it! Want to do some shopping? Visit our on board gift shop, and take home some memories of this special day. This tour is what you make of it and it is all at your fingertips Q: Is transportation provided?
The Aleutian Ballad is actually docked at Berth 3 in Ketchikan and within walking distance of downtown and the cruise ships. Q: Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't? We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently. Q: What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time.
Or from using benzos or coke, other men said. Another said he could now read books. He had worried his brain was permanently fried. His years at St.
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The center is following in the footsteps of places like Hazelden Betty Ford, the nationally-renowned treatment organization, which has a location in Naples, and which made the shift in after years of espousing an abstinence-based approach. The shift cost them some supporters, but not as many as expected. In , the David Lawrence Center made the same calculation, when it had the opportunity to participate in a statewide initiative to look at Vivitrol. For decades, the center had taken an holistic, abstinence-based approach.
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It viewed addiction not only as a biological and psychosocial disease, but a spiritual one. It talked of engaging the body, heart, head and soul to help people heal. But with 91 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses — 10 of them a day in Florida — the center decided it was time to try something different. Dauphinais said she was convinced to make the change after studying how retroviral therapy had stemmed deaths from AIDS.
When David Lawrence began its Vivitrol pilot, she said, participants were wary. For a public health center that is often badly strapped for cash, the Cures Act was a much-needed infusion. A month later, Florida Gov. As a result of the Cures Act funding, the center is now able to make another big shift: from only prescribing Suboxone short-term, for detox, to also prescribing it on an outpatient, long-term basis, as maintenance therapy. Dauphinais hopes to get its first participant in the next 30 days.
But she also acknowledged that the longer people were prescribed Suboxone, the harder it might be to get off it. But again, what is the goal? The goal is to reduce mortality.
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He was nervous to taper, even under the supervision of his doctor. It made him question whether he should have been on medication all these years. Maybe he could have come off sooner. Maybe he could have taken a smaller dose. It was wanting to get clean. Drug courts seek to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail, with varying rates of success. Martin is a second-generation drug court judge; her father mostly dealt with alcohol and cocaine abuse in his court, instead of prescription drugs.
Since Martin took over the court in , the program has been tweaked several times, to be less punitive, to be more therapeutic — and to consider how medication fits in. Collier County Drug Court partners with David Lawrence to provide medication to those who want it, but Martin said it is rare that someone opts in. Participants in her court, she said, see it much the same as the former users at St.
Martin is also careful to never push medication in her court, she said, because she is not a doctor, and because the science is changing fast. She has also never seen medication work on its own, without therapy, which is why all the 21st Century Cures Act funding for medication scares her. Greg Hanson, 29, poses for a photograph in LaBelle, Fla. A drug court grant from the Justice Department for which David Lawrence recently applied also includes a stipulation about medication in treatment. For Potter and many like him, Martin believed, medication alone would have fallen far short.
Martin hoped that more funding would be put toward trained counselors, beds in inpatient and outpatient facilities, and safe living spaces for recovering addicts. Elizabeth Flock is a reporter and producer for the NewsHour. She can be reached at eflock newshour. Support Provided By: Learn more.
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