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British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Seattle, Washington

From: $3,695

Season: April-May, September-November

Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife

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Un-Cruise Adventures - formerly InnerSea Discoveries + American Safari Cruises

Unleash your inner explorer and settle into the rhythm of the Salish Sea—on both sides of the United States/Canadian border. There’ll be plenty of time for discovering the area’s wildlife and wonders.

Included Highlights

  • Adventure cruise
  • Kayak in Princess Louisa Inlet and hike to Chatterbox Falls
  • Search for orcas, eagles, and Dall’s porpoise
  • High Tea at Victoria’s Empress Hotel and leisure time to explore
  • Visit the Whale Museum in quaint Friday Harbor
  • Hike and tide pool hunt on Jedediah Island, the most diverse of the Gulf Islands
  • Gunkholing in a yachters’ paradise
  • Cruise the Seattle waterfront
  • Boutique yacht—only 22 guests

The crew was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to our needs. The crew more than any other factor was responsible for making this cruise the most enjoyable for me.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Seattle, Washington – Embarkation

Transfer to the Safari Quest at Seattle’s waterfront, where the crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail in time for cocktail hour and dinner as you cruise into the Salish Sea.

Day 2: Victoria, British Columbia

After clearing customs, it’s all ashore in downtown Victoria. Take High Tea at the elegant Empress Hotel, then spend time on your own to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum or browse the quaint shops nuzzled about this garden city. Back on board the yacht, set sail through the Gulf Islands and settle into the rhythm of the Salish Sea.

Day 3: Sunshine Coast / Princess Louisa Inlet

Discover nature’s wonders today off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Small group skiff rides keep you busy in a sheltered bay or along rugged shoreline, where sea lions, tide pools, driftwood, and superb birding are common sights. Pass through the Malibu Rapids into the calm waters of Princess Louisa Inlet, one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Only half a mile wide and walled in by 5,000-foot, near-vertical mountains, The Princess culminates at the tremendous Chatterbox Falls. Anchor in the inlet for exploration on foot and by kayak. The evening offers up relaxation in the upper deck hot tub or, when conditions are right, campfire camaraderie with your yachtmates.

Day 4: Princess Louisa Inlet / Jervis Inlet

Watch the early light play through Princess Louisa Inlet, brightening your morn. Set aside time for one last paddle or exploring the inlet by skiff before heading out to the “yachter’s paradise” of Jervis Inlet. Binoculars in-hand, keep all eyes open for orca, porpoise, seals, and sea lions along the rocky shoreline as you cruise through the waters of Princess Royal Reach.

Day 5: Harmony Islands / Jedediah Island

Wake up with a guided kayak or skiff outing among the remote Harmony Islands. During lunch onboard, take in the sights around you. Arriving at Jedediah Island—the most diverse island in a chain of more than thirty islands and islets—hike and investigate the tide pools with your knowledgeable crew in this provincial park.

Day 6: Captain's Choice – Gulf Islands

Situated in the heart of the Salish Sea, today's passage carries you south, back into the protected waters and intricate passages of the Gulf Islands. Towns throughout these islands harbor artist’s hamlets, organic farms, vineyards, and sublime glacially-carved landscapes in a backdrop painted with harbor seals, bald eagles, sea lions, and Douglas fir. Your captain navigates to where land and sea explorations await. The location determines the adventure de jour—a coastal hike, explorations in a quaint seaside town, or searches for orcas. It’ll be a treat—wherever the tides take you.

Day 7: Washington’s San Juan Islands / Friday Harbor

An early start has you meandering through the San Juan Islands—172 islands and rocky islets make up this archipelago. On the largest of the islands, San Juan Island, you’ll clear customs in the tiny town of Friday Harbor before a visit to the intriguing Whale Museum. Learn about the resident pods of orca that call these island waters home before getting underway for a day of “gunkholing,” or exploring, as landlubbers would say. The scenery is stunning and the passages are just right. Be on watch for orca and other marine wildlife. Delight in a festive Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening and enjoy a picturesque recap of the week with your expedition leader.

Day 8: Seattle – Disembark

After breakfast on board, the Captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all!

Passport required. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ship Mariner Commander Captain Single Ship Charter
Sep 02, 2017 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Sep 09, 2017 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Sep 16, 2017 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Sep 23, 2017 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Sep 30, 2017 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Oct 07, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Oct 14, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Oct 21, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Oct 28, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Nov 04, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Nov 11, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Nov 18, 2017 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Mar 31, 2018 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Apr 07, 2018 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Apr 14, 2018 Safari Quest $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Apr 21, 2018 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Apr 28, 2018 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
May 05, 2018 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
May 12, 2018 Safari Quest $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • All onboard meals
  • Premium spirits, wine, and beer
  • Exclusive roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat
  • Taxes and port fees
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment
  • Hot tub and sauna

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city

Map

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise itinerary map

Ships

Safari Quest

Safari QuestWhile Safari Quest provides guests with an intimate experience, the comfortable staterooms and public spaces provide ample room to get away from it all. Guests use the casually elegant salon to recap the day's activities, relax, read or watch a movie from our extensive video library on the wide flat screen TV and are always welcome at the yacht's bar, stocked with complimentary microbrews, fine wines, and premium liquors. View ship details...

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