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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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UnCruise Adventures

Discover the Salish Sea—on both sides of the United States/Canadian border. Enjoy high tea, wildlife, natural wonders, and expanses of unencumbered scenery.

Included Highlights

  • Kayak in Princess Louisa Inlet and hike to Chatterbox Falls
  • Search for orca whales, eagles, and Dall’s porpoise
  • High Tea at Victoria’s Empress Hotel and leisure time to explore
  • Hike and tide pool hunt on Jedediah Island, the most diverse of the Gulf Islands
  • Explore San Juan Island and The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor
  • Casual beachcombing and guided nature walks
  • Gunkholing in a yachters’ paradise
  • Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and 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: San Juan Islands & Friday Harbor, Washington

Sublime glacially-carved landscapes and a backdrop painted with harbor seals, bald eagles, sea lions, and Douglas fir. Cruise the protected waters of the Salish Sea crossing back into the U.S., through the intricate passages of the San Juans. On San Juan Island, the largest of the chain, clear customs in the tiny town of Friday Harbor before an intriguing visit to The Whale Museum and touring historic sites. Later, navigate to some of the most remote islands in the archipelago. Location and conditions have their say in what’s instore—a coastal hike, a stroll in the woods, or searches for orcas. It’ll be a treat—wherever the tides take you.

Day 7: Islands of the Salish Sea

Spend the day in some of the lesser-known San Juan islands, accessible only by boat or float plane. Kayak or skiff into the sunrise. The scenery is stunning and the passages are just right. Be on watch for orca and other marine wildlife. If the weather stars align, picnic on shore. Hike along a windswept bluff or stick to the shoreline for some “gunkholing,” or exploring, as landlubbers would say. There’s a Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening, and afterwards, and always entertaining picturesque recap of your week aboard.

Day 8: Seattle – Disembark

This morning, transit through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks into Seattle. After breakfast, the Captain and crew bid you a fond farewell.

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

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Dates Mariner Commander Captain Single Ship Charter
Apr 07, 2018 $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Apr 14, 2018 $3,695 $4,595 $4,895 $4,595 $89,895
Apr 21, 2018 $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Apr 28, 2018 $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
May 05, 2018 $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
May 12, 2018 $3,995 $4,895 $5,195 $4,895 $95,995
Sep 22, 2018 $4,145 $5,045 $5,395 $5,045 $99,745
Oct 06, 2018 $4,145 $5,045 $5,395 $5,045 $99,745
Oct 20, 2018 $3,845 $4,745 $5,045 $4,745 $93,045
Nov 03, 2018 $3,845 $4,745 $5,045 $4,745 $93,045
Nov 17, 2018 $3,845 $4,745 $5,045 $4,745 $93,045

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


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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