8 Days | Vancouver Roundtrip | Small Ship Expedition Cruise
Journey into one of Earth’s greatest wild places. It’s been called “the last stand of the great North American rainforest”.
This trip includes the exclusive opportunity to explore and learn with two incredible Canadian artists: lauded wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini and award-winning painter David McEown.
Prices from $12,220 CAD per person based on double occupancy, including roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Kitimat
Only 1 departure! September 6, 2024
Welcome aboard in Haisla territory, cruising to evening anchorage, watching for whales. Evening rainforest walk before dinner. Photography presentation and lecture.
Cruising down a spectacular, long fjord, where granite mountains rise from thousands of feet below in the sea. Viewing waterfalls and possible mountain goats. Exploring ashore in estuary meadows, where some bears spend their days in the autumn. Learning about the daily life of bears, and the salmon cycle with extra time for photography opportunities. Optional evening kayaking.
Learn from photography guide in action. Cruising the Great Bear’s island channels. Visit to village of Hartley Bay for a big house tour and cultural introduction by local guide.
Cruising Whale Channel region, a critical habitat for several species of whales. Whale viewing. Visit whale researchers at remote station. Sea lion viewing. Island anchorage. Evening lecture on post-processing techniques.
Visit the Great Bear Rainforest’s wild outer islands and beaches. Beach visit and hike to views over the Pacific ocean. Kayaking or optional fishing. Cruising to and exploring archipelago of tiny islands, some areas so wild they’re not yet fully charted. Seabird viewing.
Rainforest walk and salmon spawning stream. Cruising to historic cannery site of Butedale on Princess Royal Island. Optional hike to lake or extra time for photography.
Visit island known as the epicentre of spirit bears with local guides as well as Cascadia’s bear guides. Full day at viewing site for the best opportunity to view a spirit bear. Last night celebration dinner and photo sharing.
Cruising to Kitimat, watching for wildlife.