British Columbias Yachters Paradise Cruise

Departs

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • Apr 26, 2014
  • May 03, 2014
  • May 10, 2014
  • May 17, 2014
  • Sep 06, 2014
  • Sep 13, 2014
  • Sep 20, 2014
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2014
  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Apr 18, 2015
  • Apr 25, 2015
  • May 02, 2015
  • May 09, 2015
  • May 16, 2015

Private Independent Travel

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise - a 7-night yacht cruise in Washington & British Columbia. Itinerary highlights include: - In-depth exploration of Washington's San Juan’s and Canadian Gulf Islands - Extended time in stunning Princess Louisa Inlet, one of the world’s most scenic places - Enjoy botanical wonders and High Tea at Butchart Gardens - Leisure time to explore Victoria, British Columbia - Kayaking and skiff excursions in pristine fjords and inlets - Casual beachcombing and guided nature walks

Day 1

    Seattle, Washington / Embark

    Transfer to the Safari Quest at Seattle’s waterfront, where the crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail and enjoy cocktail hour and dinner before nestling in to a remote anchorage for the evening.

    Day 2

      Victoria, British Columbia / Buchart Gardens

      After clearing customs, it’s all ashore for free time in downtown Victoria. Take in a visit to the elegant Empress Hotel; Royal British Columbia Museum; or browse the quaint shops nuzzled about this garden city. Later, travel by coach to Butchart Gardens for High Tea and to leisurely enjoy the garden’s 52-acres of botanical wonder. Back on board the yacht, set sail through the Gulf Islands and settle into the rhythm of the Salish Sea.

      Day 3

        Harmony Islands

        Discover nature’s wonders today off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Kayaks and skiff rides keep you busy in sheltered Buccaneer Bay—home to visiting sea lions, tide pools, driftwood, and a superb spot for birding. The word “Skookumchuch” means strong water in Chinook, and at Skookumchuck Rapids, one of the largest saltwater rapids on Canada’s west coast, trek two miles on an easygoing ramble in the forest.

        Day 4

          Princess Louisa Inlet

          After passing through the Malibu Rapids, you’ll enter the calm waters of Princess Louisa Inlet, one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Princess Louisa Inlet, only half a mile wide and walled in by 5,000-foot, near-vertical mountains, culminates at the tremendous Chatterbox Falls. Anchor in the inlet for exploration on foot and by kayak. Enjoy the evening solitude relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or join your yachtmates for a nightcap in the salon.

          Day 5

            Jervis Inlet

            Set the morning aside for paddling or exploring the inlet by skiff before heading out to the “yachter’s paradise” of Jervis Inlet. With 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 and around Jedediah Island—the most diverse in a chain of more than thirty islands and islets in the area.

            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 of the Gulf Islands where intricate passages are home to some of the best kayaking in the Pacific Northwest. These islands harbor artist’s hamlets, organic farms, and sublime glacier-carved landscapes in a backdrop painted with harbor seals, bald eagles, pelicans, sea lions, and Douglas-fir. Land and sea explorations await—and 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, Washington / Disembark

                  After breakfast on board, the Captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all!
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                  North America, Canada, Seattle, Friday Harbor, United States, Victoria, Harmony Islands, Princess Louisa Inlet, Jervis Inlet, Gulf Islands
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                  - All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
                  - Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.
                  Due to the nature of these explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

                  Included in Your 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; and hot tub.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 750, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

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