Pacific Northwest Passage« All Safari Quest cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
- Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.
Day 1 Arrive Seattle, Washington
Upon arrival, transfer to the Safari Quest, docked at Seattle’s historic Fishermen’s Terminal. The crew will greet you with champagne and smiles as you set sail. Soon after departing, transit the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, being lowered 20 feet from freshwater Lake Union to the saltwater of Puget Sound. En route enjoy cocktail hour and dinner prior to arriving in a pristine bay for your evening anchorage.
Day 2 Victoria, British Columbia & Buchart Gardens
Settle into the rhythm of the Salish Sea as you leave busy lives behind. Cruise along the “inside track” between the eastern shoreline and the mainland as you ship heads north towards Victoria, British Columbia. After clearing customs, travel to Butchart Gardens to view the 52-acres of botanical wonder and to enjoy a traditional British “High Tea.” After your time at Butchart Gardens, travel to downtown Victoria at leisure; visit the Royal British Columbia Museum, the historic and elegant Empress Hotel and the array of quaint shops that are nestled throughout the garden city. This afternoon transfer back to the yacht and set sail for Jervis Inlet.
Day 3 Jervis Inlet & the Harmony Islands
Known as a “yachter’s paradise,” today explore the protected waters of Jervis Inlet. Be sure to have binoculars in-hand and all eyes open for orca whales, porpoise, hundreds of seals, and sea lions out on the rocks along the shoreline. Explore the sheltered Harmony Islands as you take to the surrounding waters in your kayak or join the crew in the skiff to explore more. Those who have a zest for adventure may join the crew for a truly natural shower at Friel Lake Falls, a cascade that plummets 1,400 feet before relinquishing its water in a voluminous, sea level spray.
Day 4 Princess Louisa Inlet
Today roam on shore and along the calm waters of Princess Louisa Inlet, considered one of the ten 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 and enjoy an exploration on foot and by kayak. Before retiring for the evening, enjoy the solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap in the salon with your fellow yachtmates.
Day 5 Nanaimo / Gulf Islands
After crossing the Strait of Georgia visit the city of Nanaimo. Once docked, enjoy the picturesque waterfront promenade and marina. Upon returning to the yacht, set sail to cruise among the protected waters of the Gulf Islands heading south towards Washington’s San Juan Islands. The Executive Chef prepares another delectable dinner as the captain drops anchor in a specially-selected cove for the evening.
Day 6 Washingtons San Juan Islands / Friday Harbor
The day will have you meandering through the hundreds of untouched islands in the San Juan’s. Be on the watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife. Dock at Friday Harbor on the largest of the islands, San Juan Island. You’ll have time at leisure to stroll through the tiny town’s boutique shops and art galleries and visit the intriguing Whale Museum, where you will learn about the resident pods of orca that call these island waters home.
Day 7 Coastal Cruising
Cruising through open seascapes and islands of the Pacific Northwest, the scenery is stunning and the passages are just right for “gunkholing,” or exploring, as landlubbers would say. A highlight is a stop at one of the most striking places in the San Juan Islands, Stuart Island. Enjoy a hike along a bluff to the Turning Point Lighthouse. Back on board, join the Captain on the bridge to fully enjoy the abounding wilderness and calming sense of solitude or relax on deck while keeping an eye out for orcas and other sea life. Tonight, delight in a festive Captain’s Farewell dinner while nestled in a picturesque cove.
Day 8 Seattle / Disembark
After breakfast on board the Captain and crew will bid you a fond farewell. A transfer to the Seattle airport or local hotel is included. Safe travels to all!
Itinerary NotesIncluded in cruise fare:
- All-inclusive of taxes & port fees
- Limo transfers
- Wine, beer, and premium spirits served onboard
- Accommodations in luxury staterooms with heated tile floors in every bathroom, Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, flat screen DVD/TV, iPod docking stations, a hot tub and more
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1700, 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/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$950 per person|
|90-61 days||$1700 per person|
|60-46 days||55% trip cost|
|45-31 days||80% trip cost|
|30-0 days||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 22
- Luxury Expedition Ship
While Safari Quest provides guests with an intimate experience, the comfortable staterooms and public spaces provide ample room to get away from it all. Enjoy an Alaska or Mexico luxury cruise and remote adventure.
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.
Fine cuisine, prepared by the yacht's executive chef, is served in the dining room at one sitting. Guests wear casual clothing to all meals.
• An on-deck hot tub
• Onboard exercise equipment such as elliptical trainer and exercise bike
• A large screen TV/DVD in the salon
• A full-beam swim-step for ease in boarding the eight two-person sea kayaks and the high-speed skiff
• Hair dryers, bathrobes, iPod docking station/clock, binoculars and TV/DVD in each stateroom
• Heated tile floors in bathrooms
• Tempur-pedic® memory foam mattresses
• A library highlighting information on cruising destinations as well as fiction and other genres
• Video library containing hundreds of DVD titles
• Fishing in Alaska
• Snorkeling in Mexico
• Included bar stocked with premium spirits, fine wines and micro-brews
CAPTAIN STATEROOMS (4)
Feature king, queen or twin beds, a large sliding glass door opening to a small balcony, and private bath with shower.
COMMANDER STATEROOM (1)
Features queen bed, view window and private bath with shower.
MARINER STATEROOMS (5)
Feature king, queen, or twin beds, elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing) and private bath with shower.
SINGLE STATEROOM (1)
Features a single twin bed, view window and private bath with shower. Pullman berth available.
Cruise Speed: 11
Year Built: 1992
Year Renovated: 2006
Guest Max: 22
B1. Single twin bed, view window, private bath.
C1, C2, C3, C4, C6. King, queen or twin beds, elevated port holes, private bath.
B2. Queen bed, view window, private bath.
A1, A2, A3 & A4. King, queen or twin beds, balcony, private bath.