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Cruises through British Columbia's Inside Passage, a thousand-mile archipelago, a long chain of islands stretching from Seattle to Alaska reveal an expansive wilderness of fjords, verdant mountainscapes, rainforests, and abundant wildlife perfect for accessing on a small cruise ship. British Columbia is the embarkation or disembarkation point for several cruises to Alaska and several cruises beginning in Seattle, Washington, USA also visit the emerald-green shores of Canada's Inside Passage including Johnstone Strait and Haida Gwaii National Reserve. You can kayak and paddleboard, sail through the high cliffs and fjords along the coast and see incredible animals like grizzly bears, moose, orcas, and humpback whales. Alternatively, experience Chilko Lake at British Colombia's premier luxury lakeside mountain lodge.
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8 British Columbia Small Ship Cruises to Seattle & Alaska for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Last Frontier Adventure$40958May 26, 2023Chichagof Dream's 8-day Last Frontier Adventure offers more time in the woods and a higher level of adventure. On this journey, visit Baranof Island, …
Last Frontier Adventure$38958Jul 8, 2023This Last Frontier Adventure aboard Admiralty Dream is an 8-day small-ship cruise that offers more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of …
Remote Alaska Adventure$100005May 4, 2025Experience a 5-day luxury Alaska lodge adventure and backcountry flight safaris at Ultima Thule Lodge. View the landscape and wildlife from a bush …
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay$79008May 27, 2023Embark on the Safari Explorer for an 8-day cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, and Peril Strait as you cruise from Juneau to …
Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn$53959May 13, 2023Sail through Alaska's Inside Passage on this 9-day Alaskan cruise on the Baranof Dream. Visit the ports of Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and visit Glacier …
Alaska Bear-Viewing Lodge$42504-5May 2, 2023Spend four full days at the rustic yet elegant Katmai Wilderness Lodge on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, where the bear viewing is phenomenal. …
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$640013Apr 24, 2023On this 13-day small ship tour onboard Safari Endeavour, explore the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Whales and wildlife, kayaking, and hiking are …
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$75608May 13, 2023Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day Alaska cruise from Juneau to Sitka. Hike over the spongy earth and float …
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10 Top-Rated British Columbia Small Cruise Ships for 2023-2024

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
National Geographic Venture100$5400National Geographic Venture is perfectly designed to explore Alaska?s Inside Passage and beyond accommodating 100 passengers and providing a new …
Safari Endeavour84$6400The newly refurbished expedition vessel Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for …
Safari Explorer36$7900Exquisitely appointed, the Safari Explorer carries 36 passengers on small ship cruising of Hawaii with luxury. She features an intimate wine library, …
Safari Quest22$4995The Safari Quest provides guests with intimate adventure experiences, comfortable staterooms and public spaces with ample room to get away from it …
National Geographic Sea Bird62$12160The Sea Bird, sister ship of the Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 …
Ocean Victory196$3759Experience an innovative design that brings a new level of responsible travel. Built for exploration in earth’s most fragile places, Ocean Victory …
National Geographic Quest100$10960The National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 100 guests in 5 different categories of fully equipped cabins. It …
Silver Whisper382$4600Enjoy Silver Whisper's relaxing, sophisticated, and genuinely elegant atmosphere. This multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most …
Wilderness Legacy88$5800Embark on this refurbished 88-small ship, the Legacy. Emulating an earlyl victorian steamer, this charming vessel carries guests on small ship …
National Geographic Sea Lion62$11580The Sea Lion, sister ship of the Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 …
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Best British Columbia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2023-2024
  • Silversea Cruises - offer seven itineraries departing from or sailing through Vancouver, British Columbia, including the Transatlantic, American West Coast, Alaska, Canada, and New England. Silversea's Millennium Class luxury cruise ship Silver Shadow retains Silversea's essence – spacious suites, a complement of only 388 guests, superior service – paired with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and enhanced amenities. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions - has four itineraries sailing across Vancouver, B.C., including Alaska, Haida Gwaii, and the San Juan Islands. National Geographic Resolution's most striking exterior feature, the patented X-Bow®, is a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well. 
  • American Queen Voyages - has Alaska & Pacific Coast cruise itineraries that utilize Vancouver, B.C. as its embarkation port. Ocean Victory uses the cleanest fuel available, provides unequaled access to wilderness waters, and is built for exploration in the world's most fragile regions.
  • UnCruise - sails to Alaska's and Canada's Inside Passages, visiting remote waters north of Vancouver. World-class adventure meets world-class style in Wilderness ExplorerWilderness Discoverer, and Wilderness Legacy.

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