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Canadian Coastal & Olympic National Park

Seattle Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Voyager
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On this 8-Day Canadian Coastal & Olympic National Park Cruise roundtrip Seattle aboard Safari Voyager, discover the Pacific Northwest's hidden gems and explore Neah Bay with thriving native culture and claim the most Northwestern point of the contiguous United States. Immerse in this Olympic National Park's wonders, hike through lush rainforests and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from mountain peaks. Sail through Canada's island-studded inside passage, be charmed by quaint towns like Friday Harbor, and delight in Seattle's vibrant waterfront near Pike Place Market.
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Highlights
  • Discover the Gulf Islands and spot sea life
  • Spend the day kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking
  • Visit towns and meet locals at Friday Harbor and San Juan Island
  • Explore the secluded and picturesque Neah Bay, and visit trails and parks
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Seattle | Embark

Board a home for the next week near the foot of the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Prior to boarding, enjoy the robust and busy waterfront of Seattle with its many curiosities, museums, and other enjoyable events. Maybe take an underground tour, visit the iconic Space Needle, or stop by the original Starbucks. Whatever the event, Seattle's newly rebuilt waterfront will bring smiles. Get underway during cocktail hour to cruise the Seattle Harbor and head north to the inside passage of Canada.

Day 2: Gulf Islands and Nanaimo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sleep during the recovery from travels or join the group on deck. This morning is relaxed as the cruise goes through the island-studded inside passage of Canada. Travel through the area known as the Gulf Islands where sea life might be spotted, passing many yachts en route to far-off places. Also, plan to get tuned up for the outdoors with kayak, skiff, paddle board, and snorkeling safety training before arriving at the customs port of Nanaimo after lunch. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity to enjoy the bustling town or take a kayak or skiff ride to Newcastle Provincial Marine Park just across from town. The cruise is underway at happy hour.

Day 3: Desolation Sound and Bute Inle

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take the morning beverage and get on deck for some fabulous scenery before breakfast as the cruise sails through Desolation Sound and into an eastern fjord. Today is about Bute Inlet fjord that goes deep inside the Canadian coastal mountain range. The entire day will be spent out on the launches, kayaks, paddle boards, and hikes. This place is a rare treat for all guests and crew.

Day 4: Jervis Inlet and Hotham Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up to the clank of the anchor dropping before breakfast today. Once secure on the anchor, the crew sets up the boat for adventure. Today, opportunities exist for longer kayaks to the Harmony Islands and the famed waterfall from Friel Lake. Alternatively, guests can go ashore and examine oysters as the tide recedes. Typically, this area is incredibly quiet during the summer months and offers warmer water than other areas.Maybe take a swim? At happy hour, the cruise will get underway for an excursion to Holiday Passage, known for its amazing sunsets.

Day 5: Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Friday Harbor early for US Customs. This quaint small town is situated on San Juan Island, making it a super place to visit with locals, take a bike ride, or rent a moped and explore the island. Depart during lunch to Stuart Island with opportunities for more outdoor activities and a possible hike to a lighthouse.

Day 6: Neah Bay, Home of the Makah Nation

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Like a few places on the planet, remote, native, and beautiful. Nestled close to a protected sea and mountains, Neah Bay is a place to experience the native culture, and pristine environments, and make a claim to being at the most Northwestern point of the contiguous United States. Neah Bay is where offshore sailors often gather prior to heading to the open ocean. It was the final touch of land for UnCruise's owner Dan Blanchard when departing for three years from the USA to sail the Pacific. Today, there will be time to visit with locals, learn of culture, and visit nearby trails and parks.

Day 7: Olympic National Park and Port Angeles

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hike in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old-growth forest, and top of the world 360-degree views. The trek takes visitors across fields of sub-alpine flowers in warmer weather and snow-covered hills in the colder months. On a clear day, Canada can be seen across the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This evening, wrap up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting the week's adventures.

Day 8: Seattle | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Get up early and watch the bustling town come to life with commuter ferries, ships, and yacht traffic busy about their business. After breakfast, say adieu and recall all the joys of the travels together.

Ship/Hotel

Safari Voyager

Kayaks return to Safari Voyager
Safari Voyager Bar
Safari Voyager Dining

Dates & Prices

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Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Navigator Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #103-108
Commander Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Trailblazer Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #205-206, 209-212, 215-222
Captain Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Pathfinder Cabin
Fixed twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #308, 310, 312
Safari Voyager's Admiral Stateroom.
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Admiral Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower (youth-sized sofa bed for triple). #307, 309
Jr. Commodor Suite aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Junior Commander Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, refrigerator, flat screen TV/DVD, view window, private bath with shower (sofa bed for triple). #201-204
Owner's Suite on the Safari Voyager
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Commodore Suite
King or twin beds, sitting area w/wet bar, refrigerator, media center, view windows, private bath w/Jacuzzi & shower (sofa bed for triple).
Single Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Single Cabin
Twin bed, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #207-208
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Wellness amenities 
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
     
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Onboard wifi

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