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Explore the top-rated Pacific Northwest small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, BC, Friday Harbor, and Gulf Islands, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Pacific Northwest small ship cruises start at $2,640 for a trip of 6 to 27 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Pacific Northwest small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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A bear catches a fish as it swims upstream
$5,730
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Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Kayak across Great Bear
  • Look our for Kermode bears
  • Swim at hot spring pools
  • Experience unique landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Ketchikan / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail into northern British Columbia's tiny, meandering fjords and enter the domain of the endangered Spirit Bear. Also known as a Kermode bear, it is a subspecies of the North American black bear that is found exclusively in the Great Bear Rainforest's pristine wildness. The forest is …
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Hatley Castle, Victoria
$5,730
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Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Learn the histories of First Nation
  • Search for killer whales
  • Enjoy a private evening event
  • Kayak and hike the wildlife coasts
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Seattle
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the powerful wilderness and warm charm of the Pacific Northwest over a wide-ranging week in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia on an 8-day sailing expedition aboard National Geographic Venture. Explore remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life and visit …
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Sunken Garden at Butchart Garden, British Columbia
$4,690
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Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise

Roundtrip Seattle - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Visit Anacortes
  • Traverse the San Juan Islands
  • Visit Butchart Gardens
  • Explore cultural heritage
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day adventure to Puget Sound and San Juan Islands archipelago. Sail through the crystal-clear waters to charming historic coastal towns like Anacortes and experience a traditional smoked salmon tasting.

Traverse the San Juan Islands, and observe the rich wildlife including whales, …
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Columbia River Gorge
$2,640
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Highlights of the Columbia River

Portland Roundtrip - 6 Day Itinerary aboard American Pride
  • Discover Astoria's charm
  • Learn about Mount St. Helens' erupt
  • Admire the Columbia River Gorge
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Portland
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 6-day cruise aboard the American Pride, exploring the Columbia River's highlights. Marvel at Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens as you cruise to Astoria, the oldest American settlement. Enjoy guided tours of the Columbia River Maritime Museum and Astoria's historic sites. Discover …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$3,950
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Explore Vancouver
  • Discover Inside Passage
  • Experience Ketchikan
  • Explore Icy Strait Point
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise from Vancouver to Seward aboard the Silver Muse, through Canada and Alaska, starting in Vancouver. Enjoy city views from the Vancouver Lookout Tower, explore art galleries, and savor Chinatown's cuisine. Sail the Inside Passage, witnessing Alaska's beauty. Arrive …
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Bald eagles resting
$4,750
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Witness bald eagles & brown bears
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise on the luxurious Silver Muse explores the sights of southeastern Alaska. Sail from Seward, Alaska, to Vancouver, Canada,through the famed Inside Passage. Along the journey, watch for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, including whales, bears, and moose. Observe stunning, lush …
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Bald eagles resting
$10,465
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Observe a traditional performance
  • Learn about the local cultures
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Kayak Misty Fjord’s waters
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Queston a 14-day in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast …
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A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
$9,802
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Explore San Juan and Gulf Islands
  • Observe a moving First Nations
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board National Geographic Venture on this 14-day cruise to linger in the temperate rainforests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to explore the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast Alaska.Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger …
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Three Killer Whales swimming side by side.
$8,542
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Sail into deep fjords & channels
  • Encounter & observe varied wildlife
  • Visit Haida Gwaii
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's backwaters
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Ford's Terror
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Vancouver, exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. Sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown bears …
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San Juan Islands
$7,600
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Cruise To Alaska : Inside Passage with Glacier Bay & Olympic National Park

Seattle - Juneau - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Experience wilderness kayaking
  • Watch for whales
  • Tour LeConte Bay iceberg gardens
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise aboard Safari Quest on this 13-day exploration of Alaska and Canada's Inside Passages and Glacier Bay. Experience wilderness kayaking, paddle boarding, skiffing, and hiking. Learn the native culture and Pacific Northwest natural history, and participate in adventure activities at …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$10,620
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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Juneau to Seattle - 16 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Experience Skagway
  • Witness Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover Haines
  • Explore Juneau
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise aboard the American Constellation. Traverse the serene waters of the iconic Inside Passage, passing through a vast array of picturesque islands from Puget Sound in Washington to Alaska's southeastern panhandle. Delve into captivating history, marvel at scenic wonders, …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$6,550
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Vancouver to Seward

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Explore Vancouver
  • Discover Inside Passage
  • Experience Ketchikan
  • Explore Icy Strait Point
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise from Vancouver to Seward aboard the Silver Muse through Canada and Alaska, starting in Vancouver. Enjoy city views from the Vancouver Lookout Tower, explore art galleries, and savor Chinatown's cuisine. Sail the Inside Passage, witnessing Alaska's beauty. Arrive …
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Aurora borealis, Norway
$33,647
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The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of the Great Explorers

Reykjavik - Vancouver - 27 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Tour Iceland's capital, Reykjavik
  • Visit Nuuk, Greenland's capital
  • Travel to Greenland and North Sea
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Reykjavik and sail along the Denmark Strait to Prince Christian Sound, the Inuit homeland of Nunavut on Baffin Island. This voyage takes you across the Davis Strait and into the Northwest Passage. Explore the islands that dot this famously difficult nautical passage. Discover potential sites …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$41,850
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Arctic - Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

26 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, beginning with Frobisher in the 1570s and ending with the world's most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran of the region, you can count on the raw beauty to …
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Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
$10,024
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Encounter & observe varied wildlife
  • Sail into deep fjords & channels
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's backwaters
  • Visit Haida Gwaii
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska and Seattle, Washington, exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. Sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown …
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Sunken Garden at Butchart Garden, British Columbia
$4,690
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Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise

Roundtrip Seattle - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Constitution
  • Visit Anacortes
  • Traverse the San Juan Islands
  • Visit Butchart Gardens
  • Explore cultural heritage
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day adventure to Puget Sound and San Juan Islands archipelago. Sail through the crystal-clear waters to charming historic coastal towns like Anacortes and experience a traditional smoked salmon tasting.

Traverse the San Juan Islands, and observe the rich wildlife including whales, …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$10,620
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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Juneau to Seattle - 16 Day Itinerary aboard American Constitution
  • Experience Skagway
  • Witness Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover Haines
  • Explore Juneau
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day cruise aboard the American Constitution. Traverse the serene waters of the iconic Inside Passage, passing through a vast array of picturesque islands from Puget Sound in Washington to Alaska's southeastern panhandle. Delve into captivating history, marvel at scenic wonders, …
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