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Explore the top-rated Pacific Northwest small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Vancouver, BC, Alert Bay, Seattle, San Juan Islands, and Johnstone Strait, 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 $4,199 for a trip of 8 to 27 days in 2022. 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
$5,400
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Great Bear Rainforest Expedition

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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Bald eagles resting
$10,960
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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.
$10,960
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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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Hatley Castle, Victoria
$5,400
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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
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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Three Killer Whales swimming side by side.
$12,160
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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:
Seattle / Sitka
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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Bald eagles resting
$4,600
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • 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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Whale watching in Alaska
$4,600
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witness spectacular wildlife as you take in the rich Indigenous culture and extensive history of southeastern Alaska on this 8-day cruise aboard the Silver Muse. Sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska, along the famed Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, …
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Visit the community of Wrangell, Alaska
$4,699
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Vancouver to Sitka

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore Canadian Passage
  • Visit Fiordland
  • Discover Ketchikan
  • Enjoy Misty Fjords
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Sitka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the stunning coast of British Columbia and Alaska on this 12-day Authentic Alaska expedition cruise between Vancouver, BC and Sitka, AK aboard Ocean Victory. Along the way, cruise the Inside Passage, Baranof Island's Waterfall Coast, and Tracy Arm Fjord, and explore Ketchikan, Wrangell, …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$50,900
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

25 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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A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$4,600
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the ultimate Alaska adventure on this 8-day journey aboard the Silver Whisper. Bask in the majesty of Kenai Fjords National Park's magnificent splendor. Rent a kayak to get a close look at Alaska's glaciers, including Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat, North America's largest …
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Aurora borealis, Norway
$31,570
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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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Explore beautiful Alaska
$7,500
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Vancouver to Vancouver

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Explore the city of Vancouver
  • Gaze at glaciers and icebergs
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Alaskan wildlife as you take in the rich Indigenous culture and unique history of southeastern Alaska on this weeklong cruise aboard the Silver Whisper. Sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska, and back again to Vancouver along the famed Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for …
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$4,199
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Sitka to Vancouver

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore Canadian Passage
  • Visit Fiordland
  • Discover Ketchikan
  • Enjoy Misty Fjords
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Sitka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire the breathtaking coast of British Columbia and Alaska on this 13-day Alaska Insider expedition cruise between Sitka, AK, and Vancouver, BC. Discover Kynoch Inlet, the paradise of Fiordland, with its bays, islands, and fjords that show a complex network of waterfalls and glaciers. Explore the …
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Look for whales in Alaska
$4,600
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Explore the city of Vancouver
  • Gaze at glaciers and icebergs
  • Admire Ketchikan's totems
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this weeklong cruise onboard the Silver Whisper, encounter Alaskan wildlife while learning about the rich Indigenous culture and distinct history of southern Alaska. Sail along the famed Inside Passage from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska. Keep an eye out for Alaska's beautiful …
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