Experience the magnificence of the British Columbia coast onboard the Pacific Bear, our “Little Blue Boat.”
Cruising only during daylight hours with accommodation in comfortable shore side lodges, this is a perfect cruise tour opportunity available only to a select view. Departing from the West Vancouver village of Horseshoe Bay, this 6 day, 5 night daylight cruise / tour is limited to 16 passengers only and includes some of the best known cruising areas of the Pacific Northwest; Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, Agamemnon Channel, the Malaspina Straight, and two glorious days cruising Desolation Sound.
Depending on the departure you choose, accommodation is in lodges such as the Sunshine Coast Resort, Beach Gardens Resort, Homfray Lodge, or Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge. On the northbound journey, the cruise ends on Quadra Island, located only a short ferry ride from Campbell River. On our southbound journeys, the cruise / tour begins in Campbell River and ends in Vancouver. (See day by day itinerary).
The services onboard and onshore are all-inclusive; wholesome breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Included also are your beverages onboard. Luggage is transferred directly to the lodges, waiting for you in your rooms. The “Little Blue Boat” was initially constructed as a West Coast Seiner Fishing Boat. Purposely re-built for coastal cruising and recently upgraded, the boat rapidly engulfs you with its rugged charms. Large windows for sightseeing, single seating family style dining, full gallery, open pilot house with a spacious open and covered upper deck.
Activities - Our naturalist cruise director provides knowledge making this journey a memorable and enriching experience. Daily talks include our whales, dolphins, bear facts, seabirds of the coast, and of course, informative First Nations historical perspective. As we follow the route first navigated by Captain George Vancouver, our Captain demonstrates navigating techniques, charting, and Seamanship Safety. Dining includes a bounty of seafood; fresh crab, prawns or perhaps some salmon fishing, all demonstrated by our Chef and crew. Onboard our Little Blue Boat, there is ample opportunity to listen, learn, and participate.
Experience the sights and sounds of supernatural British Columbia Coastal Cruising.
Relax and enjoy the comforts and excitment of cruising on our Little Blue Boat through some of the worlds best scenery.
Homfray Lodge brings you to the heart of BC’s coastal paradise. It’s where breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life and a relaxed pace all come together.