Awaken your senses by cruising through some of the richest ecological environments on earth.FIND CRUISES
Announcing in September will be our new 2024 daylight lodge-to-lodge cruising programs! We have introduced our brand-new Southern Gulf Island Food & Wine cruises and select Grizzly Bear viewing cruises both in Knight Inlet and Toba Inlet! Check back in September for all of our cruises, dates, and rates!
Experience daylight lodge to lodge cruising – experience intimate, engaging encounters. Up close and personal adventures on board the comfort of the Pacific Bear, and the welcoming nature of the coastal community at our selected-on shore accommodation. Our cruises are not the normal or average adventure. These journeys appeal to those adventure seekers who possess ongoing curiosity. These are not just small ships with compromised on board accommodations, rather a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere on a boutique ship and expansive, first class on shore accommodation.
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The geography on this route is a mesmerizing mix of narrow inlets to deep fjords and small rounded islands to towering glaciers. The scenery around these islands is arguably some of the most impressive on the British Columbia coast. There is a remarkable First Nations history in the area including sites in Lund, Cortes, Quadra, Toba Inlet and even Homfray Channel with several remaining relics and pictographs.
With daylight hours spent cruising the coast and overnight in shoreside village accommodations, you’ll enjoy a complete Salish Sea Islands experience. The geology of these islands creates a fabulous cruising area. The Gulf Islands are made of sandstone that has been folded and uplifted until it protrudes out of the ocean, while the San Juan Islands are the peaks of sunken mountains. Although sitting on both sides of the border, the Gulf and San Juan Islands are so interconnected it feels like one big community.
Witness the epic feeding migration of the Grey Whales off the Pacific Rim National Park on board the Pacific Bear II. With daylight hours spent cruising the coast and overnights at select shoreside accommodations, you’ll receive a profound coastal experience. Our Pacific Coastal Cruise is an adventure that can only be experienced by a select few during a special time of year. The itinerary follows the Alberni Inlet to the centre of Barkley Sound and up into the sheltered waters of Ucluelet.
Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours is always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. Being an ecotourism company, our passion is exploring British Columbia’s coast and protecting it is just as important to us as any other part of our business. From transportation efficiency to the products we use, sustainability is always top of mind.Learn More >>
With an overall length of almost 90ft, the yachtship Pacific Bear II is the ultimate in daylight lodge to lodge cruising. The yacht has ample interior viewing space including a welcoming 360° extensive pilot house, a salon with bar and big screen TV for naturalist presentations, single seat dining for all guests and a cozy forward viewing lounge. The Pacific Bear II also features a main deck walk around and upper deck, both open and covered.
Just lovely, so relaxing and within some of the most beautiful spots on the west coast. The crew were such professionals, attending to everyone’s needs even when you didn’t realize you needed anything!
Trip of a lifetime. It was on our bucket list and did not disappoint! The crew were attentive, knowledgeable, professional and were very much a part of making this one of our most memorable trips ever.
Throughout the entire trip, beginning to end, the Captain and his crew offered a five star experience of a lifetime. We were impressed by their knowledge, enthusiasm and experience as they guided us on a stellar cruise through one of the jewels on BC's rugged coastline.
We enjoyed the dedicated enthusiastic staff that pampered us older folks in every way. Combine this with lovingly prepared gourmet food, a well run ship, cozy remote lodges and the great BC outdoors backdrop at its Best- and you have a very memorable vacation.