About Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours

Lodge to Lodge Cruises

The Experience

Experience lodge to lodge cruising – experience intimate, engaging encounters. Up close and personal adventures aboard 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 on going 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. Imagine the convenience of boarding the cruise and leaving your luggage to be safely transported to your room at the next port. Pacific Coastal Cruises has an uncompromised commitment of going to places and doing things other cruises and tours have not discovered or included. As we often times cruise though remote passages, isolated inlets and hamlets and seek out no journey is the same.

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George Bartel
coastal cruises boat

What We Do

Pacific Coastal understands what travellers expect when choosing a small group expedition. One of the most important factors in being able to immerse yourself in the destination and expedition experience is not having to worry about the multitude of logistical details of the “off the beaten path” exploration. Pacific Coastal virtually attends to and includes everything.

At Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours we have a passion for the British Columbia Coast. For 35 years we have lived this passion by showing inquisitive explorers our coast by land and by sea, outside the realm of traditional travel. As the shore side of British Columbia Coast develops, it gives us more opportunities to create and develop new areas of exploration. Constantly creating innovative itineraries, it allows our fellow adventurers more reasons to return. Our onboard crew shares our passion. Experienced in service and their individual quest for knowledge and sharing, they are the bond that defines journey into an enriching transformative experience.

The Team

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George Bartel
Founder & Director

“From vision to reality”; this motto has guided George Bartel throughout his career in the development and operation of meeting, incentive, event production and tourism services. Driven by client needs, George has developed the corporate tourism market in Western Canada and Alaska. Working with the major Incentive Houses since the late 1970’s, the services developed by George are focused on the constant change in market demand, client taste and destination infrastructure. These lasting relationships exist to this day, as clients and partners.

George has grown Cantrav Services to be the recognized leader in the destination services, events and production industry in Canada. Always aware of the communities Cantrav works in, George is involved in both industry and social programs. As past chair of Tourism Vancouver and Board Member of SportBC, George along with others nurtured the bid concept which became successful in hosting the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

Born and raised in the frosty land of Quebec, Sabrina has developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. After graduating college, she travelled intensely for a few years, backpacking around Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. Working and travelling overseas confirmed Sabrina’s desire to work in the tourism industry. As she finished her Tourism Management Degree at Capilano University, she has worked in various tourism sector, including accommodation, food & beverage, and attractions.

Wanting to operate her own business on the BC coast one day, she was thrilled at the opportunity to join Pacific Coastal Cruises. Now as the Reservations Manager, Sabrina is responsible for customer service and ensures all components of the cruises are running smoothly, including transfers, accommodations, and coordinating any special requirements. She also works on planning tours, advertising, and promotion with the rest of the team. When Sabrina is not in the office, she can be found skiing or hiking on the North Shore Mountains or cruising through the Indian Arm on her sailboat, so make sure to wave if you see her!

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Sabrina Ouellette
Reservations Manager

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