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Life On Board

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Our naturalist cruise director is your guide, ensuring your experience is both enjoyable and enriching. Daily talks examine local wildlife and the region’s rich Indigenous history. As we follow the route navigated by Captain George Vancouver, our Captain demonstrates navigating techniques, charting, and Seamanship Safety. With an open bridge policy, on our Little Blue Boat guests are encouraged to listen, learn, and participate. Crewed by a seasoned West Coast Captain, an engineer and your naturalist guide, the “Little Blue" is perfect for exploring the BC Coast. And by the end of the cruise, you and your fellow guest and crew will be friends and often feel like one big family.

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The Pacific Bear, our “Little Blue Boat”

Christened the Lasqueti Star, in honour of the shipyards of British Columbia where she was built, the "Little Blue Boat" was originally a fishing vessel working the province’s rugged coast. Totally rebuilt and refurbished, this former "Seiner" is now a comfortable, extremely sea-worthy passenger cruiser, plying the calm, coastal waterways she knows so well. In her present life, the “Pacific Bear,” fondly nicknamed our "Little Blue Boat" gives her guests access to British Columbia’s breathtaking secret coast. A fully equipped galley, single-seat dining, hospitality bar and ample open and enclosed deck viewing, ensure guests enjoy every comfort while benefiting from unprecedented proximity to BC’s hidden gems. The Pacific Bear is an exclusive, small ship coastal cruise for only 16 guests.

Docked Pacific bear boat

The Toba Cat

Although her official name is The Pride of Victoria, we affectionately call her The Toba Cat. Custom built for the Canadian Coast Guard in 1969, she spent many seasons on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She is 45 feet (13.7 metres) long, and 17 feet (5.2 metres) wide making her a very stable catamaran.

The Toba Cat has a head on board (bathroom), a galley (kitchen) numerous decks offer excellent photo opportunities giving uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic views.

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Luggage Transport & Handling

Luggage is transported between the Pacific Bear and your accommodation from the start of your cruise to the end of the cruise and is included in the tour price.

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