160 sq. ft., queen or two twins, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to corridor
The Great Bear Rainforest is a land of fjords, islands and great river estuaries. It’s world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. Bears and wolf packs thrive as they have for millennia. Explore the wildlife, the waterfall-filled wonder, and the human history of one of earth’s most spectacular coastlines – “the last stand of the great North American rainforest,” according to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. This trip is during the salmon run, when bears and other wildlife are on the coast.
Welcome aboard in Haisla territory, cruising to evening anchorage, watching for whales. Evening rainforest walk before dinner.
Cruising down a spectacular, long fjord, where granite mountains rise from thousands of feet below in the sea. Viewing waterfalls and possible mountain goats. Exploring ashore in estuary meadows, where some bears spend their days in the autumn. Learning about the daily life of bears, and the salmon cycle. Optional evening kayaking.
Bear viewing among the fjords. Learning the indigenous history and stories of special sites in the region. Cruising the Great Bear’s island channels. Visit to village of Hartley Bay for a big house tour and cultural introduction by local guide.
Cruising Whale Channel region, a critical habitat for several species of whales. Whale viewing. Visit whale researchers at remote station. Sea lion viewing. Island anchorage.
Visit the Great Bear Rainforest’s wild outer islands and beaches. Beach visit and hike to views over the Pacific ocean. Kayaking or optional fishing. Cruising to and exploring archipelago of tiny islands, some areas so wild they’re not yet fully charted. Seabird viewing.
Rainforest walk and salmon spawning stream. Cruising to historic cannery site of Butedale on Princess Royal Island. Optional hike to lake.
Visit island known as the epicentre of spirit bears with local guides as well as Cascadia’s bear guides. Full day at viewing site for the best opportunity to view a spirit bear. Last night celebration dinner and events.
Cruising to Kitimat, watching for wildlife.
Itineraries are subject to change.
Cascadia is a 138 foot go-anywhere, expedition style catamaran. She accommodates up to 24 guests in 12 luxurious cabins, with a crew of 10. She is unlike any other vessel offering expeditions on the BC coast, having been built specifically for high-quality, boutique cruises. Light, spacious and comfortable, she is also capable of reaching the wildest, most naturally rich places on the coast. Her small size and guest numbers provide an authentic, human-scale experience that respects the carrying capacity of coastal inlets and communities. Ship And Accommodations BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS Find comfort and solitude in your private cabin or enjoy time in any of the interior or outdoor lounges, or the “open” bridge. Cascadia’s large windows bring the outside in, and her separate dining area becomes a sophisticated “long table” event for meals. SALON Large windows surround the salon making it a perfect place to look for whales while staying protected, chat with other guests while lounging on our comfortable sofas, or enjoy a beverage from the nearby bar. DINING AREA Enjoy our chefs’ fine west-coast influenced creations while watching the sun go down. Sit and discuss your day’s adventure with your captain, afloat in a remote natural anchorage. TERRACE LOUNGE AND DINING AREA Dine alfresco on temperate evenings, lounge with your morning coffee, or watch the world go by during the day. This area is the perfect mix of outside and inside. BRIDGE Cascadia's bridgeCascadia’s bridge is open to you. You’ll have 180-degree views from here, along with being able to learn about navigation and the vessel systems from our crew. On the port side, you may also enjoy our indoor-outdoor loveseat. You can watch the world go by from behind a protective window, but still have quick access to the fresh air and the deck for whale watching. CABINS All cabins have individual climate control, wardrobes and an outside location, with windows for natural light. All have ensuites. For layouts, see below. Category 3 Bridge Deck (Largest cabins) Prince of Wales, Princess Royal 235 sq. ft., king bed, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to deck and door access to corridor Category 2 Promenade Deck Admiralty, Calvert, Moresby, Vancouver 195 sq. ft., queen or two twins, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to deck and door access to corridor Category 1 Main Deck (Camapania located on Promenade Deck) Campania, Kunghit, Salt Spring, Cortes, Hanson, Penelakut 160 sq. ft., queen or two twins, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to corridor
• View grizzly bears, spirit bears, and black bears with some of BC’s most experienced guides • Sail the fjords, where 4,000-foot cliffs rise above you • Walk in rainforest and wildflower meadows with a naturalist • Visit local villages and, welcomed by residents, learn about coastal culture, from First Nations’ earliest culture to the present • Explore the region’s other wildlife, including whales, wolves, bald eagles, and other marine mammals and birds • Beach-comb and land on remote islands • Experience the entirety of this special region, by taking the time to get to know its rhythms and intricacies, through cruising by yacht and anchoring in special places each night