Today, find the same mountains, inlets and islands that so inspired Captain Vancouver. Here, orca whales move silently through the water in search of salmon. Seals and sea lions lounge on rocky islets, and black bears and deer flourish in the deep, evergreen forests. Spectacular snow-capped mountains fall steeply to the waters of the Sound. Experience everything from sandy beaches offering silence and solitude to charming and welcoming towns and cities such as Friday Harbor in Washington's San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia. Whether browsing art galleries in hideaway ports or kayaking in the wilderness fjords of the Pacific coastal mountains, you're sure to find a world rich in nature and culture waiting on this yacht cruise. read more The British Columbia Yachter's Paradise cruise aboard the 22-guest Safari Quest sails round-trip from Seattle north to British Columbia's best. George Vancouver, an English sea captain and well-known explorer, arrived in this area in the early 1790s. After weeks of sailing in the open ocean his mood needed a lift, and when he entered Puget Sound, the very waters that Safari Quest travels through, he was transformed by the striking, serene beauty of the land and seascapes that surrounded him.
Today, find the same mountains, inlets and islands that so inspired Captain Vancouver. Here, orca whales move silently through the water in search of salmon. Seals and sea lions lounge on rocky islets, and black bears and deer flourish in the deep, evergreen forests. Spectacular snow-capped mountains fall steeply to the waters of the Sound. Experience everything from sandy beaches offering silence and solitude to charming and welcoming towns and cities such as Friday Harbor in Washington's San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia. Whether browsing art galleries in hideaway ports or kayaking in the wilderness fjords of the Pacific coastal mountains, you're sure to find a world rich in nature and culture waiting on this yacht cruise.
Itinerary NotesUse the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.
Arrival & DepartureBritish Columbia's Yachter's Paradise begins and ends in Seattle, Washington. If arriving on departure day, please arrive no later than 1:00pm. All outbound flights should be made after 12:00pm on the final day.
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IncludedAll onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, and beer; exclusive roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat; taxes and port fees; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; hot tub.
ExclusionsAirfare, excess baggage charges, taxes and port fees, gratuities to Naturalist Staff and crew, items of a personal nature and insurance of any kind.
Room ConfigurationAny stateroom (except designated Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple rates may be available in select cabin categories, please call for details.
Families & ChildrenThe Safari Quest requires children passengers to be over 12 years of age. Charters are also available, and perfect for families or small groups. Call for rates and details.
Payment & CancellationA deposit of $750 per person is required to secure a reservation. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
91 days or more - 50% of initial deposit
90 to 61 days - Forfeiture of full deposit
60 to 46 days - 50% of gross fare
45 to 31 days - 75% of gross fare
30 to 0 days - 100% of gross fare
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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