North America Pacific Northwest Cruise

Voyage Through the San Juan Islands

Depart on an unforgettable 6-day voyage around the San Juan Islands aboard historic yachts 8-guest Westward or 12-guest Catalyst. Enjoy warm days and cool nights, paddle a kayak in quiet coves, walk forest trails and explore crystal clear tide pools. Watch for bald eagles soaring overhead and pods of dolphins and orcas swimming up close. Experience the emerald jewels of the island-filled San Juan Archipelago. Some 130 named islands scattered between the shore of mainland Washington state and the southern end of Vancouver Island British Columbia create a labyrinth of narrow passages through which your small ship meanders.

With departures round-trip from Bellingham Washington, these Friday Harbor cruises are easy to access by air or over land. Every departure is focused on natural history, wildlife, photography, and revealing the robust as well as the vulnerable aspects of wildness. Enjoy opportunities for new perspectives on life, by sitting quietly in a verdant forest or drifting along a serrated shoreline in a kayak. Combine these moments with good companionship and masterfully prepared, locally sourced and hand-gathered foods, for a truly extraordinary San Juan Islands cruise.

Island hop aboard the Catalyst or Westward, each a purpose-built historic adventure yacht. These intimate small ships offer historic charm and hearty, experienced crew members with character. Enjoy gourmet cuisine paired with the beers, wines and spirits discovered daily during these cruises from Bellingham aboard M/Y Westward or M/Y Catalyst. For those who want to take their own group of up to 8 or 12 on these yachts, consider securing Westward or Catalyst for private charter cruises in the San Juan Islands.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Pacific Northwest cruises.