North America Pacific Northwest Cruise

Exploring British Columbia & The San Juan Islands

Sail between Seattle and Vancouver on this 8-day Exploring British Columbia & the San Juan Islands small ship and cruise aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture. Cruise to spectacular, remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life, plus visit charming towns and First Nations heritage sites.

Kayak, hike and cruise aboard Zodiacs or kayak on the wildlife-rich coasts of Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands; the calm, sheltered waters here are a true mecca for kayakers. Learn the histories of First Nations people through their art and powerful dance performances. Spot seals, sea lions, river otters and bald eagles among other wildlife. Walk Friday Harbor’s picturesque streets on a special culinary tour or opt to travel the town by bike. Enjoy a private reception at the Robert Bateman Center in Victoria, British Columbia, while observing an incredible collection of paintings.

All this exploration is under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, a historian, a geologist/naturalist, a National Geographic certified photo instructor and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for British Columbia & the San Juan Islands is the key to an incredible experience.

The main 8-day Exploring British Columbia & the San Juan Islands itinerary begins in Seattle, Washington, and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia. There is also a reverse itinerary that operates southbound, beginning in Vancouver and ending in Seattle.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Pacific Northwest cruises, Pacific Northwest trips and San Juan Island cruises.