Whales And Wild Isles – 5 Day British Columbia Cruise

Whales And Wild Isles – 5 Day British Columbia Cruise

From CAD $5,900


Explore the fjords and islands of the Great Bear Rainforest during summer. A wonderful time for coastal exploration, beaches, and exploring remote estuaries. Also a great time to see whales at their most active.

This is our award-winning journey into the nature, wildlife and culture of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Trip Name
Whales And Wild Isles - 5 Day British Columbia Cruise
Vessel Type: Catamaran Passenger Capacity: 24 Length: 138 ft / 42 m Built/Refurbished: 2007/2018/2019 Cascadia is a 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 British Columbia 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 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. Her decks are wide and welcoming, with seating areas on different levels. 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 of Cascadia Cascadia’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. Top Deck & Hot Tub Lounge on a chaise, soak under the stars, or enjoy the bird’s eye view of the ship and the world around her from Cascadia’s new top deck. Cabins All cabins have individual climate control, wardrobes and an outside location, with windows for natural light. All have ensuites. All are ‘outside’ cabins, with windows for natural light.  Kayaks, Shore Boats, Naturalist Tools Cascadia has 6 double and 2 single kayaks for paddling in coves and bays, as well as two beautiful landing craft style tenders, custom designed for our program. She carries a suite of tools for exploring the natural world, including a hydrophone for listening to whales. Her library contains books on the cultural history and nature of the BC and Alaska coast.


Day 1 - Day 1 Embarkation
Welcome aboard, cruising watching for wildlife. Evening kayak or zodiac cruise. Welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Day 2 Cruising
Cruising the spectacular scenery of the coast’s longest fjord – granite cliffs, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Shore trip in estuary meadow frequented by bears in spring and fall, and wildflowers in spring and summer. Possible special cultural site visit.
Day 3 - Day 3 Coast Mountains
Further exploration of the fjord and its various inlets that slice through the heart of the Coast Mountains. Evening natural hot spring visit.
Day 4 - Day 4 Cruising
Morning rainforest interpretive walk with naturalist. Afternoon visit whale researchers at remote station. Viewing marine mammals in one of the coast’s best habitat for humpback whales, fin whales and killer whales, as well as other species.
Day 5 - Day 5 Cruising
Explore remote, outer coastal islands, islets and beaches. Walk / hike to view over Pacific. Watch for seabirds and wolves or wolf sign in this habitat for marine wolves. Optional kayaking. Evening beach fire and stargazing.
Day 6 - Please Note:
Note that as with all expedition cruises, the itinerary may change based on weather, wildlife activity, and interests of the guests. This itinerary is to give you a general idea of the trip. For trips taking place in 2022, we’ll be running shorter getaways to the region in our Cascadia vessel.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-08-202420-08-2024CAD $5,900Category 1
16-08-202420-08-2024CAD $6,900Category 2
16-08-202420-08-2024CAD $7,900Category 3


    • Summer Coastal Exploration: Experience the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest's fjords and islands during the summer, perfect for coastal adventures, beach outings, and exploring remote estuaries.
    • Whales and Wildlife: Witness the incredible marine life as summer brings whales at their most active, making it an ideal time for whale watching. Explore the rich biodiversity and indigenous culture of this pristine rainforest.