Here are the reports from our boutique expedition cruises on the British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska coast. Most recent trips are at the top. Alaska Adventure, July 19-27, 2016, aboard MV Swell Update #1 (day 3) We are off on a unique trip where family members have come from all parts of the globe—South Africa, […]
The tidewater glaciers that we visit on our our small ship Alaska cruises are retreating. In Maple Leaf Adventures’ 30 years of operating trips both the Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm and the Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm have noticeably retreated. Here’s a great visual to show you that maps and charts, which are not updated […]
This position is the ideal choice for a self-starter with solid communications and coordination experience, who loves travel, the outdoors and the idea of ecotourism at a very high level of professionalism. If you like writing and helping people with questions, administering projects in precise detail, inspiring others, and coordinating the movements of people and […]
People may book a trip on the Maple Leaf or Swell because of the places they go. But there’s much more than place that creates an amazing trip. Fun – that state of bliss – is a key ingredient. Here’s a short show, with a few photos from trips in the spring of 2016, of […]
Both the Maple Leaf and the Swell are at our annual shipyard haul-out on the shores of the Fraser River. This winter, captains Greg Shea and Tavish Campbell have been managing a major piece of scheduled work on the Maple Leaf that includes replacing her stern and inspecting her masts. This work included pulling […]
by Kevin Smith It is a milestone for many people, including me: the finalization of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement was announced this month. The agreement enshrines protection for forest land and ecosystems in the 6.4 million hectare Great Bear Rainforest, on the central and north coast of BC, Canada. What does it mean? Some […]
A few photos from one of our trips on the MV Swell this fall in the Great Bear Rainforest. Thank you to crew members Jeff Reynolds and Misty MacDuffee for the photos. If you can’t see the show above, click the image below to view the slide show. View how you can take this trip.
Great Bear Rainforest, MV Swell, Oct 2-9, 2015 Oct 7, 2015 After 5 days of glorious sunshine the moody skies of fall have descended upon us bringing some more much needed moisture to the rainforest. We have been blessed with some amazing bear viewing, grizzly bears, American black bears and a spirit bear. Salmon runs […]
Design a Beer, Be Part of History, and Explore BC’s Islands On Tugboat Swell: Inaugural Coastal Craft Beer Cruise
Victoria, BC, August 11, 2015 – Be part of beer history and explore the nature and culture of BC’s remoter Gulf Islands on the Coastal Craft Beer Cruise Oct 25-30. It’s been a popular trip for a decade, but this is its first year aboard the roomy tugboat Swell. To celebrate, Maple Leaf Adventures is […]
Slide show from the Great Bear Rainforest tour in May 2015 aboard the SV Maple Leaf. Thank you to Capt. Greg Shea and First Mate Nick Sinclair for the use of their beautiful images. Can’t see the show? View it here. Learn more about taking a Great Bear Rainforest trip yourself.