Photo by Jad Davenport from previous Haida Gwaii trip After a day and a half of exploration of Haida Gwaii’s northern island, Graham Island, naturalist, Bristol Foster joined the guests aboard the Swell for Maple Leaf Adventures’ first Haida Gwaii trip of 2017. Day 1 – May 24 We drive south from Masset […]
The guests aboard the SV Maple Leaf were joined by Survivorman, Les Stroud on an epic expedition through the Gulf Islands and surrounding Salish Sea to the depths of Desolation Sound. With fresh paint, glistening bright-work and an enthusiastic crew, the Maple Leaf’s first trip of 2017 was a success. A young humpback whale transited alongside […]
MV Swell has now worked her way north through Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage, an epic journey through a multitude of ecosystems. From the dry grasslands and arbutus of the Gulf Islands to the lush greens of the Broughton Archipelago, the guests and crew were treated to a few unique experiences that remind us why each […]
Maple Leaf Adventure’s 2017 season has commenced with a special kick off this year in to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, and to recognize the 15,000 years of Coast Salish history here as well. Swell, crew and guests explored the Salish Sea with a Canadian Geographic Ambassador, local Penelakut First Nation’s elder Florence James and naturalist and islands resident Briony […]
Here are the reports from our boutique expedition cruises on the British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska coast. Most recent trips are at the top. Great Bear Rainforest Oct 5-13, 2016, aboard SV Maple Leaf Thanksgiving Update from the Ship There’s a chilly, fall bite to the air in the Great Bear Rainforest. The morning mists […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some selected photos from an amazing trip. THANK YOU to the photographers Greg Shea, Jeff Reynolds, Kevin Smith and Maureen Gordon of Maple Leaf Adventures. Can’t see it? View it here, instead. Learn more about a Haida Gwaii trip like this.