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Capt. James Warburton captured this shot while sailing the Maple Leaf in one of the inside channels of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest in September 2010. A cup of tea, a down-wind breeze, and a sparkling sea we cross for more adventures: this photo makes us want to be there right now.
While some folks got closer to this calving tidewater glacier in the zodiac with first mate Paul Smith, these two took a kayak among the ice bergs. When you visit Alaska’s glaciers on the Maple Leaf, you’ll spend hours exploring this amazing world, which is filled with stunning beauty, booming creaks and crashes as ice […]
I took advantage of the amazing view from the roof of one of Victoria’s heritage buildings to make one of my first successful time-lapse projects. More than 3200 images were taken over about an hour one afternoon in December. The Maple Leaf’s mast’s are visible in the foreground. If you can’t see the video click […]
The SV Maple Leaf takes us to places other people rarely, if ever, reach. This spectacular beach on the west coast of the Great Bear Rainforest provided superb beachcombing, wildlflowers including vetch and “indian paintbrush”, shorebird viewing, vistas off to sea, and a view of a grey whale feeding just offshore. And nobody else was […]
In the valley where this photo was taken, there was a time when grizzlies who showed their faces and trusted humans could be killed for sport. But the trophy hunting ceased in the first part of the decade and we’ve witnessed a growing trust from the bears. Kevin Smith took this photo of a curious […]
Maple Leaf guest and new team member Valerie Sheppard spotted an old arbutus tree sprouting new growth. Moving in close to snap a photo, she was surprised when this sleepy raccoon poked its head out from the tree’s cavity. Taken on a Fall Gulf Islands National Park / Salish Sea trip in late October.
Hungry? The exuberance with which this bear has chomped its salmon is probably an illustration of how we all feel sometimes. This photo was shot on a Great Bear Rainforest tour by Capt. James Warburton a few weeks ago.
Capt. Kevin Smith got this wide-angle shot of a northwestern crow in Hartley Bay. As our guests toured the village, this crow hopped aboard the Maple Leaf and was standing at the galley entrance, considering a quick trip down to where chef Lila’s snack sat. Unluckily for the crow, Kevin intervened with his Canon 30D […]
Kudos to Maple Leaf guest Serena Stewart for capturing this spectacular moment. An Alaska humpback whale launches into a half-breach while also pushing water out through its baleen – water that it gulped in the moment before, along with a huge mouthful of prey. Taken on an Alaska Sailing Adventure in June-July 2010.