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How to Get Here

General information on how to get to our boutique expedition cruises

Detailed, trip-specific information is available for each trip and is provided after booking. This is an overview so that you can understand how the travel would generally work.

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Flights to and from Port Destinations

Our BC and Alaska trips originate from ports along the coast that are serviced by regularly scheduled flights.

All of our British Columbia trips fly in and out of Vancouver International Airport, in Vancouver, BC.

If you are flying with Pacific Coastal, you will fly from Vancouver International Airport South Terminal. Please visit their website for details on the South Terminal.

All of our Alaska trips fly in and out of Seattle-Tacoma Airport, in Washington State, USA with Alaska Airline.

Other Methods of Travel

There is some info below the flight information about driving, ferries, etc.

Flying To and From Your Trip

Trip Start and End Ports are Arranged Alphabetically Below. 

Check the trip you’re interested in for its start and end port, and then locate it here.

Bella Bella, BC

Airport: Bella Bella Airport (ZEL)

Airline: Pacific Coastal Airlines

From/To the Airport: A shuttle van services between the Bella Bella airport and the Bella Bella Government dock where the ship will be. This Shuttle meets all incoming flights.

Hotel Recommendations: Shearwater Resort or Whiskey Cove B&B

 

Campbell River, BC

Airport: Campbell River Airport (YBL)

Airline: Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines

From/ To the Airport: Taxi services are readily available at the airport when you land. Contact information for taxi companies is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: 

 Coast Discovery Inn or Painters Lodge

 

Ketchikan, AK– Note flights to Ketchikan are through Seattle-Tacoma Airport, WA

Airport: Ketchikan International Airport (KTN)

Airline: Alaska Airlines

Getting to/from the ship: Taxi services are readily available at the airport when you land. Contact information for taxi companies is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: Inn at Creek Street & New York Hotel

 

Kitimat, BC

Airport: Northwest Regional Airport (YXT), Terrace, BC – 45 minute drive to Kitimat

Airline: Air CanadaWest Jet

From/ To the Airport: Prior to your flight you will call Kalum Kabs Taxi Service, you will arrange to have them pick you up at the airport and shuttle you to the ship at the MK Bay Marina. If ending in Kitimat, we will arrange a shuttle van back to the airport as you will be sharing the shuttle service with other guests on your tour. 

Hotel Recommendations: Kitimat Guesthouse

 

Masset, BC

Airport: Masset Airport (ZMT)

Airline: Pacific Coastal Airline

From/ To the Airport: You will be met at the airport by your tour guide who will then take you on a tour of the Masset area, to your accommodation for the night, and continue your tour of Graham Island on day two, ultimately getting you to the ship in the late afternoon on day two. 

Hotel Recommendations: Alaska View Lodge or Copper Beech House

 

Nanaimo, BC

Airport: Nanaimo, BC (YCD)

Airline: Air Canada, West Jet

From/ To the Airport: Taxi services are readily available at the airport when you land. Contact information for taxi companies is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

 

Petersburg, AK– Note flights to Petersburg are through Seattle-Tacoma Airport, WA

Airport: Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport (PSG)

Airline: Alaska Airlines

From/ To the Airport: Taxi services are available at the airport when you land. Contact information for the taxi company is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: Nordic House B&B 

 

Port McNeill, BC

Airport: Port Hardy Airport (YZT), 30 minute drive to Port McNeill

Airline: Pacific Coastal Airlines

From/ To the Airport: Contact information for the taxi company is provided to you before your tour, you can reserve a taxi prior to your flight, they will meet you at the airport and take you to Port McNeill to meet the ship. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: The Artists Point B&B and Kwalilas Hotel

 

Prince Rupert, BC

Airport: Prince Rupert Airport (YPR)-Located on Digby Island beside Prince Rupert, a free shuttle and ferry ride to downtown Prince Rupert is included in your flight.

Airline: Air Canada

From/ To the Airport: You can reserve a taxi prior to your flight or call them once your are in Prince Rupert, they will meet you at the airport shuttle drop off location and take you to the ship. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport shuttle. Please leave at least 1.5 hours between flight arrival and boarding time.

Hotel Recommendations: Eagle Bluff Bed and Breakfast, or First Avenue Executive Suites

 

Sandspit, BC

Airport: Sandspit Airport (YZP)

Airline: Air Canada

From/ To the Airport: Maple Leaf Adventures has pre-arranged your shuttle service from the ship to the airport at the end of your tour. 

Hotel Recommendations: Sandspit Inn

 

Sidney, BC 

Airport: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

Airline: Air Canada, West Jest, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta

From/ To the Airport: Taxi services are readily available at the airport when you land. The Marina in Sidney is a short 10 minute drive from the airport. Contact information for taxi companies is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: Sidney Waterfront Inn 

 

Sitka, AK – Note flights to Sitka are through Seattle-Tacoma Airport, WA

Airport: Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT)

Airline: Alaska Airlines

From/ To the Airport: Taxi services are readily available at the airport when you land. Contact information for taxi companies is provided to you before your tour, should you need to call the taxi upon your arrival. At the end of your tour your captain will arrange a taxi pick up at the marina to take you to the airport.

Hotel Recommendations: Totem Square Hotel, Otter’s Cove B&B, or Westmark Hotels

 

Other Methods of Travel

Ferries

Ferries transport passengers between Vancouver and Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo, Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, Seattle and Victoria, and Alaskan ports and Prince Rupert. Travelling by ferry requires careful planning and sometimes a car. In Canada, ferries are operated by BC Ferries. In Alaska, ferries are operated by the Alaska State Ferry Corporation.

Driving

If you wish to drive to and/or from your trip, you may be able to, depending on the location. You can often get this information from community tourism websites.

 

Travel Agent

If you would like the assistance of a travel agent, we are happy to provide contact information for one who has worked with our guests.

 

 

 

 

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