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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 these flights except one originate from Vancouver International Airport, in Vancouver, BC. If you are flying from outside the area, and you are wondering where you need to get to in order to connect to your trip, then Vancouver International Airport is the answer.

Note that if your Alaska trip either starts at or ends at a port in Alaska (e.g., Petersburg, AK), then any air travel to or from Alaska is via Seattle-Tacoma airport, in Washington State, USA. You can connect to Seattle via a short flight to or from Vancouver, BC. The map above shows the general flight routes.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kitimat, BC

Airport: Northwest Regional Airport (YXT), Terrace, BC – 30 minute drive to Kitimat

Airline: Air Canada, Hawk Air

From/ To the Airport: Prior to your flight you will call Kalum Kabs Taxi Service, we will provide there contact, you will arrange to have them pick you up at the airport and shuttle you to the ship at the MK Bay Marina. The company knows our company and will like bring a shuttle van as you will be sharing the shuttle service with other guests on your tour. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, Hawk Air

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 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.

 

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. 

 

Sidney, BC 

Airport: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

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

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.

 

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.

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.

Staying Beforehand or Afterward

Our Welcome Aboard packages lists some places you may wish to stay at before or after your trip.

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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