Great Bear Rainforest Expedition with Robert Bateman and Canadian Geographic, June 19-27, 2014

The second ship is now available for booking.

Enjoy your private cabin aboard the classic, coastal ship MV Columbia III.

The first ship, the SV Maple Leaf, is now full.

There are just 6 places available on the Columbia III.

Below you’ll find information about this beautiful vessel.

The Ship & Accommodations

Columbia III is a comfortable and beautiful ship.

The woodwork on her interior gleams, and her furnace and fireplace keep the ship cozy and warm.

In her main salon, two large settees provide spacious seating for reading and socializing, or just watching the velvety-green coast slide past the windows.

Her wheelhouse is a genial place to sit with the crew and and learn about the navigation and surroundings.

Her private cabins have either two comfortable beds or a comfortable double bed, plus a washstand. The three heads (washrooms) on board all have hot running water and two have showers.

Her indoor dining area is the perfect place to reflect on the day’s adventures over superb food freshly prepared in the galley and a glass of wine.

On deck, she has plenty of places to sit and enjoy the wildlife and scenery.

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About the Great Bear Rainforest Expedition Cruise Jun 19-27

This expedition cruise offers an up-close experience of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.

Your notable guides include Maple Leaf Adventures’ local crew, staff of Canadian Geographic, and special guest naturalists Robert Bateman and Birgit Freybe Bateman, who look forward to sharing their home coast with you.

Spaces are very limited: maximum 7 guests per ship. This gives you amazing access and personal attention.

In addition to the features below, this trip also includes local airfare and transfers and travel local travel arrangements as well as the sustainability fee. (These are extra on our other trips, but are included in this trip’s price, for your added convenience.)

Trip highlights include:

  • cruising fjords and channels aboard beautiful, historic, small, coastal ships;
  • bear and other wildlife viewing;
  • rainforest and wildflower ecosystem walks;
  • visiting small coastal communities;
  • cultural history;
  • visit with whale researchers to discuss recent discoveries;
  • whale watching;
  • exploring west coast islands and beaches;
  • warm care and attention from your expert and friendly local crew;
  • personalized guidance;
  • superb meals and camaraderie aboard small ships.

Proceeds from this trip support the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and coastal research and conservation.

Unlike other trips, the price for this trip includes local flights from and to Vancouver airport, the sustainability fee, flight booking and arrangements, a guide at the airport and other special-to-this-trip arrangements.

June 19-27, 9 days / 8 nights, $9995

Depart & return: Vancouver, BC

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