Awards & Accolades

  • travellers' choice award

    Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award

    This award recognizes businesses that earn consistently great reviews. Travellers’ Choice award-winners are among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice honours select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

  • Premier's Award - Regional Impact

    The Clean Coast, Clean Waters initiative, created to fund our industry's marine debris removal initiative expedition and then expanded, won this award for incredible regional impact, in 2021. (Click name to see the government's video.)

  • Safe Travels Certification, World Travel & Tourism Council

    The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

  • Business of the Year - Chamber of Commerce, Greater Victoria

    Chosen by peers in the business community, this award looks holistically at a business: its fundamentals, its quality/excellence and its engagement in its community. 2020.

  • Best Boutique Cruise Line Winner, USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice Awards

    Top boutique cruise lines in the world as chosen by readers. 2020

  • Adventure Green Alaska

    Adventure Green Alaska

    Sustainable tourism certification for Alaska.

  • Remarkable Experience Award - Tourism Vancouver Island

    An award that recognizes a tourism business that has enhanced or transformed a customer's experience in the Vancouver Island Region. This award was based off our Salish Sea with Canadian Geographic expedition. 2017

  • Canada Signature Experience

    Canada's Signature Experiences

    Selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission for inclusion in a suite of the very best experiences Canada has to offer. Perennial.

  • GOLD Sustainable Tourism Certification

    Certified at the top-level for sustainable tourism by independent evaluator Green Tourism Canada, Perennial.

  • Best Travel Experience & Trip of a Lifetime

    One of the 7 best travel experiences in Canada by Frommer's and one of the BC Trips of a Lifetimes, by Frommer's, 2000 - ongoing

  • 30 Best Holidays in Canada - The London Times

    Lakes and mountains, cool city breaks, and where to spot the bears — the top adventures to book now. 2017

  • Canada's Absolute Best Eco-Adventure Tours - Flight Centre

    The best adventures selected for both quality and environmental ethics.

  • Fodor's World's Best Cruises

    From innovative new ships to pioneering itineraries, we've sifted through the many cruises making headlines and narrowed them down to the 15 best boats of the bunch. - Fodor's, 2016

  • World's Best Adventure Cruise Holidays - AOL UK Travel

    Want an adventure holiday like no other? Here's why a cruise should be on your radar.

  • Top 15 Eco-Adventures in Canada - Expedia

    Get to know the country up close and personal. Here are the top 15 eco-adventures in Canada, 2016

  • Best of the World - National Geographic Traveler

    by the editors of National Geographic Traveler, for our Great Bear Rainforest trip, 2013.

  • 10 Notable Ships Built in BC

    SV Maple Leaf is one of ten notable ships built in BC, according to the editors of the Vancouver Sun, 2013.

  • Outside Travel Award - Best Islands, Haida Gwaii

    "This is wild heaven," write the editors of Outside, about Haida Gwaii and Maple Leaf's trip exploring it, 2013.

  • Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award winner

    National award, chosen by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2012

  • 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler

    A huge honour, for our Great Bear Rainforest trip, 2011.