We experience the entire environment on our trips, not just the “viewscape”. Each day we awake in an anchorage, cruise on the a 90-foot classic coastal ship, and go ashore often with inflatable boats to experience the magic of different habitats and the special life that inhabits each area. We also have kayaks on board.
Wildlife and Nature
Each trip is timed to coincide with peak wildlife phenomena, such as whale and seabird migrations or the presence of bears in key viewing areas. Our extremely experienced crew live on the coast and have access to the best places – where many types of operators are forbidden to go. Your experience will be enhanced by learning from the coast’s best naturalists.
Human civilizations have existed on this coast since at least the last ice age, if not far longer. There is a rich cultural history here, both of First Nations cultures and of more recent pioneer cultures. Your learning about these cultures includes visits to important sites and conversations and interpretation with residents of the areas we visit.
We Take Your Interests Into Consideration
Want to get the best angles for photography? Help sail the ship? Stay a long time in a Haida village? Watch these whales for hours? Learn the name of every plant? Because of our small guest numbers, we take your interests into account when making our sailing plan.
The Maple Leaf Difference – 11 Reasons to Travel This Way
What makes a trip with Maple Leaf Adventures one of the world’s top-ranked travel experiences by National Geographic Adventure, Frommer’s travel guide and Explore magazine? Perhaps more importantly, why do so many of our guests return again and again?