1: Board at Nanaimo. Welcome aboard. Introduction to local wine-making history. Private tasting with sommelier, who will be your guide throughout this trip. Seabird colony visit, cruising scenic Samsun Narrows. Tasting dinner aboard.
2: Island hopping. Explore Penelakut Island and learn the history of the Salish region. Shore trip and winery tastings on Thetis Island in the afternoon.
3: Cruise to Wallace Island and explore. Tasting lunch and optional kayaking. Cruise to beautiful Thetis Island and taste our favourites from Sea Star winery.
4: Island cruising to outer Gulf Islands. Wildlife viewing at small chain of islands that hosts birds and marine mammals. Beach-combing and historic farmstead and orchards exploration at Cabbage and Tumbo Islands. Head on Saturna Island with view of Canada/USA boundary and surrounding islands. Tasting dinner and celebration.
5: Cruising and watching for wildlife en route to Sidney.
You can find information about each day, by clicking on a number
Note that as with all expedition cruises, the itinerary may change based on weather, wildlife activity, and interests of the guests. This itinerary is to give you a general idea of the trip.
|Date||Price CAD*||# of Nights||Start Port||End Port||Ship|
|Date: Oct 28 - Nov 01||Price CAD: $3980, $4694, $5357||# of Nights: 4 nights, 5 days||Start Port: Nanaimo||End Port: Sidney||Ship: Cascadia|
|Date: Oct 25 - 29||Price CAD: $4082, $4814, $5493||# of Nights: 4 nights, 5 days||Start Port: Nanaimo||End Port: Sidney||Ship: Cascadia|
Cruise the Salish Sea’s beautiful islands during the harvest month. On this wine-tasting and culinary cruise, you’ll explore the breadth of British Columbia’s wine, from bright pinot gris to spicy meritage and luscious ice wine.
You’ll explore ashore at island wineries and in the natural world that inspires the lifestyle on the BC coast — wild beaches, woodlands and historic farmsteads. Your chef will pair meals to the day’s wines, often featuring local specialties from land and sea.
Along the way, your sommelier guides will bring you in touch with the history and culture of winemaking and artisanal food in this province rich in mountains, farmland, and ocean.
We’re hand-picking each itinerary element, and the full day-by-day plan will be available later in 2018.
F. Shirley Ontario, CanFrom our first inquiries to the final docking, our trip has been first class all the way.
Chuck Cole Washington, USAAn unbelievable experience with the most dedicated and involved crew I’ve ever experienced. Every day was ‘magical’. The bar for my next adventure
Jane Robinson Vancouver, BCWhat a magical and awe-inspiring adventure!