Cruises from Victoria, BC
Maple Leaf Adventures, an award-winning Victoria, BC, expedition cruise company, has been operating multi-day cruises of these two spectacular areas since 1986. These cruises depart from Victoria, BC.
The cruises that Maple Leaf Adventures offers are multi-day nature cruises, aboard a 92-foot, classic schooner (a sailing ship). They take 8 guests with a crew of four expert guides, naturalist and gourmet chef.
Sail the remote Gulf Islands National Park or Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage. View wildlife including sea lions, porpoises and sea birds. Walk the dry rainforest, remote beaches, and scenic bluffs with the ship’s engaging naturalist.
Are These Cruises for Me?
These cruises are for people who like nature and experiential holidays. They are engaging, personalized and an up-close experience of the beauty of the Victoria area. They are not for people who need an urban environment or the experience of a big ship cruise.
Entertainment on the Maple Leaf trips is enjoying nature’s beauty, the actions of wildlife, helping to sail the ship, and camaraderie with fellow guests and crew. Gourmet meals and snacks are produced each day by the chef.
This award-winning expedition cruise company is owned and operated by British Columbians and has won international recognition for the quality of its trips. This recognition includes National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Frommer’s Best Travel Experience, National Geographic Adventure’s Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences Collection, and an honourable mention in the international Virgin Responsible Tourism Awards.
Additional Cruises in BC and Alaska
In addition to cruises from Victoria, Maple Leaf Adventures offers wilderness expedition cruises in the Great Bear Rainforest, northern Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and Alaska’s Inside Passage. These start a short (less than 2 hours) plane ride form Vancouver’s airport.