Our Ships

Go-Anywhere Expedition Vessels

Explore the wild spaces of BC and Alaska in comfort and luxury.

Locally-Owned And Maintained Ships

Like A Private Yacht, In The Company Of Expert Locals

Our ships are certified passenger vessels but they are not cruise ships. Each is unique and hand-built with purpose. There is a maximum of 8 to 24 guests per ship.

While they have sufficient space for everyone, the cabins on Maple Leaf and Swell are smaller than on standard cruise ships. We spend much time on deck, on shore, in the wheelhouse or other lounges, or in our small boats.

The beauty of nature, the interesting wildlife, shore trips and people that we meet along the way, and the chef’s wonderful meals and snacks provide all-day stimulation. Plus, since there are just a few guests there is no need to hide away.


138-Foot Catamaran

The youngest of our fleet, though strong-built and elegant. She accommodates up to 24 guests in 12 luxurious cabins. Light, comfortable, and capable of reaching the coast’s wildest places.

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88-Foot Converted Tug

Built in Vancouver in 1912, Swell has served communities as a workboat for 92 years. Converted for 12 guests in 6 private cabins, all with ensuite heads and showers. Comfortable, handsome, boutique.

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Maple Leaf

92-Foot Schooner

Built in Vancouver in 1904, with a pedigree as a luxury yacht and a tough long-liner. Maple Leaf accommodates 8 guests in semi-private double sleeping areas, with 3 shared heads with showers. Comfortable, and the spirit of adventure.

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Why Maple Leaf Adventures

By travelling with Maple Leaf, you are part of the important, emerging conservation-based economy on the coast.


Our careful, thoughtful approach to our trips, to nature, and to all of the people we visit, has earned us a reputation as a model for conservation travel.

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As we and our colleagues develop ecotourism here, we spend time advocating—to make a place for green tourism, to protect ecosystems and wildlife.

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Every trip donates to conservation, benefitting the places we explore; in addition to donations, we take direct action, too.

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Safety & Expertise

Explore the coast on a world-class expedition led by locals, that combines engaging experiences with solid planning and safety management.

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About Maple Leaf Adventures

Since 1986, we have offered eco-expeditions among the fjords and archipelagos of the BC and Alaska coastline, aboard luxury expedition yachts that are small enough to navigate its coves and narrow straits.

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Sail Away With Friends or Family

Charter one of our expeditions on beautiful, yacht-like ships, in British Columbia or Alaska. Our ships are scaled to provide an exclusive and intimate experience.

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Browse Adventures

Discover places filled with wonder, excitement for all ages, and supportive of local communities and ecosystems. Under the radar, ahead of the curve, just waiting to be explored. 

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