How Much Time Do We Spend Ashore? – FAQ

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Q: How Much Time Do We Spend Ashore on a Maple Leaf Adventures Expedition Cruise?

A: Our expedition cruises are designed to give you an exceptional experience of the natural and cultural history of the British Columbia and Alaska coast.

So our trips include plenty of time ashore in various coastal environments:

  • rainforest
  • dry forest
  • remote sandy beaches
  • rocky beaches with intertidal life
  • wildflower meadows
  • bear meadows
  • hot springs
  • coastal villages and towns
  • special cultural sites
  • and even recently-exposed rock revealed by a retreating glacier

Depending on the area and the day’s agenda, we’ll typically go ashore between 1 and 3 times a day, for between 1 and 3 hours at a time. Some trips are longer, too.

Some shore trips are guided explorations, such as viewing bear signs and habitat in a bear meadow, while others involve free time for you to explore on your own.

In addition, we spend time exploring in our zodiacs and (optionally) kayaks :

  • bays full of islands
  • passes rich in intertidal life
  • wildlife colonies
  • icebergs and tidewater glaciers
  • and so forth

We do plenty of activities aboard ship as well. These include:

  • whale watching
  • other wildlife viewing
  • cruising
  • sailing
  • optionally, fishing

Sound good to you?

Learn more or inquire about booking a trip.


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