Bluewater Adventures | Great Bear Rainforest Cruise, British Columbia

Holiday Duration: 8 Nights



Explore the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the custom designed 68’ motor-sailors, Island Roamer, Island Odyssey, or the new flagship vessel, Island Solitude.

The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the most beautiful natural places on the planet, where you will see both grizzly and black bears and, with luck and patience, you will also see the elusive, white Spirit bear. Watch humpback whales, visit a First Nation Indian village, and try kayaking in a coastal estuary. Your crew have years of experience along the coast. There is a dedicated naturalist to help guests understand the coastal ecology and conservation of this area.

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The Island Roamer
A custom 68-foot ketch, launched in 1983. The boat’s design, safety and comfort make her perfect for these trips. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers, a large comfortable lounge with an extensive library, and a well-equipped galley. On deck, the large covered seating area provides protection in all types of weather. The Island Roamer is large enough for comfort, privacy and safety, and small enough to create a good rapport among passengers and crew.

The Island Odyssey
Joining the fleet in 2003, the 68′ ketch, The Island Odyssey is the sister-ship to ‘Island Roamer’. Originally built as a luxurious private yacht in 1984, she completed a major renovation in 2003 to update the cabins and all safety systems. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers and a comfortable salon with a natural history library. On deck, the large deckhouse provides a comfortable spot to watch for wildlife.

The Island Solitude
This new vessel carries the same number of guests – on average 12. The increase in amenities of this vessel includes 6 guest cabins with two side-by-side berths and private, ensuite bathrooms in each. The on deck wheelhouse is expanded so the entire group can share deliciously prepared meals together while enjoying incredible, 360 degree vews! Environmentally, the engines exceed EPA emission standards and the modern hull design was designed for improved sailing performance making it more efficient for travel whether motoring or under sail.

Frontier’s Personal Experience

“My trip on the Island Odyssey with Bluewater Adventures to the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the highlights of my travel life. As a non-swimmer and not feeling at my most comfortable on water, the staff, the ship and the experience were second to none, and this is a trip that I would do again in a heartbeat. If a small-ship cruise is not on your bucket list, then add this one.”

Julie on Bluewater Adventures,
Frontier Canada

Itinerary (8 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Vancouver to Bella Bella

Fly from London to Vancouver and take a connecting flight to Bella Bella, where you...

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Day 2

Today you will be departing on your adventure; guests staying in Shearwater will meet the...

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Days 3-8

Over the coming days, you will travel to a number of areas around the Central...

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Day 9

On the final day, you will arrive in Kitimat around noon. Travel time to the...

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