The Inside Passage is one of earth's best cruising routes. It is formed where the spectacular mountainous coasts of Alaska, British Columbia and Washington State meet the Pacific Ocean. A thousand-mile chain of island archipelagos lie west of the continent's edge. Open ocean swells of the Pacific break against the islands' western shores and their energy is released. The combination of the thousands of islands and the upwelling at the continent's edge also creates a rich marine environment. The Inside Passage teems with marine life: from humbpack whales, fin whales, killer whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, salmon sharks and other large animals to millions upon millions of fish, and seabirdss. On shore, the coastal rainforest provides habitat for grizzly/brown bears, black bears including the rare spirit bear, wolves, and many other mammals. Much of the Inside Passage is still in its ancient and pristine natural condition.
Experience the magic of cruising this passage on a 7-day roundtrip cruise departing from Vancouver on September 13, 2013.