Hand crafted, unique small ship cruises: the Inside Passage of SE Alaska, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Islands and the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico.

Pacific Catalyst

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Small Ship Cruises in the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Alaska & Baja

Our focus is to provide our guests a uniquely authentic experience that will provide a life time of memories. Our itineraries are carefully crafted to showcase the very best of each region in which we operate.
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Welcome Aboard Pacific Catalyst

MV Westward

Unique small ship cruises in the sheltered inside passage of SE Alaska, British Columbia, and the San Juan Islands of Washington as well as the Sea of Cortez, Baja California aboard the historic wooden vessels M/V Catalyst & M/V Westward. A larger cruise ship alternative...a smaller, more intimate, cruising experience.

Our Small Ship Cruises

SE Alaska’s Eastern Passages – Juneau to Petersburg

7 days
A 7-day/6-night voyage from Juneau to Petersburg. Navigating through ice filled fjords, we visit a tidewater glacier, searching the shores for...
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From $4250 All Excursions Included

SE Alaska’s Eastern Passages – Petersburg to Juneau

7 days
A 7-day/6-night voyage from Petersburg to Juneau. Navigating through ice filled fjords we visit a tidewater glacier, searching the shores for...
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From $4250 All Excursions Included

Inside Passage – Petersburg to Friday Harbor

14 days
A 14-day/13-night expedition along the length of the Inside Passage. Our route weaves through narrow passages and among myriad islands as we...
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From $4515 All Excursions Included

San Juan Islands – Friday Harbor Round Trip

6 days
A 6-day/5 night voyage on Westward around the San Juan Islands. Enjoy warm days and cool nights, kayak quiet coves, walk forest trails and...
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From $2475 All Excursions Included

Victoria Classic Boat Festival – Victoria BC

5 days
The Pacific Northwest (on both sides of the border) is home to an enormous number of traditional, historic boats of all descriptions. Come view...
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$1,000 Entry Fees Included

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

6 days
The Pacific Northwest is home to an enormous number of traditional, historic boats of all descriptions. Come view and be part of history. Port...
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$1,000 Entry Fees Included
Loreto La Paz Grey Whales

Sea of Cortez, Baja & Gray Whales – Loreto to La Paz

12 days
A 12-day/11-night expedition among the scattered islands along the shore of the Baja peninsula begins with an overland visit to the gray whale...
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$6250 All Excursions Included

Sea of Cortez, Baja & Whale Sharks – La Paz to Loreto

9 days
All 2016 November, December and the 1/6/17 Baja trips are 15% cannot be used with any other discounts. We begin with a morning snorkeling...
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$5250 All Excursions Included$4462.50

Sea of Cortez, Baja & Petroglyphs – Loreto to La Paz

12 days
All 2016 November, December and the 1/6/17 Baja trips are 15% cannot be used with any other discounts. A 12-day/11-night expedition among the...
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$5750 All Excursions Included$4878.50
Loreto La Paz Grey Whales

Sea of Cortez, Baja & Gray Whales – La Paz to Loreto

11 days
A 11-day/10-night expedition among the scattered islands along the shore of the Baja peninsula begins with an overland visit to the gray whale...
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$6250 All Excursions Included
La Paz in the Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez, Baja & Whale Sharks – La Paz to La Paz

5 days
We begin with a morning snorkeling adventure among whale sharks, and then set sail for Isla Espiritu Santo, spending time exploring it’s rocky,...
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$3350 All Excursions Included

Inside Passage – Friday Harbor to Petersburg

14 days
The Inside Passage is a 1000-mile saltwater corridor that twists through narrow channels and wanders among countless thousands of islands. A...
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$5,750 All Excursions Included

Inside Passage – Friday Harbor to Juneau

14 days
A 14-day/13-night expedition along the length of the Inside Passage, our route weaves through narrow passages and among myriad islands as we...
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From $4515 All Excursions Included

Glacier Bay – Juneau Round Trip

10 days
A 10-day/9-night exploration of Glacier Bay National Park. Bears, sea otters, mountain goats, humpback whales, sea lions, puffins and grey wolves...
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From $4460 All Excursions Included

SE Alaska’s Western Passages – Juneau to Sitka

8 days
An 8-day/7-night expedition from Juneau to Sitka. We begin with a transit up a narrow channel to a tidewater glacier and a kayak into a...
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$5250 All Excursions Included

SE Alaska’s Western Passages – Sitka to Petersburg

8 days
An 8-day/7-night exploration of the narrow passages and small villages that lie between Sitka and Petersburg. We will watch for bears along the...
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$5250 All Excursions Included

SE Alaska’s Western Passages – Sitka to Juneau

8 days
An 8-day/7-night expedition from Sitka to Juneau. Along the way we will transit narrow channels and enter ice-filled fjords. We will visit the...
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$5250 All Excursions Included

SE Alaska’s Western Passages – Petersburg to Sitka

8 Days
An 8-day/7-night exploration of the narrow passages and small villages that lie between Petersburg and Sitka. We will watch for bears along the...
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$5250 All Excursions Included

Hand crafted, unique small ship cruises aboard historic wooden vessels

Our focus is to provide our guests a uniquely authentic experience that will provide a life time of memories. Our itineraries are carefully crafted to showcase the very best of each region in which we operate.

We love being able to introduce our guests to places we have discovered over our years of exploration. On our classic vessels, literally each one a one of a kind, we are able to provide the perfect conveyance for a return to the age of exploration.

Why invest in a trip that feeds only a few of your senses? Why not spend what may be your one trip to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska or Baja being able to fully embrace; not just the sights that every guest on every big cruise ship will see, but also the cliff rimmed coves, the stunningly silent and calm anchorages where the only sounds are nesting birds, or the explosive breaths of passing whales or surrounded by the star-lit night the slapping of hundreds of mobula rays on the water in the Sea of Cortez? Why not travel on a vessel that will stop for hours, engines off, drifting with an inquisitive Humpback who is intent on making eye contact with us or watching orcas engage in hunting? Why not discover the intimacies of each ecosystem as you foray into the different wildernesses on foot? Instead of going off your diet for your vacation, why not find out how amazingly delicious healthy food can be? We are one of the very few boats operating in the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Alaska and Baja that are true family operations. We are totally and completely committed to making your vacation the best experience it can be...

Owner/Operator Bill Bailey

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Bow Riding Dall's Porpoises

MV Catalyst and trips aboard her in SE Alaska, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Owned by Pacific Catalyst II.

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