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

A Day on the Catalyst

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The rising sun melts the fog, revealing the surrounding mountains, thousands of feet high and veiled with snow so thick and smooth that it resembles mounded whipped cream. As the warmth of the day grows, the fog retreats down the mountain’s flanks, until it slides free of the...

Pack Creek

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We are very excited to announce that Pacific Catalyst was selected by the US Forest Service to have high-season access to Pack Creek Zoological Area on Admiralty Island during high season. Pack Creek is home to one of the largest gatherings of Brown Bears in the world, and has...

News

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Latest news from Pacific Catalyst, trip news from MV Catalyst, Southeast Alaska, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands and MV Westward, Baja, La Paz and Lorento.

Contact

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Let Talk! We’re eager to hear from you and your interest in Pacific Catalyst. We can talk on the phone or communicate via email, it’s your choice. 360-378-7123 info@pacificcatalyst.com

The Last Frontier

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Story and Photos by Neil Rabinowitz: MOTOR BOATING AND SAILING/AUG. 1997 Adventure is guaranteed on a cruise of Alaska’s glacier-studded southeast coast on board Catalyst, a classic explorer. Two grizzlies before breakfast were more than we had bargained for. We dared not twitch...

Alaska at eye level

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by Christine Hemp, Boston Globe Vintage 1932 motor vessel offers comfort, companionability, exploring in hard-to-reach spots, and even solitude. FREDERICK SOUND, Alaska – A miniature iceberg glistens and slowly melts on a chafing dish. The dining room table, steaming with...

North to Alaska

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Exploring Nature’s Wonders by Boat and Kayak -Lisa Alpine, Pacific Sun “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”- Martin Buber The place of deep impact for me on my trip to Alaska last summer was a “shoe-sized,”...

Wild Blue Wander

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Aboard the M/V Catalyst, Alaska’s Inside Passage serves as spectacular backdrop for the rustic adventure and fine food. by Jeff Book -Coastal Living Magazine Birthday cakes. That’s what Bill Bailey calls the leviathan cruise ships that ply the Inside Passage—decks piled on...

Warning, a Wooden Boat Can Change Your Life

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by Amanda Neal, Galley Essentials, 48° North

Down to a Science

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-by Kristal Seeden , Sea Magazine Click here to read the pdf