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
The historic wooden boat, MV Westward, Baja Mexico

MV Westward Heading South to Baja

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Westward sails for Mexico tomorrow, taking advantage of an ideal weather forecast, and we are all scrambling to check off all of our lists before we drop her lines and she heads for the open Pacific. I am sitting in Westward’s galley surrounded by the ordered chaos that precedes...

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MV Westward in Baja

Wrapping up our Baja Season

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Westward slipped her moorings and sailed at sunset today. We hope to reach San Diego on the 11th, spend a few days marveling at how much everything costs after 6 months in Baja, and then sail for Seattle. It has been an amazing winter, and we are already eager to return. Here are...

Baja Spring Menu

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One of the best things about sailing with Pacific Catalyst is the food! Have a look at our menu from trip 70331 aboard MV Westward 4/3 Thai Style Green Curry Noodles with Chicken, Bean Sprouts, and Vegetables Lobster, Grapefruit, Market Greens, Red Onion Vinaigrette, Pine Nuts...

Spring Updates

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April 15, 2017 It has been a remarkable winter for us aboard Westward, we have drifted among a group of surface feeding blue whales, snorkeled among playful California sea lion pups, stroked friendly grey whales and, swum in the midst of a thousand schooling mobula rays. We have...

Images of Baja: Loreto to La Paz

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This images are from the trip on Westward, Loreto to La Paz on 1.27.17-2.7.17.

Baja Reflections

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We just returned from a wonderful trip to the Baja traveling late January into early February. It was a spectacular trip starting with a visit to the Magdalena Lagoons where we encountered the most amazing tolerant and inquisitive mama and baby gray whales. We were so close that...

Seeking Adventure? Try Alaska’s Baranof Island

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Orginally published in the Huffington Post 10/09/2016 11:49 am ET by Patti Morrow Travel writer, travel blogger, travel photographer Hiking in lush magical forests, responsible encounters with grizzly bears, bald eagles, and humpback whales, kayaking in the stillness of secluded...
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