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

Update on Westward

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We hauled Westward for regular maintenance in late June. My work list included replacing the rotten foremast, building aluminum outrigger poles from which to set our at-anchor stabilizers and giving her hull its annual paint job. Things took a major twist within a few days when...
Brown bear checking out a new arrival at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, AK. Photo by Shannon Bailey,

Summer 2015, Alaska Newsletter

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Dear Friends: Summer 2015, Alaska Newsletter As I write this we are southbound in Stephen’s Passage, on our way to Twin Meadows in Endicott Arm. We are making 8.3 knots with the wind and current at our backs, and the sky is fair overhead. It is a fine day to be on the water, as...

Catalyst Trips

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A small cruise provides big adventures along Mexico’s western peninsula, Baja.

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By Lauren Buchholz There are hundreds of ways to fall in love with Baja California. Maybe it’s the waving fluke of a blue whale as she pilots her sandbar-size body through waters less than fifty yards from your ship. Perhaps it’s kindled while you search for geodes on ...

CATALYST/WESTWARD LOG: May/June 2015

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Dear Friends The Catalyst is now north working in SE Alaska and the Westward is back in port in Friday Harbor, preparing for next fall and winter in the Sea of Cortez. We want to share with you the opportunity to join us there this next season, permits now in hand, and the kinks...
Baja, Sea of Cortez

Catalyst/Westward: December 2014

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December 9, 2014 Dawn greetings from Puerto Ballena, a beautiful cove on the west side of Isla Espiritu Santo. Allow me to lead with breaking news: WE HAVE OUR PERMITS!! For the many of you who have been waiting for that confirmation before you book a trip and buy airplane...

MV Westward

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SPECS All cabins on the MV Westward are outfitted with a double (4’6″ w x 6’8″ l) and a single (2’6″ w x 6’6″ l) bunk, a settee, sink, toilet and shower.   Follow MV Westward HISTORY MV Westward Built 1924 Vashon Island, WA...

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