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

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...

Cruising the Inside Passage

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Cruising The Inside Passage – A week aboard the Pacific Catalyst II -by Serine Halverson, Alaska Magazine Click here to read the pdf

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...

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