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
MV Catalyst, SE Alaska Inside Passage, small ship cruises

Take a trip up the Inside Passage

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Enjoy this video from Alaska Magazine, aboard MV Catalyst.  
food on the Catalyst

Southeast Alask Trip 1503 Menus

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This group had three folks who eat no red meat and one person who is gluten free, so these menus worked with just a few substitutions and omissions. Most of the baked goods were made without gluten. 5/17 Turkey Mole and Vegetable Enchiladas, Smokey Pinto Beans Korean Style Shrimp...
food aboard the Catalyst

Southeast Alaska Trip 1513 Menus

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On this trip we had some folks from Singapore who told me that they really missed Asian food when traveling, and another guest with a nightshade allergy, so menus were created that worked well for all.  8/2 Smoked Chicken Sausage, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew, Garlic Scape Pesto...
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...

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,”...