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Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.

Small Ship Cruises exploring Alaska's Inside Passages, Glacier Bay,
the San Juan Islands, and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California

Unforgettable Experiences in the Fjords and Coves of the Pacific

Cruise on historic wooden vessels in the world’s most idyllic coastal regions

Get to Know Us

Our focus is to provide you with a uniquely authentic experience that creates a lifetime of memories. Our itineraries are carefully crafted to showcase the very best of each region in which we operate.

We love being able to introduce you to places we have discovered over our years of exploration. On our classic vessels, MV Catalyst and MV Westward, we are able to provide the perfect conveyance for a return to the age of exploration.

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Our Passengers Love to Explore with Us

Amazing!

We took a 10-day trip with Bill and Tracie up to Glacier Bay aboard the Westward. Every day was a real treat - from kayaking around peaceful bays, to wandering through meadows, to exploring glaciers, activities were varied and there was always a wealth of beauty to immerse ourselves in. More...

– Kelly H. | Google
Five Stars and Loud Applause

Details abound aboard the MV Westward--whether those of this beautiful wooden motor yacht from yesteryear or the fine crew that made the 11-day cruise in the Sea of Cortez a truly unforgettable trip. More...

– Margaret P. | Google
Surpassed Our Expectations: Sitka to Petersburg on M/V Westward

I’m chuckling as I write this. I just took a look at a mailing from one of those mega cruise lines in which they describe their Alaska and Inside Passage cruise for 930 people. No, thank you. I grew up in a community about that size and don’t consider traveling with a small town a vacation... More

– pfwriterks | TripAdvisor
Fantastic South East Alaska Cruise

We had a fantastic Southeast Alaska cruise aboard the historic motor yacht M/V Westward this month. Captain Bill, Chef Tracie, Naturalist Caroline and Engineer Jimmy went above and beyond to assure that the trip was an amazing experience as we cruised the inland passage between Juneau and Sitka... More

– Dave_Apex | TripAdvisor
Beyond our wildest expectations

Our experience on the catalyst was marvelous. The crew was the best. Michael the most amazing and creative chef EVER made every meal an exquisite adventure (really, this could be the best restaurant in America), Sarah our naturist knows everything and delights in teaching us... More

– N Paine | TripAdvisor
Most Amazing Trip Ever

The crew of four-captain-naturalist, engineer, and chef- are professional, skilled, warm, friendly, and super knowledgeable. They make this trip special. The setting is amazing, but the crew totally completes the experience...More

– Nancy M. | TripAdvisor
Glacier Bay

The bottom line is that this trip was terrific. We have traveled a lot of the world hiking climbing skiing so this was different-and we're older. Having our son and his wife with us just added to the enjoyment! ...More

– Peter S. | TripAdvisor
Fantastic

Between the onboard kayaks, a small skiff, and snorkeling (all equipment including wetsuits provided) we were always busy. While transiting we saw a Blue Whale, several pods of Orcas (yes Orcas), and Humpback Whales...More

– Paul H. | TripAdvisor