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.

Our Passengers Love to Explore with Us

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

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
Wonderful Adventure!

We didn't really know what to expect of this trip but we are so glad we did it. If you love wildlife, slow travel, great food and pretty enjoyable company on a beautiful boat, the Westward offers all this and more. We hope to one day go again...More

– E. Shammer | Trip Advisor
Pacific Adventure

The very capable and amiable captain welcomes guests anytime into the classic, discreetly modernized pilothouse. The original engine, a solid, trustworthy precision machine of iron and brass, still hums like a heartbeat thanks to vigilant attention...More

– Carol D. | TripAdvisor
Dream Holiday in Alaska

We had a wonderful time on this charming wooden boat in Glacier Bay. Eleven passengers, four delightful crew, ten days up close to wildlife, was all we hoped for. The boat was snug, warm and comfortable. Gourmet food and wine topped it off. We got about in kayaks and a zodiac. We are sending our friends...More

– Robert K. | TripAdvisor