Rubber Boot Diaries
Adventures with Bluewater...Cruising the British Columbia and Alaska Coastline.
Mar 1, 2021
The Circular Economy of Nature“Forest Bathing” – a term that seems to be appearing more often these days, is one that does not require much explanation.
Nov 24, 2020
Marine Debris Removal Initiative – A Good News Story?When our 2020 tour season began crumbling away in May, a group of ecotour operators, including Bluewater Adventures started talking about...
Sep 15, 2020
The Marine Debris Removal InitiativeNotes from the field. Crew member, Emily Fulton returns from the first of 2 expeditions to explain her unforgettable experience.
Jun 19, 2020
Chasing Summer in Desolation SoundDesolation Sound is a hidden gem at the northern end of the Salish Sea.
Mar 11, 2020
Cut From the Same JibAn introduction to two Bluewater Captains and the trips they are leading in 2020
Feb 12, 2020
Midnight SnacksI like to sleep with the window open, especially when at sea or at a wilderness cabin. I don’t want to miss a thing – and although I understand that sleep is...
Feb 7, 2020
Calls From the DeepThe morning is chilling. Everyone gathers on deck, bundled in their sweaters and fleece, scanning the water line. Our hydrophone―a microphone designed to listen
Feb 3, 2020
When You Seek the WildI push the throttle into neutral as we drift toward the shore. Someone behind me lifts binoculars to her face and scans the tree line.
Jan 27, 2020
An Exquisite Expedition VesselBluewater Adventures' newest addition to the fleet. Island Solitude!!
Jan 21, 2020
Southeast Alaska 2020 - A PictorialAlaska - Land of the Midnight Sun. Although we don't travel far enough north to experience round the clock sunshine, this itinerary is no less spectacular.
Jan 8, 2020
What Sets Bluewater ApartBluewater features esteemed specialists to lead each trip - Haida Carvers and story-tellers, birders and bear behaviourists. SO much to learn in 2020!
Oct 30, 2019
A Season To Celebrate: Northern Great Bear/ Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary 2019British Columbia's north coast is one of those places where we hope to raise the sails. With a good wind, we make way out of the port of Prince Rupert to a remote estuary called the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
Oct 30, 2019
A Seaon to Remember: Southeast Alaska 2019Alaska - Land of the Midnight Sun. Although we don't travel far enough north to experience round the clock sunshine, this itinerary is no less spectacular.
Oct 30, 2019
A Season To Celebrate: Haida Gwaii 2019As Bluewater Adventures finishes a fulfilling season in Haida Gwaii we reflect on the memories created by our renowned Haida Resource Guides like artists, Robert Davidson and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Haida matriarch, Barb Wilson and Elder, Captain Gold
Sep 25, 2019
Waking Gwaii HaanasExploring Haida Gwaii's, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve in spring. Nesting sea birds, Bigg's Orrca, humpback whales all come to forage.
Sep 25, 2019
A Remote Refuge..It is one of those remote places that is barely on the map. It’s name, Khutzeymateen – pronounced “Khootz-ee-mah-teen”, is a Tsimshian word meaning “confined space for salmon and bears”.
Jul 8, 2019
Grandmothers RuleHumans and killer whales are two of the only creatures that experience menopause in the natural world. A look into why.
Jul 1, 2019
Responsible TourismThe “environment” is the very thing that Bluewater Adventures explores and promotes. We visit local communities who invite us into their traditional territories, their shops and their homes. So it comes as no surprise that we feel a certain responsibility to protect these environments.
Dec 6, 2018
Journey of MomentsEach season, our guestbooks on board the boats fill with accounts guests have left behind of beautiful words conjured by wild places. This is one of them.
Feb 23, 2018
The Joy of SailingThere is nothing like the feeling of sailing – being pushed over the sea by wind alone. The experience varies from gently bubbling along in lake-like calm, to the exhilaration of larger winds that make the ship hum with excitement. Sailing is an opportunity for guests to become involved in the operation of the ship.
Feb 1, 2018
Looking Ahead to the 2018 SeasonAfter a very welcomed break over the holidays, Crew and staff at Bluewater Adventures have hit the ground running! We are in full preparation mode for the Spring School program, finishing up winter maintenance for our vessels