What Sets Bluewater Apart

Discovering coastal regions by expedition yacht is a pretty unique experience and definitely the best way to immerse yourself in your surroundings. Witnessing the breach of a humpback whale or spotting a grizzly bear chasing down a salmon are moments that will take your breath away. But, there is more to how you spend your time navigating through paradise to top your “bucket-list” experience.

Bluewater Adventures has been exploring the west coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska for over 40 years. We have had the honor of traveling with notable scientists and well revered Haida Elders as leaders of our multi-day, discovery expeditions. Each adventure is unique featuring unforgettable opportunities to learn about cultural history and the natural world. We feel that this is an important aspect of the guest experience, adding to what each person takes away from their trip.

We are looking forward to another exceptional season in 2020 with chances to travel with some of our favourite Naturalists and Resource people. These folks take great delight in sharing their knowledge, thereby providing unscripted lessons in our "outdoor classrooms".

Into the New Year, we will be inviting ornithologists, Haida Elders, art historians, marine biologists and carvers to join us in our adventures. One of the main reasons that the Bluewater Adventures experience sets itself apart is by the distinction of our trip leaders. We are thrilled to announce the following trips being led by some of our favourites...

The Khutzeymateen
Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

We welcome back Dr Barrie Gilbert to teach us about bear biology, ecology and behaviour on two of our popular, bear-focused itineraries
The Northern Great Bear/ Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary on
(May 31 – June 6) and Southeast Alaska aboard Bluewater's newest vessel, Island Solitude (July 27 – August 6)
See blog post | BOOK NOW

Barrie Gilbert


Spring in Haida Gwaii

If you are an ornithophile (a person who loves birds), then check this out. Late May/ early June expeditions provide some of the best viewing with migrating sea birds flocking to Haida Gwaii in huge numbers to nest.  One such bird is called the Ancient Murrelet. They are monitored closely at Laskeek Bay Conservation Society on Limestone Island.  Biologist and Haida Gwaii local, Keith Moore, will be leading this trip (May 24 – June 6) - our Crew's favourite time of year to explore this breath-taking archipelago. | BOOK NOW
  Keith Moore

Northern Vancouver Island Adventure

Our remarkable Whales, Totems & Grizzlies (August 10 – 16) itinerary, plus the Great Bear Sea (August 18 – 25) features friend and marine mammal advocate, Rob Lott. These trips focus on the marine environments (with a healthy “side of bears”).  Rob hails from
Whale and Dolphin Conservation and he knows our northern resident orcas and their matrilineal history, intimately. | BOOK NOW
  Rob Lott

Southeast Alaska Dreaming

Brian Falconer, wildlife advocate for Raincoast Conservation Foundation, takes the helm on two outstanding wilderness adventures. The bounty of his coastal knowledge and captivating story telling brings travelers back from around the world.  Do not delay on booking your next Southeast Alaska expedition with Brian aboard Island Roamer (July 5 – 15) and (July 16 – 26).
Space is limited. | BOOK NOW
  Brian Falconer