"After more than 20 years working in the field of adult education, I've never seen any educational experience to equal this one. Best vacation I've ever had!"
— N.L., Ohio

Bluewater Adventures is Celebrating 37 Years! 

Selected by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the "World's 50 Best Trips!"

Bluewater Adventures offers multi-day, wildlife & wilderness eco-tours in coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.


Since 1974, Bluewater has pioneered quality wilderness and wildlife eco-adventures. Our tours raise the profile of wildlife cruising in British Columbia and Alaska and we continue to build on our eco-initiatives.

If you are looking for something more off the beaten path and are up for an adventure, contact us for your trip of a lifetime!

With our office based in North Vancouver, BC - our operating season is from May until October. In our off season we have a full time maintenance team who work hard to maintain our vessels and make improvements each year.

We also operate school sailing programs in March, April and October each year. It is through these programs we are able to educate the youth about the environment and teach them about marine biology and sailing.

Why Travel with Bluewater Adventures?


Small Group Travel in BC

 

Small Group Travel

  • Travel in groups of 12-16 to reduce our impact
  • Small groups allow us to go places people do not usually explore
  • Provides flexibility to the tour

Group looking at an estuary in the Great Bear Rainforest, BC

 

Eco-Friendly

  • First small ship tour operator in British Columbia and Southeast Alaska to offer Carbon Neutral adventures
  • Travel at slower speeds to reduce fuel consumption
  • Use sails and kayaks where possible
  • Committed to reducing emissions each year

Bluewater Naturalist explaining

 

Learning is Part of the Adventure

  • Onboard Naturalist & knowledgeable crew
  • First Nations guides & Watchmen along the journey
  • A commitment to ensuring our guests understand the ecology, history and unique wonders of this coast.
  • Offer educational programs in March, April and October each year. Through these programs we are able to educate youth about the environment, marine biology and sailing.

hotsprings - Photo Cathy Berger

 

Stress Free Travel

  • A first class crew takes care of all the details
  • All park permits and fees are included in trip cost
  • Relax and let us take you on an unforgettable journey

Grizzly Bears, British Columbia Coast
 

 

Respect for Wilderness, Wildlife & Native Culture

  • Leave nothing behind
  • Always leave appropriate distance between us and the animals
  • Do nothing that would change the animals behavior

Kitasoo First Nations

 

Emphasis on Local

  • Use local guides where possible
  • Purchase trip supplies locally
  • Donate to local conservation and education
  • Long term relationships with Native people

One of the Worlds best travel companies on earth

 

Quality of Trips

  • For 37 Years, Bluewater has offered world class coastal adventures and experiences. (1974-2011)
  • Award winning
  • Selected by National Geographic Traveler as “One of the Worlds 50 Best Trips!” - 2007
  • Selected by National Geographic Magazine as “One of the Best Travel Companies on Earth” – 2009
  • Transport Canada / US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels / Licensed Captains.

Roamer Misty Morning - Jen Pukonen

 

Our Ethic

"Appreciate wilderness, respect wildlife and native cultures"

Small groups can watch in awe as a bear feeds on salmon. Smaller boats can float silently among the whales.

Bluewater Adventures trips adhere to the principals of ecotourism. We support local communities, promote conservation, ensure our practices are low impact, and provide guests with world-class knowledge about the coast, the wildlife and Native cultures. We travel together in a relaxed, fun style - our lives are here to be enjoyed.

Bluewater Adventures contributes to a variety of whale and seabird research programs and supports conservation groups working to protect coastal wilderness.