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Maple Leaf Adventures

209-1110 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-386-7245
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The Great Bear Rainforest

A trip on the converted tugboat Swell to the Great Bear Rainforest in May 2016 introduced us to a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RetiredOrthopod
2015 Alaska on "Swell"

The most stunning trip ever..fabulous crew (with a naturalist) glorious boat, good food and so much... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
polly4819
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Tawonga South 3698 Victoria
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Cruise the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area aboard Canada's classic, 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf. Take the helm under instruction, help raise sails, tack/gybe and douse sail as well. Learn about the maritime, natural and cultural history of this area by cruising the coastline with expert guides.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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209-1110 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip on the converted tugboat Swell to the Great Bear Rainforest in May 2016 introduced us to a beautiful nature adventure with sea life (whales, seals, and sea lions), grizzly bears up close and many birds in their natural habitat. The accommodation and food...More

Thank RetiredOrthopod
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, RetiredOrthopod. We really appreciate you sharing your experience as it helps others know what the Great Bear Rainforest on a small expedition boat is like. We are always happy to answer questions about any little detail a potential guest would...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

The most stunning trip ever..fabulous crew (with a naturalist) glorious boat, good food and so much interaction with the crew. We were off the ship so often and saw such interesting things..hot springs, hike to Pacific beaches, tons of information on bears,wildlife,flowers etc. LOVED the...More

Thank polly4819
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, polly4819. We really like people to feel that they are fully in touch with the rich landscape of southeast Alaska and we're glad you felt part of the magic.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Once I saw the photo of the Swell and checked her out from the article written in the summer edition of BC magazine in 2015, I knew from that moment on that was how I was going to see Alaska. I have just returned from...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Last year my sister and I did the Great Bear Rain Forest and thought it was one of the best trips we had ever done. My goal was to see a spirit bear, and we were lucky enough to spend an afternoon with one. The...More

1  Thank SSP
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Just returned from their Whales and Totems trip, 6 fantastic days out on the MapleLeaf. The crew led by Tavish were instrumental in making this a trip we will never forget! We saw and experienced so much, the food was incredible, we met and made...More

1  Thank Alec W
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This Father/Son trip was planned some time in advance, with lots of school-related research building our excitement and enthusiasm. Maple Leaf Adventures did not disappoint; they gave us memories to cherish for a lifetime. Pre-trip organization and communication was flawless and gracious. Arrival in Masset...More

1  Thank seamusandandy
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you Seamusandandy for your kind words. The team here puts a lot of thought and care into the planning and organization behind the scenes, so they were pleased that you highlighted it. If there are any questions about the details behind our trips, please...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016

In June 2016, we were privileged to participate in the annual special edition trip to Haida Gwaii that Maple Leaf Adventures offers with Canadian Geographic and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The 2016 special resource person was Severn Cullis-Suzuki - marine ecologist, ethnobotanist, author and...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

The enthusiastic and extremely competent and knowledgeable crew, combined with the fascinating and proud Haida people and jaw-dropping surroundings made this an absolutely perfect adventure. Maple Leaf Adventures and their crew have clearly nurtured a mutually respectful relationship with the Haida people. We would very...More

Thank PhillyReviewer
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you PhillyReviewer for this wonderful review. We work hard to find an incredible crew and are lucky to have them return year after year. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our relationship with the Haida people. This is something that we...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nancy and I enjoy “adventure” travel but we aren’t that keen on down and out “roughing it”. Maple Leaf Adventures provided us with the perfect opportunity to experience the wilderness of the Haida Gwaii without unduly sacrificing our creature comforts. We chose to sail on...More

Thank amoxl
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Wow, thank you so much amoxl for this incredible review! You have pinpointed some of the most asked questions we receive in the office about living on the schooner Maple Leaf. While she is "intimate" she is indeed wonderful and a lovely ship to spend...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016

Every aspect of this trip was meticulously and thoughtfully planned and carried out with attention to detail, enthusiasm, and respect of the Haida FIrst Nation. The staff was unbelievably skilled: the captain charted us through a great course, the naturalist guided us with tremendous and...More

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