Maple Leaf Adventures’ new boutique expedition yacht, Cascadia, offers travelers a unique, high-end adventure to hard-to-reach parts of Canada’s wild west coast.
The Cascadia, a 138-foot catamaran that caters to 24 guests, is presently halfway through its inaugural season and was added to the Maple Leaf Adventures fleet to meet a growing demand among affluent travelers wanting to explore Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii, among other west-coast destinations.
Offering expedition cruises to remote, rarely visited areas where no other tour operators are offering trips, such as Vancouver Island’s storied northwest coast and Brooks Peninsula, the Cascadia opens up new and unique corners of this remarkable landscape. As with all Maple Leaf Adventures itineraries, trips are fully guided, and Indigenous guides are welcomed onboard along the routes to share the story of their culture and land.
Maple Leaf Adventures is a veteran of ecotourism on the coast, and Cascadia is its third ship, following the launch of the Maple Leaf, a 115-year-old, fully restored tall ship, in 1986, and Swell, a 107-year-old, renovated tug, in 2015. While Cascadia offers a luxury take on Maple Leaf Adventures destinations, it is also an authentic ecotourism experience. As a locally owned company, Maple Leaf Adventures employs a 100 percent Canadian crew, and all of its trips benefit the region’s nature, wildlife, and communities.
Furthermore, guests are often changed and deeply moved by their experiences, and continue to support conservation and cultural initiatives into the future, as a result of their trips.
Cascadia‘s trips run from April through October each year in Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest, and Vancouver Island regions. Fall 2019 trips include the fjords and wildlife of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest in September and October.
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