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Whales and Totems tour on Maple Leaf

This was an OUTSTANDING experience. Maple Leaf and her crew were so welcoming, and I was impressed... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Kimberly P
Nashville, Tennessee
Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas on the S/V Maple Leaf

Capt Greg and Co-Capt Lynsey, Naturalist Rick, Chef Tom and Exceptional Deckhand Jessica gave us a... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Bill P
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Cruise the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area aboard Canada's classic, 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf, 88-foot tugboat Swell, or 134-foot catamaran Cascadia. Learn about the maritime, natural and cultural history of this area by cruising the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This was an OUTSTANDING experience. Maple Leaf and her crew were so welcoming, and I was impressed with how much knowledge the crew shared with us. It was definitely an interactive experience, all the way through, with as many opportunities for relaxing on deck as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Capt Greg and Co-Capt Lynsey, Naturalist Rick, Chef Tom and Exceptional Deckhand Jessica gave us a truly exceptional experience. Their knowledge and interpretation of Haida Gwaii, the Gwaii Haanas Park, the animals, plants and marine life of the area made it a great learning adventure....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

It was an incredible adventure to sail in the Haida Gwaii archipelago on the magnificent 91 foot schooner SV Maple Leaf. The exceptionally well trained captain and crew knew every inlet and route of passage in order to see wildlife in all types of weather.The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Was this the best vacation I have ever had? YES! We had the best crew of Peter, Phil, Jeff, Justin and Chef Mary. We ate like kings and saw the most beautiful country that I have ever seen. Haida translates to 'The People'. The Haida...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Memorable trip with many stops to visit the villages of the first Nation people ,explore the islands and trails photograph wildlife on land and in the ocean wonderful food cooked on board by chef

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Dear Kevin and Maureen, Life has just been busy since we returned from our Sept 6 - 14 Great Bear Rainforest tour and we are finally writing to you about our trip. It was a magical mystery tour indeed. Of course, that is because of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank karenselk
Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

You are very welcome, Karen and Terry. Thank you for choosing to spend your precious vacation with our crew. They are marvellous, every one of them. You are right: they love what they do, and they love our coast.

Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

This trip can be described by all the superlatives you can imagine - superb, awesome, magnificent, brilliant, etc. A truly wonderful time on the MV Swell, the professional and more than capable crew made our little adventure fun, interesting and very personal. It was the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Maple Leaf A, Customer Service at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind review @skateandbug, we are thrilled you enjoyed your trip so much. We are fortunate to have such knowledgeable and personal crew!

Reviewed October 26, 2017

A photographer’s success on any trip is dependant on those who get him/her their and guide him/her to the best places. This trip was an outstanding success in providing photographic opportunities for us all, and doing so in comfort and style. Add to this the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you, tonycE4621YO. As many of our crew are experienced coastal photographers themselves, we appreciate that they are so good and conscientious about enabling our guests to get the best photos of the wondrous coastal world. We've passed your compliments along to them.

Reviewed July 29, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

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 February 9, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
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Maple Leaf A, Owner at Maple Leaf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

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.

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