We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pacific Catalyst

15 reviews
Features Animals
Friday Harbor, WA, USA
More
About Pacific Catalyst
Unique small ship cruises in the sheltered inside passage of SE Alaska, British Columbia, and the San Juan Islands of Washington as well as the Sea of Cortez, Baja California aboard the historic wooden vessels M/V Catalyst & M/V Westward. A larger cruise ship alternative...a smaller, more intimate, cruising experience.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Travelers talk about

Pacific Catalyst
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
15
0
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
15
0
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews glacier bay whale sharks professional chef grey whales memorable adventure small boat westward cortez tracie baja camaraderie benches solitary journey engine snug restored
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Our experience on the catalyst was marvelous. The crew was the best. Michael the most amazing and creative chef EVER made every meal an exquisite adventure (really, this could be the best restaurant in America), Sarah our naturist knows everything and delights in teaching us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank npayne2019
Reviewed June 21, 2019

We are world travelers, but I have to say this was the most amazing trip ever, for so many reasons. The 1932 restored wooden boat with the original Washington Iron motor is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The crew of four-captain-naturalist, engineer, and chef- are professional,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank nancym712712
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This trip was our 6th ocean visit to Baja and honestly the best of all. The personal attention that comes with traveling with Pacific Catalyst is simply the best. The captain and crew, total 3 people, who make you feel like best friends, treat you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lowjumpingfrog
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The bottom line is that this trip was terrific. We have traveled a lot of the world hiking climbing skiing so this was different-and were older. Having our son and his wife with us just added to the enjoyment-scenery, wildlife, just general

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: May 2018
Thank peterkspiegel
Reviewed July 6, 2018

As frequent travelers, it has been one of our greatest pleasures to have watched and wandered the wilds and waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the M/V Pacific Catalyst. The Catalyst, a 1932 vintage beauty, is lovingly maintained and piloted by an exceptional crew. Skilled...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol D
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time on this charming wooden boat in Glacier Bay. Eleven passengers, four delightful crew, ten days up close to wildlife, was all we hoped for. The boat was snug, warm and comfortable. Gourmet food and wine topped it off. We got...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: May 2018
Thank robertkH7665SX
Reviewed July 1, 2018

My wife and I were in search of a true small boat cruise in Alaska and we found it with Catalyst. Their wooden vessel Westward is a National Historic Place and with only four berths is a true small boat. We traveled from Sitka to...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: June 2018
Thank larry511925
Reviewed June 28, 2018

food was incredible. natualist was incredible. captain and engineer obviously good, but more in background, so hard to compare. i loved my trip and have recommended, with video sarah made, to several others already. you guys are amazing!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rwspiegel
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This was an unique and amazing experience. Captain Bill, First Mate/Super Chef Tracie and Naturalist Carlos provide an excursion one will never forget. Our time began exploring ancient cave carvings and paintings before boarding the 1924 Westward and traveling from peaceful Loreto to La Paz...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jeanbQ9064XU
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just completed a delightful week on the small ship Catalyst in southeast Alaska. The nearly 90-year old ship has been kept in excellent, original condition and is very comfortable for the guests in the six cabins. The crew of four are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank V964QWdanielj
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pacific Catalyst staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines