Pacific Northwest Experience Guide
Over 400 islands dot the 7,000-square-miles of the winding, reaching Salish Sea. With no mind to borders, this interwoven marine system (with depths over 600 meters in places) connects inlets, channels, and fjords of British Columbia and Washington State.
And Mother Nature did well. The moisture-rich, moderate climate heartily nurtures the region’s flora and fauna. More than 200 species of fish and 100 species of birds nest in towering trees, boggy marshes, and coastal nooks and crannies; and numerous marine mammals live in or migrate seasonally to these waters.
Join the ranks of hefty black bears, wily chipmunks and flying squirrels, and nearly 40 mammal species exploring windswept beaches, pastoral island meadows, and massive old-growth forests on our coastal Washington or British Columbia adventure cruises.
In the Pacific Northwest, spring bustles! Meltwaters from coastal ranges cause waterfalls to thunder. Rhododendron and tulips bloom alongside trillium and currants. Fall is rich with the glow of red-orange-yellow foliage. And migrating birds pass through along the Pacific Flyway during both seasons.
Locals often tease, if you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes—and they’re often right! While each season offers different and unique conditions, we unquestionably believe our home region is gorgeous every month of the year!