Exploring Canada’s Inside Passage


Come aboard the David B for the calm water explorations of the Inside Passage. We offer three different cruises in the Inside Passage. The Canadian Inside Passage cruises are 12-day vacations that run the 690 miles between Bellingham, Washington, and Ketchikan, Alaska. We also offer this same cruise as an educational trip for boaters who wish to gain knowledge of tides, currents and great anchorages in the Inside Passage.

Our popular Southern Inside Passage is an 12-day round trip adventure cruise out of Bellingham, Washington and explores the many back channels from the Gulf Islands to the Broughton Archipelago and back down into the San Juan Islands.

Enjoy the video below from one our our 12-day Ketchikan to Bellingham cruises where we spent the morning kayaking and watching a black bear at a waterfall. The bear was drawn to the waterfall by spawning sockeye salmon.

Each small ship adventure cruise takes you through the Inside Passage on a unique expedition to see and experience lesser known backwater channels.  We have the flexibility to visit new and different locations that large cruise ship companies don’t.  A few of the potential highlights of cruising the Inside Passage, aboard the small ship David B, include watching hundreds of waterfalls cascading into calm deep-water fjords; visiting an abandoned cannery or time permitting, taking a side trip to see ancient petroglyphs and long gone fishing villages. More highlights for your adventure include watching for orca whales, humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals and sea lions. Each night when we drop the anchor you will be treated to a wilderness experience where peace and quiet are interrupted only by the high whistling call of bald eagles and the cry of gulls.

Not only are our cruises a feast for your eyes and ears, but they are also a culinary adventure for your taste buds. All of your meals aboard the David B are expertly prepared on the boat’s wood cook stove, by the ship’s chef, Christine Smith. Not only will your senses be filled with the wonder and beauty of this unique landscape, but they will also be treated to the taste and smells of fresh-baked sourdough bread and a seemingly unlimited presentation of new creations from the galley to savor. See what’s cookin’ aboard the David B. for a sampling of Christine’s creations.

Check out our schedule page for open reservation availability or for whole boat private charter.

To Book Your Inside Passage Cruise Call Us at 877-670-7863