Canada’s Inside Passage Cruise: 12-Day Northbound Itinerary

COVID-19 Restrictions: Please note if the border between the US and Canada remains closed, then the itinerary for our Learn to Cruise trips will be altered to include only US anchorages in the San Juan Islands in Washington State and Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska. Transit through Canadian waters may be non-stop without nightly anchorages.

A Small Ship Cruise through The Inside Passage

Cruise Canada’s Inside Passage aboard a 65 foot boat for an expedition-style adventure. Along the way you will be treated to extraordinary scenery and wildlife. From the deck of the David B, you will see a world where waterfalls cascade down the steep walls of fjords carved from long-ago glaciers. Observe orca whales and eagles as they forage for salmon. Life aboard the boat is relaxed. We cruise during daylight hours and anchor in a new location each night so you will be able to fully experience this magnificent landscape.

This itinerary is part of our Learn to Cruise workshop, but there’s no requirement to participate in any of the classes. There will be lots of time for occasional shore excursions, hiking and kayaking for anyone interested in the journey over the destination.

We offer two of these one-way 12-day training trips annually. Both of our Learn to Cruise trips run approximately 690 nautical miles of the Inside Passage between northern Washington state, British Columbia, Canada, and the southern panhandle of Alaska.

The northbound 12-day Canadian Inside Passage trip departs from Bellingham, WA and you will fly home from Ketchikan, AK. On the southbound trip you’ll join the ship in Ketchikan, AK and disembark in Bellingham, WA.

Curious about this 12-day itinerary? Check out our recent Trip Highlights Webinar.

Click here to see our Southbound 12-day Canadian Inside Passage itinerary.

Click here to see our current schedule and rates for all our cruises.

One of our favorite places to visit is Baker Inlet which has a narrow entrance and can have a lot of current. With careful planning, we enter Baker Inlet’s Watts Narrows at slack water. The video below shows us going through the narrows. You can also hear the distinctive sound of the David B’s original Washington Iron Works 3- Cylinder engine in the background.

To Book Your Canadian Inside Passage Cruise – Give us a call at 360-474-7218 or visit our Contact Page.

Here's when we're offering this trip:
April 2024
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429 Wed 24 Apr at 1200 (12 pm) Sun 5 May at 1700 (5 pm) $10,900 6 Spaces Available
April 2025
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450 Sun 27 Apr at 1200 (12 pm) Thu 8 May at 1700 (5 pm) $10,900 8 Spaces Available