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British Columbia Coastal Cruise and Wildlife Tour from a Mothership

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Eco Tour and Wildlife Cruise in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest from a Historic Vessel


Welcome to some of the most remote and spectacular regions on the British Columbia Coast. Here you will explore the pristine inlets, sounds, isolated fjords, and sheltered inside waters of BC’s North-Central Pacific Coast. These wildlife and eco-tours south of Kitimat, British Columbia, are based on a gorgeous vintage 65’ Mother Ship. Your guides have extensive knowledge of the area and will take you into breathtaking fjords and remarkable BC coastal locations to seek out wildlife in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Fjordland, Kitlope, and beyond.


  • British Columbia Coastal Wildlife
  • Mothership Experience
  • Boat Tours and Kayaking
  • Shore Excursions
  • Gourmet Meals with Local Seafood
  • Knowledgeable Guides
  • Grizzly Bears
  • Black Bears and Spirit Bears
  • Great Bear Rainforest
  • Hot Springs

Small group Mother Ship cruising tours are unlike anything you have ever experienced. These all-inclusive eco-tour packages give you access to some of the most amazing remote areas on the North–Central Coast of British Columbia. Follow the path less traveled into remarkable rainforests, fjords, quiet bays, and lagoons. 

This region of British Columbia is home to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest. The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the world's most beautiful and unique ecosystems. You will have time to slow down and take it all in. It is a life-changing area.

The Great Bear Rainforest is an area of vast inlets and fjord lands teeming with marine life, wildlife, First Nations history, and incredible black bear and grizzly bear viewing opportunities. This area is also home to the rare Kermode or Spirit Bear. Your trip will be customized and based on your group's expectations and priorities. Your coastal adventure will be centered around the Transport Canada-approved 64' Mothership, the High Seas Drifter, a historic vessel on the BC Coast. 

She is a step into the past, but with all the modern amenities, you'll have everything you need to be comfortable on your trip.

You will anchor in pristine, remote bays or sheltered inlets with incredible views. Steep rock walls plunge into the narrow channels, creating the overwhelming awe of this place. It is as though the mountains rise up from the sea. During the day, you will board one of the crew boats or kayaks with a professional guide to tour and explore the surrounding area and its vast scenery in search of wildlife, maybe take a beach walk or hike along the shore. There are also remote hot springs in the area, providing a unique way to immerse yourself in this remarkable area. In the evenings, you will return to the Drifter for a shower, a gourmet meal, and a breathtaking setting for your evening visiting and entertaining. Fresh seafood may also be on the menu, as your guides may catch mouth-watering prawns, crabs, or fish from the waters outside your door.

This family-run operation caters to small groups of 2 to 8 guests per trip. Your group can book exclusive use of the ship or share it with other guests. Throughout your experience, the crew and guides provide complete attention to detail. They recognize the quality trip you deserve and will create an atmosphere that will set this trip apart. The mothership gives your guides the flexibility to move around the area to search for wildlife and new coastal landscapes. This is simply an amazing part of Canada's west coast, and once you come here, you will wonder why it took you this long.

Availability May - September
Duration 4 or 5 days
Departs From Kitimat, BC
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 8 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes


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What's Included


  • Boat transfers from Kitimat marina to the Mother Ship
  • All meals, soft beverages
  • Accommodations on the ship
  • Guided excursions
  • Boats, motors, fuel
  • Kayaks
  • Rain gear and rubber boots
  • Parking pass at MK Bay Marina

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Bathing suit (for the Hot Springs)
  • Hiking boots, sandals and everyday boat shoes
  • Hat & gloves
  • Full packing list is provided upon booking

Not Included

  • Local Conservation Fees (approx. $100/person)
  • Hotel stays (pre & post trip)
  • Transportation from your home city to Kitimat
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages (bring your own)
  • Fuel Surcharge, if required
  • Gratuities

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Accommodation and Transporatation Information

Built during the Golden Era of West Coast shipbuilding, the High Seas Drifter mothership retains her classic nautical history with all the modern amenities to ensure your safety and comfort. Staying on the Drifter will be the highlight of your trip (when you’re not spotting wildlife!). She sleeps 12 and is equipped with 2 double staterooms, 1 single estate room, 1 forward stateroom with 4 single bunks, and another 2 bunks along a companionway area. There are 2 shared bathrooms with showers, a sink and heads (toilets), a commercial-grade galley, a freshwater maker, laundry facilities, a drying room and a beautiful salon for relaxing and evening entertainment.

There are several options to get to Kitimat. The nearest airport is at Terrace, about 60km north of Kitimat. Terrace’s regional airport has regular service and connections to Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, as well as Vancouver and Prince George, BC. You can also drive to Kitimat. Driving time from Edmonton, Calgary, or Vancouver is about 15 hours. 

You should arrive in Terrace or Kitimat the day before your trip starts, as the departure on your first day is very early in the morning.

Prices (2023)

Prices are based on the number of guests in your group, and/or if you want exclusive use of the ship.

Shared Mothership (2-4 guests) | 4-Day Trip:

  • $2375/person (based on 4 Guests)

All prices are per person, in CAD.

Payment Details


A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation.  Balance is due 60 days prior to the start of your trip.