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Designed specifically for cruising the coastline of British Columbia, Island Odyssey is a 21-metre ketch-rigged yacht, licensed by the Canadian Ministry of Transport as a passenger vessel.

Originally built as a luxurious private yacht in 1984, she underwent major renovation in 2003 to update the cabins and all safety systems. Accommodation on board consists of eight double cabins (mainly with twin upper and lower bunks, some with double bunks) plus three communal heads with hot showers, a large, comfortable lounge with an extensive library..She is equipped with all the safety equipment, electronic navigation aids, and features you would expect from a vessel of her standard. 

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Wildlife trips

This cruise vessel is featured in the following itineraries:

Great Bear Rainforest

A small ship adventure to search for the legendary all-white spirit bear, and humpback whales deep in the Great Bear Rainforest. A maze of islands and waterways, the area is also home to black bears and grizzlies, and there are daily sea kayak excursions to view wildlife and visit traditional communities.

  • When to go: Aug-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Orcas, Bears & Totems

This trip visits a stunning archipelago in British Columbia, one of the best places in the world to watch orca as they gather to forage for salmon. Sailing on board a specially designed yacht, the adventure continues to Knight Inlet, where brown bears come to feed in the summer.

  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour