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Island Roamer is a 21-metre ketch-rigged yacht, designed specifically for cruising the coastlines of British Columbia and Alaska.

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 of wildlife books, and a well-equipped galley. A large, covered cockpit seating area provides protection in all weathers.

Licensed by the Canadian Ministry of Transport as a passenger vessel, 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:

Spirit Bear Quest

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a stunning journey into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the elusive spirit bear. Our week on a specially chartered vessel, followed by a stay in a remote floating lodge, offers exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities of grizzly, black and spirit bears.

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Bears & Whales in South East Alaska

Take an unforgettable voyage along the coast of South East Alaska to witness brown bears gorging on salmon, a majestic glacier spawning icebergs, and humpback whales bubble-net feeding. Travelling on board a small yacht, a flexible itinerary makes the most of wildlife sightings.

  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

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

Grizzlies of Khutzeymateen

Experience the grizzly bears of Khutzeymateen Inlet in British Columbia aboard the Island Roamer, on a large carnivore themed expedition. Around 50 coastal brown bears are known to be protected in this conservation area, and other wildlife includes includes humpbacks, orcas, sealions and dolphins.

  • When to go: Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Whales & Dolphins in the Haida Gwaii

This trip offers unparalleled opportunities to explore the Queen Charlotte Islands, a remote archipelago and area of true wilderness and cultural importance. Cruise the Gwaii Haanas National Park on a comfortable yacht, spotting black bears, humpback whales, orca, Steller’s sealions and up to a million seabirds.

  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour