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“The overall end-to-end experience was amazing! The guides are awesome, the food is awesome, it’s a great time.”

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Chris C.Dallas, Tx.

“There are no distractions when you are out on the boat. The remoteness is amazing. We got into places we would never have gotten to otherwise.”

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Dennis G.Arkansas

“My last trip, the 12 of us had the best friggin’ time of our lives! I just love being there! And if I catch something it’s a bonus.”

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Ross W.Arizona

Welcome to Pacific Tugboat Adventures- The Original Tugboat Cruise

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Pacific Tugboat Adventures runs expedition style, guided sport fishing and eco-tour charters to British Columbia’s Inside Passage and Great Bear Rainforest. Our 1941 heritage wooden tugboat, the 85’ MV Parry, has been meticulously maintained and refitted for passenger comfort. These small ship, liveaboard cruises bring you to majestic fjords, remote inlets, unnamed islets and some of the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing grounds. We often see humpback whales, killer whales, white-sided dolphins, sea lions, grizzly bears, bald eagles, and myriad other marine life. Our ‘slow and steady’ tugboat pioneered the concept of ‘following the fish’ to take you to where the fish are, without the long, rough rides on little boats so common at land-based fishing lodges.

Our eco-tours blend intimate wildlife encounters with cultural experiences as we visit the remote communities of British Columbia’s North Coast. First Nations guides share their history through storytelling and show how this bountiful coast sustained their ancestors for millennia. This area is a photographer’s dream, and is the home of the Kermode or spirit bear.

You’ll visit secluded beaches, hike through temperate rainforest, and kayak in sheltered waters. Forage for fresh mussels and clams and end your day with friends, lounging on the Parry’s upper deck as the sky glows crimson red. Our all-inclusive trips feature chef-prepared ‘sea to table’ meals of fresh Dungeness crab, wild salmon, premium wines and decadent desserts. We have been running charters in the Prince Rupert and Bella Bella region for over 30 years. No two trips are the same and no one knows this area like we do. Come and experience the magic of a Tugboat Cruise.

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Fishing Adventures: July & August

Our Prince Rupert fishing charters visit the abundant waters of Langara Island, Hakai Pass and Bella Bella. Our expert guides provide all the gear and assistance you’ll need to land a King salmon or a giant halibut, but be warned, these are tough fish. Our mothership, the MV Parry, will take you to where the action is. Each two guests share their own 18’ skiff and all your catch is flash frozen at sea. Discover the advantages of a liveaboard fishing trip.

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Eco Adventures: June & September

Our small ship cruises of BC’s Inside Passage take you to places you’d never see on a large cruise ship. Whales often come right up to the boat. We visit Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest in search of ancient totems, abandoned First Nations villages and teeming wildlife. In September, salmon enter the rivers and estuaries providing food for spirit bears and grizzlies. These eco-tours are life-changing experiences for many of our guests.

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