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Get away this fall with our selection of Pacific Northwest small ship cruises. Enjoy nature, history and delicious cuisine on the Columbia River, active adventure and wildlife in the San Juan Islands, or a luxury yacht cruise in British Columbia. The Pacific Northwest is a fantastic region for fall small ship cruises that are close to home. 
Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey 
Pacific Northwest with National Geographic
Columbia & Snake River Journey

  $550 Air Credit

The Columbia and Snake River Journey is a 7-day adventure cruise with many excuses for enjoying local wines, craft beer and vibrant food thanks to a Food Alliance affiliation that ensures the vast majority of on-board fare is locally and sustainably produced. Off-ship, guests hike, bike, kayak and drift in Zodiacs for up-close perspectives. Begins in Portland and ends in Lewiston, ID, or Spokane, WA. From $4,390, aboard 62-guest twin expedition ships National Geographic Sea Lion and Sea Bird. Departs from mid September through mid October.    
Legacy of Discovery 
Go back in time aboard Safari Legacy
Legacy of Discovery
$500 Off

Legacy of Discovery is an 8-day, 1,000-mile journey through the Columbia River Gorge, transiting through the lock systems of eight mammoth dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy that replicates a turn-of-the-century coastal steamer. Washington's premier viticulture areas (think private wine tastings) and the history of Lewis & Clark, Oregon Trail pioneers and Native Americans enhance this richly textured tour. Begins and ends in Portland, OR, September through November and March through May. From $3,195.

 Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands  
Active adventure in the Pacific Northwest
Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands is an 8-day expedition on the 60-passenger Wilderness Adventurer exploring coastal Washington that begins by circumnavigating Seattle. There are opportunities to hike, kayak, paddleboard and utilize a skiff for up-close wildlife viewing. Iconic Orcas Island and Friday Harbor are popular stops on this tour that highlights fresh and regional cuisine and wines. From $1,595. 
British Columbia's Yachter's Paradise   
Luxury cruising in Canada's Inside Passage
British Columbia's Yachter's Paradise
British Columbia's Yachter's Paradise is an 8-day journey to and from Seattle on the luxury 22-guest yacht, Safari Quest. In the famed Northwest Passage, orca whales move silently through the water in search of salmon. Seals and sea lions lounge on rocky islets, and black bears and deer flourish in evergreen forests. Victoria, BC's Butchart Gardens, Washington's Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands, hiking, kayaking and bird watching are among the highlights. Departs mid September through late November and again from mid April through late May. From $3,695. 
Northwest Island Reflections    
Authentic Pacific Northwest

Northwest Island Reflections focuses on the San Juan Islands. The 12-guest Pacific Catalyst II heads south down the San Juan Channel, home to spotted harbor seals, Steller sea lions and the seabirds of numerous wildlife refuges. Guests may marvel at one of the three resident pods of orca whales feeding on salmon in these plankton-rich waters. Activities include a kayak orientation and shoreline paddle and basking in the alpenglow of 10,107-foot Mount Baker. Round-trip from Friday Harbor. From $2150.


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