We had a wonderful voyage on the Aurora Explorer. Relaxing, educational, different! Friendly people and crew - 12 passengers! Food very fresh and delicious. A wonderful library of local interest books.

Peggy Dearth Wormington, Colfax CA

COVID-19 Update - We are sailing, limited availabilty for 2020!


Freighter cruising affords an up - labyrinthine Inside Passage

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Cruise the Inside Passage of coastal British Columbia and experience the magic of travel aboard the M.V. Aurora Explorer.

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are being accepted for the 2020 & 2021 cruising seasons. For our rates please call us at (1) 250-286-3347, or send us an email.

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While most of us are snug in bed on land in the dark of night, know that if the tide is right, somewhere along B.C.’s convoluted coastline of bays, coves, inlets and islands, in some remote logging camp, fish farm, First Nations village or rare homestead outpost, the shallow- draught Aurora Explorer is “pushing the beach” powered by two 260-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engines. Like a scene from World War II’s D-Day landings, her bow ramp drops down. And under the glare of fl oodlights, a handful of men, using mostly hand signals and a hydraulic crane, unload freight and pump diesel with familiar ease.

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