Bear Paw Adventure Cruises and Trips

M/Y Bear Paw serving the San Juan Islands, Washington State to the South East Alaskan waters with home port being in Sitka. M/Y Bear is launching for service in 2023.  M/Y Bear Paw is focused on showcasing all that the Pacific Northwest and South East Alaska has to offer. Spring brings in the herring run which attracts hundreds of whales and thousands of birds to the coastal areas and beyond, appropriately known as a photographer’s paradise.  Early Alaskan summer brings out the waking Brown Bears and the King and Chum salmon runs begins.  Sitka, Alaska, boasts to have one of the strongest King Salmon runs in the state. Late summer leading in to fall, the bears are fluffy and well fed with the continuation of King, Sockeye, Chum and Coho salmon runs that attract various other species whom all capitalize on this annual event.  There is no set schedule and the vessel can go in to places that large cruse ships cannot go. 

The San Juan Islands is paradise in it’s own league. Neighboring the Canadian border, its easy to extend a trip to the Gulf Islands or beyond…..even a trip to Victoria, BC is fun! In the “slow” season, Bear Paw winters on San Juan Island and open to all kinds of charter packages.

This is a personalized experience depending on the guests needs, interests and activity level.  An elevator is available to serve all three decks on board for any guests with limited mobilities.  A wide range of activities like hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, fishing and setting shrimp and crab pots for the daily catch is a way of life in either territory……Alaska or the San Juans’.  To sit back, relax and enjoy a book, or watch the shorelines go by while underway……you will birdwatch and find countless species like sea and river otters, humpback whales, orcas whales, porpoises’, stellar sealions, harbor seals, bald eagles, hummingbirds and we will discover some local natural hot springs too!


Please reach out to us if you have a special event or wish to learn more about how we may be able to make your experience amazing.