Best of Vancouver
Ship: Silver Cloud
Voyage Number: E4200926012 (Post-cruise)
Sailing departure: 26 September 2020
Program departure: 08 October 2020
Nights: 4 Nights
Gateway airport start: Vancouver
Embarkation port end: Vancouver
● Explore Vancouver
● Overnight at Sonora lodge, member of Relais & Chateaux
● Experience an Eco Adventure tour per boat to view many wildlife
● View Nature's Cathedrals
Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver and depart on a tour of Vancouver and cross over the Lion's Gate Bridge to the Capilano Gardens, home to one of the highest suspension bridges in Canada. There explore the gardens and enjoy lunch in this wonderful setting. Board your floatplane, or jet helicopter, for your short flight to paradise, Sonora Lodge located on the Inside Passage and a member of Relais & Chateaux.
Day 2 - This afternoon you will enjoy a two-hour Eco Adventure Tour. You might have the opportunity to see many wildlife. Bald eagles and sea birds swoop to pluck fish from whirlpools. Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises and Pacific white-sided dolphins frolic and feed. Killer whales frequent the channels surrounding Sonora Island. The open-air, 28-foot boat is equipped with a hydrophone and headphones for hearing whale songs and undersea sounds, as well the informative narration provided by the wilderness guides.
Day 3 - Depart on zodiac style boat, and a 60-75 minute guided hike on shore. Bald eagles, herons and Kingfishers swirl over rapids, swooping down to pluck fish from the whirlpools as your eco adventure boat navigates the Discovery Islands, home to some of the most amazing wildlife viewing on the Pacific coast. Go on shore to view Nature's cathedrals. The old-growth rainforests along British Columbia's coast boast ancient cedars that tower hundreds of feet high and exploring them on foot is especially awe-inspiring.
Day 4 - This morning and early afternoon are yours to explore. There will be time to go fishing for salmon or pamper yourself in the first rate spa. Return to Vancouver by your floatplane, or jet helicopter and transfer to your hotel. This evening you will have a farewell dinner at one of Vancouver's finer dining venues.
Day 5 - Transfer to the Vancouver Airport for your flight home.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Lunches and dinners (except in-flight meals) include two glasses of local beer, soft drinks or mineral water.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.