British Columbia is brimming with scenic surroundings, exotic wildlife and endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. The Pacific coastline offers the perfect setting for kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, ocean surfing, fishing, whale watching and of course sightseeing and photography...all available during our Small Ship Cruises and sea kayaking trips.
British Columbia Small Ship Cruises
Kayaking with Orcas - Johnstone Strait
More about British Columbia Tours, Small Ship Cruises and Travel
When should I go on my small ship cruise or kayak tour to British Colombia?
Picking the best time to take a small cruise to British Colombia is really about personal preference. ROW Adventures runs cruises and kayak tours between the beginning of June to the first of September. During these months, temperatures can get up to 80 degrees (28 degrees C). Nights can get cool so bring a jacket and enjoy the stars while touring and cruising B.C.!
Common Questions for the British Colombia Traveler:
Visas: Most travelers do not need visas; certain nationalities will need visas however. It's best to check before traveling.
Health risks: There are no requirements for vaccinations against any diseases here in Canada, as tourists are not at significant risk to catch diseases here.
Time: UTC (universal time) minus 7 hours (Pacific Standard Time)
Electricity: 110V, 60Hz (same as the US)
Safety: When traveling or camping in British Columbia, wildlife sightings can add an exciting and beautiful wilderness experience. ROW Adventures Small Ship Cruises mostly sleep on the boat so camping safety issues should not be a concern. People come from around the world to catch a glimpse of wild animals in their natural habitat, so if you have the good luck to catch sight of an animal, consider yourself lucky and enjoy the moment. However, to prevent your sighting from becoming an encounter, never feed and always keep your distance from wildlife. Remember that British Columbia's wildlife is wild, and that means unpredictable and easily startled.
Money: The monetary system in Canada is based on dollars and cents. To avoid exchange problems, visitors are urged to exchange their funds to Canadian dollars at a bank or a foreign currency exchange outlet where they will receive the current rate of exchange. Click here for our on-line currency converter.
ROW Adventures can assist in these preparation for your trip and would be happy to speak with you about transportation. We'll provide detailed information on transfers upon request. Mostly, we'll be getting around on our small ship cruise, enjoying British Columbia and it's beauty.
Canadian food is difficult to define. British Columbian food is even harder to define! Because of the ethnic origins of the British Columbia population travelers will find a wide range of food available. British Columbia is famous for its seafood, particularly salmon, both fresh and smoked. However visitors will find that British Columbia has developed its own unique style of Pacific fusion cooking that combines the flavors of British Columbia with the cooking styles of California and the orient. Guests on ROW Adventures Small Ship Cruises in British Columbia will experience fine dining with each meal.