Discover the wilderness and warm charm of the Pacific Northwest over a wide-ranging week in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia. Venture to spectacular, remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life, plus visit picturesque towns and First Nations heritage sites. This National Geographic Venture voyage sails one-way between Seattle and Vancouver, allowing ample time to venture far north into Alert Bay and Desolation Sound, with remote stops in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. On the wild side you’ll explore isolated bays and islets by kayak and hike meadows and lush green forest trails. And in charming cities like Victoria you may walk the picturesque town’s streets, mixing with locals in the art galleries, coffee shops, or pubs.
- Sail among the more remote San Juan Islands to kayak or hike where seals, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles, and killer whales congregate
- Go through Desolation Sound, on the north end of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, a mecca for kayakers with its calm, sheltered waters and outstanding natural beauty
- In Alert Bay visit the U'Mista Cultural Center to see a stunning collection of potlatch masks created by the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples
- Search for killer whales in the region where they’re most reliably found in the Northern Hemisphere
- In lovely Victoria tour private gardens, take a bike ride, and enjoy a private evening event at the Robert Bateman Centre
**pricing and itinerary subject to change until final publication of brochure**
Day 1: Vancouver / Embark
Day 2: Desolation Sound
Day 3: Alert Bay / Johnstone Strait
Day 4: Exploring the Gulf Islands
Day 5: Victoria, British Columbia
Day 6: Friday Harbor, Washington
Day 7: Exploring the San Juan Islands
Day 8: Seattle / Disembark
Moderate; Opportunities for Physical Excursions
Shontay Delalue is the inaugural Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer at Dartmouth College. In her role, she executes and evaluates Dartmouth’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and oversees compliance programming regarding equal opportunity. She additionally holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in African and African American Studies as well as serves as a lecturer in the Master of Public Health Program in the Geisel School of Medicine. At her previous institution, she taught a course that took students to Ghana, and she led Dartmouth Alumni travelers in Southern Africa in 2022.
Prior to joining Dartmouth, Dr. Delalue served as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University, where she was also appointed interim Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Division of Biology and Medicine. With experience in admissions, counseling, and international and multicultural affairs, she has worked at the University of Maine, the University of Alaska Southeast, the Met High School and Bryant University both in RI. She holds a Ph.D. through the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College’s joint education program, a certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine.