Monthly Archives: June 2013

Today I went diving on Susan’s Hooters in Icy Strait, Alaska and came face to face with a curious sea lion.

This dive site is aptly named after the twin peaks that rise above the water at the point of the Inian Islands. I was very excited as this is one of the crews favourite in this area of Alaska. I … Continue reading

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Everyday aboard the Nautilus Swell makes me appreciate just how great my job is on the Nautilus Swell

My commute to work everyday involves old growth forests, browsing bears on beaches, frolicking porpoises off our bow and of course if I am lucky, a dive to the depths of the Pacific Ocean to hangout with octopi and grunt … Continue reading

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The diving in Gwaii Haanas was epic. There are so many humpback whales around right now that we literally have to weave our way around them.

A few days ago we left Haida Gwaii and already I can’t wait until we return on the Nautilus Swell in the spring of 2014. Our first exploration of the area was something I will never forget. Everything from the … Continue reading

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Hostess blog : the size of the whales dragged up the the bustling wooden plan streets was in stark contrast.. Gwaii Haanas

Cruising up through the inside passage on my second week on the Nautilus Swell, the view through our port hole windows has only become more and more beautiful and my conviction that we live in the most beautiful place in … Continue reading

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“I felt like a little kid jumping off the icebergs, whooping and hollering”

Nautilus Swell June 2nd 2013 1945 hrs hands down by far the single best yorkshire pudding I have ever had in my life. – Alex That was Amazing !!!!!!! (said while jumping up and down like a little kid!!) I … Continue reading

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“I always wanted to do Alaska on a small boat and this has been phenomenal!” – Carol

When we were in Petersburg, the road construction crew was working on a Sunday and they saw that I need help with my wheelchair. They took it upon themselves to dump the rocks from the tractor and made a ramp … Continue reading

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Every time I turned around it was there again saying “what ARE you?!?” – Derek Cowan

Absolutely spectacular! Cystal clear, tons of fish, a wolf eel, chrimera, the crew are talking about diving a different site later but I don’t see any reason why! That yellow eye was massive – every time I turned around it … Continue reading

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I was plating the chicken parmesan when someone yelled “black bear on the beach. right over there”. I put dinner in the oven and ran outside.

After Day 1 on the Swell’s Haida Gwaii trip (May 19-26, 2013), I said, “I can go home now.” I had done what I’d come to do: dived at Gwaii Haanas and visited the cultural site at Tsang Gwaay (Ninstints, … Continue reading

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What can I say if nothing else my Job is not boring… – Chef Benoit

Last night’s dinner was a near disaster! Lets backtrack to yesterday for a second. Breakfast prep was rocky and rolly so muffins looked liked himalayan mountains peaks and the first batch of oatmeal decorated the galley floor. I regrouped by … Continue reading

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