Sail the North Pacific Gyre Hawaii to British Columbia

Duration: 21 days
From: £2,542.00

Join a world-class expedition sailing vessel as it sails the North Pacific and through the heart of what everyone has been talking about, the North Pacific Gyre or 'garbage patch'.

This trip has a little bit of everything – warm & fast sailing in the tradewinds leaving Hawaii, the chance for some spectacular mid-ocean swimming under the Pacific High mid-trip, then mixing it up with weak frontal systems approaching the coast of Canada and maybe even some fog coming down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We’ll go right through the heart of the garbage patch, giving everyone aboard a chance to see it for themselves.

On this voyage, we will conduct a number of Manta Trawls for micro-plastic pollution for educational purposes, and may also be collecting data for Marine Debris Tracker.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • See the much talked about 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'
  • Enjoy fun, fast sailing in warm waters
  • Conduct Manta Trawls for micro-plastic pollution for educational purposes
Oahu, HI, USA
Victoria, BC
Trip Duration
21 Days
Group Size
Private Departure
Expedition, Explorer, Sailing, Water Sports
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




20 July 2019


9 August 2019

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.


This trip is an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and IYT MOY Unlimited qualifying voyage – contact us to discuss!

What's included

Contribution Includes:
– 19 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Ensenada and Hawaii
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Trip notes

Accommodation is provided aboard the sailing vessel for the duration of the expedition. Accommodation prior to and post the sailing trip start and end date is at the individuals expense.

All meals, drinks and snacks are provided aboard the sailing vessel for the duration of the expedition. All meals, drinks and snacks consumed ashore during the expedition, are at the individuals expense.

Anyone over the age of 16 with no previous sailing experience necessary, only a passion for adventure.

You will join the boat in in Ko’Olina between 1500-1700 on the first day.  You will depart the boat in Victoria at 0900 on the last day.  If we have a fast passage and arrive earlier, you are welcome to stay aboard until the last schedule day of the trip if you wish.

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is about a 30 minute drive from Ko’Olina.  There are numerous ferries from Victoria to Seattle, Vancouver, and Tsawassen.  You can also travel via seaplane to Vancouver, or fly Air Canada out of Victoria International Airport, YYJ, which is about a 20 minute drive north of the city.

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from the USA and Canada. Please note that if you are not a US or Canadian citizen, you will likely need to complete a Canadian ETA prior to travelling.   Please ensure you have the appropriate paperwork completed before joining the vessel, or you will not be allowed to board.

Tour operator

The operators of this floating marine conservation yacht are quite unique. They believe that the depth, complexity and sheer inertia of the threats to our oceans is significant but that practical solutions and the resources to implement them do still exist. The central challenge is our collective will to act, to care. They also believe that our ultimate success depends on a future generation of inspired conservationists.

True to their beliefs the team is passionate about involving everyday people in their mission. Their support of marine exploration, education and conservation work is specifically designed to create space for regular people to join the front line team.

Another World Adventures is proud to support these not-for-profit expeditions.

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