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Pacific Northwest

Our Expertise

Based in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest is our home. We have sailed these waters, trekked the evergreen trails, and climbed the jagged peaks. We look forward to sharing our favorites with you.

How We Explore

Cruising the Inside Passage,the longest protected waterway in the world, is our favorite way to experience the Pacific Northwest, a magical land of mist-shrouded fjords and islands teeming with wildlife.

How We Pay It Forward

ExploringCircle strives to be more than a travel company. We offer extraordinary journeys while supporting inspiring people engaged in social and environmental issues, an easy process for travelers and our partners.

Our Expertise

We pride ourselves in knowing and working with the best trips and ships that explore our home turf, and our travelers benefit from our insider's insights and first-hand experience.  Whether setting off on the Columbia River or marveling at Orcas pods in the San Juans, we are locals who simply cannot get enough of where we live, and we'd like to invite you to join us in understanding why the Northwest is one of America's best kept travel secrets.

Why Book With Us

- Pacific Northwest residents
- Former small ship expedition staff
- Non-biased opinion
- Adventure travel specialists
- Member 1% For the Planet

How We Explore

The sublime landscapes of the Pacific Northwest are best witnessed via small ship cruises along the Inside Passage, a lengthy network of waterways. Here, cruise ships travel in comfort between the states of Washington and Alaska, via British Columbia, with almost continuous protection from the often-tumultuous seas of the Pacific Ocean. Orcas, humpback whales and spectacular scenary are our companions on these remarkable voyages.

How We Pay It Forward

We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and make a commitment to donate one percent of our total sales to non-profits that share our mission.

Plastics in Water

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

5 Gyres has been a global leader in researching the extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.  They have vision of a planet free of plastic pollution and they undertake a range of initiatives towards this aim.  They conduct field research, publish data, educate youth and consumers as well as business and government leaders about ocean plastics, and advocate for solutions. 

Water and Sanitation

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

A non-profit that supports high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions for the world’s poorest communities, improving health, education and women's lives in the process.

Global Warming

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

We can reduce global warming emissions and ensure communities have the resources they need to withstand the effects of climate change. The Union for Concenrned Scientists develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.