It’s been seven years since our Swift Trawler 34 tackled North America’s Great Loop. The five-month odyssey was documented at TheGreatestLoop.com and remains a valuable planning resource today for those preparing to join the ranks of Great Loopers — a small, but mighty band of cruisers who have successfully completed the circumnavigation of Eastern North America by boat. Since then, we’ve been searching for another adventure, but how do you follow up an epic voyage like that?
Welcome to The Swift Pacific Adventure, a grand tour of the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego started in May 4, 2019! Flying the BENETEAU flag this time was our Swift Trawler 47, a more than worthy successor to the renowned 34.
She began her journey by cruising through the Puget Sound out into the world’s greatest ocean. One of the first things she encountered are whales — a lot of them. The Pacific coast is the backyard for every sort of them from blue and grey whales to humpbacks and orcas. While our Swift Trawler 47 is whale watching, she was cruising past the spectacular temperate rain forests and rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest.
After an overnight stop in Newport, OR, it’s on to California with stopovers in San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Marina Del Rey among others. Our Swift Trawler 47 shadowed State Route 1 — the Pacific Coast Highway — cruising past Big Sur country and small but famous towns like Carmel and Bodega Bay. She began her final leg from Newport Beach to a triumphant arrival in San Diego on May 31, 2019, followed by a HUGE party!