If you cruise to and from Vancouver you are always. Insight of land. On one cruise it was clear & sunny and could clearly see the BC coast mountains about 50 miles east of the ship. This considered part of the inside passage. I even saw the track where a cruise ship went into the BC Inside passage nearer to the coast mountains.
SS Ithaca , Volendam , Mariner of the Seas (x2) , Veendam , Coral Princess , Island Princess (x3) , Emerald Princess,Sapphire Sapphire (x3),Diamond Princess