Sail To Haida Gwaii

Sail To Haida Gwaii

  • Visit the Ancient Haida Villages
  • 8 to 9 Days

From CA$5,750pp
Based on Double Occupancy
Taxes and booking fees excluded

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Overview

Haida Gwaii, formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands, is an amazing area with over 100 islands, beautiful forested creek walks, rugged exposed headlands, and protected passageways between towering mountains. Theories suggest that parts of Haida Gwaii escaped the last ice age, forming a glacial refuge for certain forms of plant and animal life. This helps to explain the presence of plant species found nowhere else in the world, and noticeably different sub-species of bird, fish and mammals. Haida Gwaii provides a remarkable evolutionary showcase - hence the description as the “Canadian Galapagos”. The opportunity to work closely with local suppliers and businesses assists in providing a unique and memorable travel experience in a very remote area. Guided by Haida Watchmen, you will journey through history as you visit ancient Haida Villages lining the shoreline of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Travelling this unforgettable landscape aboard a small ship allows you to voyage to places not reachable by land. Enjoy 9 days of exploration winding your way through the archipelago...All Aboard! Credit: Destination BC/JF Bergeron/Owen Perry/Grant Harder, Northern BC Tourism/John Scarth

Tour Highlights
  • Ancient Haida Villages
  • Canada’s Galapagos
  • Totem Poles/Haida Culture at SGang Gwaay
  • Impressive pole carvings
  • Unesco World Heritage site
  • Learning the Haida story through Haida people
  • Abundance of wildlife & massive trees
  • Whales in Hecate Strait
  • Hotspring Island
  • The Haida name for the southern islands, Gwaii Haanas, appropriately translates to “Islands of beauty” or “place of wonder”
  • The islands are protected from the ocean floor to the mountain tops and are accessible only by float plane or boat
  • Selected one of National Geographic’s Tours of a Lifetime!
Price Includes
  • All meals from breakfast on the first day to breakfast on the last day
  • 1 night at the Inn in Sandspit + 6 or 7 nights accommodation onboard ship (depending on trip length)
  • Skipper
  • Cook
  • Naturalist
  • Full use of all onboard facilities, including kayaks
Getting to and from Sandspit Airport from Vancouver
Discover Canada Tours has the ability to book your flights to Sandspit. Please let us know if you would like us to plan this part of your trip as well.

2020 Tour Pricing

All prices are based on double occupancy. Other rooming options are available. Please talk to one of our agents if you would like to enquire about the options available.

9 Days | 8 Nights
Based on Double Occupancy
CA$6,450 - CA$8,125pp
  • May 29, Jun 7 / 15 / 23: CA$6,450
  • May 15 / 23 / 31, Jun 8 / 16: CA$8,125
  • Taxes and booking fees excluded
8 Days | 7 Nights
Based on Double Occupancy
CA$5,750 - CA$7,250pp
  • July 27 / August 3 / 10 / 17: CA$5,750
  • June 25, July 2 / 9 / 16: CA$7,250
  • Taxes and booking fees excluded
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Haida Culture
Haida Gwaii is home to the Haida – one of the most culturally rich and developed groups of people to inhabit early North America. The Haida name for the southern islands, Gwaii Haanas, appropriately translates as “islands of beauty” or “place of wonder”.
Wilderness
A sailing voyage to Gwaii Haanas provides the rare opportunity to explore a pristine wilderness region. These islands are an isolated archipelago, difficult to reach and rarely visited. Access is possible only by boat or charter float plane. We travel ashore in our inflatable zodiacs which enable us to pull right up on to the shoreline.
Wildlife

Blue, sperm, minke, sei, gray, fin, humpback and killer whales (orca) all historically frequented these waters. Local whaling severely effected these populations in the 1900’s.

Hot Springs Island
You will be soaking in the picturesque scenery on the beautiful Hot Springs Island. In 2012, there was earthquake recorded of the coast of Haida Gwaii which dried up the hot pools and rendered them cool. Each year since, the pools have been returning. With the Haida Watchmen working at rebuilding the pools in a slightly different locale, guests are again able to enjoy a soothing soak while gazing out across the water at the San Cristobal mountain range – delightful!

Trip Itinerary

Note: Once the itinerary details are confirmed for your preferred departure, we would be happy to assist you with arranging your transportation needs.

Arrival Day
Guests fly into the Sandspit Airport from Vancouver (Air Canada) the day before their trip starts – not included in price. Overnight at the Sandspit Inn – included in price.
Day One
Breakfast at Sandspit Inn. On most departures you will then be transported to Graham Island for a tour of the Haida Heritage Centre and a traditional Haida lunch. In the afternoon you will travel to Moresby Camp to board the Island Roamer or Island Solitude, you will then enjoy dinner and start your voyage.
Days Two to Seven
You will spend your time exploring the eastern and southern shores of Moresby Island. Daily activities include wildlife watching, shore excursions to explore ancient Haida villages, old growth forests, beautiful creeks and shoreline, and intertidal zones. We aim to spot humpback whales, porpoise, dolphins, sea lions and orca. We’ll search the shoreline in hopes of spotting a few Gwaii Haanas black bears foraging for food and we will be amazed by the myriad of intertidal creatures found in the nutrient-rich channels.

Specific highlights planned include: T’aanu, Burnaby Narrows, Rose Harbour, UN World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay, Hot Springs Island, windswept Skedans (K’uuna). Depending on time, crew will show many other fascinating highlights of the islands.
Day Eight (Departure Day)
Mid-morning departure at Moresby Camp. The charter bus will meet guests and return them to the Sandspit Airport to catch afternoon flights back to Vancouver.

If your tour is a 9 day tour, there will be more time spent at above places.
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