Sail To Haida Gwaii

Sail To Haida Gwaii


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

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.
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.

Tour Pricing Starting From

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
  • Taxes and booking fees excluded
8 Days | 7 Nights
Based on Double Occupancy
CA$5,750 - CA$7,250pp
  • Taxes and booking fees excluded

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