Kunghit Exploration
Sep
2
Sep 8

Kunghit Exploration

Route: Kunghit Exploration

Bookings: Space available

Description: The waters surrounding Kunghit Island are rife with historical significance and stunning wildlife. On this trip we will start and finish at the infamously wondrous Rose Harbour- an earthy homestead formerly used as a whaling station in the late 1800s - where a dinner and bed-night has been arranged for the last night. Our journey will take us towards S'G̱ang Gwaay Llanagaay - the World Heritage Site – and throughout the surrounding bays and inlets. This area provides excellent opportunities for viewing whales, harbour seals, sea lions, bears and a plethora of bird life. Some open water paddling is required to reach SGang Gwaay, which can sometimes mean larger ocean swells and extended periods of paddling, however, the trip is appropriate for beginner paddlers so long as they feel comfortable on the water. We can teach you good technique! At the southern tip of Gwaii Haanas we feel completely immersed in nature as we set up camp on pebbled beaches and cook over an open flame.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 4-5 hours long.

Cost: 2,200 CAD

Southern Route
Aug
25
Sep 2

Southern Route

Route: Burnaby Island to Rose Harbour

Bookings: Sold out! Join us for one of our other adventures...

Highlights: Our southern journey includes an exploration of the intertidal life at Burnaby (Dolomite) Narrows (or the equally impressive east coast of Burnaby Island) as well as a visit to the greatest number of standing mortuary poles at the UN World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints). On this route you will get a chance to experience the energy and wildlife (e.g., Stellar sea lions, tufted puffins, common murres, rhinoceros auklets) of the Pacific Ocean and the opportunity to explore the remnants of the old whaling station at Rose Harbour. Campsites within this region provide sweeping views of the Copper Islands where Humpback whales are often spotted feeding close to shore.  As with most of our trips – beginner paddlers are welcome so long as they feel comfortable on the water. Plenty of instruction is available if needed.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 4-5 hours long.

Cost: 2,000 CAD

Northern Route
Aug
18
Aug 25

Northern Route

Route: Tanu to Burnaby Island

Bookings: Sold out! Join us for one of our other adventures...

Description: Our northern journey takes us to the moss covered village site of Tanu (T’aanuu Llnagaay, where the Haida Watchmen share the history of this once bustling community;  and to the old-growth trees of Windy Bay (Hlk’yah Llnagaay), home of the legacy pole that was erected in honour of co-governance between the Haida Nation and the Canadian government . We also hope to visit the rich intertidal life of Burnaby (Dolomite) Narrows, and test the pools at the natural hotsprings on Hotspring Island (Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay), which are rumoured to have been partially restored after an earthquake disrupted the flow in 2013. The waters on this route are alive with nesting and fledgling sea birds (e.g., pigeon guillemots, ancient and marbled murrelets, black oystercatchers), and the spawning herring in Juan Perez Sound attract the great humpback whales.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 2-3 hours long.

Cost: 2000 CAD

Skedans Exploration
Aug
11
Aug 18

Skedans Exploration

Route: Moresby Camp to Tanu

Bookings: Sold out! Join us for one of our other adventures...

Description:This trip explores the more exposed eastern edge of Louise Island, where we can visit Skedans (K’uuna Llnagaay) - a beautiful Haida Heritage site with standing mortuary poles and moss covered house pits. We will also pass the well-known Limestone Islandin Laskeek Bay, which is part of the K’uuna Gwaay conservancy and home to thousands of nesting sea birds, including the ancient and marbled murrelet.  Marine mammals such as the humpback whale and sea lion also frequent this region. The ancient village of Tanu (T’aanuu Llnagaay) is situated within more sheltered waters and often leaves an enduring sense of awe and wonder with those who visit. This trip extends north beyond the official Gwaii Haanas park boundary into an area that is exquisitely beautiful, rich in cultural and environmental highlights, and less frequently visited by other tour operators.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport:A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up or drop you off in Sandspit, driving the 1 hour distance to Moresby Camp on a logging road. Depending on the trip - we will either launch or land at Moresby Camp. The zodiac ride to or from Tanu is 1-2 hours long. *Unlike our other routes, this trip only entails 1 transport and so we can offer it at a reduced rate.

Cost: 1,800 CAD

Skedans Exploration
Aug
4
Aug 11

Skedans Exploration

Route: Tanu to Moresby Camp

Bookings: Sold out! Join us for one of our other adventures...

Description: This trip explores the more exposed eastern edge of Louise Island, where we can visit Skedans (K’uuna Llnagaay) - a beautiful Haida Heritage site with standing mortuary poles and moss covered house pits. We will also pass the well-known Limestone Islandin Laskeek Bay, which is part of the K’uuna Gwaay conservancy and home to thousands of nesting sea birds, including the ancient and marbled murrelet.  Marine mammals such as the humpback whale and sea lion also frequent this region. The ancient village of Tanu (T’aanuu Llnagaay) is situated within more sheltered waters and often leaves an enduring sense of awe and wonder with those who visit. This trip extends north beyond the official Gwaii Haanas park boundary into an area that is exquisitely beautiful, rich in cultural and environmental highlights, and less frequently visited by other tour operators.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up or drop you off in Sandspit, driving the 1 hour distance to Moresby Camp on a logging road. Depending on the trip - we will either launch or land at Moresby Camp. The zodiac ride to or from Tanu is 1-2 hours long. *Unlike our other routes, this trip only entails 1 transport and so we can offer it at a reduced rate.

Cost: 1,800 CAD

Northern Route
Jul
29
Aug 4

Northern Route

Route: Burnaby Island to Tanu

Bookings: two spots left!

Highlights: Our northern journey takes us to the moss covered village site of Tanu (T’aanuu Llnagaay, where the Haida Watchmen share the history of this once bustling community;  and to the old-growth trees of Windy Bay (Hlk’yah Llnagaay), home of the legacy pole that was erected in honour of co-governance between the Haida Nation and the Canadian government . We also hope to visit the rich intertidal life of Burnaby (Dolomite) Narrows, and test the pools at the natural hotsprings on Hotspring Island (Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay), which are rumoured to have been partially restored after an earthquake disrupted the flow in 2013. The waters on this route are alive with nesting and fledgling sea birds (e.g., pigeon guillemots, ancient and marbled murrelets, black oystercatchers), and the spawning herring in Juan Perez Sound attract the great humpback whales.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 2-3 hours long.

Cost: 1,900 CAD

Central Route
Jul
22
Jul 29

Central Route

Route: Burnaby Island and Juan Perez Sound

Bookings: one spot left!

Description: Experience the natural beauty and abundance of wildlife that Burnaby Island and Juan Perez Sound have to offer. Our Central Route is a nature-lover's dream, as we explore the rich old growth forests of Skincuttle Inlet and abundant intertidal zones of Dolomite Narrows. For the budding birders among you, the waters on this route are alive with nesting and fledgling sea birds such as pigeon guillemots, marbled murrelets, and black oystercatchers. We may even get lucky enough to see a few humpback whales, who are attracted by the spawning herring in Juan Perez Sound. We will also take advantage of the Copper Islands and nearby bays, which often provide sheltered campsites with sweeping views of Hecate Strait and passing marine life. Experience the rich cultural history of the area, as we see evidence of the First Nations' relationship with the natural environment in Culturally Modified Trees and clam gardens throughout the Sound. We also hope to test the pools at the natural hotsprings on Hotspring Island (Glandll K'in Gwaay.yaay, one of the five Haida Heritage sites), which are rumoured to have been partially restored after an  earthquake disrupted the flow in 2013. If you are a nature-lover, this trip is not to be missed! The Central Route is appropriate for all levels of paddlers.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 2-3 hours long.

Cost: 2,000 CAD

Southern Route
Jul
15
Jul 22

Southern Route

Route: Rose Harbour to Burnaby Island

Bookings: One spot left!

Description: Our southern journey includes an exploration of the intertidal life at Burnaby (Dolomite) Narrows (or the equally impressive east coast of Burnaby Island) as well as a visit to the greatest number of standing mortuary poles at the UN World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints). On this route you will get a chance to experience the energy and wildlife (e.g., Stellar sea lions, tufted puffins, common murres, rhinoceros auklets) of the Pacific Ocean and the opportunity to explore the remnants of the old whaling station at Rose Harbour. Campsites within this region provide sweeping views of the Copper Islands where Humpback whales are often spotted feeding close to shore.  As with most of our trips – beginner paddlers are welcome so long as they feel comfortable on the water. Plenty of instruction is available if needed.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 2-3 hours long.

Cost: 2,000 CAD

Kunghit Exploration
Jul
8
Jul 15

Kunghit Exploration

Route: Rose Harbour to SGang Gwaay and back.

Bookings: space available

Description: The waters surrounding Kunghit Island are rife with historical significance and stunning wildlife. On this trip we will start and finish at the infamously wondrous Rose Harbour- an earthy homestead formerly used as a whaling station in the late 1800s - where a possible dinner and bed-night can be arranged if the group chooses. Our journey will take us towards S'G̱ang Gwaay Llanagaay - the World Heritage Site – and throughout the surrounding bays and inlets. This area provides excellent opportunities for viewing whales, harbour seals, sea lions, bears and a plethora of bird life. Some open water paddling is required to reach SGang Gwaay, which can sometimes mean larger ocean swells and extended periods of paddling, however, the trip is appropriate for beginner paddlers so long as they feel comfortable on the water. We can teach you good technique! At the southern tip of Gwaii Haanas we feel completely immersed in nature as we set up camp on pebbled beaches and cook over an open flame.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up in Sandspit and take you into Gwaii Haanas. At the end of your trip, Moresby Explorers will pick you up and take you back to Sandspit. A one-way zodiac ride is 4-5 hours long.

Cost: 2,000 CAD

Custom Skedans Exploration
May
21
May 25

Custom Skedans Exploration

Route: Moresby Camp to Laseek Bay

Bookings: space available

Description: Join us on this custom adventure: a five day, early season trip with all meals included in the price! This trip explores the more exposed eastern edge of Louise Island, where we can visit Skedans (K’uuna Llnagaay) - a beautiful Haida Heritage site with standing mortuary poles and moss covered house pits. We will also pass the well-known Limestone Island in Laskeek Bay, which is part of the K’uuna Gwaay conservancy and home to thousands of nesting sea birds, including the ancient and marbled murrelet.  Marine mammals such as the humpback whale and sea lion also frequent this region. This trip extends north beyond the official Gwaii Haanas park boundary into an area that is exquisitely beautiful, rich in cultural and environmental highlights, and less frequently visited by other tour operators.

Difficulty: Applicable to all levels of paddlers.

Start/End: Your trip starts and ends in Sandspit.

Transport: A local zodiac tour operator, Moresby Explorers Ltd., will pick you up or drop you off in Sandspit, driving the 1 hour distance to Moresby Camp, where we will launch. The return zodiac ride from Laseek Bay is 1 hour long. *Unlike our other routes, this trip only entails 1 transport and so we can offer it at a reduced rate. *This custom trip is 5 days long. *All food is included in the trip price.

Cost: 1,300 CAD