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