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Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands Tour - with Gwaii Haanas

Canada, North America

from $4,640* per person 9 Days May, June
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Maple Leaf Adventures 12 people max
  • Masset airport, haida gwaii, masset, bc, canada
  • Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
This is the Queen Charlotte Islands, or Haida Gwaii: A hundred and thirty islands at the edge of North America. Rainforests draped with moss. Humpbacks rising from the ocean. An ancient culture with modern villages and old ones where the remains of beautiful totems and houses stand above wild beaches.

Join the Maple Leaf for a multi-day adventure tour of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage site aboard a classic schooner.

Accompanied by wonderful naturalists, many of them actively researching the area, we have enjoyed spectacular trips here each year on the classic schooner Maple Leaf since we began operating trips in Gwaii Haanas in the 1980s.

Rich wildlife and evolutionary changes have led scientists to dub these islands "the Canadian Galapagos".

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Canada, North America

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Itinerary

Day 1 Tour kickoff, visit and tour of Haida Heritage Centre at KAAY LLNAGAAY, tour and dinner on Graham Island. Accommodation ashore included.

Day 2 Board Maple Leaf, orientation, cruising, whale watching, entering Gwaii Haanas. Tanu Haida village site.

Day 3 Burnaby Narrows for some of the planet's densest intertidal life, kayaking, cruising.

Day 4 Sailing southward in Gwaii Haanas, Cape St. James hike (southern tip of Haida Gwaii), Woodruff Bay beach exploration, fishing.

Day 5 Seabirds viewing, UN World Heritage Site visit (SGang Gwaay or Ninstints Haida village site), Rose Harbour visit.

Day 6 Cruising, forest walk, estuary walk, possible bear viewing.

Day 7 Hot Springs Island, sailing. Optional Kayak

Day 8 Windy Bay cultural heritage site, whale watching, Skedans/Koona Haida village site.

Day 9 Cruising to Sandspit.

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