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Tour Operators

Note: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators. Gwaii Haanas does not necessarily endorse any of these services.

Licensed Operators List

MV Island Bay Archipelago Ventures Ltd.

Archipelago Ventures Ltd.

Nourish the body, mind and spirit with a six-day wilderness adventure aboard the MV Island Bay, fully equipped for touring and mothership kayaking. Our captains and guides have worked in this area collectively for over forty years and bring a local perspective to enhance your experience of this magical place.

2 - 3871 River Road West, Delta , B.C. V4K 3N2
Phone: (250) 652-4913.
Toll-free: 1-888-559-8317. 
E-mail:
Website: www.TourHaidaGwaii.com

Atlas Ocean Tours Atlas Ocean Tours

Atlas Ocean Tours

Experience the trip of a lifetime with local resident and long-time Gwaii Haanas tour captain James Nickerson. Specializing in classy, comfortable and fun trips, we offer small-group tours and are fully equipped as a kayak mothership. Enjoy exceptional wildlife and Haida cultural sites aboard Atlas, our 42’ Defever-designed motor yacht.

James Nickerson and Catherine Rigg
Mail: PO Box 34, Tlell, BC, V0T 1Y0
Phone: 250-557-8514
Email: info@atlasoceantours.com 
Website: www.atlasoceantours.com

Bluewater Adventures

Bluewater Adventures Bluewater Adventures

Award-winning, educational wildlife and cultural sailing tours. Join expert educators and guides - marine biologists, anthropologists, ornithologists, and Haida leaders - traveling with the group. The beautiful, 70' sailing vessel, Island Roamer provides 8 private cabins (double occupancy), crew of 4, single & double kayaks, zodiacs for frequent shore excursions.

#3-252 East First Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 1B3
Phone: (604)980-3800
Fax: (604)980-1800
Toll Free: 1-888-877-1770
E-mail:
Website: www.bluewateradventures.ca

Butterfly Tours - Kayak Haida Gwaii

Butterfly Tours - Sea Kayak Haida Gwaii Butterfly Tours

Expertly guided kayak expeditions, mothership tours and wilderness guesthouse vacations. Journey to the ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay(Ninstints). We provide single kayaks, our group size is six guests. Owner & guide, Gord Pincock, has kayaked throughout Gwaii Haanas since 1981; his experience and safety record are unsurpassed.

Gord Pincock
Mail: 303-5855 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A3
Phone: 604-740-7018
Email: kayak@islandsofbeauty.com
Website: www.IslandsofBeauty.com

Duen Sailing Adventures

Duen Sailing Adventures Duen Sailing Adventures

Explore 'The Natural Coast' aboard certified, solid heritage sailing vessel. Guided by expert naturalist and crew since 1986. Experience a rich and proud Haida Culture. Encounter whales and abundant wildlife.

Guided: Haida sites, shore & intertidal explorations, natural hotsprings, kayaking. Small group travel – Accommodations: 8 in 4 private double cabins.

Michael and Manon Hobbis
P.O. Box 398
Brentwood Bay, B.C. V8M 1R3
Phone: (250)896-8227
Toll-free and fax: 1-888-922-8822 (Canada and USA) 
E-mail: explore@thenaturalcoast.com
Website: www.thenaturalcoast.com

Gnoses Sailing Adventures

Gnoses Sailing Adventures Gnoses Sailing Adventures

Sail the Gwaii Haanas archipelago. Visit Haida villages, see the sights, wander shorelines, and explore low tides. Offering hiking, kayaking and customized tours. As sailors and teachers in outdoor education, we enjoy families with kids. “Gnoses” is not luxurious, she is our home. Our emphasis is enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Ralph Nelson
Mail: Box 371, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Queen Charlotte BC V0T 1S0
Email:
Web: www.gnoses.com

Green Coast Kayaking Ltd.

Leaders in inclusionary and educational kayak tours. Paddlers take part in meal preparation and daily route planning. Local owner and guide, Jo Hager, has led tours in Gwaii Haanas since 2000. Six single and two double kayaks. Paddle 4 - 6 hours most days. 8-day trips from CDN $1655 - $1710.00.

Green Coast Kayaking Ltd.
P. O. Box 670
Queen Charlotte, B.C. V0T 1S0
Phone: 250-637-1991
E-mail: paddle@gckayaking.com
Website: www.gckayaking.com

Gwaii Haanas Guest House and Kayaks

Gwaii Haanas Guest House and Kayaks Gwaii Haanas Guest House and Kayaks

Rustic, comfortable accommodation and meals in Gwaii Haanas. Accessibility: boat, floatplane. Rigid hull inflatable speedboat excursions focusing on cultural and natural heritage to ancient totem poles at Ninstints (SGang Gwaay Llnagaay), bird colonies, sea lion rookeries, remote beaches, giant trees, Hotsprings. Beachcombing, hiking. Local guide/owner. Sea kayak rental. English! French! Thai! Lao!

Patrick & Walladda Lemaire
Box 578, Rose Harbour,
Queen Charlotte, BC, V0T 1S0
Phone: (250) 559-8689 Answering machine
E-mail: mailbox2014@gwaiihaanas.com
Website: www.gwaiihaanas.com

Haida Gwaii Charters

Haida Gwaii Charters (2010) Ltd Haida Gwaii Charters (2010) Ltd.

Haida Gwaii Charters (2010) Ltd is pleased to offer 4 and 7 day fully serviced sailing tours into Gwaii Haanas. Our tours accent
the strong cultural connection of this amazing place with the
natural beauty and diverse ecosystems still thriving here to
be seen.

Bill Woodworth, Certified Tour Operator
Mail: Box 1365, Skidegate, BC V0T 1S1
Phone: 250-360-6184
Email: captain@sailpiraeus.com


Highlander Marine Services Ltd.

Highlander Marine Services Ltd. Highlander Marine Services Ltd.

Specialized marine support services aboard the high speed aluminum landing craft "Haida Gwaii Highlander". 30' x 10' transport Canada certified high speed landing craft capable of carrying 2 tones cargo and/or 10 passengers. Towing, freight movement, film support, research support, special interest groups, construction support, small vehicle movement and more.

PO Box 1535, Skidegate, B.C. V0T 1S1
Phone: (250) 637-1111
E-mail: hms@haidagwaii.ca


Inland Air Charters Ltd.

Inland Air offers memorable and exciting tours into the heart of Gwaii Haanas. Fly in a DHC-2 Beaver, accommodating
1—6 persons to the ancient village sites of Skedans (K’uuna Llnagaay), Nan Sdins (SGang Gwaay Llnagaay), and Hotspring Island (Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay). Our twenty-five years of experience and knowledgeable pilots will ensure you have a spectacular trip.

Box 592, Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 3R5
Phone: (250)559-4222
Toll Free: 1-888-624-2577
Fax: 250-627-1356
E-mail: info@inlandair.bc.ca

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

Join Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures on fully inclusive 8 to 15 day sea kayak expeditions of Gwaii Haanas. Each trip is led by two highly experienced naturalist/guides with a maximum of 8 guests kayaking single and double kayaks. 2014 will be Kingfisher's 16th year leading exceptional sea kayaking expeditions to many British Columbia destinations.

P.O. Box 1318, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0
Phone 250-956-4617
Toll Free: 1-866-546-4347
United Kingdom:020 3239 7378
E-mail: info@kingfisher-adventures.com
Website: www.kingfisher-adventures.com

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Board National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion and join a team of naturalists, photographers and National Geographic Experts for a two-week expedition from Seattle, Washington to Sitka, Alaska, including three days in Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site.

Mail: 96 Morton Street 9th Floor, NY, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 261-9000
Toll Free: 1-800-397-3348
Email: explore@expeditions.com
Website: www.expeditions.com

Maple Leaf Adventures

Maple Leaf Adventures Maple Leaf Adventures

One of National Geographic Adventures’ “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth,” Maple Leaf has operated experiential sail cruises in Haida Gwaii since 1988. Highlights: expert naturalists, cultural interpreters, whale and seabird viewing, frequent shore excursions, Haida villages, hotsprings. Amenities: 92-ft schooner, accommodations for eight, kayaks, fishing, zodiacs, hydrophone, library, talented chef.

Kevin Smith
Box 8845 Stn Central
Victoria BC V8W 3Z1
Phone: (250)386-7245
Toll-free: 1-888-599-5323
Email: info@mapleleafadventures.com
Website: www.mapleleafadventures.com

Moresby Explorers

Moresby Explorers Moresby Explorers

Touring the waters around Gwaii Haanas since 1988 has earned us a growing reputation for providing fun, educational and safe wilderness adventures at affordable prices. Locally owned and operated. We offer zodiac boat tours one to four days long, floating lodge accomodations, dive tours, kayak rentals and transportation, general outfitting and an outdoor gear store.

P. O. Box 127,
Sandspit, B.C. V0T 1T0
Phone: 250-637-2215
Toll Free/Fax/Phone: 1-800-806-7633
E-mail: info@moresbyexplorers.com
Website: www.moresbyexplorers.com

Mount Moresby Adventure Camp

Joanne Hager
Mail: Box 670, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Phone: 250-637-1991
Email: johager76@hotmail.com
Website: www.adventurecamp.ca

Nautilus Swell Nautilus Swell

Nautilus Swell

The 90' Nautilus Swell combines liveaboard comfort, safety and excellence in guest services with the warm feeling of a vintage wooden vessel.

With a maximum of 12 guests, diving from our 38' dive skiff couldn’t be easier. We ensure great guest experiences diving and exploring Gwaii Haanas.

Phone number: 604-241-1918
E-mail: info@nautilusswell.com
Website: www.nautilusswell.com

Ocean Adventures Charter Co. Ltd.

Ocean Adventures Charter Co. Ltd. Ocean Adventures Charter Co. Ltd.

We offer cultural and natural history tours into Gwaii Haanas onboard our 54’ motor yacht. With her experienced crew, you will enjoy unparalled service, comfort, privacy, and gourmet cuisine! We believe our small group size of up to six guests will help ensure you experience the trip of a lifetime!

Eric and Trish Boyum
Mail: #404 - 1144 Strathaven Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Z6
Phone: (604) 812-9453
Fax: (604) 988-5990
E-Mail: info@oceanadventures.bc.ca
Website: www.oceanadventures.bc.ca

Ocean Light II Adventures

Ocean Light II Adventures Ocean Light II Adventures

As the longest running operator and only fully guided
mothership tour in Gwaii Haanas, we offer exciting adventure
and natural history trips into the heart of the archipelago.
Our beautiful 71’ ketch, Ocean Light II, comfortably
accommodates nine. We invite special interest groups,
photographers, kayakers, families, and individuals seeking
adventure.

Jenn Broom
Mail: 363-1917 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7
Phone: 604-328-5339
E-mail: adventure@oceanlight2.bc.ca
Website: www.oceanlight2.bc.ca

Ocean Sound Kayaking Company Ocean Sound Kayaking Company

Ocean Sound Kayaking Company

Owner/Operated since 1995! Ocean Sound Kayaking offers fully catered 8 and 10 day sea kayak expeditions with superb meals to small groups. Using a mixed fleet of single and double kayaks provides our guests the comfort, safety and independence they deserve. No experience necessary.

Mail: 1034 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 1A7
E-mail: info@oceansoundkayaking.com
Website: www.oceansoundkayaking.com


Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores Expeditions Outer Shores Expeditions

Experience stunning ecosystems and ancient cultures while living aboard our classic 70-ft schooner. Our crew of mariners, biologists and archaeologists has decades of experience in Gwaii Haanas. Enjoy exceptional meals and accommodations for up to 8 guests, kayaking, shore excursions, sailing, Haida villages, wildlife viewing, while contributing to coastal conservation.

Mail: 360 B Harbour Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3S1
Phone: 250-220-2311
Toll free: 1-855-714-7233
Email: info@outershores.ca
Website: www.outershores.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OuterShores

Rose Harbour Guest House

Rose Harbour Guest House Rose Harbour Guest House

Operating since 1987 in southern Gwaii Haanas. Birdwatcher's Paradise. Spectacular views. Boat tours. SGang Gwaay totems. Old growth forest. Whaling station. Nature observation. Customized experiences to your heart's desire, or package tours. Be guided by the year-round resident.

Goetz Hanisch,
Box 437, Queen Charlotte, B.C. V0T 1S0
Phone: 604-757-3455
E-mail: mail@roseharbour.com
Website: www.roseharbour.com

Tofino Expeditions

Tofino Expeditions Tofino Expeditions

Our sea kayaking trips visit what we, after over 20 years
of guiding here, consider the very best attractions of the
Islands. We offer full service guided trips in southern
Gwaii Haanas that highlight the significant natural and
cultural features of the area. We have a reputation for
great camp food and minimum impact camping.

Mail: 18 Crawford Bay, Port Moody, BC V3H 3N3
Phone: 503-364-0400
Toll Free: 1-800-677-0877
Fax: 503-364-5326
E-mail: info@tofino.com
Website: www.tofino.com

Wayne Nicol

Wayne Nicol Wayne Nicol

For the ultimate in personalized exploration, step aboard our customized Macgregor 26M motor /sailor. These craft have incredible safety features, and are ideal for exploring secluded waterways.

One group per boat (local guide included). Be as involved or as relaxed as you like. U-decide trip durations. Custom itineraries.

Wayne Nicol
Mail: Box 244, Port Clements, B.C. V0T 1R0
Phone: 250 557 2434
Email: mwnicol@qcislands.net

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