Transportation into Gwaii Haanas

Because of the vast size of the Gwaii Haanas area, most kayakers choose to get dropped off and/or picked up by our high-speed Zodiacs, which can transport you and your kayaks deep into Gwaii Haanas to make the most of your paddling time. We are also happy to provide marine transportation services for purposes other than kayaking.

We travel on fast, stable Hurricane Zodiac boats which are perfectly suited to the variable weather and sea conditions around Haida Gwaii. These vessels are open to the elements, which means you must dress in warm clothing and raingear. We provide an additional raincoat to throw on over your layers, but it is important to have your own warm clothing as well. The ride can be bumpy at times, and it is very important to discuss any health or fitness concerns (such as back problems) with us before booking.

We launch our boats from Moresby Camp, the closest boat launch to Gwaii Haanas, which is a public recreation site located about one hour drive from Sandspit on Moresby Island. We will pick you up in our van from Sandspit or from the Alliford Bay ferry landing, or you can arrange to meet us as Moresby Camp.

In general, we have a six person minimum in order to confirm a transportation run (five in May, June and September). Once you contact us, we will attempt to match other people to your dates, and we will confirm once we have at least five people. During July and August, our scheduled runs have no minimums. For dates not listed below, please contact us.

2017 Kayaker Transport Schedule & Pricing


2017 Kayaker Transport Schedule

If you do not see a scheduled run on your preferred date, contact us to make a booking.

Date Spaces In Spaces Out Notes
May 10 8 Full
May 22 10 8
May 24 6 10
May 28 5 Full
May 30 10 10 Minimum not met
June 1 10 10 Minimum not met
June 3 Full 9
June 5 Full 10
June 9 8 1
June 11 10 8
June 16 8 10 Minimum not met
June 18 10 Full
June 20 10 3
June 21 Full 6
June 25 10 Full
June 27 6 10
June 28 10 Full
June 30 10 6
July 1 Full 10
July 2 Full 8
July 3 Full 10
July 4 6 10
July 6 Full 10
July 8 6 7
July 9 Full 10
July 11 6 10
July 13 2 8
July 14 5 Full
July 17 7 10
July 18 4 6
July 19 Full 5
July 20 Full 8
July 24 2 Full
July 25 2 8
July 27 4 Full
August 1 Full Full
August 4 Full 3
August 7 8 6
August 8 10 Full
August 9 2 2
August 11 1 4
August 14 8 Full
August 16 8 2
August 17 5 6
August 19 10 Full
August 22 10 6
August 24 2 Full
August 28 2 Full
August 30 10 2
September 3 10 Full
September 5 10 5
Location Price in CAD (with tax) Time in the boat, 1 direction Total transit time, 1 direction
Tanu Area $165 ($173.25) 1 hour 3.5 hours
Juan Perez Area $195 ($204.75) 2 hours 4.5 hours
Burnaby Narrows Area $215 ($225.75) 2.5 hours 5 hours
Rose Harbour Area $265 ($278.25) 3.5 hours 6 hours

Note:  Prices are per person, per way.  Transit times listed are approximate and do not include stops for wildlife, loading/unloading guests and gear along the way or weather/tide delays. Actual travel time may be much longer.

I’d just like to say thanks for the great organization on the kayak rentals and transportation to & from Gwaii Haanas. We had to make some last minute changes ... and the Moresby staff went out of their way to get us to the ferry and then later deliver some luggage. We really appreciated the effort and won’t hesitate to recommend you to others.
— Joan

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Trip Planning Information

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Kayak & Gear Rentals

We rent high quality single and double fiberglass sea kayaks. We also rent and sell essential paddling and outdoor equipment. The minimum rental time is one week.

Frequently Asked Questions

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