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||10||Full|
|May 16||8||10||Minimum not met|
|May 18||10||10||Minimum not met|
|May 22||10||8||Minimum not met|
|May 28||8||10||Minimum not met||May 30||8||10||Minimum not met|
|June 1||10||10||Minimum not met||June 3||Full||10|
|June 5||10||2||Minimum not met|
|June 9||8||1||June 11||10||8||Minimum not met|
|June 13||10||10||Minimum not met|
|June 15||6||10||Minimum not met||June 18||10||Full||Minimum not met|
|June 27||4||10||June 28||10||Full|
|August 1||Full||Full||August 4||Full||10|
|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.
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