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.

2018 Kayaker Transport Schedule & Pricing


2018 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 8 5 9 Minimum not yet met
May 15 3 8
May 17 10 10 Minimum not yet met
May 22 Full 10
May 24 10 10 Minimum not yet met
May 27 10 Full
May 28 8 5
May 31 9 10 Minimum not yet met
June 5 10 10 Minimum not yet met
June 8 8 10 Minimum not yet met
June 12 8 10 Minimum not yet met
June 15 Full 10
June 19 Full Full
June 21 Full 10
June 23 1 Full
June 24 Full 10
June 25 Full 10 Tanu area
June 26 10 10 Minimum not yet met
June 29 5 Full
June 30 Full 3
July 1 Full 10
July 3 6 10
July 4 2 10
July 5 4 10
July 7 8 4
July 11 6 2
July 16 8 2
July 19 1 6
July 24 3 10
July 27 Full 8
July 30 6 10
July 31 Full 1
August 2 Full Full
August 3 10 Full
August 7 2 5
August 7 6 Full
August 8 4 6
August 10 3 4
August 13 3 4
August 15 4 2
August 16 5 4
August 21 Full 2
August 23 3 8
August 28 4 10
August 30 10 3
September 3 10 Full Tanu area
September 4 10 7 Minimum not yet met
September 6 10 10 Minimum not yet met
September 11 10 10 Minimum not yet met
Location Price in CAD (with tax) Time in the boat, 1 direction Total transit time, 1 direction
Tanu Area $170 ($178.50) 1 hour 3.5 hours
Juan Perez Area $200 ($210) 2 hours 4.5 hours
Burnaby Narrows Area $220 ($231) 2.5 hours 5 hours
Rose Harbour Area $270 ($283.50) 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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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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