4 Day Tours
4 Day Tours
4 Day Departing Moresby Camp for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
June 8; July 29; Aug 15, 2019
Cost: $ 2,240 Cdn / person (5% Discount for Seniors 65)
Pricing includes everything except 5%GST
Day 1: Set sail south from Moresby Camp on the tide. See amazing birds and stunning scenery as we travel through Cumshewa Inlet. We anchor off Skedans, a Haida Cultural Site. This village was a thriving community just over 125 years ago. This site is occupied by Haida Watchmen, some who have direct family connections to these sites. They take us on a very informative tour of the village. Stand where Emily Carr stood and view one of the totem poles she sketched that still stands today. The night will be spent at one of the lovely anchorages in the area.
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast, we will sail past many small islands and check out the impressive sea lion colonies that bask and frolic in this area.
We anchor off Windy Bay at Lyle Island where the agreement between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada was signed to stop the industrialization of the area and preserve the area forever in a National Park. We are guided through an ancient rainforest where thousand year old spruce hemlock and sacred cedar are found.
People do not believe trees grow this big so bring your camera. Off again, we will spend the night near Hotspring Island.
Day 3: After breakfast and a paddle,(for those interested) we visit Hot Spring Island. Our big quake drained the hot springs in October 2012 but they started showing signs of recovery in the spring of 2014 and have, as of January 2016 almost fully recovered. Needless to say, but of us who work and play in this amazing place are very happy. You will never forget the breathtaking views of the ocean and forest from your steamy basin.
This Haida Heritage Site is also overseen by Watchman. Hours can be spent in awe studying the abundant tidal life and incredible rock formations on this Island.
Back on board, we sail north past scenery of such rare beauty. There are very few places left on our world like this. You will see the place as the early European travelers saw.
The night will be spent in another one of the beautiful bays in the area.
Day 4: We drop off at another Haida Heritage Site on Tanu Island known for its house pits and fallen poles. This Village is my favourite I think because of the very real feeling of calmness I get whenever I visit. We then traavel through Louise Narrows on the west side of Louise Island and back to Moresby Camp.
Sail Piraeus Adventures tour prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars, price per person, does not include GST or Gwaii Haanas Park/Reserve User Fees. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 guests on a tour.
Please, let us know if you qualify for the senior rate at the time of booking.