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Planning Your Visit To Haida Gwaii

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Gwaii Haanas Tours

James Nickerson comes highly recommended if you want a week or so on a boat.
Maple Leaf Adventures also has an excellent reputation.
Moresby Explorers does one-day trips as well as longer ones, and they are a local (born and bred) operation.

And finally I would recommend Haida Style Expeditions — the only Haida-owned and operated cultural ecotourism company operating on Haida Gwaii — contact person James Cowpar. They do one day trips by zodiac to four different abandoned Haida village sites, including Sgang Gwaii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Inland Air is the only company that flies to Gwaii Haanas, as far as I know. I took that trip three years ago — the plane can be chartered for $2,800 I believe, but you share it with five other passengers. My share was about $550.00. The plane takes about an hour to fly down and an hour back. You are taken by zodiac out to Sgang Gwaii from where the plane puts down, in a sheltered bay. (You call the company and put your name on a list.)

North End Tours

Sanne Koenig and Tow Hill Fishing Charters, do local charters, not just fishing charters (a trip to the Haida Village of Yan, a trip to Rose Spit, etc.).

Andrew Merrilees and Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours focus on the natural, cultural and settlement history of the Islands. The company offers flexible and customizable options for getting the most out of your Haida Gwaii visit, including day tours, group tours, all-inclusive tours and personal guiding services.

Here is another (Haida) tour company that has started up recently: Wiah Point Adventure Tours

Dick Bellis (Skil Q’uas is his Haida name) is in Skidegate and I am told is a wealth of knowledge. You can check him out on Laurie Carter’s Blog.

In Skidegate you should have a traditional Haida feast at Roberta Olson’s — Keenawaiis Kitchen. You’ll find more information about it on Go Haida Gwaii website, or check out the story on the Feast: An Edible Road Trip.