Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Licensed operators offer a variety of expeditions, tours and transportation options. Excursions range from flight seeing and day trips by motor boat to longer sea kayak and sailing expeditions.
Only operators who are licensed by Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site may operate within Gwaii Haanas.
What does licensing mean?
The Gwaii Haanas business licensing process ensures that minimum safety standards are met for all businesses that operate in Gwaii Haanas. Gwaii Haanas does not evaluate guides on the extent of their knowledge of local natural and cultural features, and service standards vary from business to business. You are encouraged to discuss your service expectations with your prospective transportation or tour operator prior to confirming your trip plans.
If you have any questions as to whether a business is authorized to conduct trips in Gwaii Haanas, please contact Visitor Services Team Leader Anna Maria Husband at 250-559-6322 or email@example.com
The following is a list of tour operators that operate in Gwaii Haanas. These businesses might not be intending to operate in Gwaii Haanas this year. Please contact tour operators directly to verify if they will be working in Gwaii Haanas this year.
Note: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators. Gwaii Haanas does not necessarily endorse any of these services.
We encourage you to be an ecotourist while travelling in Gwaii Haanas or anywhere on Haida Gwaii. Read Code of ethics for travellers.
Licensed Operators List
Transport and/or Kayak Rental
Guided Day Trips
Guided Kayak Excursions
- Butterfly Tours - Kayak Haida Gwaii
- Green Coast Kayaking Ltd.
- Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
- Ocean Sound Kayaking Company
- Tofino Expeditions
Guided Sailboat and Powerboat Multiday Excursions
Archipelago Ventures Ltd.
Nourish the body, mind and spirit while visiting ancient Haida village sites, wandering through old growth forests and discovering the abundance of sea life Gwaii Haanas has to offer. We offer mothership kayaking, custom tours and transport to small groups.Kayak Mothershipping Transportation Services Powerboat Tours
Atlas Ocean Tours
Experience the trip of a lifetime with local resident and long-time Gwaii Haanas tour captain James Nickerson. Specializing in classy, comfortable and fun trips, we offer small-group tours and are fully equipped as a kayak mothership. Enjoy exceptional wildlife and Haida cultural sites aboard Atlas, our 42’ Defever-designed motor yacht.Kayak Mothershipping Powerboat Tours
Award-winning, wildlife and cultural learning journeys with expert guides - marine biologists, ornithologists, and Haida Elders. Navigate beautiful Gwaii Haanas aboard multi-day, live-aboard, sailing vessels with highly experienced crew. Our 68’-82’ sailing vessels provide warm, comfortable cabins, single & double kayaks for guest use, and zodiacs for excursions ashore.Kayak Mothershipping Sailboat Tours
Butterfly Tours - Kayak Haida Gwaii
Butterfly tours has been offering exceptional multi-day kayaking tours in Gwaii Haanas since 1987. With our expertise and top-quality camping and kayaking gear, we specialize in fully catered 6 & 8-day expeditions. Our excursions accommodate groups of six to eight guests, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable adventure.Kayak Tours
Gnoses Sailing Adventures
Sail the Gwaii Haanas archipelago. Visit Haida villages, see the sights, wander shorelines, and explore low tides. Offering hiking, kayaking and customized tours. As sailors and teachers in outdoor education, we enjoy families with kids. “Gnoses” is not luxurious, she is our home. Our emphasis is enthusiasm for the outdoors.Sailboat Tours Transportation Services
Green Coast Kayaking Ltd.
Green Coast is a locally owned kayaking company that specializes in 8 day kayak expeditions that connect our guests with the people, land and sea of Haida Gwaii. In operation since 1989, our trips are defined by communal living, respect for nature and education.Kayak Tours
Haida Style Expedition
Haida Style Expeditions is a Haida-owned and operated company offering a one-of-a-kind cultural adventure experience. In sharing our culture and history we provide you with an education like no other. Offering day tours in Gwaii Haanas, cruise onboard one of our enclosed cabin vessels in style.Powerboat Tours Transportation Services
Highlander Marine Services Ltd.
Specialized marine transportation and support services aboard high speed aluminum landing craft. Our vessels Highlander, the Highland Ranger and the Highland Carrier are all Transport Canada certified to carry passengers and freight. Services include project logistics and planning support, towing, media/film support, vehicle and equipment movement, kayak group transport.Transportation Services
Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
Join Kingfisher on a fully inclusive 5, 8 or 15 day sea kayaking expedition of Gwaii Haanas. Each trip is led by highly-experienced guides with a maximum of 8 guests paddling single and double kayaks. Kingfisher has over 20 years of experience leading exceptional kayaking expeditions in British Columbia.Kayak Tours
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Board National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion and join a team of naturalists, photographers and National Geographic Experts for a two-week expedition from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sitka, Alaska, including four days in Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site.Powerboat Tours
Maple Leaf Adventures
A National Geographic "Best adventure travel company," Maple Leaf operates week-long, boutique expedition cruises by luxury catamaran or adventurous sailing ship. Features: comprehensive exploration of Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas, naturalists and Haida guides, coastal crew, lots of shore time, kayaks, chef. A local, coastal company practising ecotourism since 1986.Kayak Mothershipping Sailboat Tours
Touring the waters around Gwaii Haanas since 1988 has earned us a growing reputation for providing fun, educational and safe wilderness adventures at affordable prices. Locally owned and operated. We offer 1-4 day zodiac tours, floating lodge accommodations, kayak rentals and transportation, general outfitting and an outdoor gear store.Kayak Rentals Powerboat Tours Transportation Services
Ocean Adventures Charter Co. Ltd.
We offer cultural and natural history tours into Gwaii Haanas onboard our 54’ motor yacht. With her experienced crew, you will enjoy unparalled service, comfort, privacy, and gourmet cuisine! We believe our small group size of up to six guests will help ensure you experience the trip of a lifetime!Kayak Mothershipping Powerboat Tours
Ocean Light Adventures
As the longest-running operator in Gwaii Haanas, we offer exciting adventure and natural history trips and mothership kayaking tours into the heart of the archipelago. Our fully refitted 60’ power vessel, Afterglow I, comfortably accommodates eight. We invite special interest groups, photographers, kayakers, families, and individuals seeking adventure.Kayak Mothershipping Powerboat Tours
Ocean Sound Kayaking Company
Celebrating 35 years of “Once in Lifetime Moments” on Haida Gwaii, while offering exceptional travel to amazing people from around the world! Simply a must-do for natural history and wildlife enthusiasts. We invite you to explore the many Cultural Treasures and Natural Wonders of Gwaii Haanas with us.Kayak Tours
Outer Shores Expeditions
Our carbon neutral expeditions aboard our 70’ classic schooner provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities for up to 6 guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. We invite you to explore and experience Gwaii Haanas with our crew of professional mariners and guides.Kayak Mothershipping Sailboat Tours
With over 30 years of experience guiding award-winning full-service sea kayaking trips in Haida Gwaii, we operate all our southern Gwaii Haanas expeditions in the comfort of fast and stable tandem kayaks. This ensures we are able to visit as many of the significant natural and cultural features of this unforgettable place as possible.Kayak Tours
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