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Departures

  • May 12, 2015 - May 20, 2015
  • May 16, 2015 - May 24, 2015
  • May 20, 2015 - May 28, 2015
  • May 24, 2015 - Jun 1, 2015
  • May 29, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015
  • Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
  • Jun 14, 2015 - Jun 22, 2015
  • Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015
  • Jun 26, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015
  • Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015
  • Jul 8, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015
  • Jul 15, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015
  • Jul 22, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015
  • Jul 30, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015
  • Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 13, 2015
  • Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015
  • Aug 20, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

Arrival into Sandspit

Plan to arrive in Sandspit, BC the day prior to your trip start, to overnight at the Inn at Sandspit.

Your first night's accommodation has been arranged at the Inn at Sandspit. Transportation to The Inn is not required as it's located across the street from the Airport. It is a quick walk (approximately 150 yards), out the main doors and to your right. There are carts available to help you transport your baggage.

Day 1

Begin your day with an a la carte breakfast at The Inn's dining room prior to your journey to the Island Roamer. Please allow plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast, as the restaurant cooks all meals to order.

The group will meet in front of The Inn at Sandspit at 8:30am. Please be sure to check out of your hotel room with luggage in hand, prior to this time. You will be greeted by our shuttle bus driver/guide for your Haida Gwaii land tour. You will be transported to the ferry landing at Alliford Bay to take the ferry across to Skidegate Landing on Graham Island. The ferry crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.

Our first stop will be the Haida Heritage Centre on Graham Island for a guided tour followed by a traditional Haida lunch, hosted by a local Haida family from Skidegate. Following lunch, we may have time for a short walk around Spirit Lake before catching the ferry back to Moresby Island.

Then we are off to meet up with the Island Roamer, anchored at Moresby Camp, and her Crew. Upon boarding the ship you will meet the crew, cabins will be assigned, and everyone will participate in an introductory and safety orientation with dinner to follow. We will spend our first evening anchored nearby and will depart early the next morning into the waters of Southern Moresby Island to explore Gwaii Haanas Park Reserve.

Day 2-7

We will spend our time exploring the eastern and southern shores of Moresby Island. Daily activities include wildlife watching, shore excursions to explore ancient Haida villages, "old growth' forests, beautiful creeks and shoreline, and intertidal zones. Be sure to keep an eye out and your camera ready, as we will encounter a wealth of marine wildlife on our journey. We aim to spot humpback whales, porpoise, fin whales, sea lions and orca. 

We hope to capture the sight of the mighty, Gwaii Haanas black bear foraging along the shoreline and the myriad of intertidal creatures found in these nutrient-rich areas.

We visit the old Haida village of SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site to take in the fabulous totem poles. We will stop at Hotspring Island for a warm and soothing dip while gazing at the San Christoval Mountain Range. Each evening we will anchor in a different secluded bay with time to discuss the day's wildlife sightings and opportunity to explore the shoreline by Kayak.

Day 8

The trip will finish mid morning and you will disembark at 11:00am at Moresby Camp. There will be charter bus waiting to shuttle the group to Sandspit airport. The trip by bus takes about an hour. You can expect to arrive in Sandspit by midday. This will give you time to have lunch and do any last minute shopping at the souvenir shop located in the Sandspit Airport.

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