2013 TOUR SCHEDULE
AC 2, Gwaii Haanas Kayak Mothership (6 Days)
We cruise the east coast of Moresby Island and its offshore islands and paddle the waters traveled by the ancient Haida. We take an interpretive tour of the ancient Haida villages and visit the Haida watch people, possibly soak in the hot pools, walk the temperate rainforest, paddle with seabirds and drift through the intertidal displays of Burnaby Narrows. This is a very full tour of the best of these unique Islands, with all of the comforts and security of our “mothership”.
2013 Departure Dates: Aug 13, 22, 28
Price: $2,600 per person
AC 8, Gwaii Haanas Kayak Mother Ship (8 Days)
Kayak mothership is a new concept that combines the best of a boat tour with the best of kayaking. You can explore much more of the Islands than a usual kayak tour, paddle only when you want (travel with the boat and read your book if you prefer), no packing and unpacking of the kayaks, a warm, dry boat and delicious supper to come ‘home' to. Explore ancient Haida villages, walk the ancient rainforest, paddle with seabirds and drift through the intertidal displays of Burnaby Narrows. This is a very full tour of these unique Islands with all the comforts and security of our "mothership".
2013 Departure Dates: July 9, Aug 13, 22
Price: $3,000 per person
AC 3, Moresby Circumnavigation (10 Days)
Explore the rugged west coast of Moresby Island; the San Cristoval Mountains stand close to the rugged shore, long, peaceful inlets indent the coast , great for hiking and paddling. The mountains are the original ancient granite rock, glaciated and eroded and covered with "bonsai bogs", home to many of Haida Gwaii's unique plant species. Rare encounters with denizens of the offshore; humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, albatross, phalaropes, puffins, Japanese glass balls and more. The west coast has numerous pre-contact Haida villages but little remains but the lingering spirit of bygone times. The east coast is sheltered cruising through scenic islands, channels and inlets; a gentler seascape. It is also the setting for many village sites (Sgaang Gwaay, Tanu) with standing poles and longhouse remains. This tour is for those looking to truly experience all that Gwaii Haanas has to offer.
2013 Departure Date: July 31
Cost per person: $3,500 CAD
AC 4, Duu Guusd Tribal Park Tour (8 Days)
Visit this newest of Haida Gwaii parks proclaimed by the Haida to protect the northwest area of Graham Island and now confirmed by senior levels of government. Spectacularly rugged west coast but somewhat different from Moresby Island, more gentle mountains, accessible sandy beaches, large inlets with great kayaking from the edge of the Pacific to the rainforest of huge trees at inlet head. Ecological reserves protect the seabird nesting colonies and the unique ecosystems of this area. The ancient Haida village of Chaatl has many remains including the only standing house frontal pole of Islands, while most of the village sites of the park have only the echoes of ancient times. Another face of Haida Gwaii.
2013 Departure: July 21
Cost per person: $2,800
For More Information
Telephone/fax 250-559-8207 or click here to email. We have detailed information packages on all our trips, which we would be happy to email, mail or fax to you. Give us a call if we can help you in any way; answer your questions, help with travel arrangements and assist you in preparing for your trip. Our mailing address is:
Attn: Keith and Barb Rowsell
Anvil Cove Charters
PO Box 454
Queen Charlotte City, BC Canada