Haida Gwaii 2018
Haida Gwaii 2018
Haida Gwaii 2018
Haida Gwaii 2018

Haida Gwaii 2018 picture Our guide Heather Beecroft will lead this incredible expedition to Haida Gwaii, focusing on Canada’s Haida Nation, one of North America’s most culturally rich and developed groups of indigenous people. Signs of the ancient and living culture remain throughout the islands—longhouses and intricately designed totem poles tell a story of rich human history. We are privileged to be able to visit these ancient sites with Haida interpreters, sharing stories, history, and archaeological marvels of Canada’s heritage.

We’ll travel creeks threading through old-growth forests and navigate the rugged headlands and waterways between the many communities of the islands. We’ll take in views of incredible landscapes and search for the elusive wildlife—puffins, auklets, and eagles as well as stellar sea lions, and a variety of whales. Indeed, the plethora of species that call Haida Gwaii home have led to the affectionate nickname “Galapagos of the North”.

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Trip Start
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Trip Concludes

The group will meet at 09h00 in the lobbey of Skwachàys Lodge to begin the day program with your guide, Heather Beecroft. In the evening, we will gather at Skwachàys Lodge for a welcome dinner as well as an opportunity to meet an artist in residence.

July 1, 2018 - July 10, 2018 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in Canadian Dollars (CAD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

Haida Gwaii 2018

SV Island Solitude


  • Capacity: 12
  • Registry:
  • Length: 82'


The SV Island Solitude is 82' long and carries twelve guests in six cabins with two lower beds and ensuite bathrooms. The wheelhouse, on deck accommodates the entire group at meals at two tables with incredible views. The engines exceed EPA emission standards, and sewage is treated organically with a combination of electricity and salt. Built locally, with state-of-the-art technology—and specifically for this region—this new yacht is the most breathtaking, elegant, and efficient tour vessel on the coast. More

  • Heather  Beecroft

    Heather Beecroft

    Expedition Support

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What's Included

  • All meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 10
  • One hotel night in Vancouver at Skwachàys Lodge
  • One hotel night at Sandspit Harbour Inn
  • All museum and park fees
  • Passage aboard the SV Island Solitude
  • All ground transportation

    What's Not Included

  • Flights from home to Vancouver, and Vancouver to Sandspit return
  • Mandatory emergency medical and evacuation insurance
  • Discretionary trip cancellation and interruption insurance
  • Personal items
  • Any expenses incurred due to changes beyond our control
  • Discretionary gratuities
    • Overnight at the Skwachàys Lodge in Vancouver an innovative art gallery and cooperative hotel
    • Get down to water levels in sea kayaks for intimate exploration of the natural habitat
    • Seek out multitudes of seabirds and marine mammals in their coastal habitats
    • Embrace quiet moorings and free time to sketch, photograph, and explore
    • Tour SGang Gwaay Linagaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Explore villages in old-growth forests and destinations inaccessible by land
    • Visit Haida Gwaii Museum and the Qay’llnagaay Heritage Centre
    • Enjoy a traditional Haida meal hosted at the home of a Haida elder
    • Explore the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and the National Marine Conservation area