Haida Gwaii- Catamaran

Haida Gwaii- Catamaran

From USD $7,096

Description

Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an archipelago of islands on the continental shelf off Canada’s west coast. Join us for an 8-day adventure by land and sea. You’ll explore the famed, rich marine life and rainforests, as well as the Haida culture. Includes the whole archipelago, from north to south, ancient to modern, including Gwaii Haanas and UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay (Ninstints).

Trip Name
Haida Gwaii- Catamaran
Days
8
Overview
Cascadia is a 138 foot go-anywhere, expedition style catamaran. She accommodates up to 24 guests in 12 luxurious cabins, with a crew of 10. She is unlike any other vessel offering expeditions on the BC coast, having been built specifically for high-quality, boutique cruises. Light, spacious and comfortable, she is also capable of reaching the wildest, most naturally rich places on the coast. Her small size and guest numbers provide an authentic, human-scale experience that respects the carrying capacity of coastal inlets and communities.   Ship And Accommodations   BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS Find comfort and solitude in your private cabin or enjoy time in any of the interior or outdoor lounges, or the “open” bridge. Cascadia’s large windows bring the outside in, and her separate dining area becomes a sophisticated “long table” event for meals.   SALON Large windows surround the salon making it a perfect place to look for whales while staying protected, chat with other guests while lounging on our comfortable sofas, or enjoy a beverage from the nearby bar.   DINING AREA Enjoy our chefs’ fine west-coast influenced creations while watching the sun go down. Sit and discuss your day’s adventure with your captain, afloat in a remote natural anchorage.   TERRACE LOUNGE AND DINING AREA Dine alfresco on temperate evenings, lounge with your morning coffee, or watch the world go by during the day. This area is the perfect mix of outside and inside.   BRIDGE Cascadia's bridgeCascadia’s bridge is open to you. You’ll have 180-degree views from here, along with being able to learn about navigation and the vessel systems from our crew. On the port side, you may also enjoy our indoor-outdoor loveseat. You can watch the world go by from behind a protective window, but still have quick access to the fresh air and the deck for whale watching.   CABINS All cabins have individual climate control, wardrobes and an outside location, with windows for natural light. All have ensuites. For layouts, see below. Category 3 Bridge Deck (Largest cabins) Prince of Wales, Princess Royal 235 sq. ft., king bed, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to deck and door access to corridor   Category 2 Promenade Deck  Admiralty, Calvert, Moresby, Vancouver 195 sq. ft., queen or two twins, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to deck and door access to corridor Category 1 Main Deck (Camapania located on Promenade Deck) Campania, Kunghit, Salt Spring, Cortes, Hanson, Penelakut 160 sq. ft., queen or two twins, 3 piece en-suite bathroom Door access to corridor

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1
Meet at Vancouver airport for flight to Haida Gwaii. Tour kickoff, land-based tour of Graham Island. Welcome dinner and lodge accommodation.
Day 2 - Day 2
Tlell, Skidegate, Haida Heritage Centre at KAAY LLNAGAAY, board ship, orientation, cruising into the southern half of the Haida Gwaii tour – Gwaii Haanas, whale watching, island anchorage and explore ashore.
Day 3 - Day 3
Head south to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. T’aanuu village site, Burnaby Narrows for some of the planet’s densest intertidal life, kayaking, cruising.
Day 4 - Day 4
Seabirds viewing, UNESCO World Heritage Site visit, SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), offshore islets, Rose Harbour visit (remote community, pop. 4).
Day 5 - Day 5
Cruising, rainforest walk, possible bears.
Day 6 - Day 6
Sailing Juan Perez Sound, whale watching, visit seabird researchers at seabird colony.
Day 7 - Day 7
Windy Bay cultural heritage site, whale watching, K’uuna (Skedans) village site.
Day 8 - Day 8
Cruising to Moresby Camp in Cumshewa Inlet and transfer to Sandspit airport.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
23-06-201930-06-2019USD $7,096Category 1-Main Deck
23-06-201930-06-2019USD $8,245Category 2- Promenade Deck
23-06-201930-06-2019USD $9,393Category 3- Bridge Deck

Inclusions

    • Cruise into Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, a remote and culturally rich landscape on the southern half of Haida Gwaii and the Queen Charlotte Islands
    • Visit ancient village sites and witness the remains of big houses and memorial poles
    • Listen to the stories and knowledge of Haida Guardian Watchmen who look after village sites and share their culture
    • Learn about coastal culture, from Haida earliest culture to the present
    • Explore the region’s beautiful island landscape, remote beaches, rich intertidal life, and old growth temperate rainforest
    • Beach-comb and land on remote islands
    • Experience humpback whales in their feeding habitat
    • Watch a black bear forage at low tide
    • Investigate the intricacies of Haida Gwaii’s endemic and rare species

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