Tour Price: $4400 PP for the 8 day cruise
$4750 PP for the 9 day cruise
Single Sup:
This tour does not charge single supplement fees. If you are a single traveler, we would assign you to a cabin and pair you up with another single – same gender traveler.
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Queen Charlotte Islands Cruise

  Summer. ,   Length: 8 - 9 days
  Cruise the waters of the southern islands of Haida Gwaii, seeing ancient Haida villages, an incredible abundance of wildlife and outstanding wilderness scenery. Queen Charlotte Islands and tour the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve aboard an 68’ sailing vessel. In June 2010 Canada’s first marine protected area was announced surrounding the islands.

Gwaii Haanas is a incredible area with over 100 islands, beautiful forested creek walks, rugged headlands, and protected passageways between towering mountains. Thousands of seabirds nest on the islands. Theories suggest that parts of Haida Gwaii escaped the last ice age, forming a glacial refuge for certain plants and animals. How else to explain the presence of plant species found nowhere else in the world and the noticeably different sub-species of bird, fish and mammal? Haida Gwaii provides a remarkable evolutionary showcase - hence, their description as the “Canadian Galapagos”.

Among the southern islands are many ancient villages - K’uuna (Skedans), Cumshewa, T’annu and SGang Gwaay (Ninstints). These sites contain the remains of the great long houses and the best remaining examples of original totem poles in the world. The United Nations has recognized the cultural value of these sites and designated SGang Gwaay as a “World Heritage Site, of importance to the history of mankind”.

See itinerary for available dates.
Tour Includes: All meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day; all accommodation onboard ship; skipper, cook, naturalist; full use of all onboard facilities.
Not Included: Transportation to the start point and from the finish point of the trip; any accommodation or meals prior to the start of the trip or after the completion; travel or cancellation insurance; airport transfers and applicable taxes. The only money participants require during the trip is for optional purchases and gratuities for the crew
Deposit: A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve a space. The balance of payment is due 75 days prior to departure.
Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
Additional Comments: Prices are in Canadian Dollars. Applicable Canadian taxes will be added in addition to trips in British Columbia (12%). Some departures may be reserved for groups. If you are interested in chartering a date for your group, special pricing is available. Please contact our office for more details.
 
  All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and may be subject to change. Great Expeditions reserves the right to make changes in itinerary if it is deemed necessary.
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  Experienced Naturalist will accompany this tour.
 

"It is hard to find the words to describe this fabulous adventure! We found ourselves in a time warp. tranquil, surrounded by God's creatures big and small, amazing beauty, gracious and hospitable Haida people and Watchmen who were more than willing to share their proud ancestry, culture and history."
B & D T., Alberta
 
   

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