Come join us for a one night camping trip exploring the rich and protected waters of Skidegate Inlet by kayak. Our kayaks will allow us to silently float through the nooks and crannies of the surrounding islands watching as nature takes its course in this rich and lush environment. This body of water is home to many of the animals that inhabit the Queen Charlottes. Things that you have a high likelihood of encountering on your travels are bald eagles, harbour seals, Sitka deer, oystercatchers, pigeon guillemots, harlequins, Pacific loons, and a rich and diverse intertidal environment. Other animals that inhabit the area but aren’t seen as commonly are harbour porpoise, killer whales, river otter, mink and black bears. Traveling with one of our caring and knowledgeable guides will help you open your eyes to the world around you. Our guides are highly trained and experienced in wilderness travel, natural & cultural history, gourmet meals, wilderness first aid, and the art of having fun!
- First Day: Departing from Queen Charlotte, our group will travel in the direction of Maude Island to visit the ancient village site of Haina. Upon arrival at the village site, your guide will lead you on a tour of the village site. This village has long been abandoned and little remains of the once proud village. Your guides will lead you on an interpretive tour of the village site to point out remaining artefacts and will try to give you some insight into the life of the Haida culture, past and present. After the tour and a bite to eat, we’ll be back on the water to make our way to camp for the night at one of the fantastic oceanside sites. On shore, the exploring has just begun as we indulge in a wholesome meal and take in the sights of this truly wonderful place.
- Second Day: After breaking camp and returning to our waterbound crafts, we will start our journey back towards Queen Charlotte. Enroute we’ll have the opportunity to do some wildlife viewing and if the tide co-operates, a chance to marvel at the amazing creatures of the intertidal zone. We’ll plan to be back to Queen Charlotte by late afternoon.
Departure Dates: As booked.
Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Price: $420 per person
INCLUDES: Kayaks (single or double Necky kayaks) and associated equipment and safety gear (see attached equipment list), camping equipment, all meals, guides and instruction.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Accommodation and transport before and after kayak tour. We can make these arrangements for you. Personal gear; see attached equipment lists.
GENERAL INFORMATION: This tour is in an area of some exposed water and subject to the vagaries of the weather, tide and abilities of the group and as such an exact itinerary is not possible. Our guides are trained in instruction and safety procedures and welcome novice paddlers to the tour. Our guides are expert at interpreting the many aspects of the cultural and natural history of the Islands.