Gwaii Haanas Guest
Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, CANADA
excursions are weather permitting.
We do our guided boat trips with complete consideration, enjoyment and safety of our passengers. Our boat excursions are not constraint to committed schedules
like most other tour operators do. When staying at our
guesthouse, you are able to wait for good weather
and sea conditions from the comfort of our
facilities. With us, you choose when you want to go and where you want
to go (as long as it is consider safe with the guide). This is our most
outstanding feature if you compare us to other tour operators. A very important
consideration if you are looking for a
safe, enjoyable and relaxing holiday!
excursions are operated with your guide and host Patrick Lemaire who bring
years of experience in the area.
We encourage our
guests to share the costs of our boat excursions to bring their
total cost per passenger down.
foot Artigiana Battelli Commercial
Rigid Hull inflatable
2x tandem 70 HP Evinrude, 4 stroke, fuel injection outboards.
Safe (2 engines), low noise and minimum exhaust fumes!
Capacity: 8 to 10 passengers depending
Ministry of Transport and Canadian Coast Guard.
Many safety features
only required on larger boats.
insured to Park Canada stringent legal requirements.
This is an open vessel designed for speed and sea worthiness.
Our Guest's favorite locations
Guided tour and boat excursion
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Duration: 5 hours
25 minutes west
of Rose Harbour
Guided tour of an abandoned Haida village site where most of the original
, on location, Haida prehistoric cultural artefacts
are located. Best site to see on Haida Gwaii!
Includes wildlife sightseeing (seal,
sea lions, Puffins and many other seabirds)
on the west side of the island weather
Duration 7+ hours
1.5 hours south from Rose Harbour
Dependant on sea and weather conditions.
Off the beaten path! Hardly anyone ever goes there
because it is very remote. It's wild, it's magnificent and
includes a stop at Woodruff Bay, the nicest beach in the
park! The very southern tip of Haida Gwaii. There is amazing bird colonies
there best seen in July and the
largest Stellar Sea Lion rookery
on the coast.
Your guide favourite!
Inlet, Benjamin point,
Bowles Point and
45 min to 2 hours total boating time
(length of stay at the location almost up to you)
There are many locations easily
reachable by boat near Rose Harbour where you can enjoy
wildlife and sightseeing. Many of these locations are out of
the way from what the other tour operators offer. We thus offer an
exceptional opportunities to experience our area without seeing anyone else
the whole day! These
locations allow us to explore and hang out for a full or part day
without too much boating involved. MAP
We can sometimes
offer combined boat and floatplane transportation
between Queen Charlotte City and Rose Harbour.
This is our most cost efficient and time saving way to visit the area North of Rose
Due to requirement for very good weather, floatplane
schedule, our boat availability, and the
daylight amount for the day,
cannot guarantee we can offer these 2 options
If you are interested, we will try
to make this happen as long as you
understand that we cannot
make any commitments
or promises regarding these 2 transportation options.
We will know at the
earliest the day before you are schedule
for transportation to or from Rose Harbour
if we can offer these
options! We need a recent weather forecast to make a
These trips are absolutely dependant on weather
forecast and sea conditions!!! Lots of open waters, it is a long way,
and we believe it should enjoyable and safe! If we don't want to be
out there, you sure won't want to.
Some tour operators will do these
trips no matter the weather conditions, WE DON'T... Why?
Because bad weather conditions means that if anything goes wrong (accidents,
mechanical breakdowns, etc), you have a manageable situation that could turn
easily into a tragedy. No matter how good of a boat you have!
(remember the Titanic...) With us, you know that your safety comes
first, not schedules and profits.
So if the sea conditions are not
acceptable to us, we use the floatplane.
Hotspring Island boat and floatplane
Our boat meets the floatplane at Hotspring Island.
- 2-3 hours boat transportation
between Hotspring Island and Rose Harbour with a possible stop at
- 1 hour
minimum stay at Hotspring Island (Parks Canada time limitation
- Floatplane transportation
is around 35 minutes.
Just let us know if you are
interested in this option instead of flying one way
between Rose Harbour and Queen Charlotte City. We will do our best to make it happen! MAP
Haanas Haida watchman sites,
floatplane and boat transportation:
We visit several sites
including: Burnaby Narrows, Hotspring Island, Windy Bay, Tanu village, and Skedans
village. These are all the main attractions of the area north of Rose
This excursion includes:
- An long day excursion with boat transportation
between Skedans village (or Moresby landing) and Rose Harbour.
- 1 hour
minimum stay at Hotspring Island (Parks Canada time limit
regulation due to the popularity of the location).
- Locations are optional (including
Skedans) and can be
tailor-made to your requirements. We go where you want to.
(sea conditions permitting.)
transportation is around 15-20 minutes.