Haida Gwaii Kayaking Adventure

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Return to the Wild

Tandem kayaking and camping in this pristine pocket of paradise is an enveloping wilderness experience. Located 80 miles (129 km) off Canada’s northwest coast, this precious cluster of islands is home to the resilient Haida, raucous seabird colonies and the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. The Haida First Nation waterways are as deep as the generational history held within the carvings of the ancient totem poles in the distance.

Experience the “Canadian Galápagos”

Sync Yourself With Nature

Within the old-growth forest’s verdant depths, black bears leave their silent footprints. At the water’s edge, sea lions and seals appear and disappear in slick, silver descents. If you want to sync yourself with nature, Gwaii Haanas immediately embraces those within its reach in a hug of mist, bird song, cultural shadows and truly wild encounters.

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My spirit is renewed, my daily life is now graced with thoughts of the peacefulness I felt. The women I shared this journey with touched my heart and soul. This trip goes to the top of my pile of ‘trips of a lifetime.’”


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What’s Included

  • checkmark icon Two energetic professional sea kayak guides (lead guide will be female, the assistant guide may be female or male)
  • checkmark icon Transportation in and out of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
  • checkmark icon Expedition tandem kayaks, PFDs (life jackets), paddles and spray skirts
  • checkmark icon All camp meals prepared by gourmand guide staff
  • checkmark icon Group camping equipment (three-person, three-season mountaineering tents)
  • checkmark icon Shared tent accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • checkmark icon National park user fee
  • checkmark icon Comprehensive on-trip resource library 
  • checkmark icon Group first aid kit, safety equipment and satellite phone
What’s Excluded
  • Airfare to Sandspit, BC (YZP) 
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodation in Sandspit (must be booked independently and in advance)
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad and dry bags. A comprehensive packing list will be provided
  • Tips for your guides
  • Personal Medical and Evacuation Travel Insurance (mandatory) and Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
Please Note:

Itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather and other environmental conditions. Please review our Booking Terms.

Trip Details

Know Before You Go

Click HERE for all of the logistical details you’ll need to know prior to departure—including the packing list, arrival and departure details and suggested tipping information.

Arrival and Meet Up

You will need to book accommodations for the night of July 6th or July 20th (depending on which trip you are registered for) as soon as possible as Sandspit has limited accommodations and they are very busy in the summer months. See pre-trip accommodations recommendations.

You will not meet your Wild Women trip guides in person until you reach the park (after the Zodiac ride). Please make sure you read the packing notes carefully to ensure you have all your gear organized as instructed.

Luggage you don’t need with you on the expedition can be left either at the Moresby Explorers office in Sandspit or at your accommodation.

Although there will be no official meeting on July 8th, a “get to know each other” group dinner is a nice touch to begin your trip. Connecting with your fellow Wild Women on the trip’s Facebook page before your trip is a great way to coordinate a meet-up.

The Haida Gwaii kayaking tour starts from the community of Sandspit, BC, Canada and can be accessed by plane, train or automobile; however, a ferry will be required for those not flying directly from Vancouver, BC (airport code: YVR). You can book a flight from Vancouver into Sandspit airport code: YZP.

Camp Life

You will be expected to participate in the team concept of daily chores and responsibilities such as the food cache, meal prep, clean up, setting up camp, collecting firewood and drinking water, etc. You should be able to comfortably carry up to 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 14 kilos), as kayaks must be placed above the high tide line nightly.


We highly recommend that you make arrangements to stay in Sandspit upon return from the trip and book your ferry and flight for the day after the kayak trip (or you can stay longer and explore this magical place).

This kayaking tour departs from the community of Sandspit, BC, Canada, which can be accessed by plane or automobile; however, a ferry will be required for those not flying directly from Vancouver, British Columbia. This remote coastal environment is exposed to diverse and sudden weather conditions. Transportation to/from Gwaii Haanas may require last-minute adjustments from transport providers. For these reasons, we require all travel arrangements to be made no later than the day before this trip’s start date. We also request that you depart the island no sooner than the day after the last scheduled day of the trip. If you have any questions, please contact us.

The Wild Women Way

If you’re wondering how we roll, it’s together. The Wild Women Way is our modus operandi, our mantra and our rock solid foundation. You can learn more about our Wild Ways HERE.

How We Support You

Ready for a big adventure? We’re in it together. This is a backcountry sea kayaking expedition intended for intermediate to advanced paddlers. You must have some previous backcountry camping and sea kayaking experience on open water in various weather conditions and be comfortable wearing a spray skirt and performing a wet exit. Yes, it’s a challenge, but you’re never alone. Like thousands of women before you, you’ll draw on strength you didn’t know you had and come out feeling like the goddess you are.

Still have questions or concerns? Let’s talk about it.

What the Trip Entails

  • checkmark icon You must have the endurance to paddle 4–6 hours each day and be prepared to haul tandem kayaks from the shoreline
  • checkmark icon Daily distances will vary from 5 to 12 miles (8–12 km)
  • checkmark icon Tandem expedition kayaks are used because of their added speed (at least 25% faster than singles), and their stability ensures safety and extra comfort as well
  • checkmark icon Comfort with wilderness camping: you will be sleeping in a spacious three-person mountaineering tent (with just two women per tent) and using the same washroom facilities as the bears
  • checkmark icon If you do not know how to swim, please let us know!
  • checkmark icon Physical Rating: Challenging (Serious fitness level required. Trips are the most physically challenging with approximately 5 to 10 hours of physical activity each day. These trips require a high degree of fitness and even if you exercise regularly, they typically will require more specific conditioning and a specialized training routine depending on the trip.)
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