Sail in Haida Gwaii

Called the Galapagos of the North, the Gwaii Haanas archipelago off the BC coast is a land of unspoiled beauty, with plenty of endemic flora and fauna. The culture and art of the native Haida are world famous, and as a result, Anthony Island is a worthy entrant on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Today, Haida Gwaii is a living museum to the Haida people – their traditions, culture, and their relationship with land and sea. Sail in Haida Gwaii, tick it off your Bucket List.


Length of Trip : 8/9 Days

Cost : $4000 +

Best time to go : Weekly departures from mid-May to end of August

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Teens Up.

Where to eat : All meals catered on board.

Official Site : Sail with Bluewater Adventures, or find out more information about Haida Gwaii here.

Where to Stay : Accommodation is on board the boat.

Getting There : Air Canada flies twice daily during the summer months from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sandspit International Airport (YZP).

Note from Robin : Spend some time talking to the Watchmen to learn about Haida culture, and visit the outstanding Haida Heritage Centre in Skidgate prior to your sailing.  All visitors are have a compulsory briefing at the Parks Canada offices in Skidegate. You can really pack light for this one. On a boat, space is at a premium, but fortunately you don’t need much. Comfy light clothing on board, and sturdy outdoor clothing off the boat. Nobody minds if you wear the same thing every day!



Haida Cultural Museum, Sandspit


Sea lions


The Island Roamer


A bear in the woods


The Captain plots the course


Orcas in the Bay


That was close!


Anthony Island


A walk in the woods


Further Reading

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haida-640x420 Ancient Haida villages, impressive pole carvings, massive trees, Hotspring Island - these are just a few of reasons we spend 4 months in the southern islands of Haida Gwaii. And then there is the wildlife... Sometimes called the "Galapagos of the North", Haida Gwaii is an incredibly abundant area. Spend an incredible week sailing in Gwaii Haanas Marine Park Reserve and exploring Haida Gwaii with Bluewater Adventures, and we’ll give you a $75 Amazon gift certificate. Click here to book a true Bucket List adventure.  


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