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Haida Gwaii

The Canadian Galapagos


Haida Gwaii
formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an remote archipelago off the north western coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is made up of over 100 islands, beautiful forested creek walks, rugged exposed headlands, and protected passageways between towering mountains. Theories suggest that parts of Haida Gwaii escaped the last ice age thereby forming a glacial refuge for certain forms of plant and animal life. This helps to explain the presence of plant species found nowhere else in the world, and noticeably different sub-species of bird, fish and mammals. Haida Gwaii provides a remarkable evolutionary showcase - hence its description as the “Canadian Galapagos”.

Guided by Haida Watchmen, we will journey through history as we visit ancient Haida villages lining the British Columbia coast. Small ship travel through this unforgettable landscape is the best way to experience these places not reachable by land. All aboard!


 June 27 - July 4, 2017

Start and Finish - Sandspit, BC

$6185 per person*
*subject to $100 sustainability fee and 5% GST

Exciting news for Alumni Travelers~

 Bluewater Adventures would like to present our beautiful new 82’ "flagship vessel", SV Island Solitude. At 82’ long she will host 12 guests in 6 cozy cabins, each with two side-by-side beds and ensuite bathrooms. Built locally with state of the art technology and specifically for Bluewater expeditions, the new yacht will be the most breathtaking, elegant, efficient tour vessel on our coast. We are tremendously proud and look forward to hosting you on your next Haida Gwaii adventure!

Pictures of the new vessel will soon be available


  Island Solitude Private Cabin   Island Solitude private ensuite bathrooms

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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.

The Islands of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) are one of the richest biological and cultural areas in North America.

Travel with U of T alumnus, Christoph Richter, aboard our 82’ flagship sailing yacht, we will cruise the waters of this remote archipelago seeing ancient Haida villages, an incredible abundance of wildlife and outstanding wilderness scenery. In June 2010 Canada’s first marine protected area was announced surrounding the islands. Our trips primarily explore the protected eastern & southern shores which lie within the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site.

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Haida Gwaii
Trip Brochure

See our 4-page brochure on Haida Gwaii.
This brochure highlights the wildlife, Haida culture and more…

Map & Location


Download a Sample Itinerary here

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Phone: 604.980.3800
Toll Free: 1.888.877.1770
Fax: 604.980.1800