Departures (prices listed in Canadian dollars)
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Date: Jun 07 - 15
Price CAD: $14250, $16540, $18840
# of Nights: 8 nights, 9 days
Start Port: Vancouver
End Port: Vancouver
Prices are all-inclusive, and subject to a $200 sustainability fee per person. The trips in Canada are subject to 5% federal tax. See "Included in Our Price" for the exceptional value included. Fares are per person, based on double occupancy, and in Canadian dollars. For solo travellers, there is no single supplement on the SV Maple Leaf trips (shared accommodation), and there is a 50% single supplement on the MV Swell and Cascadia trips. For full-ship private charters, please contact us. Payment and cancellation policy is available online, in the brochures and by speaking with us. We welcome your contact.
This special edition trip, with Canadian Geographic and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, brings you a VIP resource person (past resource people: Wade Davis, Robert Bateman, Severn Cullis-Suzuki) and special extras.
Haida Gwaii / the Queen Charlotte Islands is a must-see destination for those who love wildlife, far-flung places and/or northwest coast First Nations culture. This cruise explores it all - from rich intertidal life to rainforests to huge whales that feed here. From hot springs to Haida village sites, including UN World Heritage Site, SGang Gwaay.
On this trip you'll have the opportunity to be personally guided on your journey by cultural expert Gaajiiaawa (Linda Tollas). The small size of our ships means you'll have one-on-one time with our other expert guides and Haida resource people.
Gaajiiaawa Linda Tollas is of the Skedans Raven clan and lives in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. Having lived most of her life in Haida Gwaii she’s both a seeker and sharer of ancestral knowledge, spending a fourteen-year tenure educating on Haida culture as a natural Cultural Heritage Interpreter with Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Linda has also provided guided hikes of the forests and evening slide shows to visitors, as well as delivering educational and interactive programs to all schools in Haida Gwaii.
Linda served as a local educator to university students from across Canada enrolled in the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (“HGHES”) Semester Program since its inception 5 years ago. Her enthusiasm for cedar, ethnobotany and Haida culture, and her engaging approach have always made her guided hikes of Spirit Lake a favorite of the Semester Program.
A highlight of her career with Gwaii Haanas was accompanying the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (“SHIP”) elders as they circumnavigated Moresby Island for their Haida place-naming project. Inspired with SHIP’s work, Linda retired from Gwaii Haanas in 2012, and joined SHIP to learn the Haida language.