Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
Skungwaii - Red Cod Island
southern isles of the Queen Charlottes abound in colourful marine and bird
life, and are endowed with ancient forests and a rich Haida cultural legacy.
long days of sunlight induce great plankton blooms, a reaction triggers down
the food chain, leading to a feeding frenzy which begins with huge schools
of herring and other fish that gather to feast on the plankton. This, in
turn, attracts migrating and resident whales and a high concentration of
bald eagles. Bears forage along the shoreline.
A typical itinerary will take us to the 'can't miss' places such as the principal
villages, Hot Springs Island and Burnaby Narrows. But our voyages are also explorations of this
vast area, and we always look for, and often find on each trip, at least
one or another remarkable new place to add to our knowledge of Gwaii Haanas.
usually travel about 4 hours each day, broken up by shore excursions
with our inflatable zodiac boats two or three times a day. This
wilderness area provides us with many options for safe and scenic
anchorages that we rarely have to share with other vessels.