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“The best way to see Haida Gwaii”

Moresby Explorers - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sandspit
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Owner description: Touring the waters around Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Heritage Site and National Marine Conservation Area on the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii since 1988 has earned us a growing reputation for providing fun, educational and safe wilderness adventures at affordable prices.We offer boat tours from one to four days long including fixed roof accommodations and meals. We rent and transport sea kayaks and passengers into the Gwaii Haanas area.We have a small outdoor gear store at our office in Sandspit.We also own and operate the Seaport B&B in Sandspit.
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
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“The best way to see Haida Gwaii”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We just got back from a 4 day boat tour with Moresby Explorers. Our guide was Laura and you couldn't ask for a better person. She grew up in the area is is very knowledgeable. The tour was fantastic! - great food, accommodations, and the pace was perfect. You never felt rushed and Laura was always willing to change things up if something interesting came along - like whales!
We experienced so much Haida history and met some beautiful people (the Haida Watchmen).
You spend 2 nights in their float camp where the location is quite out of the way and the dinners (thanks Jerold!) were great. And 1 night in Rose Harbour, close to SGang Gwaay (Haida village). We saw humpback whales here (including a female and her calf).
Remember to take along ski goggles, they work great in the boats.
We had perfect weather; it was sunny every time we stopped! Amazing.
Thanks Laura!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank jgoatcher
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Paris, France
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“thanks for this great tour”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were on a one day tour on Loiuise Island and just loved it. The only regret is not to have had enough time for the 2 or 4 day tours as eveything was perfect. george was our guide and he was available all the time and giving away very intesteting information all the time. the different stops were perfect and we enjoyed the whole day. I would recommend Moresby !

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Could hardly be better”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Moresby Explorers will take you on a one day, two day or four day trip down into Gwaii Haanas... one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Moresby Explorers have a retail shop, transport kayakers and have a nice B&B. They take you out on very stable Zodiacs. We took the four day and it was one of the best trips of my life. The guide (Bryan) was excellent. The food was great. Accommodations are not the Ritz -- there isn't always electricity or plumbing, so it's not for the luxury- or technology-addicted. You need to be fit enough for a clamber or two, and some rain is expected. But you will have a superb experience. Orcas maybe, humpbacks probably, bears, deer, eagles, seals and sea lions -- the mountains and the forests and the ocean are like a northern Tahiti. The Haida people are great. The ancient villages, the hippy houses....The forest is enchanted. Like Narnia. Like Middle Earth.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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192 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“First Class Zodiac Excursion”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We took Moresby Explorers 1-day Zodiac inflatable boat excursion that circumnavigates Louise Island. Morseby Explorers also offers 2- and 4-day expeditions in the wildes of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Our driver/guide/skipper, Brian, was very friendly and knowledgeable about both the recent history (logging and fishing) and aboriginal history (Haida culture) of the areas that we visited. Brian started his tour in the van on the way to the boat launch, stopping to note important or interesting natural and man-made sites along the rough, logging road, we took to the boat launch. He then arranged for all of us (9 in the group) to have adequate, industrial-duty, rain coats and boots (and life preservers, of course) for the trip. We made several shore excursions...one to visit an abandon logging camp (lots of strange old equipment, boots, bottles, and some "unknown" items!)...and a couple more to explore historic Haida cultural sites.

Overall, a worthwhile day and interesting touring (AND IT WAS SUNNY!).

Visited August 2013
1 Thank William W
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A MUST do in Haida Gwaii!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This tour company gave me the trip of a lifetime! They have everything you need, and the tour guides were awesome!!
The place I saw were breathtaking, and the food.... amazing!!
They are definitely the tour company I'd recommend to everyone, and I'll do another Moresby Explorers tour for sure!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank GayleJMc
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