After a successful, sold-out 2019 season, Outer Shores Expeditions will return to Haida Gwaii in 2020 for another year of small-ship expedition travel.
Haida Gwaii is internationally recognized for its rich cultural heritage, endemic wildlife, colourful biodiversity, and protected landscape within Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site (Gwaii Haanas), originally established in the late 1980s in an effort to protect more than 160 islands in the southern region of Haida Gwaii from the threat of deforestation. In 2018, a new Land-Sea-People Management Plan came into effect to protect Gwaii Haanas from mountaintop to seafloor.
A closer look
On the nine-day Islands at the Edge expedition, travellers will immerse themselves in rich cultural history with visits to important archaeological sites – including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay. Guests can soak in the thermal tubs at Hot Springs Island and experience full days of sailing aboard, Passing Cloud, Outer Shores’ 1970s classic wooden schooner, to encounter pelagic megafauna including killer whales, Risso’s dolphins, humpback whales, fin whales, and sharks, and step into an outdoor classroom with inflatable skiff excursions to examine tide pools and kelp forests. Next available departure include June 1-9, June 9-17, July 13-21, and July 21-29, 2020; priced from $6,495 per person.
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