Maple Leaf, Haida Gwaii Queen Charlotte Islands ex Masset to Sandspit

7 Night Cruise sailing from Masset to Sandspit aboard Maple Leaf. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Masset.

Departure date: 6 June 2020
Embark port: Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada
Cruise line: Maple Leaf Adventures
Ship: 92 foot Schooner Maple Leaf

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
06/06/20 Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Hotel
07/06/20 Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Embark
08/06/20 At sea - -
09/06/20 At sea - -
10/06/20 At sea - -
11/06/20 At sea - -
12/06/20 At sea - -
13/06/20 At sea - -
14/06/20 Sandspit, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Disembark
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Masset to Sandspit aboard Maple Leaf. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Masset.

Explore Haida Gwaii from the northern town of Masset to the southern reaches of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Marine Conservation Area Reserve & Haida Heritage Site. Tour Graham Island by land for a day and a half with a knowledgeable guide before joining the crew aboard SV Maple Leaf for an 8-day Gwaii Haanas tour.

Highlights in Gwaii Haanas include Haida village sites (access is weather-permitting but typically includes SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), T’aanuu, K’uuna (Skedans), and Windy Bay); ancient rainforest, intertidal life at Burnaby Narrows, whales and other marine mammals, remote beaches, and other special experiences.

Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an archipelago of islands on the continental shelf off Canada’s west coast. Join us for an 8-day adventure by land and sea. You’ll explore the famed, rich marine life and rainforests, as well as the Haida culture. Includes the whole archipelago, from north to south, ancient to modern, including Gwaii Haanas and UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay (Ninstints).

Landscape and Nature
Haida Gwaii is an archipelago of islands separated from the rest of BC by an incredible body of water, Hecate Strait. Formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands the name was changed to represent the heritage and continued cultures of the Haida People who flourish on these islands.

Gwaii Haanas, the southern portion of Haida Gwaii, is rich with culture and natural history.

The Haida welcome us into the ancient village site, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), where ancient poles still stand. Others, such as Tanu, where you will marvel at the mossy depressions where big houses once stood.

Featured Wildlife
Baleen whales (humpback, fin)
Killer whale / orca
Pacific White Sided Dolphin
Dall’s porpoise
Black Bear
Black Tail Deer
Bald eagle
Sea Stars, Anemones, and Moon Snail

Cultural History
Get to know the modern villages of Graham Island where Haida culture is alive and flourishing. Witness artwork and carvings recently created.

Travel deep into Gwaii Haanas “Place of Wonder” where you will walk among ancient monumental poles and house remains.

Haida guides will explain the purpose of the poles and the lives their ancestors lived. The overall sense of power found in these villages is unforgettable.

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Prices are per person based on best available cruise fare supplied, inclusive of all discounts, NCCF’s, Port Taxes, Government Taxes & Fees unless otherwise stated. All details are correct at time of loading however are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and change at any time without notice. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Full terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for up to date availability, costings and more information.