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Island Explorer Experience at Ocean House
(Tour Code: YVROHIPIEE) Departs from Vancouver on Wednesdays
All pricing is in USD$
05 Jun - 28 Aug, 2019
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Ocean House is an eco-cultural lodge located in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.
On this 5-day trip, discover the mystical beauty of old-growth forests, dramatic coastlines, expansive beaches and the living culture of the Haida.Embark on guided excursions to ancient village sites, soar above scenic coastline, and trek amongst towering cedar.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Vancouver to Ocean House
Depart Vancouver South Terminal around 6.30am by a chartered plane (90 mins) and fly into Sandspit from where you will be transferred by a helicopter to the Ocean House. You will be met upon arrival for check-in and an orientation with a Cultural Ambassador. The rest of day is at your own leisure; explore the coastal settings and unwind with a peaceful walk along the beach or with a soak in the hot tub.
Day 2-4 Ocean House
Over the next two days you will participate in guided activities showcasing the natural environment and the rich culture of the Haida people. Each day begins after a delicious breakfast with most activities ranging 4 to 6 hours in length.
West Coast Explorer Tour
Connect with the wild world and head by zodiac into an oasis of sacred waters surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that feature rare geological shorelines dotted by the magical realm of rain forests. Your guide will share stories and legends of the area and open your eyes to some of the hidden treasures of this incredible terrain.
This uninhabited region is home to some remarkable wildlife and marine life such as black bears (Haida Gwaii has the largest black bear species on the planet), eagles, orca whales, humpback whales, sea lions and others. Spend time combing the magnificent beaches for Japanese glass balls, and watching the pounding surf of the west coast. Several beaches and forests are featured on this tour. Box lunch included.
After a hearty breakfast depart on foot with your guide into the lush canopied forests and trek along the streams where yet another rich dimension of Mother Nature is featured. Learn about the various plants and flora unique to Haida Gwaii, and take in the quiet, the stillness of this exceptional place.
Day 5 Ocean House to Vancouver
After breakfast, transfer by helicopter from the Ocean House to Sandspit from where you will be transported by a chartered plane (10.45am) to Vancouver. Arrive back into Vancouver around 12.30pm.
- Return air from Vancouver to Sandspit
- Return helicopter transfer from Sandspit to the Ocean House
- Nightly accommodations (room with two beds and private ensuite washroom)
- Daily meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and complimentary wine with dinners
- Welcome gift
- Orientation with Cultural Ambassador
- Use of hot tub, sauna, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards
- On-site Cultural Interpreter/In-residence artist
- All local ground transport and water transfers
- 5 Day / 4 Night package includes the West Coast Explorer Tour, Rainforest Trek and K’uuna Village Tour
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuity for staff (recommended $50.00-$100.00 per day/per guest for the duration of stay)