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Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa

3/4/7 night packages Short Tours
  • Vancouver
  • Haida Gwaii

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This is true seclusion — a floating lodge skimming the calm waters of Peel Inlet, only accessible by air, and backed by the forest-rich western shores of Haida Gwaii. With just 12 guestrooms, it has a real sense of remoteness and exclusivity, added to by the fabulous features they’ve squeezed into this water-topping hideaway. Somehow they’ve included a spa with massage therapy, a gym, a hot tub, a sauna, complimentary WiFi access, and a dining room with a drifting menu that captures the best of each season’s local ingredients — with complimentary wine to accompany it. But it’s when you step off Ocean Lodge that this 100% Haida-owned retreat really reveals its beauty — whether that’s as you enjoy its kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, take a rainforest trek or tour, or join its indigenous Haida guides for cultural excursions.

Itinerary

LOCATION

On Haida Gwaii’s extremely remote west coast in Peel Inlet. A return plane and helicopter transfer is included from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii.

FACILITIES

  • Dining room serving complimentary wine with dinner
  • Bar and lounge
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Spa*
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Excursions/tours*

ROOMS

12 guest rooms. The brand-new floating eco-lodge guest rooms all feature a private en-suite bathroom and offer a soothing and spacious retreat.

Day 1

After a charter flight from Vancouver to Sandspit airport in Haida Gwaii, followed by a short, scenic helicopter flight to Peel lnlet, check in to the Ocean House at Stads K’uns GawGa floating lodge at approximately 09:00am and meet your hosts for the next several days. A Cultural Ambassador greets you with a welcome aperitif, a gift and provides the details your upcoming adventure. (D)

Days 2–3

Enjoy an array of guided excursions with a focus on wildlife viewing, First Nations culture and arts, eco-tourism and nature sightseeing. Trek through a lush canopied rainforest with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the various plants and fauna unique to Haida Gwaii that flourish in the quiet and stillness of this bountiful environment. Experience the West Coast Explorer Tour and connect with the wild world as you head by Zodiac into an oasis of waters surrounded by rare geological shorelines dotted by the verdant foliage of the rain forest. Your guide will share stories and legends of the area and reveal some of the hidden treasures of this incredible terrain. This uninhabited region is also home to some exceptionally remarkable wildlife and marine life. Take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay, considered the best preserved of the ancient villages on Haida Gwaii. Your guided tour showcases 10,000 years of Haida history and embodies the rugged beauty and rich ecology of the Pacific coastline. (B/L/D)

Day 4

This morning, check-out of the Ocean House and transfer by helicopter to Sandspit Airport, then by charter flight back to Vancouver. (B)

 

Excursions:
4- and 7-night packages will be offering the following extra tour:

  • K'uuna Excursion to the First Nation village of K’uuna Llnagaay 

Not included in the package cost:

  • Outdoor wear or equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverage unless otherwise mentioned

Please note: flights to/from Haida Gwaii are subject to delays due to weather conditions. Pre- and post-nights in Vancouver are strongly recommended.

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Visa requirements

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

Visitors travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. If you’re arriving into Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. This costs CA$7 and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first. If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification, i.e. your passport.

For more information on eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.