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Haida Gwaii Marine Litter Cleanup

Each year millions of tonnes of plastic enters the ocean from land based sources, fishing and shipping. The oceans are suffocating on plastic and much of this litter we see washed up on coastlines. The West Coast of North America has many litter 'hotspots', and on this amazing adventure you can do your bit to keep a section of it pristine. Great Canadian Trails and Ocean Conservancy invites you to join this unique sailing expedition to collect marine litter that is washing up on the once pristine coastlines of the islands of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands), located on the north coast of British Columbia. When signing up for this expedition you will make a difference to the marine environment, and you will also explore a remote region of the world dubbed as "Canada's Galapagos". With over 100 islands, Haida Gwaii is one of North America's richest regions in terms of biology and culture. Over the course of the expedition we expect to see a plethora of wildlife including humpback whales, dolphins, orcas, sea lions, an abundance of bird species and, if we are lucky, we may spot a few Gwaii Haanas Black Bears, the largest black bear in the world. Haida Gwaii is one of the most culturally rich and developed groups to inhabit early North America, our experienced naturalists and crew provide great knowledge and will teach us about the history and customs of the Haida people. We reach the archipelago by a ketch sail boat that features eight double occupancy cabins, a comfortable lounge and well-equipped which galley. Our work cleaning up the waters will span over two to three days of the expedition. On 'clean-up' days we will go ashore at known 'debris hotspots' and spend 2-3 hours collecting marine debris. Do you care about our oceans? Here's your opportunity to discover and protect one of the world's great wilderness areas.


One night twin share accommodations at Sandspit Inn
Twin share cabin accommodations aboard vessel
Private transportation from Days 2-10
All meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on last day
All park fees and permits
Traditional Haida Lunch and Haida Heritage Museum tour
All fuel and full use of facilities on the yacht, including kayaks
Applicable Taxes
Equipment required for the debris collection (except personal protectibe gloves)
Clearing marine debris from the coastline of a UNESCO World Heritage destination
Giving back to local Aboriginal communities
Experiencing Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve's wilderness
Discovering the best remaining original totem poles in the world at SGang Gwaay
Whale watching in Hecate Strait
Tour Provider Great Canadian Trails
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $0
Start Location
Sandspit, Canada
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
10 to 14
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Haida Gwaii Marine Litter Cleanup