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Ocean Sound Kayaking

570 Beach Road | Sandspit Harbor, Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada
+1 403-609-5576
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Amazing Scenery, Kayaking, and Haida Culture

This was a 7-day guided kayak trip along parts of the eastern shore of Gwaii Haanas National Park... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Don M
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Auburn, WAshington, USA
Approach S'Gang Gwaay by kayak, unforgettable!

Ten days of kayak challenge truly became a special trip, something I had wanted to do for years... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Jane201708
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Vancouver, Canada
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Kayaking Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and Gwaii Haanas National Park/Reserve since 1989. Offering 1- 8 day guided sea kayak vacations for the natural history and wildlife enthusiasts. Escape the everyday, learn about a rich Haida Culture, and explore your sense of adventure
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570 Beach Road | Sandspit Harbor, Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a 7-day guided kayak trip along parts of the eastern shore of Gwaii Haanas National Park. Head guide (and owner) Steve Konik and his assistant guide Kara Ashley were both superb as leaders and guides (and cooks!). Steve in particular, with his 20-plus...More

Thank Don M
konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hey Don M. It was great meeting and sharing Haida Gwaii with you and your friends this summer. My favorite part, besides the the many laughs and fun, was paddling with you thru the sea cave, and having the Humpback whale on our final day....More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Ten days of kayak challenge truly became a special trip, something I had wanted to do for years: Go. Yes it was wet, yes there was wind and wave and swell, and yes, I could not have done it without signing on with Ocean Sound...More

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Howdy Jane It was great to share the many cultural treasures and natural wonders of Haida Gwaii with you. Though your trip was the wettest tour I have experienced in more than a decade; I can say it was one of the funnest tours of...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Seven of us signed on to an 8 day kayaking trip in Gwaii Hanaas National Park Reserve, a magnificent and extensive wilderness at the south end of Haida Gwaii. Joined by one other person who signed up with the outfitter, we kayaked more than 50...More

Thank Richard C
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hey Richard C It was great to meet you and your friends this summer in Haida Gwaii. Its was a fun adventure filled with plenty laughs, and wildlife. As you mentioned, the coastal weather is always changing, and part of the experience. I wish you...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

This past summer marked the third time kayaking in Haida Gwaii. Each trip has been unique, each trip has been memorable and each trip reminds me why there will be a 4th trip in the near future. Haida Gwaii is a collection of islands just...More

Thank Paul L
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hey Paul It was great to have you explore Haida Gwaii once again this summer. Having returned for your third trip, it seems like the islands have without doubt captured your sense of adventure for wild places. Wishing you all the best on your next...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I just got back from an eight day kayaking trip with Ocean Sound Kayaking in Gwaii Haanas National Park. The trip was amazing, and we had terrific weather. The two guides, Abbey and Kara, were very competent, efficient, and delightful. Not only were they able...More

Thank kimasquith57
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

It is wonderful to hear that our reputation for knowledgable, fun, and engaging tours in Haida Gwaii, has left an memorable impression on you. Gwaii Haanas is truly an amasing place to experience, and its seems like Abbey and Kara did a great job sharing...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Steve Konik of Ocean Sound Kayaking led my family of four (including an 8 yo and a 4 yo) on a memorable 6-day custom Haida Gwaii kayaking adventure at the end of July 2017. He has deep knowledge of the ocean and its currents, and...More

Thank gooseinthegrass
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

HATS OFF to your family for taking on the experience. It was a great to have the opportunity to introduce your family to Haida Gwaii and its ocean environment. I think its was equally as fun for me as it was for the four of...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We just completed an 8 day paddle to Gwaii Haanas with Ocean Sound Kayaking and we had a truly amazing time!  Our guides (Abbey and Kara) were passionate, hard-working, well-organized, confident and knowledgeable, not to mention great cooks.  The food was delicious!  We explored the...More

Thank boncairns
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for the reply boncairns My apologies for not being on this particular trip as I was guiding a family thru Gwaii Haanas as well, but it seems my ever knowledgable, safe, passionate staff delivered once again. Haida Gwaii is a magical place, and I...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This 8 days exploration with OSK was just fabulous! Our two guides (Abbey and Kara) were sooooo good! They certainly made a difference. Abbey's knowledge of the ocean and forest life of the park as well as Kara's readiness to help us all made our...More

Thank rico2567
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hey Richard It is fabulous to hear that Ocean Sound Kayaking and Haida Gwaii has left a lasting impression on yet another adventurous soul. Thanks for joining us this summer, and all the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My husband and I celebrated Canada Day 2017 by starting an 8 day kayak trip with Steve, Abbey and Kara (aka: Squirrel Girl) and it just got better and better as the trip progressed. All three were great guides - always accommodating, chalk full of...More

Thank Mitzi M
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hey Mitzi Thanks again for such a great trip. Your humour and laughter still echoes in my thoughts. All the best to your next adventre, and its great to hear that Ocean Sound Kayaking and Haida Gwaii left an amasing impression on yet another person....More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I recently completed OSK's 8-day kayaking expedition, with Abbey, Steve, and Kara as our guides. I can't say enough good things about the entire trip. I was probably the least experienced paddler/camper in our group, and I always felt completely safe in our guides' care....More

Thank Becky K
Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hey Becky It was great to have the opportunity to share Haida Gwaii with you, it truly is a beautiful place. Thanks again for all the fun and I especially loved your sense of humour, which made us all laugh on more than one occasion....More

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