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Address: 570 Beach Road | Sandspit Harbor, Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 403-609-5576
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kayaking Haida Gwaii simply a must do for natural history and wildlife...

Kayaking Haida Gwaii simply a must do for natural history and wildlife enthusiasts. Offering exceptional travel to amazing people from all over the world since 1989!

Guided day trips, to multi-day expeditions in Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas National Park.

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Gwaii Hanas had long been on our to do list. I called Steve and our open dates were booked but he said he'd keep us in mind. When a cancellation came up he was quick to keep his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Gwaii Hanas had long been on our to do list. I called Steve and our open dates were booked but he said he'd keep us in mind. When a cancellation came up he was quick to keep his promise and so were we.. "Thank you Steve!" we had a great trip. Major pros of this trip... Steve and Gabby were... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Thanks for the review joeandjoni0 Its always nice to hear that it seems like our reputation for well organized, safe, and knowledgable tours is getting out to people. Gwaii Haanas is a magical place and it seems like it met your expectations. All the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

West Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and I wanted to do something special for our 40th anniversary in 2015, so we arranged a 10 day sea kayaking trip in Gwaii Haanas Marine Conservation Area with Steve Konik, owner/operator of Ocean Sound Kayaking. We had some previous experience with river kayaking, but were quite nervous of the Pacific Ocean. I did the trip research, and,... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hello ijpepsi Its always great the people I meet through my business, and even more special sharing such events with people as well. Its not every day I get to share in a 40th anniversary in Gwaii haanas. It is great to hear that this tour and place made it a special experience for you both. Cheers Steve More 

Queen Charlotte City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

During the past 16 years, we have gone on 12 kayaking trips with Steve / Ocean Sound Kayaking. We have travelled through stunning country; emerald green forests, immense old growth spruce trees, protected island-studded waterways, long surf washed beaches, streams full of spawning salmon and much more. Steve and his guides always provide awesome meals! Super fresh interesting meals. Over... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hey kennedy217 One of the greatest aspects of my job is that people arrive on the trips as strangers, and leave as friends. Hats off to you both for all those great memories that we have shared over the past 17 years. I look forward to our next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The trip of a life time! 8 days of sea kayaking in protected Gwaii Hanaas Park. Pristine nature. The moss covered rain forests with ancient trees are spiritual. Seeing SGang Gwaay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site with it's ancient weathered totem poles was memorable and moving. Always there was abundant life in the seas, skies and on land. Fascinating tidal... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hello patdev2016 Its always great hearing that our guests find our trips adventurous and fulfilling. Safety and our guests overall comfort is always our daily objective. Thanks for the kind workds, and hopefully our paths will cross again. All the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I have enjoyed three OSK trips in the past 15 years. We will keep coming back because our experience of the guides and the places has been consistently excellent, no matter the conditions. In the summer of 2015 we organized a trip with three other couples for 7 nights ending with a day in SGang Gwaii, followed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Steve Konick has been guiding trips on Haida Gwaii for over 20 years, and still loves taking people out to the remote wilderness of Gwaii Haanas. I would recommend going on a trip with Ocean Sound Kayaking to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of the world. You are in good hands.

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Haida Gwaii - Gwaii Haanas has been my second home for over two decades, the people, place and culture has always captured me. Even today, I get excited with every trip, as the people I meet start as strangers and leave as friends. Thanks again Bay View Gardens for taking care of my guest while in Sandspit. Cheers Steve More 

Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Originally I just wanted to paddle. And the paddling was the best, all I had hoped for. On two trips to Haida Gwaii with Ocean Sound Kayaking (ten days on the East side in 2013 and ten days on the West side in 2015) I found that there were many more things to discover. And that OSK was surely the... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hello Charlie It is was great to have met you and your side kick Bob. Having paddled with you both inspire me that a great sense of adventure is all one needs to accomplish great things. Thanks again for the kind words, and I hope our paths meet again. All the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had the pleasure of spending 10 days with Steve and Abbey, it was the most amazing trip with awesome wildlife, food, company, scenery, equipment! Steve arranges a perfect trip organising complicated logistics and excellent planning. He and abbey clearly know the place like the back of their hand and they could tell us everything! What they could do with... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hey craig It was great to have the opportunity to meet and share Haida Gwaii with you, especially seeing you came all the way from New Zealand... It seems our reputation of knowledgable, and fun tours, combined with great food once again delivered. Thanks for the kind words, and I will definitely pass on the commit to Abbey as well.... More 

Peterbrough Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

There are few places of wilderness where you can shed the trappings of everyday life and become a human "being" - connected to one's true self and the natural world. Haida Gwaii is one of these places and Ocean Sound Kayaking will take you there.

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hello headsupinclusion Haida Gwaii - Gwaii Haanas is an exceptional place to journey through, and it seems your experience fulfilled you. All the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

August 26 - September 4, 2015, my husband and I and another couple went on an incredible 10 day kayaking trip with Steve. There were 2 other clients plus Steve and Abbey, a second guide. The trip far exceeded our expectations. Haida Gwaii is a place of beauty and culture. We were constantly surrounded by the beauty, and had many... More 

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this review

Hi jemacintosh It was great to have the opportunity of sharing Haida Gwaii with you. You outline a true Gwaii Haanas experience filled with variable weather, accompanies with great company and food. I will definitely pass on the kind words to Abbey. All the best to your next adventure. Cheers Steve More 

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