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Ocean Sound Kayaking

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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...more
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570 Beach Road | Sandspit Harbor, Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This was my second season guiding with Ocean Sound in Gwaii Haanas and I am confident in saying that I look forward to many more adventures in with Abbey, Jane, Nav, and Steve in the future. Not only do I treasure time with our team...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kara A
konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Your enthusiasm for the natural world of Haida Gwaii, the knowledge you share with the guests, and the passion you express daily, is a highlight to those that travel with you – Kara. Your confidence, thoughtfulness, and your attention to detail are all great attributes...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Thanks to Steve & Nav for an amazing trip in August. Sorry for the delay in submitting my review. You are outstanding guides. Your commitment to the preservation of Haida Gwaii is truly admirable. You made me feel confident and safe on the trip and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

It was great to see you again. This was a great trip filled with fabulous weather, many memorable moments, and A LOT of laughs… It is always a pleasure to share Gwaii Haanas and Haida Gwaii with such grateful people. Wishing you all the best...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Thanks so much Steve and Nav for a most wonderful trip. It was such a pleasure kayaking with you both and our friends of many years. There were many special moments on the trip that will stay with me forever. Some of them were the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Kudo’s – to this group of friends of more than 45 years, and the laughs and moments that were shared on this tour. Gwaii Haanas is just one of those magical places to explore. It was great to have most of this group for their...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

This was our first kayaking trip to Haida Gwaii trip, with a group of very old friends - 4 couples. It was an experience to which it is difficult to do justice in a few words. Others who have described it as a magical place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hello Wrenski I find today so many people can find excuses or have so many daily distractions, that they do not nurture friendships and family, and travelling with your group of eight friends dating back to YES - Elementary School was a highlight to my...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Thank you Steve and Navi for a delightful trip. It was extremely well planned and both of you have a deep knowledge of the sea and the environment. I have recommended your trips to everyone I know. Haida Gwaii is magical and a unique part...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hey B Thanks for the kind words. The pleasure was all mind, seeing your smile when it came graduation day for you to paddle a single kayak, was so REWARDING! Your companionship, laughter, and youthful spirit made my summer. I agree our paths need to...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This August was my first time assistant guiding in Gwaii Haanas, and as we set out on the first trip, I was pretty nervous! The guests were so remarkably cool and we were in a place of outstanding cultural & ecological richness... How did I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

An Oystercatcher is said to be a highly social, and entertaining shore bird, which I believe your nickname from the guests this summer - suites your personality perfectly Nav. Your genuine presence, combined with your intuitive knowledge of our surrounding environment, was very much appreciated...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

This was an absolute 10/10 experience. It was such a gift to be in Gwaii Haanas,with someone who had such a deep appreciation and respect for native Haida people and their history and traditions. Steve was an experienced, competent and caring guide.His way of guiding...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zenith V
konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks again for your laughter, and zest for adventure. Traveling all the way from the southern hemisphere, I am grateful that Gwaii Haanas, and Haida Gwaii lived up to its reputation of cultural treasures, and natural wonders for you. All the best to your next...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

OceanSound gets top marks from me. For me, it was our 2 fabulous guides, Jane and Kara, that brought a fabulous trip into the realm of extraordinary! Thanks, G from CalgaryMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hey G Albertans do like the ocean, as its really not all that far from Haida Gwaii. I too cannot say enough about Jane and Kara. Between their knowledge of Haida Gwaii, their competent leadership, and they genuinely love what they do. I wish you...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

This was my first experience with sea kayaking and my friend and I couldn't have chosen a better company! We had a small group of 5 guests and 2 exceptional guides - Jane and Kara. Jane's knowledge of the area (and beyond) was extraordinary! Her...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hey Mary It sounds like you had a great time in Gwaii Haanas. Your testimony of both Jane and Kara’s leadership is very much appreciated, as they had great things to say about your companionship and helpful nature in camp. Gwaii Haanas is a very...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Gwaii Haanas is a very rare and beautiful place we are very glad we had the experience to go there. We are not seasoned campers, so fortunately the weather was very sunny for us. The guides were great - hard working, helpful and knowledgeable. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 12, 2018|
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Wow, that is a lot of questions. We had 2 people in our group that are 70 and they as well as everyone else were fine. If you are going with a tour they will look after the food. Bring your own snacks and let them know if... More