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Ocean Sound Kayaking

570 Beach Road | Sandspit Harbor, Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada
+1 403-609-5576
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Best sea kayaking I have ever done!

Gwaii Haanas has such unique environments and Haida history well worth expierencing. All the guides... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher P
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Wildlife, family time, wine and sunshine!

We were incredibly lucky with our weather for our trip in Gwaii Haanas in July 2018 which added to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gwaii Haanas has such unique environments and Haida history well worth expierencing. All the guides are very knowledgeable and a joy to be around. Everyday had a laugh, smile and a cheerful tear!More

Thank Christopher P
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ah the magic of Gwaii Haanas – Haida Gwaii has created another lasting experience. It is always rewarding to hear that our guests are leaving with a belly full of great food, a head full of new knowledge, and an experience full of cultural fulfillment....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were incredibly lucky with our weather for our trip in Gwaii Haanas in July 2018 which added to our experience, but the trip would have been remarkable even if we had some rain. Highlights by far were the wildlife we saw - all in...More

Thank Taylor B
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Taylor It is always great to hear that family trips are fulfilling and rewarding. Yes, Abbey and Kara are true coastal gems that enjoy sharing their knowledge about the environment of Haida Gwaii. They are people who, love what they do! I wish you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Indeed Gwaii Haanas and Haida Gwaii is an magical place and environment. I cannot simply tell you a single memorable moment or experience because there was just too many. Your staff (guides) were wonderful in every way…their knowledge of the surrounding area, the wildlife, history...More

Thank Helen M
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

YES”, Gwaii Haanas is a truly magical place, were every day, and every new environment, there is an exceptional experience awaiting you. I am pleased to hear that your time on Haida Gwaii was filled with plenty of meaningful memories. As for Abbey a Kara,...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Wonderfully experienced guiders with a wealth of information on the water and on land through out Haida Gwaii. At the mercy of the weather but regardless we were well fed with both excellent food and knowledge.More

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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Memories come in all sorts of ways!!! Yes we certainly did not have typical weather on our Gwaii Haanas tour this spring; however I believe by your comments, we were all able to have a lot of fun, laughs, and provide a great experience under...More

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Reviewed October 13, 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
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konikrsteve, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 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

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Reviewed October 1, 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 October 2, 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

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Reviewed September 12, 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

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 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

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Reviewed August 18, 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

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Steve k, Owner at Ocean Sound Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 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

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Reviewed August 9, 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

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

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Reviewed August 6, 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

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

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