Many fishing enthusiasts pay thousands of dollars to come to one of the exclusive fishing lodges on our Islands. While they do catch fish, they do so with the help of professional guides, most of whom don’t live here. Consequently, they only experience a very small part of these Islands.
Available to patrons of the Sea Raven are many local guides who love to share their knowledge and love for this piece of heaven.
There are also opportunities to experience the many other faces of Haida Gwaii: Go crabbing on North Beach, hike the trail to Sleeping Beauty Mountain, mingle with the locals in the coffee shops, hike the Dover Trail and view the many culturally modified cedar trees, experience a traditional seafood feast in Skidegate Village – the possibilities are endless! For the sports fisherman, there is no place in the world like the Queen Charlotte Islands. Trophy salmon (chinook, coho, sockeye, pink, chum), barn door sized halibut, lingcod, red snapper, black cod, sole, dolly varden, cutthroat, and the most prized of all, the mighty steelhead.
Both saltwater and freshwater fishing licenses are mandatory. Supplementary licenses are required for steelhead and chinook salmon.
Fishing licenses are available on Island.
For saltwater fishing we can recommend some local guides. For fresh water fishing try the Heillen River in Masset, the Yakoun River in Port Clements, The Tlell River in Tlell. In Sandspit try the Copper River or Pallant Creek for salmon or trout. Try fishing in Mayer Lake, Mosquito Lake, Skidegate Lake, or Yakoun Lake for cutthroat trout.
Hiking & Sightseeing
The ‘Misty Isles’ as the Queen Charlotte / Haida Gwaii archipelago is often called, offer an abundance of coastal beauty and rich Haida culture. The magazine “Guide to Haida Gwaii ” has many suggestions on places to go and things to see. It is free to download here.
Kayaking is one of the most amazing way to enjoy Haida Gwaii. Explore the beautiful islands peacefully on the ocean. Anyone who loves to meet the wildlife should not miss this experience. While paddling, enjoy the nature and searching the wildlife along the shore. Don’t forget to take a picture!
Anyone who prefer a professional guide while traveling, try a kayak tour. There are many kayak tours you can try in Haida Gwaii.
The Haida Gwaii Islands is heavily populated with Sitka black tail deer. These deer are quite small with the does reaching an average weight of 70lbs. and bucks 110lbs. Although the most commonly hunted, deer are not the only game sought on our islands. You may also be interested in our water fowl. Ducks, geese, grouse abound in the autumn. The rare elk are a challenge! Hunting licenses can be obtained at various outlets near the Sea Raven. We are happy to provide you with space in our hanging shed for your game.