Experience Nakwakto Rapids Tours!

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Join an adventure tour aboard one of our 28’ Transport Canada certified vessels.  Explore the world’s fastest navigable tidal rapids and surrounding wilderness in the company of Native Cultural guides from the Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations.

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The complex waterways, winding shorelines and roaring tidal rapids will draw you into the depths of our traditional territory.

Packages will soon be available in conjunction with our preferred accommodation partners: Pier Side Landing Hotel Port Hardy and Kwa’lilas Hotel Port Hardy.

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The Nakwakto Rapids have been recognized as the fastest tidal surge in the world, and can run up to 17 knots during peak tidal changes.

The surging ocean is forced by the tide through narrow channels and islands.  At its narrowest point at the mouth of Seymour Inlet on the remote BC Coast is “Tremble Island” a rock local legend says shakes with the force of the tidal flows.  The Nakwakto Rapids are the gateway to hundreds of kilometers of remote and mysterious coastline of the southern portion of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.

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Experience wilderness in comfort, safety and warmth.

It’s not just about the rapids! Learn more about the history and culture of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations aboard our sturdy 28’ aluminum vessel, and also come into close contact with local wildlife, including eagles, bears and whales.

The vessel is Coast Guard-certified, and is equipped with a hydrophone, which makes it possible to listen to resident Orcas and other whales as they carry on conversations underwater.

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The vessel has been fitted out with the comfort of the passengers in mind – it’s heated, there are complimentary snacks and beverages, and there is also is also a washroom aboard. It’s the perfect way to explore this unique corner of the planet.

An authentic First Nations experience

Nakwakto Tours offers an absolutely authentic First Nations experience guided by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations.

Through an audio-visual presentation and traditional stories, our guides will give you a “insider’s look” at the Great Bear Rain Forest.


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