This kayak adventure trip is 6 days of paddling and camping among the many beautiful wilderness islands and inlets of British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait. The area is teeming with pods of resident Orca whales following the summer salmon run to their spawning rivers. An event that is spectacular to say the least.
We will see many Orcas, up close as we travel. These resident Orca whales are gentle, curious and playful creatures. We’ll also paddle by the famous “Rubbing Beach” at Robson’s Bight to see the Orca whales scratching and playing together in the shallows near the beach. Don’t forget your camera, because we’ll not only see Orca whales, but also numerous eagles, deer, otters, osprey, seals and salmon runs. This is a Canadian ecotourism wilderness kayak adventure that you’ll never forget.
Orcas use a sophisticated combination of clicks and whistles to communicate, find food, define objects, and keep track of family members. When orcas are in range, we are able to drop our portable hydrophone [microphone] into the water and listen for these sounds.
All necessary camping, kayak equipment and food is supplied along with round trip transportation from Vancouver. You’ll need only your sleeping bag, clothes and personal items.
“We have just returned from your Kayaking with Orca whales trip ……., and would like to say we had a fantastic time, ignoring the weather, which was a triffle damp. Your guide who led the trip is an amazing woman, every question anybody asked she knew everything about it. She was so layed back, never stressed, or never showed it if she was. She made everybody feel good about themselves, especially me (Mitzi), as I am not a sporty person. The food was very good, well, as was everything, I cannot praise everything enough. Thank Janet for making the trip so good, and also Erin, for keeping us fed. It was brilliant thanks again.”
Colin & Mitzi G, UK
“One of the features that made things easier for us was the pickup and drop-off at the hotel. Not having to rent a car was nice, since it would sit for most of the week anyways, as well as not having to worry about ferry schedules etc.”
Robert S., London, Ontario
“My wife and I paddled with your company in July. We ( I ) had always wanted to paddle with the Pacific Orcas but I was holding off on a trip in B.C. because for me it was to be the ultimate experience in our sea kayaking adventures and I wanted to save it . Then we read the article in the Globe and Mail , and the rest is now history . That article certainly paid dividends . Darlene and I have now taken 9 separate sea kayaking adventures going back to our first trip.
Our trip with your company in the Johnstone Straight was right up there . We find the larger groups , like this summer , are typically the best — better odds of a range of personalities which often leads to lots of laughter and fun . That was certainly the case this summer . The guides , the food , the weather, the scenery and the wild life round out the package . We had it all with you .
We saw Orcas every day , and were very fortunate to be close enough one day for some very memorable pictures . That was why we came on the trip and now we have memories captured digitally along with the memories of the cast of characters that we spent that 6 days with. Len your guides were great , they were careful , conscious of our safety and comfort , and quick to sort out the pairings in the tandem kayaks after Day One . The guide was very effective and treated us as adults while she shared her knowledge and her obvious passion for the whales . She made our trip a pleasure . We wish you all the best . Thanks for a very memorable experience.”
Derek & Darlene F., Oakville, ON
|July 22-27||Johnstone Strait, BC West Coast||$1520 CAD pp / $1199 US pp*|
|Aug 1-6||Johnstone Strait, BC West Coast||$1520 CAD pp / $1199 US pp*|
|Aug 10-15||Johnstone Strait, BC West Coast||$1520 CAD pp / $1199 US pp*|
|Aug 22-27||Johnstone Strait, BC West Coast||$1520 CAD pp / $1199 US pp*|
|Aug 30-Sept 4||Johnstone Strait, BC West Coast||$1520 CAD pp / $1199 US pp*|
(Prices are subject 5% GST sales tax)
Booking: The booking requires a 30% deposit by Visa or MasterCard (for Canadian Credit Cards) with the balance due 60 days prior to trip departure. Non Canadian Credit Cards are charged the full trip fee payment in US dollars or a Bank Wire Transfer in Canadian Dollars at the time of booking.
The trip dates do sell out so please book early to get the trip dates you want.
Foreign tourists can claim half the tax back on our trips by filling out this government HST Rebate form