Kayaking with the Orcas of the Pacific
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In Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Combine the exhilaration of paddling beside these breaching, spouting, power swimming orcas, with rugged coastal scenery, magnificent west coast rain forest, and you have the ultimate coastal kayaking experience. Every year hundred of Orca whales, following the spawning Pacific salmon visit this same area, sightings are almost guaranteed! Other amazing wildlife includes humpback whales, sea lions, seals and porpoises.Show less
- Sea to Sky Expeditions provides free transportation from either Vancouver or Whitehorse to the trip origins.
- State / Region
- British Columbia
- Zip / Postcode
- V3R 8T3
- Canada 49.1965271 -122.8025845
Day 0: Arrival in Vancouver. This denotes the day or days spent in Vancouver before the listed start date of the trip.
Day 1: We will take the BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The crossing is about 2 hours. We will drive north along the Island Highway to our put-in point in Johnstone Strait & our first night's campsite for this kayaking bc trip.
Day 2 - 6: Several factors, such as weather, tides, current, group ability, group goals, and the distribution of pods will ultimately decide our campsites, paddling time, and route, and as such, a day by day, precise itinerary, is undesirable & impractical.
We have developed an itinerary which focuses on the areas in Johnstone Strait and which present the best chance of viewing orcas. By so doing, we hope to avoid the busier marine traffic around Telegraph Cove and the islands in that area. Along the way, there will be opportunities to explore the many coves, beaches, and marine life that characterize the strait. Different campsites are planned throughout our paddle.
We will return to our put-in point on Day 6 and return to Vancouver sometime in the evening.
Included in our Kayaking BC trip: Sea kayaks, paddles, PFDs [life jacket], spray skirts, dry bags, transportation from Vancouver and return, camping fees, cooking gear, camp stoves, tents, meal preparations, meals/snacks/beverages on the expedition, tarps, major first aid supplies, emergency radio or satellite phone, and professional guides.
Excluded from our Kayaking BC trip: Transportation to point of origin, transfers, accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary, gratuities, and personal equipment.
If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.