Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Only 15 minutes from Port McNeill lies the Broughton Archipelago, BC's largest marine park.
It is a realm of bald eagles, jumping salmon, harbour seals, sea lions and bears, but best of all, Orcas and minke and humpback whales.
Whale-watching in these waters is a contender for best in the world. Northern resident Orcas, minkes and humpback whales return each year. In summer 200 whales ply Southern Queen Charlotte Sound and Johnstone Strait.
The Orca or killer whale is king, roughly 9m/30ft long, powerful, graceful, majestic, awe-inspiring. Resident Orcas are fish-eaters, transient Orcas carnivorous and with a taste for seals. Whales travel in pods, each pod with its own language. Listen in on a hydrophone, an underwater microphone.
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Thousands of clients & perfect safety record! Sea kayaking with killer whales on our Nomadic Orca Expedition, a 4 or 5 day sea kayak trip that winds you amongst channels & islets on a journey of discovery through the best area in the world for killer whales. This is an area featured by National Geographic & Huffington Post as the place to kayak in BC.
Desolation Sound sea kayaking expedition. Explore one of the prettiest sea kayaking destinations in British Columbia through our unique route & exploration of experiential discovery.
An Eco-tour with the viewing of orcas, humpback & minke whales, numerous other marine mammals & seabirds while touring through the protected waters of Johnstone Strait & the Broughton Archipelago.
Departures are from: Alert Bay on Cormorant Island & the Alder Bay Resort on Vancouver Island. Our 4-5 hr "Sail with the Whales" tour offers exceptional service & value to individuals, families & small groups and includes fresh baked muffins & Devonshire Tea.
If you are looking for a unique and Eco-friendly experience, join us, our carbon footprint is very small. There is no other whale-watching tour like it on the BC coast!
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Simoon Sound (Gilford Island)
Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
Sea kayak in comfort based from our oceanside or float-house
accommodations. Enjoy catered meals or cook for yourself. Guided
kayak tours & rentals are available, as well as charter boat tours & kayak transport. Acupressure massage is also available on-site.
1790A Campbell Way
Port McNeill, British Columbia
Guided sea kayaking tours of northern Vancouver Island, The Great Bear Rainforest & Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Base camp & expedition-style tours ranging from 4 to 15 days. Join us at our Orca Waters Base Camp for the best in wildlife & whale viewing or an expedition to Gwaii Haanas National Park for the ultimate in wilderness adventures. Family specific departures are available. All tours are fully inclusive & no experience is needed for most tours.
7050 Rupert St
Port Hardy, British Columbia
Fully catered guided sea kayaking & whale watching tours in BC's Johnstone Strait (home to Robson Bight - world's only orca preserve) & God's Pocket Provincial Park, northern Vancouver Island, since 1996. Our 4, 5 & 6 day paddling tours in heart of whale territory allow you to maximize chances of seeing orcas & whales & explore new paddling areas daily. Novices welcome - no prior experience is necessary. We use top of the line BC-made Seaward kayaks, whip up memorable gourmet food & provide all gear & kayak instruction needed.
685 Heriot Bay Rd
Heriot Bay, British Columbia
Kayak with Killer Whales at our Orca base camp in Johnstone Strait or take one of our kayak expedition vacations to Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands or the Fjordlands. Trips range from 4 to 7 days. We provide memorable outdoor experiences for adventure travellers that combine spectacular scenery, scrumptious food & abundant wildlife encounters including whales, dolphins, bears & eagles. Our top-rated service caters to both local & international clientele. All tours are fully inclusive & no kayaking experience is required. Only have a day? Visit our storefront for paddleboard & kayak rentals or day tours in the stunning vistas surrounding Quadra Island.