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Paddling, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Day kayaking tours through some of British Columbias most stunning wilderness in search of orcas, humpbacks, and other incredible wildlife.
Providing quality guided kayak tours from Quadra Island, BC. Join our comfortable Orca Base Camp tour in Johnstone Strait, next to Robson Bight Michael Biggs Ecological Reserve. Kayak in waters where Killer Whales play! Spacious Safari tents & cots, close enough to hear the blows of the Orca! Or experience the un-ending channels and wilderness of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands, or the Coastal Inlets on an expedition! Rentals and day tours also available daily at our location
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometres from Victoria. Cape Scott is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches. The rugged North Coast Trail is a challenging and popular 43.1 km hiking track that connects many pristine beaches by stretches of tough overland passage. The park stretches from Shushartie Bay in the east, then westward around Cape Scott and south to San Josef Bay. Rocky promontories, salt marshes and jagged headlands punctuate the fine-textured, white-sand beaches. The most impressive of these beaches, Nels Bight, stretches more than 2,400 metres long and 210 metres wide at low tide, and is one of the parks most popular camping destinations. Other significant beaches include San Josef Bay, Guise Bay, Experiment Bight, Lowrie Bay and Nissen Bight.
Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Pre-booking is required. Day Trips for 2018 are available in two options: (pre-booking is required) Option #1 is to take our transport out to South Broughton and experience the wildlife and whales here for $325 pp. Pre-booking is required. Option #2 is to take our transport out to the core area where Orcas and Humpbacks feed and stay the night in our basecamp for $499 pp. Or take our 3 or 4 day basecamp trips with more time to spend with wildlife in the core area. We maintain set base camps to provide safe accommodations and great wildlife viewing. We maintain family and group rates. Departures are available from Telegraph Cove or Port McNeill based on your stay the night before the trip.
Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Kayaking tours with the Orcas, Humpback Whales and other wildlife direct from Telegraph Cove. We offer the very best in all inclusive, guided kayak tours from 2 hours to 8 days with a focus on unobtrusive wildlife observation and fun kayaking for all. Separate family and adult adventures, great base camps and exceptional nomadic expeditions. Over 250 killer whales, an ever increasing number of Humpback Whales and a plethora of other animals are at home each summer in our backyard of Johnstone Strait, Robson Bight and the Broughton Archipelago. North Island Kayak is the only kayak tour or rental company located in Telegraph Cove. We have multiple tours on the water every day to serve you better. We are the local option with the local knowledge. Come experience the difference.
Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture
kawatsi Tours Eco Tours and Aboriginal Cultural Experiences with First Nations guides let you see the wild beauty of North Vancouver Island. Hike in coastal rainforests, get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums.
Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours
MB Guiding is an ACMG certified guide service located in Victoria, British Columbia. We specialize in small groups and big experiences! West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail, Nootka Trail, Cape Scott Provincial Park, Strathcona Provincial Park, Pacific Rim National Park, Canadian Rockies National Parks…
Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching
Sea otter Enhydra Lutris and whale watching tours in Esperanza Inlet on the west coast of north Vancouver Island. Boat tours last about 5 hours with shore break. The price of $600 is per boat charter; there is a 12 person limit. Accommodation & meal packages available. Sea otters can be viewed year round, Humpback whales usually show up late spring to fall. Black bears can be spotted after April.
U’mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U’mista’s name (‘the return of something important’), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades.U’mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.
Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Closed in January 2019 British Columbias first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! Youll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species youll see, and the friendly people youll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dalls or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).
Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
The original Orca Camp kayak guides, providing memorable & safe guided whale-watching kayak tours on BC’s Johnstone Strait since 1976. Choose a guided whale-watching tour or our Orca Base Camp, next to Robson Bight Ecological Reserve – the best place in the world to see Killer Whales in the wild.
Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker, Blue Dog has a package for youFrom our paddling centre at Mill Bay Marina; Learn to Kayak on one of our Paddle Canada Skills Courses, or take a relaxing tour with an experienced guideExplore the rugged beauty of West Coast on one of our instructional expeditionsExperience stress-free skills development with a bespoke coaching sessionSmall groups