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Sea Kayaking with Killer Whales
The Johnstone Strait is one of the best places in the world to see orcas (killer whales) at close range. Each year from June to early October, they congregate here to feed on salmon, rest and socialise. The strait is also home to porpoises, sea lions and many species of sea birds but it is the magnificent orcas that make this such a fantastic sea kayaking destination.
This sea kayaking adventure begins near the town of Port McNeill, on the remote northeast coast of Vancouver Island. Paddling stable two-person kayaks, you will explore the islands and waterways for six days while watching and listening for orcas. You will spend one night in Port McNeill at the beginning and end of your kayaking adventure and four nights camping in permanent comfortable tented camps.
Arrive Vancouver and stay for one night.
Fly from Vancouver Port Hardy and then transfer to your hotel in Port McNeill. Here you will meet your guides and receive a full briefing. Stay for one night in Port McNeill.
In the morning you will be taken to the Johnstone Strait launch site and will paddle to your first camp. The days will be spent kayaking through orca territory and exploring adjacent channels and islands. The party will be completely self-sufficient, all supplies and camping equipment being provided, as campsites will be in remote locations. This is an exciting trip promising memorable experiences.
Return to Port McNeill for one night.
Depart Port McNeill.
|Dates||Departures June to September.|
|Prices||Contact us for further information.|
Price includes accommodation (1 night Vancouver Airport, 2 nights Port McNeill, 5 nights camping), internal flights, all meals from lunch on Day 3 to lunch on Day 7, camping equipment and guides. International flights, transfers in Vancouver, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included. Please note a surcharge may apply if less than 6 passengers booked on the trip.