This trip highlights awesome whale encounters, scenic camping sites, maximum kayaking and a visit to a native site with visible remains of a past culture. Campsites are often visited by wildlife. Whales are observed just off basecamp and along kayaking routes we use daily.
Our adventure travel trips start at a permanent basecamp. But it has all the design of a nomadic trip. These trips are suitable for familes or small groups of friends.
Arrival Day: Arrival in Port McNeill or Telegraph Cove is usually late in the day because of the travel distance or the plane connections to Comox Valley Airport. Pre-trip meeting is in front of the General Store at Telegraph Cove Resorts in Telegraph Cove @ 7:30 pm the evening before your departure date. The meeting is scheduled to introduce you to your guides, check your gear, fit PFD, fit a paddle and answer any questions you might have about the trip. We will familiarize you with a double sea kayak and review our route on the marine chart of the area.
Note: Discovery Expeditions reserves the right to alter the itinerary of this trip due to weather, tides or unexpected circumstances.
Meet at 8:30 am in front of the General Store at Telegraph Cove Resorts in Telegraph Cove. Load the shuttle boat and set out to our camp.
Morning transport (we stop for whales) to our first camp on Blackfish Sound.
Mid afternoon sea kayak to sheltered waters explore by sea kayak an amazing cluster of rugged islands, view wildlife and a variety of marine mammals during the morning. Might even get a wonderful sun rise. Venture on into open waters to view the local Humpback Whale feeding in the area just outside camp. Find a small beach to have lunch on while enjoying the dolphins and porposies of a large bay to the southeast of camp. On our return to camp we extend time to washup and enjoy happy hour. Dinner prep will take place as you enjoy happy hour. Or you might like to toss a fishing line from the rocky shoreline and catch a fish for apps. The day continues into 10 pm but we usually have a beachfire and finish the day laughing around the fire.
A morning marine biology exploration during the low tide. With coffee in hand and breakfast being prep by your guides it is a great time to catch a look at what critters live along the sea shore. Once breakfast is ready, guides will be setting out the equipment so you can a good start for our second day on the water. Today, we spent the morning island hopping and quietly exploring sheltered passage abundant in marine life and wildlife. Great time for morning pictures of the trip. Catch lunch close to our destination of a local native site where we can get a glimpse into the past. Viewing and photo time in an area with wildlife rookeries and local habitats. Afternoon stroll in the unique coastal rainforest. View flora and fauna. Late after is a time put aside for a little fishing and beachcombing. Late day happy hour and early dinner to allow us time to catch a sunset paddle. Beachfire to end the day with two days of memories.
Paddle along the rugged coastline at the entrance to the waters of Knight Inlet.
Listen to the shoreline, alive with the sounds of kingfishers, eagles, and myriad sea birds.
Paddle into known Humpback Whale sighting and viewing areas. Explore clusters of rustic islets.
Morning sea kayaking along a remote shoreline that enters into a special spot to view wildlife. Observe harbour seals, otters and Dalls’ porpoise in this area.
After a relaxing lunch we will load our shuttle boat to begin our voyage back to Port McNeill, arriving late afternoon (3:00 pm)
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Per Person: CAD$1195 • USD: $985 • EURO: 832
Family Rates: (2 adults, 2 youths under 16 ) start at: CAD: $3800 •
Trip Deposit: CAD$250 per person
Trip Days: Monday – Thursday (unless custom trip)
June 19-22, June 26-29
July 01-04, July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27, July 31-03
August 07-10,August 14-17, August 21-24, August 28-01
September 04-07, September 11-14. September 18-21