Departing from Telegraph Cove or (Port McNeill, BC) our first destination is in waters where you can observe the numerous sea lions and humpback whales that frequent the area during the summer. We transit Blackfish Sound and the entrance of Blackney Passage during the morning hours and progress into the rich waters of Johnstone Strait in the afternoon. Gradually we visit the beaches of Robson Bight and Boat Bay Conservancy.
As we traverse the waters of North Vancouver Island we are scanning and listening for the passage of Orcas, White-Sided Dolphins or Humpback Whales. Maximum time is spent on the water either in sea kayaks or in the boat. Our trips also give you the opportunity to explore the beaches, trails and rugged shoreline of this lush marine environment.
During the day we transfer from the boat to a secluded island where we maintain a base camp that offers you a great spot to start our sea kayak exploring. A group of the small bays, islands and Islets are within reach with our sea kayaks. You will be paddling in the vacinity of resident whales, seals and eagles. In one day it is possible to see a number of different species of animals and marine mammals. Often we view bears grubbing at low tide along mud flats or watch eagles catch prey and take it back to their nest. Lunch is served on the island or on one of our stops along the way.
Given that the weather is stable, it is possible to cross the Strait and explore the solitude of the beaches to the west of Robson Bight and enjoy watching the interaction of whales, sea lions and seals all in the same marine environment. Our return journey back to Telegraph Cove in the late afternoon will take us along a different route than the one taken earlier in the day, in hopes and viewing wildlife we did see during the early part of the day. Often this trip is run in conjunction with our longer-stay base camp trips. This option offers you the convenience of our private boat transport and a flexible itinerary.
Includes cruising and kayaking in the core areas where wildlife is visible and abundant.
Departure ( 9 am return the same day at 4 pm)
Includes cruising, kayaking and one night stay at our basecamp.
Departure @ 8 am on start date and return the following day to Port McNeill at 3 pm)
A minimum of (2) two people is required to run either of the above trips! Maximum Group Booking: (6) Group rates available on request.
Orca Day Trips depart Telegraph Cove, British Columbia at 9:00 am, returning at 4:00 pm. We reserve the right to stay out longer if whales are in the area of our basecamp. We asked that you do not BACK THIS TRIP UP AGAINST OTHER COMMITMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION OR TRAVEL. Our meeting point is at the dock just below the boat ramp.
We will pick you up with boat; look for a land craft style boat with kayak racks named "My Discovery Skiff".
2017-8 Departure Dates: Please inquiry by email or call us at 1-250-619-2714 to find out availability.
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