Arrive by air or road to Port McNeill or Telegraph Cove , British Columbia, on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island.
Day 1: Morning shuttle from Telegraph Cove, from where we will depart for the Farewell Harbour Lodge. After a hearty lunch and settling into your accommodations, we will be off for your introductory sea kayaking trip. (L/D)
Day trips from the lodge, exploring the maze of channels and islands that make up the Brought Archipelago, and Blackfish Sound. While paddling you will enjoy the wonders of seashore intertidal life, searching for Bald eagle nests and forest wildlife on the beaches . While in the waters of Blackfish Sound opportunities exist to see Orca whales, Humpback and Minke whales. If conditions are right we wil attempt a ‘night paddle’ to experience the incredible glowing, bioluminescent waters. (B/L/D)
Your days end with relaxing in the comfortable Farewell Harbour lodge, savoury dinners prepared by the lodge's chef and guaranteed restful nights. Typically we plan a day trip to the village of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island to visit the local First Nations museum and cultural centre, visit the galleries and shops of local artists, and above all, enjoy the local hospitality.
Day 5: (Final Day)
A leisurely morning breakfast taking in the final moments of your stay at Farewell Harbour. After packing our belongings we will return by boat to Telegraph Cove. Once we have unloaded and stowed our gear, we will enjoy lunch at the Telegraph Cove Killer Whale Café. Then we are off to board one of Stubbs Island Whale watching boats for a 4-hour marine mammal and wildlife viewing cruise.
Upon returning to Telegraph Cove there will be time to visit the Johnstone Strait Whale Interpretive Centre (formally known as the ‘Bones Project’). The Interpretive Centre was founded to increase public awareness of the biology of marine mammals and human threats to their populations. The centre boasts a fascinating collection of articulated marine mammal skeletons.
After 'farewells' guests can return to prearranged accommodations at Telegraph Cove Resort or Port McNeill. (B/L)
6% Canada GST tax is applied to all trip costs.
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