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Kayak with Orcas in BC Canada - Orcas Guaranteed!

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 13 people
Destination(s): British Columbia  
Specialty Categories: Whale Watching   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1195 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1450 US Dollar (USD)

Canada's Johnstone Strait: Kayak with orcas and bald eagles - home to the world's only orca preserve Robson Bight (where orcas come to rub their bellies on certain beaches and feast on summer salmon runs). BEST place in North America to paddle with orcas - as 250 northern resident orcas (strictly fish-eating) congregate here each mid-July to mid-Sept to feast on the salmon funneled into the strait. This unique subspecies is found nowhere else in the world!
We guarantee orcas mid-July through mid-Sept - or we will send you on a 1/2 day orca cruise!

Four or six-day guided sea kayaking/camping trips include stable two-person kayaks, paddling gear/instruction, guides, all camping equipment, sun showers, sleeping bags/pads/sheets, neoprene booties, camp chairs, hearty meals, ground transportation. Highest guide-guest ratio you'll find. Hotels and airfare are not included. Itinerary does not include days traveling into and out of Port McNeill, on northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada. No previous kayaking experience is necessary.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: In the morning, we'll drive to the put-in site. We'll teach you the basics of paddling before launching kayaks. Paddle to first night's campsite. Includes: (L, D).

Day 2: We will be kayaking throughout Orca (killer whale) territory, camping adjacent to the Robson Bight Orca Reserve, and exploring nearby channels and islands, including an important "First Nations" (Indian) site and orca research station. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: We continue to explore Johnstone Strait and make further camps (2-3 camps for the whole trip) on secluded island beaches that dot this section of the magnificent Inside Passage. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: We frequently see groups of orca in their hunt for salmon. The thrilling encounter of an orca surfacing next to you kayak is something you'll never forget. The area is also home to dolphins, bald eagles, black bear, deer, seals and hundreds of sea birds. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Additional possible activities include a visit to the ancient village of Memlimquis to view fallen totem poles and remains of a traditional longhouse, as well as fishing from a kayak. The trips are led by experienced sea kayak guides versed in marine ecology. Includes:
(B, L, D).

Day 6: We'll paddle to take-out site in afternoon and then take a van back to Port McNeill. Fun farewell dinner in town. Includes: (B, L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Prices are in US dollars plus 6% GST tax (12% Canadians)
- Youth age 14 through 17 get 10% off.

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