Stable two-person kayaks, instruction, paddling gear and all camping supplies are provided. Lodge-based kayak tours are also available in Canada June-Aug at God's Pocket. Also, mothership kayak tours available in Alaska & Baja & Galapagos.
Our Baja/BC Canada tours were chosen to be featured in: 2011 National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "Best Whale Watching Locations", 2010 National Geographic Travel.com "Best Deals for Adventurous Travelers", National Geographic Traveler Magazine's 50 Best Trips of a Lifetime 2009, National Geographic Adventure Magazine 2004, Outside Magazine's Trips of a Lifetime March 2002, Money Magazine's Best Trips Nov 2002.
We are fully licensed to operate in Canada and Mexico, and promote the training and development of local guides and services, and protection of natural resources. The areas we visit are parks of federal and provincial designation. References available upon request. We are a member of: America Outdoors, Ocean Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Trade Assn of Paddlesports, Canada Tourism Board, Grupo Tortuguero, Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Since 1993. The owners, Terry Prichard and Nancy Mertz, were long time guides before that and wanted to share our love of sea kayaking, whale watching and Baja California and British Columbia with others.
2. What is your company's mission?
To empower and amaze people by introducing them to sea kayaking in world class whale watching destinations suitable for novice kayakers.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Fully guided/catered educational sea kayaking and whale watching tours in world class whale watching destinations suitable for novice kayakers
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founders/owners, Terry Prichard and Nancy Mertz, were long time guides before starting their own tour company. Terry is trained as a geologist naturalist and Nancy as a social worker, naturalist and birder. Both are world travelers and passionate about whales and nature.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our Baja Sea of Cortez Kayaking, as a warm escape in the winter/spring.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
When a father said that his 12- year old son turned to him after one of our Baja tours and said, "Dad, this has been the best trip of my life so far". He said that brought tears to his eyes (and ours too!)
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