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We offer guided sea kayaking vacations to whale-watching and wilderness destinations in Loreto in Baja California, Mexico and northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. No experience necessary. Since 1993. Small groups, superb guides, great food, and quality service give you the best value you can find. Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay - get an eyeball to eyeball view of gray whales Feb-March; Baja's Sea of Cortez - hot sun, warm water, white sand beaches Oct-May; BC Canada's Johnstone & God's Pocket Provincial Park - orcas, humpback & minke whales, bald eagles, salmon, June-Sept. We have picked the BEST locations for whale watching in sheltered waters in North America.

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.
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We offer guided sea kayaking vacations to whale-watching and wilderness destinations in Loreto in Baja California, Mexico and northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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!)

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Susan Miller / Baja\'s Sea of Cortez
This trip spoke to my heart and soul... now back from my Feb 2010 trip to Baja, I am telling all my friends and they get that faraway dreamy look in their eyes as I describe Baja... I will be back. Thanks to the wonderful guides for an unforgettable trip.

 2  David Taylor / God's Pocket lodge sea kayak tour
I stayed at the God's Pocket Resort as part of a lodge-based kayaking trip with M06872 The whole experience was amazing. The lodge owners, Bill and Annie, are extremely warm and friendly, and make you feel right at home. The food was delicious. The rooms, although small, were comfortable. And you basically are on your own little island! It's an extremely relaxing place, far from everything, and you really feel like you're getting away from it all. The kayaking there is beautiful (Sea Kayak ... view more Adventures is the only outfitter that gets to use that lodge). It's a great place for divers and boaters too -- Bill and Annie lead diving trips right from the lodge. Liked most — The owners, the food, and the natural beauty. Disliked — That I had to leave!

 3  John & Holly Polacek / God's Pocket Lodge-based Sea Kayak Tour w/Sea Kayak Adventures
"Despite having been on your God's Pocket lodge tour in 2005 and loving it, our June 2007 God's Pocket trip with our family members exceeded our already high expectations. Lodge owners Bill and Annie have mastered the technique of making guests feel truly like family, and our family loved it as much as we do. Spectacular scenery, varied wildlife sightings, comfortable lodge, wonderful hosts and phenomenal guides (the best we've ever travelled with!) combined to provide one of the best ... view more vacations we have ever experienced. Thank you so much."
-- John & Holly Polacek, God's Pocket lodge-based tour BC Canada

 4  Matt Davidson / BC Canada's Johnstone Strait
I went on a 6-day tour with Sea Kayak Adventures in BC Canada's Johnstone Strait to see orcas. I was not disappointed! It was thrilling to watch these sleek black and white creatures spouting and feeding on salmon near us. We felt small but safe in a group in our kayaks. The guides and food were all superb - it was hard to go home and cook for myself again!

 5  Nicoletta Anselmo / Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay
I joined a Sea Kayak Adventures tour in Magdalena Bay for my 50th birthday - and I will remember it for my lifetime. I live in a large city and have worked as a journeyman carpenter for years. This was a very different, and life changing experience for me. Being in such a serene, remote area far from humanity, close to these gentle whales, was so much more than I'd imagined. Sea Kayak Adventures made it very easy for me, as a solo traveller, to feel welcome and included. Trip of a lifetime!

 6  L Powell / Sea of Cortez
If you want the postcard vacation - go to the Sea of Cortez! The sky was blue and clear, the sea so clear and turquoise, the snorkeling so great - it really was right out of a travel brochure. Sea Kayak Adventures made it very easy for me, a solo traveller, to feel comfortable on my first trip to Mexico, by meeting me at the airport and taking me to the hotel and taking care of all details - I felt well taken care of - even my dietary requests were met by the kayak guides who double as chefs at mealtime. It ... view more was also my first kayak trip, and I was quickly put at ease on Day one where the guides showed us the basic paddle strokes and we set off on a slow pace until we got more comfortable on the water. It was a great trip and our guides could not have been better! Loreto was a lovely, friendly little town, right on the sea. Thanks, Sea Kayak Adventures, for a great time!

 7  Raym Geis / Verified User Review
Truly magical. I've done trips throughout the
world, and this was one to remeber forever. Excellent guides: at dealing with client's
personalities (we had some interesting teenagers on the trip, and it was a learning experience for me to see the guides get them to open up and participate); cooking; and knowledge of water, geology, fauna and history.
Good trip preparation info.

 8  Rudi Mayr / Verified User Review
They were very straightforward about the fact that weather is unpredictable in December. We saw just enough nasty weather to believe them, but we were lucky - not enough wind to spoil our vacation. It was great. Also, the food served on the trip deserves a special commendation. Really excellent, on a par with what you get in a first-rate restaurant.