Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia

Price
US $1235ToUS $1545 excluding flights
Duration
4 Days
Type
Small group
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Select a 4-day Base Camp for $1235 per person, or a 6-day Expedition for $1545 per person.
Youth 17 and under receive a 10% discount.
Make enquiry

Description of Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia

Price information

US $1235ToUS $1545 excluding flights
Select a 4-day Base Camp for $1235 per person, or a 6-day Expedition for $1545 per person.
Youth 17 and under receive a 10% discount.
Make enquiry

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1 Reviews of Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia

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Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing killer whales from my kayak

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Find a Tourguide/company that will actually allow time to be in your kayak and watch the whales from your kayak instead of from camp

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It helped the locals yes as the Tourguide’s where local. Kayaking is not bad for the
environment and the way the camps where set up is also not destroying much habitat

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I have very mixed feelings, the food was amazing, two of the three guides were amazing, however the time spent in the kayaks was not enough and the
opportunities to see wildlife from your kayak was well below what I expected.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Northern Vancouver island has a rich history in aboriginal culture as well as homesteaders. but today it remains relatively unpopulated except for tourists. We aim to leave places better than we find them. We further this in our commitment to sustainability in our tours by strictly adhering to LEAVE NO TRACE camping policies. We pack in and pack out all of any garbage, carefully separating compostable material from other garbage. Guests are encouraged to limit their own impact in packing for the tours, including taking precautions like using biodegradable soap and covering up with clothing instead of using sunscreen in these water-focused activities. Garbage found on shore (ie plastics that end up in the ocean) is always removed.

Kayaking is a minimal-impact activity. Since the main other attractions of the tour are hiking and tidepooling, this tour is almost entirely human-powered. This not only gives a more intimate experience with the land, but it doesn't harm the sea creatures we treasure.

Wildlife is such an important part of this tour that we include natural history information and lectures for our guests to better learn about how to preserve and understand this ecoscape. Our guides are natural history buffs, fully versed in conservation of their chosen species and the entire rain coast. We also support local environmental groups and wildlife conservation efforts, including orca and salmon initiatives.

People

Our entire guiding and support staff are native Canadians, many of whom call Vancouver Island home. Their pride in their homeland and enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge adds a priceless element to the tour. We pay competitive wages and many of our guides return year after year, as we foster a sense of pride and community among our staff.

We utilize locally owned hotels and transport services, and patronize local restaurants, to keep operating costs benefiting the economies in which we operate. After almost 20 years of operation and living in this area, we value the relationships with our local vendors and look forward to sending our guests to their caring services. We know the best people to recommend for any need, and have enjoyed years of happy guests and happy vendors.

We are also working to increase our ties with the First Nations presence in the area. All of our camp sites are legally permitted through the appropriate First Nations band, and we meet with the Chief each year.

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