Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Orca Kayaking & Lodge-based Tours

Canada Kayak Tours

Kayak with orcas in the BEST spot on the planet: Johnstone Strait. Over 220 fish-eating killer whales congregate in this part of Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage each summer to feast on the prolific salmon runs concentrated by the geography of the strait. The sheltered waters of Johnstone Strait create ideal conditions for sea kayaks, as these generally calm waterways also host other phenomenal marine life like dolphins, humpback whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sea birds, and a myriad of fascinating tidal animals as well as the famous orcas. Orca Tour FAQ.

For those who prefer warm beds and real showers, our all-inclusive lodge-based trips at God's Pocket Resort in God's Pocket Provincial Marine Park (rated by Jacques Cousteau as THE best cold water SCUBA dive spot in the world) are designed for those who wish to experience diverse wildlife, marine mammals and kayaking without having to camp. Sea Kayak Adventures operates exclusive use of the lodge for our mid-summer kayak tours. Additionally, for kayakers with prior experience, we also offer Sea Kayaking the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, complete with a water taxi deep into the Broughton Archipelago and a 6-day paddle back to Johnstone Strait.

Why choose Sea Kayak Adventures in BC?

Your vacation is our livelihood. Sea Kayak Adventures was born from the sheer love of sharing wilderness adventures with people like you. Our lives are devoted to creating the very finest tour in the industry, which we have perfected since 1993. You itinerary is streamlined to maximize your orca and wildlife sightings and relish this natural world. You will be accompanied by charismatic guides who are knowledgeable, committed to your safety, and devoted to giving you memories you will treasure for life. Best of all, our respect for the wild orcas extends to our camping and touring practices. We operate under the strictest, “Leave-No-Trace” ethics. Even our Orca Base Camp remains eco-friendly without permanent structures or fueled devices, so you can enjoy the killer whales without harming their habitat.  Rest assured that on a SKA trip, you will leave this special world as pristine as you found it. (Read More about SKA Sustainability & our 100% Carbon Offsetting)

Green doesn’t mean lean!
Camping with SKA means “getting away from it all,” without “leaving it all behind.” Our tours are fully-catered with gourmet meals prepared daily from scratch like our fresh salmon bake, and daily happy hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres. We provide all of the camping and kayaking gear, from handcrafted fiberglass Seaward Southwind kayaks to easy-to-manage tents, sleeping bags, and sheets. You just need to bring your clothing! Read more about Camping Plus. Better still, all tours include a hydrophone so that when you see the orcas (and we GUARANTEE IT on our Johnstone Strait tours!), you can listen to their vocalizations while watching them breach and play in the Strait. Sea Kayak Adventures proudly adheres to all Be Whale Wise regulations.

Available Canada Kayak Tours

4-day Orca Basecamp Kayak Tour

Welcome to our kayak basecamp, a very special beach in the heart of the "orca loop" in Johnstone Strait. This is the best place on Earth to view orcas, and you can do so from the comfort of our clean,...

Blackfish Waters: 6-day Orca Kayak Tour in Johnstone Strait

Kayak with orcas in Johnstone Strait, the BEST place in the world to observe killer whales as they feed on salmon off northern Vancouver Island. This is the only itinerary to spend 6 days in the heart...

God's Pocket Wilderness Resort Sea Kayak Tour

This popular lodge-based kayak tour is ideal for those who love kayaking by day and a comfortable bed and hot shower at night. Jacques Cousteau rated God's Pocket Provincial Park the best cold water S...

Haida Gwaii - Queen Charlotte Islands Sea Kayaking Tour

Sea kayaking in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) is a spectacular experience. From remote wilderness travel, fantastic wildlife, and a rich First Nations heritage, this area encompasses it all. I...

Kayaking the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park

Our kayaking expedition in Broughton Islands Marine Park offers fantastic paddling in a remote island archipelago with wilderness campsites, secluded kayaking away from other people, and incredible wi...

Kayaking with Belugas: Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord – Kingdom of the Whales

Glide through the mythic waters of Quebec’s rugged Saguenay Fjord on a fascinating journey by kayak. The largest fjord in eastern Canada, carved by 65,000 year-old glaciers and stretching more than ...

Paddlers' Inn Kayak, Wilderness & Aboriginal Tour

Perfect for families and kayakers of all ages, this unique lodge-based kayak tour brings you to the heart of Canada’s stunning Broughton Archipelago Marine Park to spend four to five days. Your cult...

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