Experience by kayak a stunning marine environment few others experience. Many places in the maze of islands and intricate channels that make up Broughton Archipelago can only be reached by water - and many are too shallow for motorized boats. The shrill call of a bald eagle perched in a treetop, the quiet solitude of paddling into tucked away bays and coves, and vibrant sea stars below the waterline are all frequent spectacles in this magical area. In addition to wildlife and pristine islets, the islands are rich in native history and indigenous culture as well as that of remote British Columbia. Once we reach the southern boundary of the Broughtons, you will paddle into Blackfish Sound and then Johnstone Strait, realms of the northern resident orca (a.k.a “killer whale”) and humpback whale as well as many other species of wildlife. Here you may experience a family of orcas cruising by your camp, Pacific white-sided dolphins cruising down the strait, and the blows of humpbacks on the not so distant horizon.
The meeting point for our six days of adventure is the northern Vancouver Island town of Port McNeill. The snow-capped mountains of mainland British Columbia create a stunning backdrop as we water taxi into the straits and channels of the Broughtons to island-hop. We know this is more than just a vacation - that you’re looking for an escape that stimulates and enriches your life. With naturalist guides, gourmet meals, high quality equipment, superb whale watching and all the special details we're known for, our Islets & Orcas expedition is sure to deliver.
Trip Highlights: Visit ancient native sites and secluded islands; view incredible wildlife including humpback whales, orcas, seals, black bears, and soaring bald eagles.