Sea Kayak Adventures

Sea Kayak Adventures is a multi day sea kayaking expedition outfitter offering trips around the world. Since 1993, we have been on a mission to experience the world by kayak and provide high-quality kayak tours for curious travels seeking intimate experiences in nature. At Sea Kayak Adventures, our focus is to create meaningful and regenerative travel experiences for those we paddle with.

Overview

With a population of around 300 resident orcas, Johnstone Strait is the best place in the world to observe orcas in their natural habitat. Kayak among islands, forests of cedar, soaring eagles, seals, otter, humpback whales and more on our 6-day journey. Spend nights at our established basecamps with cots, standup canvas tents and delectable meals. All equipment is provided including quality Seaward fiberglass kayaks. Trips led by talented, fun, local guides.
If you long to kayak with orcas, you've come to the right place. While some people are content to simply watch whales, sea kayakers yearn to experience them. Maximize your orca experience in the breathtaking scenery of Vancouver Island's inside passage. Here in Johnstone Strait, summer home of the northern resident orcas, paddle whale-rich waters and explore the the marine wonders of their ecosystem. If weather permits, you'll stay at three different base camps on three different islands on the heart of the orca loop. Full-height canvas tents with sleeping cots await you at each of these wilderness base camps, so you can enjoy the orcas without the hassle of making and breaking camp or hauling a tent. Part of your tour will be spent in Blackfish Sound, home of orcas and a high concentration of humpback whales! Trips depart from Telegraph Cove near Port McNeill while our expert guides showcase the beauty and wildlife of the area.
Starting at
$1850 USD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • All gear, quality Seaward fiberglass kayaks, superb meals
  • Paddling 6-10 miles per day
  • Sea kayaking
  • Whale watching

Sea Kayak Adventures

Sea Kayak Adventures is a multi day sea kayaking expedition outfitter offering trips around the world. Since 1993, we have been on a mission to experience the world by kayak and provide high-quality kayak tours for curious travels seeking intimate experiences in nature. At Sea Kayak Adventures, our focus is to create meaningful and regenerative travel experiences for those we paddle with.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Sea Kayaking & Touring

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Coastal
  • Inshore

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 6 days Days

Accomodation

  • Base Camp

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Black Bear Resort

Port McNeill, British Columbia

Kayak among orca and humpback whales for the ultimate experience, where nature and adventure meet. Experience the Johnstone Strait from the front row seat of your kayak. Spend your nights recharging at our numerous base camps along the sea, accompanied by fresh cooked meals daily.

Day 1:

Start the day with a kayaking safety briefing and orientation lesson. We’ll begin by paddling straight into the lush forests and sheltered waters of Johnstone Strait until we reach base camp for the evening.

Day 2:

*Please note this is relevant for days 2-3: Enjoy a slow start to the day with a hearty breakfast, wandering the tide pools, reading a book, or watching orcas swim by. Today we’ll kayak through nearby channels and through the Blackfish Sounds where humpback whales are notorious for being seen.

Day 3:

*Please note this is relevant for days 4-5: Explore nearby pictographs and the Robson Bight Orca Preserve today. Continue paddling through Johnstone Strait spotting pods of orca whales, eagles, seals, porpoises, and various other marine mammals and seabirds.

Day 4:

*Day 6: Today we’ll make our way back to Telegraph Cove where we’ll visit the whale museum before taking out of the sound. In the evening, get together for a farewell dinner to reminisce on the adventure behind us.

Dates & Packages

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

Tours include all meals while on tour, transportation to and from the launch site, kayaking instruction, all kayaking and camping equipment, dry bags for your gear, neoprene booties, service of our certified professional guides, and full service of our Adventure Consultants while planning your trip. Our base camp is equipped with pre-assembled, full-height canvas tents and sleeping cots.
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What Guests Are Saying

What a fantastic trip! I cannot recommend Sea Kayaking Adventures highly enough. From the communication, flexibility to the organization and guides - it was absolutely amazing.

- Tina
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Mission Statement

Sharing Nature - Enriching Lives

Mission Statement

Sharing Nature - Enriching Lives

Awards & Partnerships

USA Today Reader Choice Awards - Best Kayaking Tour (2021 & 2022). AFAR Travelers Choice Awards - Best Kayaking and Rafting Trips (2019 & 2020).

Awards & Partnerships

USA Today Reader Choice Awards - Best Kayaking Tour (2021 & 2022). AFAR Travelers Choice Awards - Best Kayaking and Rafting Trips (2019 & 2020).