We operate sea kayaking
and whale watching tours in Loreto, in Baja California, Mexico Oct-May and in northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada each June-Sept. We have picked our areas and times of year to maximize chances of seeing whales and to have the best weather. Novices welcome.
A) Baja - 1) sea kayaking
and camping tours in Loreto Bay National Marine Park in Sea of Cortez, 2) gray whale viewing up close in Magdalena Bay National Marine Preserve and 3) combos of the above two (each Feb and March)
B) BC Canada - 1) sea kayaking and orca watching tours Johnstone Strait and 2) lodge-based sea kayak tours
in God's Pocket Provincial Park
First day of tour, we begin by giving a kayaking and/or whale watching introduction, making sure everyone is comfortable before we set out. We kayak or whale watch for a leisurely 1 1/2 to 2 hours before pulling out at a scenic spot for a picnic lunch which our guides whip up from scratch. Then another 1 1/2 to 2 hours and we'll arrive at our camp by mid-afternoon so that folks can snorkel in Baja or hike and explore in BC. One guide will lead activities while the other two guides prepare happy hour snacks and a sumptuous dinner. After dinner, we'll stargaze, view bioluminescense, and laugh about the day's adventures, before falling asleep in the utter, peaceful quiet, dreaming about tomorrow's fun.
Age range, type of group
Baja sea kayaking - age 11 and up; if 5 ft tall and 100 lbs; novices welcome
Baja gray whale watching - age 8 and up
BC Canada sea kayaking - age 13 and up; if 5 ft tall and 100 lbs; novices welcome
Our typical group is a mixture of couples and singles, age 35-70
We often have Families with Teens departures, so be sure to inquire
Sleeping and meals
Baja - all Baja tours include 2-3 hotel nights in Loreto in tour price and camping where we provide all tents, sleeping bags & pads, chairs, all meals at camp.
BC Canada - choose between camping tours in Johnstone Strait, where we provide all camping gear described above and meals at camp, and our lodge-based tours at God's Pocket Resort, where 5 nights lodged accommodations are included in tour price as well as all kayaking.
No pets allowed; age restrictions as described above.
Rates & Availability
Baja - Prices range from $895 to $1895, depending on duration/itinerary
BC Canada - Camping prices range from $1295 to $1395 plus 12% HST tax
- Lodge-based prices $2295-2495 plus 12% HST
All prices in US dollars
Due to their unique characteristics, the areas we paddle in have a high degree of protection:
- Loreto Bay National Marine Park - Baja
- Magdalena Bay gray whale calving lagoon is federally protected - Baja
- God's Pocket Provincial Park - BC Canada
- Johnstone Strait - BC Canada -is home to Robson Bight Orca Preserve - the world's only orca preserve
Youth Discount - 10% off
Repeat Customer Discount - 5% off
Group Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
Terry Prichard & Nancy Mertz (View My Profile)
In 1993 Terry Prichard and Nancy Mertz, after working as sea kayak guides for many years in Baja and the Pacific Northwest, created Sea Kayak Adventures. We wanted to share our love of nature and exciting work with others with our own panache. Meeting great people, kayaking and just being close to whales, sleeping under the stars far away from the nearest town. Being intimate with nature. It's an incredible experience.
Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc is actually three companies - we are fully licensed and permitted by the Mexican and Canadian governments to operate in their waters. We maintain offices in these countries, pay all the required fees and taxes; and we are committed to the hiring, training and development of local personnel. We offset our carbon footprint and donate to local environmental organizations. Our office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA handles your reservations and takes care of you before and after your trip.
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