Wild Orca Adventure trips are for those who like the idea of a kayaking adventure, but really want to focus in on the whale experience. The primary focus of these trips is to encounter whales in the wild. Wild Orca Adventure 3-day trips include 3 days of kayaking, and Wild Orca Adventure 5-day trips include 4 days of kayaking, along with one day on a first-class whale watching vessel.
Our Island Explorer adventures feature paddling among magnificent islands in a rarely traveled area. You'll kayak in areas abundant with wildlife and native history, but not other kayakers!
If you value mobility, extra comfort, and the opportunity to explore more territory in a week than by kayak alone, a Spirit Bear Voyage is your ticket to a relaxing wilderness vacation. Sea kayak adventures based from the 40 foot 'Spirit Bear' depart from Port McNeill, BC and are 5-10 days in length. Along with a professional guide and skipper, your group of up to four spends your vacation in the home waters of killer whales, porpoises and seals. These expeditions explore the heart of the Inside Passage, then diverge into the Great Bear Rainforest, where you may have the opportunity to view bears along the mainland coast.
No experience is necessary on any Northern Lights trips. Professional naturalist guides, gourmet meals, and premium quality equipment are provided on all trips.
Then it's back into the kayaks for two to three hours of afternoon paddling. Guides check in regularly on weather reports and with whale researchers in the area to see where the orcas were last seen. It is very common to encounter the magnificent killer whales on our Inside Passage, Wild Orca Adventure, Farewell Harbour, and Spirit Bear trips. Your guides will use a hydrophone so you can hear the orcas communicating with one another as they pass by.
When you return to camp in the evening, dinner is prepared by two of your guides while the third guide is on hand to answer questions and provide entertainment. Your guides will answer questions about the wildlife you encountered while paddling that day, tell stories about their time in the area, and relay native legends and cultural history. A gourmet dinner is served on the beach, followed by a campfire and dessert. For many, a moonlight paddle is an excellent way to end the day. Your guides will lead those who are interested into the sheltered water just in front of camp where you will experience the phenomenal biolumenescent glow in the water. A sky full of stars overhead, the quiet ripple of the water as your paddle glides alongside you. . . All before climbing into bed to rest for another day in the wilderness.