Like a Local: Visiting Port McNeill, BC

Sitting near the top of northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the unassuming town of Port McNeill. This is the starting point of our Orca and Humpback expedition tours. During these tours, you spend 4-to-6 days kayaking in the infamous Johnstone Strait in search of majestic whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions. If you’re lucky, you might have me as your guide!

Which kayak tour in Canada is right for me?

Are you looking for a trip to the stunning coastline of Vancouver Island this summer, but not quite sure where to start? This handy guide will help you learn about the differences in our tours so that you can make the best choice for your vacation. All tours are fully guided, fully-catered, and fully supplied, so you need just bring your clothing!

Orca Kayak Tour: 4- or 6-day Trip?

Kayaking with orcas in Johnstone Strait allows for once-in-a-lifetime orca encounters every week from early July through mid-September (depending on salmon runs).

Sea Kayaking with Whales

Kayaking with whales sounds like an adrenalin-high adventure, akin to cliff diving or whitewater rapids sought by robust 20 year old thrill-seekers. Consequently, many of our guests are surprised to find our tours are suitable for novices of any age or even those with no kayak experience at all. Sea kayaking is a versatile sport that allows for wonderful wilderness adventures at any level.

Marine Mammals on BC Kayak Tours

Kayaking with orcas and humpback whales often takes center stage on our sea kayak tours off of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. However, this picturesque wilderness also hosts a wide variety of other interesting marine mammals to delight kayak guests. Here are some of our favorite marine animals in British Columbia:

Kayaking with Orcas: Myth, Fact, & FAQ

Kayaking with orcas and meeting the majestic killer whale in its own environment inspires dreams among many admirers, and often a bit of awe for others.  Orcas hold both the reputation of a ferocious predator as well as a glamorized, friendly “Seaworld” performer and everything in between.