If you long for a kayaking trip full of incredible scenery, up close marine life encounters, comfortable base-camps and a first class guiding experience you’ve come to the right place! This trip will take you beyond whale watching as you experience the beauty and power of these magnificent creatures from the hull of a kayak. Witness these acrobatic animals surface and breach all while taking in the stunning scenery of Vancouver Island’s inside passage. Not only will you paddle these whale rich waters, you will explore the wonders of the entire ecosystem.
Weather permitting; you will stay on three different Islands at three different base-camps. The kayaking route takes you across Johnston Strait and Blackfish Sound, paddling through the inlets and channels of beautiful island chains. Arrive at camp each evening to full-height canvas tents with sleeping cots, an established kitchen and incredible views! Relax during the evening’s happy hour while our guides prepare a first class meal for you to enjoy. Spend the evening around a crackling campfire recounting tales from the day or visiting with new friends.
You will kick off the tour at Telegraph cove in Port McNeil. The humpbacks may steal the show but the Strait and Sound hold and entire ecosystem to explore. Peer at lion’s main Jellyfish, anemones, sea stars and bull kelp through crystal clear waters from your kayak while paddling through this vast wilderness. Learn about Humpbacks from the guides’ interpretive talks and our unique on-board library while curious seals lounge on nearby rocks or take to the water to get a closer look at you. Paddle by playful dolphins, steller sea lions and dall's porpoise, whose water acrobatics are mirrored by the aerial display of eagles and seabirds above. You will also have the opportunity to take in ancient pictographs, explore forests Old Growth forests and learn about the First Nations cultures that inhabited these lands.
Get away from the day to day grind without leaving it all behind! Our tours offer fresh and fully-catered meals including a daily happy hour with unique hors d’ oeuvres. We outfit you with all of the necessary kayaking and camping great; just show up with your clothing and personal items and well do the rest. Come explore the wonders of beautiful British Columbia with us! Row Sea Kayak Adventures takes great pride in adhering to all Whale Wise regulations.