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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips

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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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(Sea) Lions and Orcas and Bears, oh my!

Most awesome adventure trip ever. My wife and I took the Whales and Grizzly Bear 4-day, 3-Night... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Robin T
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West Chester, Ohio
highly recommended day trip.

We went on a one day trip with Wendy and Geoff and had an absolute brill day. despite the fact that... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Deborah B
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Kirkbride
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Tour areas include Johnstone Strait and Nuchatlitz Inlet on Vancouver Island, Gwaii Haanas National Park on Haida Gwaii, and the Great Bear Rainforest on BC's central coast. No experience is necessary for most tours and family friendly departures available.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Most awesome adventure trip ever. My wife and I took the Whales and Grizzly Bear 4-day, 3-Night Base Camp Tour during the last weekend of August 2017. At the pre-trip meeting, we were met by two of our three guides, Wendy and Andrew. Overview of...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Robin, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice and detailed review of your time with us. I am sure people considering our tours will find it very helpful. We hope to see you both again soon on another adventure. Regards,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We went on a one day trip with Wendy and Geoff and had an absolute brill day. despite the fact that we were unlucky enough to see any whales that day it was still a great experience. We are not experienced kayakers yet Wendy took...More

3  Thank Deborah B
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Deborah, Thank you for taking the time to review your kayak day trip. I am glad you has such a great time. For our kayak day trips we do suggest joining a whale watching boat tour as this greatly increases your chances of seeing...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Kingfisher are just the best! Absolutely the #1 company for sea kayaking trips that we have ever been with. The pre trip info, speedy email replies to our questions despite the time difference and the pre trip meeting were all excellent. The kit provided for...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi Penny, Thank you for joining us this past summer and taking the time to review your trip. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our guides and office staff. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Regards, Andrew Jones

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I started planning my trip early in 2017 and the support in planning and coordinating was well above and beyond what I could have hoped for. I planned to do several trips as I love kayaking. My first trip was with a friend who had...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi Maggie, it was a pleasure meeting you this summer and thank you for taking the time to review both of the tours you joined. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our guides and office staff. We look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend highly enough this Company and the experiences they provide in the beautiful maze of waterways and islands between Vancouver Island and the Canadian mainland. As experienced paddlers the kayaking experience was well within our ability range but also gave us some challenges...More

1  Thank Heather Lamont
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Heather, Thank you for joining us on one of our base camp kayak tours this summer and taking the time to write such a nice review. Hopefully we will see you on the water again, maybe one of our longer Explorer style tours next...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We did the 4 days 3 nights whale watching kayak tour with Allie and loved every second of it. We were lucky enough to get a couple of sunny days, but even if it was raining, seeing the orcas, sea lions, dolphins and humpbacks was...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Manager at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi jjjjjjjjjjj294217, Thank you for joining us kayaking this September and taking the time to write a review. I will be sure to pass along your comments to Allie. We are lucky to have her as part of our team. Hopefully we will see you...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We did the base camp, 4 days and 3 nights last week with Sarah, Darren and Ben as our guides. What an amazing experience from start to finish. We saw and heard humpback whales, Dall sea lions, porpoises and lots of Orca. Best day was...More

Thank Helen M
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Helen, Thank you for joining us kayaking this September and taking the time to write a review. I am very fortunate to have a great team of guides and I will be sure to pass your comments on to the Sarah, Darren and Ben....More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we had shocking weather (the worst of the whole season apparently) but overall was a worthwhile (if expensive) experience! Despite the rain and wind we saw humpbacks (a few pretty close briefly) , sea lions ( a group followed our kayaks too!) , dolphins...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Dean, It was a pleasure meeting you this September. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words for your guide Renee, I will be sure to pass them along to her. I am not sure if you passed...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Beautiful base camp in a natural wooded setting, luxurious camping accommodations, incredible view, excellent food, and a fantastic guide. Will recommend this to anyone looking for a kayak trip to explore Vancouver Island North! We were also fortunate to see Humpbacks, Orca, Porpoises, Eagles and...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi sailingsvorion, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. it was a pleasure having you join us this summer. It's always great when a local join us to explore their own backyard in greater detail. We hope to see you on the...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Don't let the photos of kayaks close to whales fool you. The up to 5 knot currents in Johnston Strait, and more significantly what seemed like the guides overzealous concern to maintain well over the 100 meter distance from whales makes whale watching in kayaks...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Glamper2017, Thank your for joining us this summer and for taking the time to write a review, especially the kind words about the camp and food. Your review in regards to whale watching can help readers make sure they are joining a trip that...More

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Travel458
21 January 2017|
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Response from KingfisherKayaking | Property representative |
Hi Travel458, I am happy to see some of our past guests have answered your question but if you have specific needs or dietary restrictions please give us a call or send us an email and I will be happy to answer them. We... More
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Hi Kelly, Thank you for your question, Unfortunately we are not yet up and running in early May for day tours. Most of our staff start June 1. We can often offer multi-day custom tours in May but they generally need to be... More
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