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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips

1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
+1 250-956-4617
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Perfect Adventure!

We took a 3-night, 4-day Whales and Grizzlies tour, and the trip exceeded all expectations. As a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne C
This was a first class, top-notch adventure in every way!

From my very first inquiry to Kingfisher and a personal return call from the owner, to actually... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trailsntales
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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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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 3-night, 4-day Whales and Grizzlies tour, and the trip exceeded all expectations. As a complete novice, I was nervous about kayaking on the ocean, but was convinced by family to take the trip. So I swallowed my fear and am so glad...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my very first inquiry to Kingfisher and a personal return call from the owner, to actually signing up and going on this adventure, it proved to be a most-professional and personal operation. We were so impressed with the details that were tended to, high...More

Thank Trailsntales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent kayaking experience! Well organized through registration to the completion of the trip. 4 days and 3 nights: 1) Wendy was an excellent group leader. She has a lot of kayak experience and knew how to keep the group headed in the right direction. She...More

1  Thank karenharrell79
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I did the 6 day Orca Explorer in August. I was first of all incredibly grateful to the boss Andrew, who drove out of his way to pick me up due to a missed bus connection. Above and beyond kindness and very interesting to chat...More

1  Thank Sophie M
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. i am glad you enjoyed your trip and I will pass your comments along to Renee and Darren. I hope to see you on another trip sometime soon. Andrew

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had an awesome time kayaking out of our base camp on Hanson Island. The seas were rough on our first attempt to land with our water taxi so we had to go back to Telegraph Cove. That allowed time to visit the whale museum...More

Thank blueshound51
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Blueshound, It was a pleasure meeting you and your great group of friends this summer. It is very rare for us not to be able to land at the base camp with the water taxi but you all took it in stride and good...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Another great Orca base camp trip. This time we stayed at the new Shaker camp which is set out very well and has great views looking down the Johnstone strait. Over our 4 days kayaking we saw Orca, Humpback, Porpoise, Sea lion, seals, Deer, Bald...More

Thank Julian G
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Julian and Mandy, It was great having you join us for yet another trip. Looking forward to seeing you on trip number 4! Andrew

Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband and I had a fantastic time on this trip. We did a similar trip in the past out of San Juan Island in the U.S. and this trip far surpassed that experience. The video on the website well represented our experience. This area...More

Thank ann v
KingfisherKayaking, Manager at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Ann, Thank you for taking the time to review your four day base camp trip with us. It was a pleasure kayaking with you and your husband - the dolphin encounter we had on your trip was a highlight of the summer for me....More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

All the above marine animals were spotted a few times in the deep cold waters of the Broughton Archipelago in the summer of 2016. It was the noises of the fins of the killer whales hitting the surface water only meters from our camp site...More

Thank glx2016
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi glx2016, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your four day base camp trip with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and your partner and I hope you will both join us again sometime soon. By the way, I...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

I would not recommend this kayak trip because the company did not put us in an area that " two days of the six day tour does spend time in areas where we are less likely to see them" (company owner's quote). It was the...More

Thank Mark T
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your six day day kayak trip with us plus exchanging emails with me after your trip. I am glad you enjoyed many aspects of your trip and understand your disappointment in not...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Camping. Tents. and great food besides the outstanding guides and kayaking. All in one trip. Pre trip information was great. Peter and Agnes the guides was very attentive to skill levels, tides, speeds and weather, hump backs, sea lions, and seals. Equipment provided was perfect....More

Thank tjhostenske
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Hi tjhostenske, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your "Orca Waters Explorer" kayak tour. I am happy to know you enjoyed your trip with us. I will be sure to pass your comments along to Peter and Agnes. Hopefully we...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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KellyJerseyCi
29 December 2015|
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Response from KingfisherKayaking | Property representative |
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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