Have you ever dreamed of sailing among whales, or getting close to dolphins, seals, sea lions and otters? Are you a bird watcher or a snorkeler? Do you like camping and looking at nature up close? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above, then read on to find out how a Kayaking Orca tour will make your dreams come true.
There are specially organized kayaking tours to see all these wonderful sights – and specifically the massive orca (more commonly known as killer whales) with their huge dorsal fins – in both Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the San Juan Island archipelago, some of which are Canadian and the others belong to the United States.
Statistics show that the vast majority of people who sign up for these trips have never paddled a kayak before. No prior canoeing or kayaking experience is required for you to be accepted for a tour. There are no age restrictions and you do not even need to know how to swim. The area chosen for these tours is flat open water, protected from waves and swells. The operators will assist you in every way possible and will teach you all the safety procedures on the shore before you even get into your sea kayak.
Very steady and stable double kayaks, which are more than 20 feet long are used, as it is almost impossible to capsize them. The highly experienced staff and guides pair people so that each kayak is balanced, both in terms of weight and strength. No rentals of gear is necessary, as the tour operators provide everything to make your paddle to see the amazing wildlife an exceptional experience, including snorkeling gear and even your food.
Just imagine spending your days floating in a kayak whale watching and taking photographs of them from just a few feet away. Enjoy being in the natural habitat of porpoises, dolphins and humpback whales. Feast your eyes on the magnificent natural scenery of mountains and islands set in an emerald sea. Get really close to sea lions, seals and their pups and finish the day snorkeling along the shoreline.
If this sound like heaven – and it is – then now is the time to be adventurous and book a Kayaking Orca tour. We guarantee that it will be the trip of a lifetime.