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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips

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Address: 1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Tour areas include Johnstone Strait and Nuchatlitz Inlet on Vancouver...

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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I have always wanted to get close to whales and I love kayaking so when my friend, Bernie, wanted to do a trip like this I was excited to try it. My only hesitation was getting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2015
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Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I have always wanted to get close to whales and I love kayaking so when my friend, Bernie, wanted to do a trip like this I was excited to try it. My only hesitation was getting too cold. I found that we were given a well thought out list of clothes to keep warm and dry, which we put to... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Bernie and JoAnn, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I will be sure pass your comments on to Wendy and Kelly. Regards, Andrew Jones More 

Milton, Canada
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Sometimes you get so much more from a trip than you were expecting. I had anticipated a cool, wet week off the shores of Vancouver Island eating oatmeal and HOPING to see an orca.... But WOW- did I ever get so much more!! My family did the 4 day family orca adventure in August with our awesome guide- Del. We... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi scubamammaMilton, Thank you for such a nice review and in-depth description of your trip for future visitors. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Del. As to the shower, our "Shaker" base camp was just upgraded this year to match the comforts of our nearby "Weynton" base camp but the shower construction did not get completed... More 

Kilkenny
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161 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Just back from a week on the expedition with our excellent guides Silka and Wendy ! This trip with my son was simply amazing and will remain with us for all our lives. We had a stunning time with amazing sights and sounds. Orca on the last night, a pod of over a dozen swimming right past us ! Humpback... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi pompeypaulo, Thank you for such a nice review. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Silke and Wendy. Hopefully we will see you and your son back out our way in years to come. Regards, Andrew Jones More 

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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed on Hanson island in June 2015. The trip surpassed all our expectations! From start the finish it was absolutely excellent. We were provided everything we needed, wet bags, water bottles, rain jackets and bedding and masses of knowledge. The tents were lovely, well blended into the forest, cosy and still comfy with beds raised off the floor. Loved... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Caitlin and Mike, Thank you very much for your in-depth review and letting us know that it was the highlight of your Canadian holiday. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Wendy, Andrew More 

new york
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Family kayaking tour with Orcas. Our family just returned from 16 days in Canada and without a doubt this was the absolute highlight of our holiday. (I always knew it would be but had to convince the children about the camping aspect...) From the moment we set foot on our island, the children were already enchanted and loved the whole... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi scillonian, Thank you for your in-depth review. I was sure your children's apprehension would soon disappear and glad to know this was the actual case, Your guide, Wendy, does a great job to make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. I will pass your review along to Wendy too. Hopefully we will see you back out... More 

Balik Pulau
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Every part of my experience regarding this trip (base camp kayaking) was excellent. Before going the booking process was straightforward and questions were answered quickly. The pre-trip information pack was helpful and detailed. The trip itself surpassed all expectations. Base Camp is truly luxurious - really well thought out, superbly comfortable beds in excellent tents, beautiful views, a lovely dining... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass your comments along to Wendy. Andrew More 

Keswick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

This was our 2nd trip to Orca base camp with Kingfisher and once again we had an amazing time. Ally and Silke were our guides and chefs for the 4 days and they did a fantastic job. Full of knowledge, culinary skills and fun they gave us a great few days kayaking. The weather was perfect, bright blue sky and... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Julian & Mandy, Thank you for you nice review., i will be sure to pass it along to Allie and Silke. Looking forward to seeing you both again in 2016 for your third trip. Andrew More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

How can one express the sense of wonder and pure joy this trip with Kingfisher brought us? We did the 4-day Kayak with Orca from16 - 19 September. Wow wow wow ... The guides (Andrew and Ali) The food The campsite The kayaking The company The wildlife The wilderness The weather (well done Andrew) The local knowledge, especially of tide... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Kaz and Al, Thank you for the nice review. It was great kayaking with you both. I will be sure t pass your review on to Allie as well. I hope to see you on the water again sometime soon. Andrew More 

Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

My husband, 21yr old son and myself did the 4 day camping and kayaking trip with Andrew and Ali as our guides. This trip exceeded my expectations in all areas. The campsite was in a beautiful setting with comfortable beds, the food was superb, the guides were brilliant and the animals were outstanding. We were treated to the sight of... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Teresa, Thank you for the nice review. It was great kayaking with you and your family and I will be sure to pass your comments along to Allie. I hope to see you on the water again sometime soon. Andrew More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

I went on the 8 days Burnaby Narrows to Ninstints kayak trip in Haida Gwaii with Kingfisher in mid August. We were 8 friends and had a spectacular trip. Andrew, the company's owner, was one of the guides and impressed us with his knowledge of the area's culture and natural environment , as well as catching Pink salmon in the... More 

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Thank you for the nice review. It was great kayaking in Haida Gwaii with you. I hope to see you on the water again sometime soon. Andrew More 

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