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“Johnstone strait expedition”

Spirit of the West Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I did this trip 2 times after each other in July, after reading a lot of things about this region I expected a lot from this trip. I also read that this company is 1 of the best companies out there, and are existing for quite some time now. I must say they really didn't let me down. the trip I had was a once in a lifetime experience, and all the people in the company do all they can to make the trip a good experience. When you do this trip a big thing is to see animals, and they do all they can to see them, but also the evenings are great, just sitting in a great campsite at the fire
talking with wonderfull people and having amazing guides with you, makes it just a lot of fun.
If you want to kayak in a beautiful region of the world and have a big chance to see animals I really want to suggest this trip and for sure this company. Thanks for a wonderfull trip, Pieter from Belgium

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"base camp"
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"johnstone strait"
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"hot tub"
in 28 reviews
"sea lions"
in 22 reviews
"desolation sound"
in 11 reviews
"great trip"
in 9 reviews
"food was great"
in 9 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 8 reviews
"kayak trip"
in 11 reviews
"pre trip"
in 6 reviews
"top notch"
in 8 reviews
"marine life"
in 6 reviews
"great group"
in 5 reviews
"great cooks"
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"great bear rainforest"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"every night"
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

One of the best experiences of my life , very professional guides , good food and a brilliant trip , well done Spirit of Adventure

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Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Great campsites in very remote places in between a lot of wildlife( orcas, humpbacks, dolphins, salmon, blackbears, eagles and so on)
We were just spoiled of good kayak equipment and the best guides u could imagine who made the best food after a nice day kayaking in the broughton archipelago! Everything was so very well organised and planed! Thank you to the whole team of "spirit of the west"

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I have been out on several trips with spirit of the west because they have the best base camp trip in the BC without question. their base camp location is outstanding and on every trip we have seen whales multiple times. the guides are knowledgeable friendly and very helpful the tents more than comfortable. Hot showers on demand, clean outhouse that doesn't smell and a hot tub makes the trip more enjoyable. the food is ok and you can always bring special things that you might want.....I have been on several base camp trips with different companies and I can tell you that all others compared the spirit of the west come up short! for an incredible experience you will NEVER forget this is the company to go out kayaking with

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

An amazing 4 day 3 night kayaking adventure. We lucked out with weather and wildlife. We saw it all. Orcas, gray whales, seals, otters, sea lions, bears and much more. The staff was positive, high energy and very knowledgeable. (Graham). The salt water hot tub was awesome, right on the edge of the rock cliff with the best obstructive view. All the tents are well position and have great views too. Shower was awesome too. Hot water on demand, with a great view of the ocean. That is when I saw the gray whale go by. Meals were great. They do all the work which makes it even tastier, and the appys at night were delicious. All in all it was just the best!

Thank cdimond
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