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Fully outfitted and guided sea kayaking tour of Northern Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. Tours range from stays at Kingfisher's comfortable base camps surrounded by abundant wildlife to more...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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+1 250-956-4617
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Wonderfull Kayak trip around basecamp. On our 1st day we already saw orcas and humpback whales from basecamp, sitting whit a beer watching the sun go down We kayaked every day and met whales and sealions. Last day they picked us early, and we went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ivar1970
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ivar, Thank you for joining us on a Whales and Grizzly Bears tour this past summer and taking the time to write a review and share some photos. I agree that waking in the night to hear the whales just off shore is pretty...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

We nearly booked a tour with another company but so glad we went with Kingfisher. We also booked our accommodation (Black bear resort) and the separate grizzly tour through Kingfisher and more than happy with both of those. Kingfisher is very professional, extremely well organised...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NewcastleKiwigirl
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi NewcastleKiwigirl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip with us and sharing some of your photos. I am glad you enjoyed your time so much. I will be sure to share your review with your guides, Tessa, Cam...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Pre Trip: At the pretrip meeting (the night before the trip began), we were informed of an unfortunate change. They told us the viewing distance for watching Orca on the water is 200 meters. I took note of this because I specifically recalled the pretrip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank eric82clark
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi eric82clark, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry you considered my responses to you as being dismissive. I had discussions with your guides and some of the other guests on your tour before my final reply to you...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We really had a perfect tour. The island is so nicely situated and it was amazing to sit at the vistapoint enjoy the sunset and watching humpback whales. Sabina, Cam and Tessa were the perfect guides-they nearly new everything about the life in and around...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Cynthia S
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cyntia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Kayak With Whales base camp tour. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time and saw lots of wildlife. I will be sure to share your review with your guides,...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Had such a great time on the 4 day basecamp trip, even though it was raining and we couldn't paddle for two days because of the wind. The guides are super friendly and know the area and the wildlife pretty good, cook amazing food and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dennisp507
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dennis, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your base camp kayak trip with us. It is not often that we lose two days of paddling from our base camps due to the wind - but it can happen, ....More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We did the 4 day kayak trip with a base camp, which we loved! Our guides were Tess, Cam and Sabina, who were knowledgable, friendly, energetic and fantastic company! We were smiling and laughing the whole trip! The other guests that we were on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi mei700, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip with us and sharing some of your photos. I am glad you enjoyed your time so much. I will be sure to share your review with your guides, Tessa, Cam...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

I had been researching my "bucket list" trip for two years for my 40th birthday. I followed different groups, read reviews and paid very close attention to details. As a person who used to be a white water rafting guide, canoe instructor and trip lead...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Krista, Thank you for joining this summer and writing such an in-depth review. Coming from someone who has guided their own trip it means a lot. Thank you as well for sharing some of your photos. I will be sure to pass your comments...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is a sea kayaking experience like none other – stunning vistas, lush temperate rain forests, long sandy beaches, incredible wildlife sightings, and vast wilderness areas. We had excellent guides and delicious food. The kayaking was both challenging at times but also very doable. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi vizurimc, Thank you for joining on if our Southern Gwaii Haanas Explorer kayak tours this summer and taking the time to write such a nice review I will be sure to pass your comments along to your guides. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Without hesitation I highly recommend the Kingfisher Orca Waters Explorer expedition kayaking trip. The guides Finn and Cam were extremely thorough in their management of the group, selection of wonderful campsites, preparation of the meals, and route choices. The wildlife is uncontrollable, but during our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Tevans, It was a pleasure meeting you this summer. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and sharing some of your photos. I will be sure to pass your comments along to Finn and Cam. We hope to see...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We did the 4 days whales and grizzlies tour. It was absolutely amazing and not just for the wildlife we saw. We had Thomas and Finn as guides and they were great. The food was amazing- great selection and the cheesecake was very very tasty!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Rebecca Thank you for joining our Whales and Grizzly bears tour this summer and taking the time to write such a nice review and sharing some of your photos. I will be sure to pass your comments along to Finn, Thomas, and Julien. We...More

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Travel458
January 20, 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
December 28, 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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