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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

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Port McNeill, Canada
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About Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
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 remote and rugged expedition style tours. No experience is necessary for most tours and family friendly departures are available.
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Dandoo_13 wrote a review Aug. 4
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We booked the four days Base Camp Kayak Tour but cancelled it after a day. We don’t criticize the guides (everyone was friendly und kind), nor the general setup of the tour as described. But we didn’t realize two things, one: You must be prepared to kayak a lot (on the first day, having travelled to the island in the morning, we did six full hours of kayaking in the afternoon – imagine the amount of kayaking on a full day). It seemed that the majority of other guests weren’t there for the whales but just for the kayaking – contrary to us. Two: We paid several thousand dollars for the four days and expected glamping (meaning fancier camping) but in fact, it was camping with a bed – no water for the showers (after kayaking!), a bush toilet, just water (with a smell) and coffee/tee. For a boy scout camp totally ok, but in our opinion quite overpriced. The reason why we expected glamping is because each person paid roughly CAD 500 per day – quite a lot of money considering what was offered. So, five stars for naturalist who likes silent kayaking for hours, only two stars for whale watchers with a need for camping with a shower.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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travelbuddies39 wrote a review Jul. 2022
Victoria, Canada253 contributions90 helpful votes
The Sea Otter Explorer trip was an amazing adventure. We travelled with a group of friends, accompanied by our wonderful guides Jen and Connor. The weather was not the best but they took good care of us. God's Pocket is such a beautiful area and we enjoyed the sea otter sightings. We were also blessed with incredible sightings of a group of wolves on one of the islands. A true highlight!! Food was excellent (gluten-free catering) and the equipment provided was great (particularly liked the paddling jackets). Five-star from beginning to end including assistance from Wendy with administrative details.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Sabrina C wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We had such an awesome time on our trip. We had exceptional luck seeing wildlife, we saw humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and more!!! It was such a great time. The food was UNREAL and the accommodations were really nice. I feel as though we really did get our moneys worth. Our guides (Kelsey and Connor) were awesome, they cooked, they cleaned, and they put up with our groups obsession with finding orcas. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in seeing marine life in the wild and respects wildlife/nature.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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DKMBC wrote a review Aug. 2021
North Vancouver, Canada52 contributions53 helpful votes
Everything about our trip with Kingfisher was exceptional: - planning and communication around COVID-19 - kayaks and the equipment provided was all excellent in new or near new condition. Great tents, thermarest sleeping pads and warm thermarest sleeping bags - lots of nice extras like thermarest seat cushions for the kayaks and beach chairs - delicious food including inventive appetizers pre-dinner and wonderful strong coffee ready as soon as we got up. They even baked a cake! - incredible campsites with beautiful beaches - awesome guides, Alyssa and Jen who kept the group safe, aware of the plan, our environment and created a upbeat atmosphere that made the trip so much fun We were a couple that joined 2 singles and another couple. The group was fun, interesting and witty -lots of laughs and it felt like we’d always known them. We would strongly recommend Kingfisher Wilderness adventures. We’ll be booking another trip with them.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Florence C wrote a review Aug. 2021
Chateau-d'Olonne, France7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We went on a six day Whales & Wildlife expedition with four other guests and our two guides - Kyle and Jody. It was a wonderful way to experience the islands and wilderness surrounding Vancouver Island and to disconnect from the city and our daily routine. The food was excellent (great vegetarian options). The campsites chosen along the way were beautiful. All gear was provided. Kyle and Jody were very knowledgeable and told us many interesting stories about the area and about the local wildlife - and we saw a lot of wildlife on our trip. We can't wait to head out again on the water! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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