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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips

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Had such a great time on the 4 day basecamp trip, even though it was raining and we couldn't paddle... read more

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Dennis P
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Wonderful camp, kayaking, wildlife and company

We did the 4 day kayak trip with a base camp, which we loved! Our guides were Tess, Cam and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...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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Reviewed today 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank kmaclean28
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank vizurimc
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Rebecca W
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just came back from their four day "Kayak with Whales - Base Camp" trip. What a fabulous experience. From the informative website, preparatory materials and well organized briefings to the terrific base camp, wonderful food, unbelievable scenery and the amazing guides; this was one...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, Thank you for joining us kayaking 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 Allie and Andrew Mc. We hope to have you...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

The five of us have just completed Kingfisher’s Orca Waters Experience trip. Choosing the holiday was, at the time, a fairly big step for us, but was made easier by Kingfisher’s excellent and informative website and their helpful responses to our queries. The preparatory information...More

1  Thank Peter J
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, Thank you for joining us this summer with your family and taking the time to write such a nice review of your kayak trip. I will be sure to pass your comments along to Sam and Alisoun. We hope to have you join...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I paid $500 for a one-day kayaking trip for the two of us. Four days before our trip, she broke her collar bone in a cycling accident. We didn't expect a refund, but we asked for a credit for a future trip...More

Thank Gus7777
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Gus, i am sorry to hear that your wife broke her collar bone shortly before your planned trip with us. It is because of unforeseen circumstances like this that we highly recommend our guests purchase trip cancellation and travel medical insurance. This recommendation along...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

As a solo traveler I was a bit worried about going on a camping/kayaking trip but my worries were for not. I was welcomed into the group and even had the luxury of my own tent. We managed to see orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, minks...More

1  Thank Suzanne G
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for joining us on a Whales and Grizzly Bears tour and taking the time to write a review. I am happy you got to see so much wildlife. I will be sure to pass your comments along to the A-team -...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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