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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips

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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
+1 250-956-4617
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Great kayaking, fantastic sights, very disappointing guides and guiding!

We chose the Orca Waters Explorer 6 day Tour. The trip started off great and we saw so many whales... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kayakfanatic2017
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Toronto, Canada
Best guided trip ever experienced!

Beautiful base camp in a natural wooded setting, luxurious camping accommodations, incredible view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sailingsvorion
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Port McNeill, Canada
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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 available.
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“base camp” (25 reviews)
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1790A Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose the Orca Waters Explorer 6 day Tour. The trip started off great and we saw so many whales and wildlife. It was amazing! The camping locations were also superb. These are located on crown land generally and are first come first serve locations....More

Thank Kayakfanatic2017
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Kayakfanatic2017, Thank you for joining us kayaking this summer with your family. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review along with the other feedback you provided at the end of your trip. I wish the experience had been more positive for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful base camp in a natural wooded setting, luxurious camping accommodations, incredible view, excellent food, and a fantastic guide. Will recommend this to anyone looking for a kayak trip to explore Vancouver Island North! We were also fortunate to see Humpbacks, Orca, Porpoises, Eagles and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the photos of kayaks close to whales fool you. The up to 5 knot currents in Johnston Strait, and more significantly what seemed like the guides overzealous concern to maintain well over the 100 meter distance from whales makes whale watching in kayaks...More

Thank glamper2017421
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Glamper2017, Thank your for joining us this summer and for taking the time to write a review, especially the kind words about the camp and food. Your review in regards to whale watching can help readers make sure they are joining a trip that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family camp was fantastic! We saw all the wildlife - whales, porpoises, seals, bald eagles - you name it. The guides were fantastic and taylormade the programme to our needs. Our kids (6 & 8) loved it - time spent on the water was...More

Thank Bjoern77
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bjoern, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was great to have your family join us and I will pass your comments along to your guides, Wendy and Andrew M. We look forward to seeing you on another trip in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we definitely got great views of orcas and humpbacks along with seals and eagles. Incredible. The camp was wonderful, the food good not incredible,the tents were comfy with great views . Andrew M and Agnes were 2 of our guides, outstanding, it was like having...More

Thank suzieFortCollins
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Suzie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and sharing some of your photos. It looks like you had some great orca sightings. I also want to thank you for completing our feedback form after your trip. I will pass your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided after last year's wonderful experience that we would return to British Columbia for another family kayaking adventure with Kingfisher and the experience was even better than the first time. The first trip we were the only family but this time we had another...More

Thank Jeanne N
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeannne, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. I know that Kelsie set the bar high last year so I am happy to hear that this year was even better. I really like the fact you guys say Fife...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took a 3-night, 4-day Whales and Grizzlies tour, and the trip exceeded all expectations. As a complete novice, I was nervous about kayaking on the ocean, but was convinced by family to take the trip. So I swallowed my fear and am so glad...More

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KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Anne, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review and sharing some of your photos from your base camp tour. i am glad you enjoyed your trip and I will pass your comments along to Allie and Nova. I hope...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

From my very first inquiry to Kingfisher and a personal return call from the owner, to actually signing up and going on this adventure, it proved to be a most-professional and personal operation. We were so impressed with the details that were tended to, high...More

Thank Trailsntales
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Trailsntales, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you Haida Gwaii kayak tour. i am glad you enjoyed your trip and I will pass your comments along to Dave and Peter. I hope to see you on another trip sometime...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Excellent kayaking experience! Well organized through registration to the completion of the trip. 4 days and 3 nights: 1) Wendy was an excellent group leader. She has a lot of kayak experience and knew how to keep the group headed in the right direction. She...More

2  Thank karenharrell79
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. i am glad you enjoyed your trip and I will pass your comments along to Wendy, Sabina, and Nova. I hope to see you on another trip sometime soon. Andrew

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I did the 6 day Orca Explorer in August. I was first of all incredibly grateful to the boss Andrew, who drove out of his way to pick me up due to a missed bus connection. Above and beyond kindness and very interesting to chat...More

1  Thank Sophie M
KingfisherKayaking, Owner at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Orca Waters Kayak Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. i am glad you enjoyed your trip and I will pass your comments along to Renee and Darren. I hope to see you on another trip sometime soon. Andrew

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Travel458
21 January 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
29 December 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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