See orcas around Victoria BC?
Posted by: old_user on Apr-13-12 11:28 AM (EST)
Can anyone recommend an outfit for kayak rentals or kayak tours - near Victoria or Friday Harbor - that offer the chance to see orcas?
There are several on the web, and they all sound good.
But it is hard to know which might be the best.
Dad and 4-year-old son
Custom Greenland Paddles
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Posted by: Peter-CA on Apr-13-12 1:33 PM (EST)
If the goal is to see orcas, I'd probably jump in one of the power boat whale watch tours. This would icnrease your chances exponentially.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-15-12 4:44 PM (EST)
Thanks for your comments.
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Posted by: abc on Apr-15-12 11:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddlesheep on Apr-16-12 7:09 PM (EST)
Last trip I took through the Gulf Islands we saw a pod of Orcas in the bay at Mayne Island when the ferry was pulling in. Unfortunately, no Orca sighting from the kayak itself (though we did see some dolphins).
Posted by: The_GCW on Apr-19-12 10:03 AM (EST)
From Friday Harbor on eastern San Juan Island, there are sea kayak tour companies that have boats stored overnight in San Juan County Park on the western shore. Haro Strait is where 1 or 2 pods of Orcas spend time at certain times of the year. The Sea Kayak places have daily tours and may know about previous sightings and if Orcas have been or are in the area.
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Posted by: robcasey on Apr-22-12 1:48 AM (EST)
Check out Ocean River in Vic BC. http://www.oceanriver.com/default.aspx?