Blackfish Sound Lodge-Based Kayaking (360.283)

Location: Johnstone Strait
Price: $1265.00
Duration: 3 days/2 nights

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Departs from/arrives at: Alder Bay (near Port McNeil)/Lodge
Accomodations: Lodge
Tour Type: Leisure Tour
Activity Level: Novice
Nearest Town/Village: Telegraph Cove
Inclusions:
  • Kayaks double or single
  • Professional Guides
  • Kayak instruction
  • Safety equipment
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • Cooking equipment
  • Meals as stated on itinerary
  • Sheets
  • Dry bags
  • Meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3. Ground shuttle to Port Hardy, welcome orientation; private ensuite and bathroom
Exclusions: Additional nights are $425. Alcoholic beverages other than house wine with dinner
Guest Parking: Yes Details:
First Nations:
Additional Information:
The Lodge is located in the epicentre of one of the most ideal to view whales. In particular, the Humpback Whale population in the waters near the lodge has been growing steadily since 2004 due to a variety of factors including increases in prey abundance. Our local Humpback population makes the astounding annual spring migration from Hawaii back to northern Vancouver Island to feed on herring, krill and other small schooling fish species.

The waters just outside of the lodge are called Blackfish Sound and the area is also renowned for the presence of Orca. It is possible on our tours to spot Bigg’s Orca, also known as Transient Orca, as they ply the local waters throughout our season in search of their marine mammal prey.




Other wildlife sightings that are possible from our sea kayaks are Dall’s Porpoise, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Stellar Sea Lions. We may also encounter black bears who frequently forage the intertidal habitat around the lodge in the springtime searching for small invertebrates, rock crabs, mussels and other protein rich crustaceans.

Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Meet your guides at the Alder Bay RV Park & Marina at noon. Alder Bay is easily accessible by paved road on northern Vancouver Island or by air from Vancouver. (US guests can fly direct from Sea-Tac Airport to the lodge by float plane). Once luggage is aboard we’ll depart Alder Bay by water taxi and head to the lodge for lunch, orientation, and a quick unpack in your rooms before we head back out for an afternoon of guided marine adventure by sea kayak. You\'ll quickly get a measure of comfort in our stable tandem boats.\r\n \r\n\r\nReturn to the lodge by 5pm. Unwind on our west facing deck with a glass of BC wine or craft beer. Appetizers are served at 630pm and buffet supper is served at 7pm (special diets happily accommodated with advance notice). After supper, relax fireside for an evening presentation by one of our staff on some aspect of local ecology. After the presentation, join your guide for a short briefing on your next day’s adventure. Finish the evening under our patio heaters as you watch one of our spectacular sunsets.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation:

  • Day
    2

    Join us in the Great Room for a hearty buffet breakfast. Collect your packed lunch and personal belongings and join your guide on deck to prepare for your full day adventure. Your expert guide will carefully choose your destination with our guests comfort and skill level in mind.\r\n\r\nThe goal will be to fully experience the vistas and marine wildlife of the Broughton Archipelago - one of the most biologically active regions on the planet. Return to the lodge by 5pm and repeat the above post-adventure evening program of relaxation, great food, nice wine and good company.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation:

  • Day
    3

    Day 3 offers you a chance for your last morning excursion by sea kayak. You can also opt for a rainforest walk or a motorized whale watching excursion.\r\n\r\nAfter your excursion you\'ll pack up and be back in Alder Bay by noon for ongoing connections.\r\n \r\n\r\nAdditional days are available if desired for those who wish a deeper exploration of the Broughton Archipelago and more time on the water. Please contact our office for details

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accomodation:

North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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