Tour Operator Spotlight: Sea Kayak Adventures
Photos courtesy of Sea Kayak Adventures
Story by Olga Bas
Sea Kayak Adventures
(1-800-616-1943, www.seakayakadventures.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
About:Sea Kayak Adventures has been going strong since 1993, offering sea kayaking trips and wildlife encounters for the outdoor-minded adventurer. The carbon-neutral, locally guided trips range from four- to ten-day stays in Baja, the Galapagos Islands, or Vancouver Island, B.C. Gourmet meals are served and all needed equipment is provided.
Price range: $895-3,690
Upcoming trips:The Johnstone Strait trip has start dates in July and August (some tours end early September) with four-day, five-day or six-day options. Prices range from $995-1,295; those under 18 receive a 10% discount (minimum age is 15). The Canadian expedition, which needs at least eight bookings to depart, leaves from Telegraph Cove in northeastern Vancouver Island, the heart of orca territory. Camps are made on the surrounding beaches, including a private island owned by the indigenous First Nations people. There are also opportunities for spotting humpback whales, Dall's porpoises, or harbor seals, as well as hiking, exploration of tide pools, and just lounging on the beach.
Deals and steals: Book by June 15 and mention Out Traveler to get $100 off on any of Sea Kayak Adventures' Vancouver Island summer tours. No prior kayak experience necessary. Orcas guaranteed in Johnstone Strait July 19-Aug. 30.