Canada - Johnstone Strait Sea Kayaking Adventure 2013
Join us on our Canadian Sea Kayaking Adventure. Travel to majestic Vancouver Island. British Columbia is Kayaking Heaven with sheltered waterways, magnificent mountain scenery and incredible wildlife including the Resident Orca Population of the Johnstone Strait, Humpback and Grey Whales, Bald Eagles, Seals and Sea Lions. This truly is a once in a lifetime Sea Kayaking Adventure that will become the highlight of your paddling lifestyle.
Date of Trip : 18th July - 29th July 2013.
( Trip Currently Fully Booked - Contact Us Now to secure your spot )
British Columbia : Sea Kayaking and Nature Lover's Heaven.
The $US and $CANADIAN have never been lower against the Aussie Currency and this is your chance to experience the Canadian Tourist Hotspots at the best possible rates. Take advantage of the incredible value and maximise your spending power by visiting North America next year. There will never be a better time to "Sea Kayak Canada".
Escorted by : Ross Boardman JBK Director
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Ultimate Kayaking Trip – Canada Johnstone Strait Kayaking Trip
Thursday the 18th July 2013 –
Arrive in Victoria, the Capital of British Columbia and check in to the Harbour Towers Suites, only a 100 mtr walk to the Beautiful Harbour of this Classic Canadian City. Our group will meet here in the afternoon and you can join us for for dinner and drinks at the Iconic Victoria Irish Pub. This is simply one of the most brilliant Pubs the JBK Team have ever been to.
Friday the 19th July 2013 -
Victoria is a renowned walking city where everything of interest is within a short stroll. Spend the day of leisure checking out the sights, including Killer Whale Watching tours, The Museum of British Columbia , the Houses of Parliament, and the Empress Hotel, all within 500mtrs from our accommodation. Take a short $10 Victoria Ferry Ride to Fisherman's Wharf and experience the floating home district of Victoria and have lunch on the sea whilst the Sea Planes and Ferries enter the harbour around you. This district is a great experience and very much part of Vancouver Island Life. In the past our group has met up for dinner at the classic Spaghetti Factory Pasta restaurant just a stone’s throw from the Harbour Suites.
Saturday the 20th July 2013 –
We will be picked up from the Harbour Suites and transported 7hours North through the centre of Vancouver Island. This journey takes in the scenery and feel of the Island and is a relaxed trip with rest stops and time for photography and meals whilst enroute. As the trip is exclusively
JBKs we are under no real schedule. Arrival at around 3pm is at the small remote township resort town of Telegraph Cove
This rustic settlement is the launching point for the Johnstone Strait Sea Kayaking Operators and the Beautiful Broughton Archipelago. This region is the Ultimate Kayaking Destination, offering unrivaled scenery and wildlife in a Wilderness Region that has to be experienced at least once in every Kayaker’s Life.
Our fantastic Accommodation is at the Telegraph Cove Marina and from the Bay window it is common to watch Otters feed on the Spoils of the Salmon Fishing Season that is in full swing during our visit. Occasionally Black Bears can be seen foraging on the shoreline and the Bald Eagles guard the Marina taking fish from the Strait at the mouth of the Bay. JBK have visited this region four times over the last 5 years and it has a wonderful homely feel about it, and remains a rustic and pure to it's heritage, as a timber sawmill and salmon cannery.
Dinner at the Killer Whale Cafe and a Pint or 2 at the Old Saltery Pub will see us adjourn to bed ready for an incredible 6 days of Kayaking in the Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago.
Sunday 21st July - Friday the 26th July 2013 -
At 8am Sunday we will meet Brian, our Professional Sea Kayaking Guide and prepare our gear and load up for an unbelievable 6 days of Sea Kayaking Heaven. Our days are pretty relaxed, taking in the scenery and amazing wildlife. Every trip JBK have lead here has been so different as we blend into the Wilds of Vancouver Island. Brian has the ultimate Base Camp with Sheltered Camp Kitchen and manicured campsites within the First Nations Cultural Land, including a classic cedar toilet with a view into the forest. This set up is one of the best in Canada and it's absolute beach front ensures every Orca can be seen from the beach.
3 Nights at Spyhop Point Campsite minimises the daily loading and unpacking packing of equipment and day trips are taken from here to make the most of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and Hanson Island opposite our campsite. These areas are the feeding grounds for the Resident ( Salmon Eating ) Orca Pod as they target the Salmon Run into the adjacent Fjords and Inlets that make this region so spectacular.
JBK's Janet Boardman with a Resident Orca - Blinkhorn Peninsula - Johnstone Strait BC Canada
JBK is proud to be associated with our Operator Brian and his Team, their attention to detail, food delivery, hygiene, safety and knowledge is second to none, and positions them as the Industry Leader in the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia and the Tourism Market. It is a pleasure to catch up with Brain and his Team each time we visit the North.
Day four will see us paddle a short distance to Crompton Island in the Broughton Archipelago where our Base Camp is situated in an amazing island chain that extends for hundreds of kilometres into the mainland of British Columbia. This shetltered myriad of islands is a Humpback Whale Feeding ground, and Dalls Porpoise, Harbour Seals, Stellar Sea Lions, and and Resident Orca are common sights in the Blackfish Sound and Queen Charlotte Strait right at our Campsite's waterfront doorstep.
Quality Composite Seaward and Current Designs Sea Kayaks and Excellent camping Gear top off this adventure.
A day paddle to the White Cliff Islets in the Queen Charlotte Strait will be the likely be the highlight of your week as the misty and still moods of the Broughton Archipelago are on show and we experience Canada in its raw and untouched state.
The Stunning Beauty of Canada - Experience it with JBKs Sea Kayaking Package
Our final day on the water takes us on a northward Passage to the end of Hanson Island and Weynton Passage and back to Telegraph Cove in the early afternoon. We will say goodbye to Brian and his Team and settle in to 2 nights of relaxation at Telegraph Cove Resort.
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2013 –A chance to catch up on Laundry and sit back at the Waterfront Seahorse Cafe sipping coffee and watch the fisherman and kayakers head out on their expeditions as we have just done.There is the optional Grizzly Bear Tour to Knight Inlet, or Orca Expedition on Board Gikumi - Stubbs Island Whale Watching Tours or a Cultural Day Trip to the First Nations Settlement of Alert Bay, or you could just stay at the resort and visit the North Island Whale Museum and Cafe for a chilled day.
Sunday 28th July 2013 – We will be transported south to Victoria and the Harbour Tower Suites for our final night together on this fantastic Trip. A night out together at the Fisherman's Wharf and a ferry trip back to town for a drink at the Irish and Scottish Pubs will ensure the trip will remain as a highlight in your travel memories for ever.
Monday 29th July 213 –Our group will say farewell as we make our way to various other destinations that can be added to your itinerary. We have somegreat information to assist in planning your extension and transport to and from Vancouver Island. British Columbia offers some of the most amazing options with regard to holiday Travel including Whistler Resort, the Okenagen Lake Region , and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Lake Loiuse, Icelands Parkway and beyond. This is a must see travel region and the Team at JBK can certainly point you ion the right direction to making the most of your Travel to Canada.
Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs as our trip can be the launching point for the most spectacular holiday imaginable.
Inclusions : Ex Victoria Vancouver Island - BC Canada12 day / 11 nights / JBK Guide Services / Including 3 Nights Accommodation in Victoria - Vancouver Island / 3 Nights Accommodation at Telegraph Cove Resort Nth Vancouver Island & Travel from Victoria BC to Telegraph Cove Resort BC (RTN).
What's On Offer ?Sea Kayaking Utopia / The Marine Mammal Superhighway / Resident Orca / Wilderness Camping / Wildlife / Mountains / Incredible BIG scenery & more.
Location : Vancouver Island British, Columbia, Canada.
Group Size : - 10 Kayakers + Guides /
Price $3950-00 per person.
Deposit $1500 due on booking. Balance Payable 20th May 2013.
Contact Us to discuss a monthly payment plan.Please Contact Us or Call us on 02.44417157 to enquire about other organised expeditions. in 2013.