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- 863 days ago
Sea Kayaking in Canada can't be beaten! "Everyone who loves paddling and loves wildlife should do this trip" - Alison Macrae - aug 2011 participant.
We are filling the remaining spaces and are now offering £135 OFF the normal expedition price per person - get some amazing wilderness paddling in the best wildlife venue on the planet. Go to www.applecross.uk.com/msg for more detail and lots of pics - don't take too long as this is a very unique trip and we only have limited space now with just over 6 weeks till departure.
The Expedition -
Johnston Strait is famous for its Orca whales, Bald Eagles and numerous Sea Lion colonies. But its the Orcas that people really visit this area for. As one of the most studied groups of Orca on the planet much is known about the family groups that live here all year round and sightings from a sea kayak are a unique and special experience. The area is also well known for its Black Bear population and, although a bit shy compared to the Orcas, sightings may be possible.
As part of a weeklong expedition well travel on a self sufficient basis, fully equipped, island hopping through the Broughton Archipeligo Marine National Park. Campsites are wild but comfortable with plenty of driftwood available for those evenings round the fire. Its a long way to go from the UK but well worth the effort as the wildlife here is intact with natural forests, shorelines and habitats allowing umbrella species, such as Bear, Eagles and Whales, to flourish. Watch this You Tube video of an Orca whale encounter in September 2011 during our last trip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcMxpSQuZxo&feature=feedu
Rob Wilkinson, a participant on our September 2011 trip made a 5 minute movie of the trip - go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UBU2jYdqvY for a superb short film.
Your flight from the UK to Vancouver or your internal flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy.
You will need to budget for taxi and bus fares between flights and accommodation on non-expedition days.
Three or four nights accommodation either side of the kayak expedition plus any food during this time ( you can opt for campsite accommodation in Port McNeil & Telegraph Cove and B&B or Hostel accommodation in Vancouver city ) All details on booking. You wont have much to spend money on once were in the wilds and only a couple of days around Vancouver as a tourist so not much extra expense unless you go mad aircraft weight restrictions should keep you safe!