2-Day Orca Quest in

San Juan Islands

2-Day Orca Quest - Reserve your spot!


This super-popular overnighter covers 19 miles and spends a half-day in prime orca whale country! The trip is planned only when tidal currents are just right to aid our journey each day, but the trip is for the fit and adventurous! After a day of paddling, kayak sailing, and hiking, we will enjoy a seaside campsite on an island accessible only by boat. After a scrumptious dinner, we will hike to a secret lookout to watch the sunset over the Canadian Gulf and Vancouver Islands. From our mossy aerie, we will be able to view feeding Dall’s and harbor porpoise and harbor seals below, while sunset colors bathe the British Columbia Coast Range in pink and purple!

On day two, we search for whales! The west side of Henry Island is prime orca habitat, as our local pods move up and down Haro Straight in search of salmon, and we will spend our last afternoon paddling with eyes wide open. This trip launches from Griffin Bay to the southeast, but never looks back, because it finishes in Westcott Bay at our exclusive landing beach on the northwest tip of San Juan Island. It has an exciting, two-mile crossing into Spieden Channel with a river of current behind us and intimately explores rugged, steep coastlines and intertidal zones where sea stars, sea cucumbers, and urchins go about their daily lives!

Cost: $389.00 per person.  A 50% deposit is due at booking with the balance charged 45 days prior to departure date.  If you are registering within 45 days of your trip date, full payment is required.  Thank you.

Trip Dates: 2019: May 18-19;  June 1-2;  June 15-16;  June 29-30;  July 3-4;  July 13-14;  July 19-20;  July 29-30;  August 14-15;  August 28-29;  September 14-15
Departure: 10:30 AM
Distance:  19 miles(9-10 per day)
Difficulty: Moderate to hard;  Participants must be in good to excellent shape, experienced in the outdoors and able to paddle for sustained periods of time.
Islands Explored: 15
Minimum Age: 14

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This is a must do. They made everything easy and our guide went out of his way to make sure everyone on our trip had a good time. Great trip, great guide. Already planning our return.
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