Guided Kayaking with Pacific Otters
Legendary Wilderness Adventures in British Columbia & Yukon

Guided Kayaking with Pacific Otters

maporcas Vancouver Island West – One of the last places where a wild land still meets a wild ocean” Bertie Gregory, National Geographic wildlife filmmaker

Our guided kayaking with Pacific otters base camp trip takes us to the Nuchatlitz archipelago with its myriad of islands, beaches, and inlets provide a combination of open coast and protected water paddling, rich in culture, nature, and history, and undoubtedly the best wilderness camping on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Named after an old native village, this park protects a number of archaeological sites and evidence that the area has been inhabited by first nations for thousands of years. During the 1700s Spanish and British interests competed for the trade in sea otter furs. This instigated hostile actions between the two that eventually resulted in British control and a heightened trade in furs that led to the extinction of sea otters in this area.

A successful transplanting of otters from Alaska in 1960s has seen the population climb to an estimated 2000 descendants, one of the largest sea otter populations in the world.

Each day we will leave our base camp to explore the waters of Nuchatlitz. Chances are very good that we will view sea otters in large social gatherings in the kelp seaweed beds. Our guided kayaking with pacific otters trip will include every effort toIconPhoto-Gallery2 locate these communities and enjoy the pleasure of observing the otters preening and lazing within these kelp beds.

We will end each day at our base camp log cabin with incredible views of British Columbia’s west coast. Nothing compares to a west coast sunset.

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Origin: Vancouver or Nanaimo, BC
Adventure Rating: Suitable for Beginners
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