Four Beluga Whales swimming

Creature feature: Beluga whale

Creature feature: Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

As the only member of the genus Delphinapterus, the beluga whale is a highly sociable cetacean that is truly one of a kind. It has been nicknamed the “sea canary” for its high-pitched squeaks and whistles, and is the only whale to regularly sport a stunning white coat.

A red tandem sea kayak with people paddling and smiling off the shores of Cuba

Top 5 Sea Kayaking Destinations of 2024

Top 5 Paddling Destinations of 2024

With the start of a new year comes new adventures! There’s no better time to start planning a trip, fresh from a holiday break and with renewed excitement for the coming months. 

Woman in a single red sea kayak paddling through Johnstone Strait in British Columbia

Sea Kayakers Guide to Responsible Travel

Sea Kayakers Guide to Responsible Travel

Sea kayaking is so much more than simply taking to the water with a paddle in hand. It’s an opportunity to explore environments that few have the privilege to witness and be treated to natural encounters that aren’t possible from the land. 

A person sitting on a sand dune in Baja California Sur looking out at the Pacific Ocean where a grey whale tail is out of the surface of the water.

Respecting Wildlife - Ethical Whale Watching

Ethical Whale Watching

It goes without saying that whales are incredibly rare and unique creatures, with many currently endangered due to overfishing, pollution, climate impacts, and commercial whaling. That’s why experiencing them in their natural environment is such a privilege and a “bucket list” activity for many. 

How to Pack for a Cold Water Sea Kayaking Trip

How to Pack for a Cold Water Sea Kayaking Trip

 

As the cooling temperatures of fall get you thinking about escaping south for the winter, don’t forget that there are incredible adventures to be had in your backyard. Winter is a magical time to be out on the water but the cold water temperatures keep many paddlers at bay.

Islands of Loreto Bay National Marine Park jetting out of the Sea of Cortez

Guide to Loreto Bay National Marine Park

Explore the 5 Main Islands of The Loreto Bay National Marine Park

Encompassing around 800 square miles in the Sea of Cortez, Loreto Bay National Park is one of Mexico’s greatest natural treasures. It’s home to five uninhabited islands and their surrounding islets, as well as submarine canyons, marine terraces, and an abundance of wildlife.