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Is It Safe to Kayak With Orcas in British Columbia?

Is It Safe to Kayak With Orcas in British Columbia?

The scientific name for orca whales, Orcinus orca, literally translates to “Demon of the Deep.” In English, they are most commonly known as killer whales. Both names suggest that they are dangerous animals, to be feared, and kept at a safe distance.

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Chocolate Clams of Baja California Sur

Nicknamed “Baja’s seafood candy”, chocolate clams (almejas chocolatas) are the delightfully named shellfish specialty of this beautiful peninsula. Their scientific name is Megapitaria squalida, with their common name resulting from their brown color (rather than having a chocolate flavor).

Creature Feature: Northern Resident Orcas

We at SKA have witnessed, played with and wondered at British Columbia’s whales for 25 years on our tours. You truly can’t find these whales anywhere else on earth… and here’s why.

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This is Why We Travel - Scotland

It was Day 6 of our 8-day Scotland Kayaking, Walking, & Whisky Tour and our adventurous group of 9 (including our guide Craig) were landing our kayaks at the base of the famous Glenfinnan monument, a 60-foot high memorial to the Jacobite uprisings, towering majestically over the most inland

Creature Feature: Gray Whale

Species: Eschrichtius robustus 

Likelihood of encountering this species: Extremely often (during season) on Magdalena Bay Whale Camp and San Ignacio Lagoon Whale Camp trips

Fun Facts About Gray Whales