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How to get to Port McNeill, British Columbia

Getting to Port McNeill, British Columbia

Perched on the northern shores of Vancouver Island, Port McNeill is a small town that’s home to just over 2,600 people. During the summer months, these numbers swell with travelers passing through on adventure-based tours to explore the stunning landscapes of British Columbia. 

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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