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An Orca Odyssey off Vancouver Island, Edmonton Journal June 2009

July, 2009

By Donald Mallon, regarding Johnstone Strait BC, Edmonton Journal, June 27, 2009 "Orcas!" I said. Lexie and Caleb, our Sea Kayak Adventures guides, were asking me and seven others about our overall objective for a six-day kayaking trip. My co-paddlers and I were attending a night-before, planning-and-get-to-know-each-other session at the Haida-Way Inn in Port McNeill on the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island.

Carbon-free Kayaking in God's Pocket, Calgary Herald April 2009

June, 2009

By Lisa Monforton, Calgary Herald April 22, 2009 Kayaking British Columbia Adventurers have punished their minds and bodies on human-powered odysseys for centuries. Every week, it seems another modern-day Thor Heyerdahl embarks on a feat that most of us can't even fathom, and often for the fame that comes with success.

Paddle alongside whales, sea otters, seals and porpoises while kayaking and camping around some of Canada's most stunningly beautiful and remote waters and islands in the Queen Charlotte Strait.

Baja Beauty, The Globe and Mail March 2009

March, 2009

By Darryl Leniuk Special to The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) March 28, 2009 With each paddle stroke, sea spray pelts my face like driving rain. In the past five minutes, I've barely moved along the limestone cliffs of the shore. My guide Terry Prichard - my partner in this two-man kayak - yells at the nearby boats, "Paddle back to shore!" We've taken too long a lunch break and the wind has picked up: we're fighting a strong headwind.

But I don't mind; the sky above is a sharp blue, and this morning three bottlenose dolphins passed close by our beachfront camp.

Mexico Paddle Power, TravelAge West Dec 2008

December, 2008

By Mark Chesnut TravelAge West, December 6, 2008 Baja sunset Green. Eco-friendly. Carbon-neutral. These terms are thrown around all the time in today’s evolving travel industry, but what exactly do these buzz words mean for travelers, and how does one small tour operator make its own footprint even smaller?

Kayak in God's Pocket, Smarter Travel Dec. 2008

December, 2008

by Molly Feltner, SmarterTravel.com Staff - December 8, 2008 Sea Kayak Adventures has a great itinerary for veteran sea kayakers seeking for a new destination to explore or beginners who want to try a multi-day excursion without having to rough it: A six-day trip in British Columbia's God's Pocket Marine Provincial Park based out of an island resort in the middle of the park.

Not only will you get to experience a spectacular region seldom visited by other kayakers—at the end of a good paddle you can unwind with a yoga session and a hot shower followed by a made-from-scratch meal in the comfy God's Pocket Resort to which the company has exclusive access.

Absolutely Killer, The Spokesman-Review Sept. 2008

September, 2008

Sea kayaking with orcas is up close and personal

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Posted September 23, 2008 While some people are content to simply watch killer whales, sea kayakers have a yen to experience them. The payoff for investing a few days and a little muscle power can be huge, as another eclectic group of adventurers learned this summer in the fabled orca waterways off northeastern Vancouver Island.

From the cozy cocoon of a kayak cockpit, the paddlers felt the forceful channel currents that govern the movements of salmon and the orcas that prey on them. View Photo Journal

Whale Watching by Kayak in British Columbia, National Geographic Traveller August 2008

August, 2008

By Norie Quintos, a senior editor at National Geographic Traveller Magazine August 2008 Kayaking British Columbia Whale-Watching by Kayak in British Columbia Senior editor Norie Quintos edits Traveler's annual Tours of a Lifetime issue, which selects the 50 best guided tours of the year. So what did she do on her family vacation? She took two tours out West. This week she blogs about sea kayaking in British Columbia; next week, rafting on Idaho’s Salmon River. And the following week, she'll share tips on planning a great family trip. It took three flights and an hour-long boat ride from northern Vancouver Island to get to Hurst Island, in the heart of one of British Columbia’s newest provincial parks, God’s Pocket. There, a charming seven-room lodge at the water’s edge served as our base for exploring the area by kayak.

Close Encounters of the Whale Kind, Travel World June 2008

June, 2008

Head to Baja to See California Gray Whales By Nancy Schretter Travel World Magazine May/June 2008 The parade started at sunrise. I was standing on the bluff watching the inlet's colors turn to violet when I heard the first "phoof." A mother California Gray Whale and her baby calf were making their way through the water, less than a stone's throw away.

Baja at Sea Level, Houston Chronicle January 2008

January, 2008

By Kari Bodnarchuk - an award-winning freelance writer and photographer. Brought to you by the HoustonChronicle.com January 18, 2008 Sea of Cortés, Mexico — "Dolphins at 2 o'clock," said Melissa, a fellow paddler, and we all glanced over to watch four gray dolphins come splashing by, arcing out of the water, flipping, and slapping their tails playfully on the ocean's surface. A flock of pelicans soon followed, flying single file just inches above the water, riding the air currents on their way stage right.

Kayaking With Killer Whales, The Spokesman-Review May 2007

May, 2007

by Andrew Bill - Special to The Spokesman Review May 2007 “It’s interesting to note that killers have a short, thick snout, similar to that of the Tyrannosaurus Rex,” explained Terry Prichard, with all the matter of factness one might expect from an ex-geologist. “Then there are the teeth. Fifty-two of them. Exactly the same number as the Dakosaurus Andiniensis, a giant sea crocodile with the head of a dinosaur, so savage, so ferocious, it dominated the seas 135 million years ago.”