2-Day Orca Quest Friday Harbor Trip Facts
The trip is planned only when tidal currents are just right to aid our journey each day, but the trip is for the fit and adventurous! After a day of paddling, kayak sailing and hiking, we will enjoy a seaside campsite on an island accessible only by boat. After a scrumptious dinner, we will hike to a secret lookout to watch the sun set over the Canadian Gulf and Vancouver Islands. From our mossy aerie, we will be able to view feeding Dall’s and harbor porpoise and harbor seals below, while sunset colors bathe the British Columbia Coast Range in pink and purple!
On day two, we hunt whales! The west side of Henry Island is prime orca habitat, as our local pods move up and down Haro Straight in search of salmon, and we will spend our last afternoon paddling with eyes wide open. This trip launches from Griffin Bay to the southeast, but never looks back, because it finishes in Westcott Bay at our exclusive landing beach on the northwest tip of San Juan Island. It has an exciting, two mile crossing into Spieden Channel with a river of current behind us and intimately explores rugged, steep coastlines and intertidal zones where sea stars, sea cucumbers and urchins go about their daily lives!
Please join us for a two-day sea kayaking journey in search of whales and adventure!