The Best Whale Watching Tours for Adventure Seekers

July 2023

For adventure seekers, there are few things more thrilling than getting up close and personal with some of the largest creatures on the planet: whales. Whale watching tours offer an incredible opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, but for those looking to take it to the next level, there are some truly unforgettable options available, such as the ones described in this blog!

kayaking with north island kayak


Kayaking tours offer a unique and exhilarating way to experience whale watching. Rather than viewing the whales on a boat, you’ll be right in the middle of the action, paddling alongside these massive creatures, watching them at the same level above water. There are a few things to keep in mind when booking a kayaking whale watching tour, however. It’s important to consider that kayaking tours follow the same guidelines and regulation regarding viewing wildlife, such as keeping the correct distance and not touching or getting too close to wildlife. It’s also important to be in good physical condition and comfortable on the water, as kayaking can be a challenging activity at times.

One of the best destinations for kayaking whale watching tours is the Broughton Archipelago. This area is home to a variety of whale species, including orcas, humpbacks, and gray whales, and offers some truly breathtaking scenery. We organize unforgettable tours with experienced naturalist guides who can provide valuable insight into the behavior and biology of these incredible creatures, as well as history about this beautiful area.


Another great option for adventure seekers is a zodiac boat tour. Our friends at Prince of Whales offer zodiac tours departing daily from Telegraph Cove. These high-speed inflatable boats offer a thrilling ride, allowing you to get up close and personal with whales while still maintaining a safe distance. Zodiac tours are especially popular in areas like Telegraph Cove, British Columbia humpbacks, and orcas are commonly sighted. The rugged coastline and stunning scenery of this area make for an unforgettable experience.

zodiac whale watching tour

No matter what type of whale watching tour you choose, it’s important to remember that these are wild animals and should be treated with respect. Be sure to follow all guidelines and regulations put in place by tour companies and wildlife authorities, and always maintain a safe distance from the whales. With a little bit of planning and preparation, a whale watching tour can be the adventure of a lifetime.