Day Tour - Robson Bight Ecological Reserve Kayaking Tour

All equipment provided

Lunch provided

Friendly & certified guides

One-Way Day Tour to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

Experience abundant nature and blissful wilderness on this day kayak tour along Vancouver Island Side of the Johnstone Strait. On this full-day day tour along the Johnstone Strait keep your eyes peeled for wildlife- we’re know to spot a variety of invertebrates, eagles, seals, mink, bears, otters, sea lions, and whales (July 15- September 15). This Tour is a one-way day trip, where you will be either dropped off or picked up at our private beach at the Boundary of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. The Robson Bight Ecological Reserve is a protected Orca Habitat famous for its whale-rubbing beaches.

The Northern Resident Orca’s normally arrive around July 15 and stick around until September 15, and are known to transit through the Robson Bight daily. If you only have one day in Telegraph Cove and want to paddle to the boundary of the reserve in search for the famous killer whale, this is the tour for you. At AWE Adventures, we emphasize quality — you have the opportunity to see where wildlife thrives with the best guidance around. We prefer lower guide-guest ratios than the industry standard so that we can provide custom guidance to each guest. Set sail on this journey with us to discover the untamed beauty of our natural world.


We use expedition-level equipment: high quality kayaks, paddles, paddling gear, paddling clothing, camping gear

All our guides are highly experienced with the area and have professional training outside of their guiding certifications regarding risk management, hazard analysis, interpretation, and more

Experience the abundant wilderness of the area: porpoises, birds, humpbacks, sea lions… Without a doubt, you’re bound to be speechless throughout your adventure

Trip Details


$375 CAD per adult (16+ years) + tax

$350 CAD per child (under 16 years) + tax

Meeting time

8:30 AM

Meeting point

Bauza Cove, Telegraph Cove BC


July 15 – September 15


Day Trip

Group size

4 minimum, 10 maximum

Participation requirements
  • No kayaking experience necessary
  • Physically and mentally fit a full day of kayaking to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve
  • 9 and older (for families with children under the age of 9, check out our custom trips)
  • Minors (under 19) will require a parent/guardian signature for our waiver
  • Complete medical form before booking

We ask all who come to bring a respectful attitude towards the natural environment and your fellow kayakers. The weather and wildlife are out of our control, but our attitudes are not!

  • One-way water-taxi to or from the boundary of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve
  • All paddling equipment
  • Lunch is provided
  • Top-level guides certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia, recognized internationally as a leader in the sea kayak industry

What to bring
  • Water shoes or Sandals
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
Overview of our Day Tour

The Johnstone Strait is home to some of the highest levels of biodiversity in Canada. For the whole day, we will explore the ecosystem and discover a myriad of animals large and small — from microscopic plankton to the gargantuan humpback whale or even run into a pod of killer whales. These mighty mammals of the sea call Johnstone Strait their summer home, as do Steller sea lions, harbour seals, Dall’s porpoises, minke whales, northern resident killer whales, the Biggs transient killer whales, and river and sea otters. Johnstone Strait boasts over fifty bird species living and migrating through the area, so keep your eye on the sky as well as the intertidal zone! There are tons of alien-like marine critters to admire alongside our more familiar birds and mammals. We promise you won’t be disappointed by the sheer number of amazing animals you’ll see — but do your best to let them pass peacefully!

Our final destination is the Boundary of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve which is a habitat famous for its whale rubbing beaches and is only accessible by watercraft (such as a handy kayak), this journey is the perfect retreat amongst nature’s most basic yet impressive elements: pure water and fresh air. You’ll be well taken care of by our guides — they’ll make sure you’re well-fed, well-rested, and well-entertained… And of course, enjoying nature! So what are you waiting for? Come with us and explore the sea stars, anemones, nudibranchs, and so much more…