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Kayak Launch

A popular addition to Orca Island Cabins is our kayak launch. Our guests simply place their kayak into the launch; step into the kayak and make needed adjustments; and then glide into the water by pulling on the side rails. … Read More

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We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

John F. Kennedy
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Kayaking in Humpy Cove

Humpy Cove is a wonderful place to kayak. At least 90% of our guests use the kayaks to explore the area. They come back with wonderful stories of their adventures and the sights they see. One of the favorites is … Read More

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Tidal Pools

We have had many happy guests and Dennis and I have made many new freinds. I think it is time I finally put some new photographs up for everyone to see. To start with I would like to show some … Read More

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What is a Yurt?

What is a Yurt? Yurts have been used as nomadic shelters for centuries in Central Asia. Our modern version of the yurt, adapted from a centruies-old Mongolian design, consists of a circular structure with weather tight covers, tension band and … Read More

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Whale Sighting on Evening Cruise

During an evening cruise last summer with guests form New York, we came upon this humpback whale. Although it was a cloudy and rainy day we spotted this whale in the distance traveling in our direction. Dennis was able to … Read More

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Water Taxi Ride with Dall’s Porpoise

On the way to and from the island we can see many great sites. Here are some photos taken this spring form the water taxi ride. Some are of Dall’s Porpoise as they and ride along side our boat. And … Read More

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Morning Serenity

The photos in this group are from an early morning kayak paddle that I took in the cove while I was waiting for the water taxi to arrive with new guests. It was a beautiful morning with the sun shining … Read More

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Stand Up Paddle Boards – Sups

Our experiment with paddle boards this last summer was a big success. Most guests used them near the island and explored the nearby coastline. Others ventured farther out and some even sunbathed on them. The wets suits were a welcome … Read More

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