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Kayaking with Killer Whales Is a Thrill of a Lifetime

And it’s surprisingly safe.

Killer whales (orcinus orca) in the Johnstone Strait, with kayakers, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Photographer: Chris Cheadle/All Canada Photos

Most visitors to Nimmo Bay, British Columbia, expect to get up close and personal with black bears while exploring on foot. After all, the luxe, timber-framed lodge on Canada’s Pacific coast is smack in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest.

They may not expect to approach an even more massive carnivore ... in a kayak.