Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Theyre All Around Us! Who knew when I woke up on this Thursday morning that it was going to be an extraordinary day that would produce a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was a beautiful afternoon with calm seas; so, Allan from West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals http://www.westcoastoutdoor.ca and I decided to take the Hobie kayaks for a spin. Heading out towards Secretary Island just off Sooke, BC in the Juan de Fuca Strait, we got word there was a large pod of Orcas close by. We were so excited to receive this news and at the prospect of seeing killer whales; we were immediately intrigued. As luck would have it, the whales were just as intrigued by us. We could see the whales were swimming near Otter Point, about a mile and a half from where we drifted and bobbed about like buoys in our kayaks. We could just make out the black specks of dorsal fins on the horizon. The killer whales were hugging the shoreline, so we were completely amazed at the events that would take place over the next 30 minutes. Even though we were in the open, usually turbulent, waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait, we were in a flood tide so paddling was smooth—effortless. We held our position and the whales got closer, and closer. The entire pod was heading our way. The pod got a little closer, then a lot closer. Then they were all around us! And under us! And beside us! A mother and her calf gave us an unbelievable experience; if I hadnt caught the scene on video, I would never have believed it. I can wholeheartedly say that this was one of the most stunning, thrilling (and scary!) events of my life. Mother and baby swam straight towards us, and dove directly in front of the bow of my kayak. I could see them both swimming under my kayak and then disappear into the depths. Not knowing where or when then would emerge, I sat in anticipation. And then, they surfaced directly in front of my kayak. Wow. Unbelievable! They were all around us. Dont believe me? Think Im exaggerating? This is no fishermans tall tale, and I have the video to prove it. Join me on my adventure and watch this astonishing recount. Dont forget to check out the official Discover Sooke Online website to learn more about Sooke businesses and our community www.discoversooke.com. http://www.discoversooke.com West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals is located at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina http://www.sookeharbourresort.ca ***UPDATE*** We'd like like to let everyone know that we have been in contact with the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) as they had some concerns about this video. We assured them that our intentions that day were NOT to intentionally place ourselves in the middle of whales, but rather head out in hopes that we might witness them passing by from a safe distance. "L-POD" were spaced out about 1km in diameter, which placed us amongst them before we even knew it as they were close to shore and moving very quickly. We felt that we didn't have the ability to safely move out of the way nor did we have the time. They appeared around us as quickly as it started. There were fishing vessels and a whale watching boat near us, so we felt we were doing the proper thing by just staying where everyone else was. West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals does not rental kayaks for the Strait of Juan de Fuca and are only used in the Sooke Harbour and Basin. These were not rented, we were on our own time. For whale guidelines and regulations, please vist the Whale Wise website: http://www.straitwatch.org//whale_watching_guidelines.html ***END OF UPDATE***

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Theyre All Around Us! Who knew when I woke up on this Thursday morning that it was going to be an extraordinary day that would produce a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was a beautiful afternoon with calm seas; so, Allan from West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals http://www.westcoastoutdoor.ca and I decided to take the Hobie kayaks for a spin. Heading out towards Secretary Island just off Sooke, BC in the Juan de Fuca Strait, we got word there was a large pod of Orcas close by. We were so excited to receive this news and at the prospect of seeing killer whales; we were immediately intrigued. As luck would have it, the whales were just as intrigued by us. We could see the whales were swimming near Otter Point, about a mile and a half from where we drifted and bobbed about like buoys in our kayaks. We could just make out the black specks of dorsal fins on the horizon. The killer whales were hugging the shoreline, so we were completely amazed at the events that would take place over the next 30 minutes. Even though we were in the open, usually turbulent, waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait, we were in a flood tide so paddling was smooth—effortless. We held our position and the whales got closer, and closer. The entire pod was heading our way. The pod got a little closer, then a lot closer. Then they were all around us! And under us! And beside us! A mother and her calf gave us an unbelievable experience; if I hadnt caught the scene on video, I would never have believed it. I can wholeheartedly say that this was one of the most stunning, thrilling (and scary!) events of my life. Mother and baby swam straight towards us, and dove directly in front of the bow of my kayak. I could see them both swimming under my kayak and then disappear into the depths. Not knowing where or when then would emerge, I sat in anticipation. And then, they surfaced directly in front of my kayak. Wow. Unbelievable! They were all around us. Dont believe me? Think Im exaggerating? This is no fishermans tall tale, and I have the video to prove it. Join me on my adventure and watch this astonishing recount. Dont forget to check out the official Discover Sooke Online website to learn more about Sooke businesses and our community www.discoversooke.com. http://www.discoversooke.com West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals is located at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina http://www.sookeharbourresort.ca ***UPDATE*** We'd like like to let everyone know that we have been in contact with the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) as they had some concerns about this video. We assured them that our intentions that day were NOT to intentionally place ourselves in the middle of whales, but rather head out in hopes that we might witness them passing by from a safe distance. "L-POD" were spaced out about 1km in diameter, which placed us amongst them before we even knew it as they were close to shore and moving very quickly. We felt that we didn't have the ability to safely move out of the way nor did we have the time. They appeared around us as quickly as it started. There were fishing vessels and a whale watching boat near us, so we felt we were doing the proper thing by just staying where everyone else was. West Coast Outdoor Adventure Rentals does not rental kayaks for the Strait of Juan de Fuca and are only used in the Sooke Harbour and Basin. These were not rented, we were on our own time. For whale guidelines and regulations, please vist the Whale Wise website: http://www.straitwatch.org//whale_watching_guidelines.html ***END OF UPDATE***

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Alex Anton
Alex Anton - 4 years ago
Luckiest s.o.bs... I'm not trying to be disrespectful. Just a exciting expression. I'd give anything to be in their place. Really lucky. I love Orcas!!!
jairo Sanchez
jairo Sanchez - 4 years ago
How come the orcas don't take. A go at them
jairo Sanchez
jairo Sanchez - 4 years ago
That what a girl said in a different. Vid that she was shaking an she was in a kayak too
jairo Sanchez
jairo Sanchez - 4 years ago
Orcas stay away from Japanese. Waters and south china sea
jairo Sanchez
jairo Sanchez - 4 years ago
Orcas are so cool when they swimming in formation in a pod they look like they mean business there. Just swimming like they owned this shit
jairo Sanchez
jairo Sanchez - 4 years ago
1:15 Lmao a bunch of tree hugging granola organic eating green tea drink hippies they look funny how they all look sitting down skipping along in the boat i bet they wouldnt even get on it if it wasn't running on bio friendly fuel the pod of orcas one of my fav animals should of taking a chance At them hunting nock all of them down. Like they do when a seal try to get on top of iceberg should do that to the hippies Lmao
Dicky Fisher
Dicky Fisher - 4 years ago
The Largest of the Dolphins.
Bubu Bau
Bubu Bau - 4 years ago
Daamn! I envy you man. Are the orcas around the cost in may as well?
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 4 years ago
Resident Orca, which these are, are often around the summer months. That's not to say they don't frequent the waters around Vancouver Island off-season, but they tend to travel further distances in the winter months and might not be around for weeks on end.

Transient Orca are year round and in lesser "pods", usually 2-3 together, sometimes more, but are frequent throughout and even come into Sooke Harbour now and then, such was the case 2 weeks ago.
Bella Patel
Bella Patel - 4 years ago
Wow...soo scary man...they'll flip you off in a second. That's their territory...be alert & make a u - turn.

10. comment for Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Nancy Armstrong
Nancy Armstrong - 4 years ago
At 6:06 I started to sweat and shake. A lifetime memory. I would so do that!
Gisele Robbins
Gisele Robbins - 5 years ago
Wow! Awesome video I would love to see Orcas up close like this!
Latnlvr
Latnlvr - 5 years ago
Dude you're way too old for that eye brow piercing. Canadian or not
Fernando Henriquez
Fernando Henriquez - 4 years ago
Latnlvr word
Trev8282
Trev8282 - 5 years ago
Loved the video
coelacanx
coelacanx - 5 years ago
God I Wish That Was Me
Jon Davis
Jon Davis - 5 years ago
THE NEXT TIME IM ON A JETSKII IM GONNA GO NEAR ALL THE KAYAK PEOPLE AND POUR BUCKETS OF BLOOD AROUND THEM. THAT WILL ATTRACT MY DUDES TO COME ON IN
Fernando Henriquez
Fernando Henriquez - 4 years ago
Jon Davis thunder reference ???
Jon Davis
Jon Davis - 5 years ago
I WANT GREAT WHITE SHARKS TO MAUL THESE DUMBASS RETARDED REDNECKS. I WANT THEM TO ATTACK ALL THESE REDNECKS ON KAYAKS THATS THE DAMN FOOTAGE I WANNA SEE
Ray
Ray - 5 years ago
Yeah, you're about 20 years too old and the wrong gender for that piercing, Sunshine.
Dee
Dee - 5 years ago
Guy, you were trying to hide you were worried about those orcas lol
Nathan Varnson
Nathan Varnson - 5 years ago
@ th "

20. comment for Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Leah Dolabaille
Leah Dolabaille - 5 years ago
that was amazing...I totally understand you shaking..I would have been paralysed
tacosandpussy
tacosandpussy - 5 years ago
take off eh you hoser
OutdoorsNW
OutdoorsNW - 5 years ago
Amazing!
Choctawnic
Choctawnic - 5 years ago
Cripes is right! I'd be amazed and crapping my pants at once! Awesome!!
Kari  Chandler
Kari Chandler - 5 years ago
This would be the thrill of a LIFETIME!!!
Alex
Alex - 5 years ago
aren't there sharks around there?
darkmath100
darkmath100 - 5 years ago
An eye piercing? Really?
David Laing
David Laing - 5 years ago
Hobie kayak scary for Orca
Stephen Treadwell
Stephen Treadwell - 5 years ago
Whales are awesome!
Audfile
Audfile - 5 years ago
how did you not know there was a staple in your face before you filmed this.

30. comment for Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Audfile
Audfile - 5 years ago
I dare you to kayak in a seal costume
mustash boy
mustash boy - 5 years ago
cool I no
Osckarre
Osckarre - 5 years ago
Who's checkin' who out??? LOL
schlooonginator
schlooonginator - 6 years ago
The DFO seriously thought you guys pursued the pod? In those kayaks? That seems a bit ridiculous. I get that they don't want them harrassed but how could anyone possibly pursue them in a craft like that.
Megan Proffitt
Megan Proffitt - 4 years ago
Where did you see that?
Sounds of the downs
Sounds of the downs - 5 years ago
hi uhuhjj jhuhjmijkii
Keziah Evans
Keziah Evans - 6 years ago
u aren't scarex
HintonburgRep
HintonburgRep - 6 years ago
scary !
Lady Osseus
Lady Osseus - 6 years ago
So amazingly awesome! One day I would love to do that.
what-happens
what-happens - 6 years ago
that is so cool. were those killer whales the SRKW or the NRKW I wonder? I will be there someday.
mustash boy
mustash boy - 5 years ago
cool I no :-)
what-happens
what-happens - 6 years ago
+DiscoverSooke hey thanks for that, that makes it even more special then being the SRKW's. WOW, that has to be a rush and a half to be out there with them. I will definitely make a trip there one day soon. thanks again.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 6 years ago
Those are the SRKW. West of Victoria off Sooke, Harbour.
blueshirt06
blueshirt06 - 6 years ago
How can Sea world cage these beautiful creatures
Shazza MfG
Shazza MfG - 5 years ago
blueshirt06 yes I would they do not belong to any of us they belong in the wild.
Audfile
Audfile - 5 years ago
+wurthit would you turn down tens of millions of dollars? people can change on a dime, for a dime, for any reason.
wurthit
wurthit - 6 years ago
Money, sadly☹️
Olivia Namee
Olivia Namee - 6 years ago
that was definitely ruffles. so cool to see him up close like this before his disappearance. it seems like you guys didn't just see L-pod but all parts of the 3 pods in J-clan.
Kari  Chandler
Kari Chandler - 6 years ago
"Whoa, it's underneath me!!!"
I'd have had a total heart attack!! lol
iPodFayne
iPodFayne - 6 years ago
Haha love the scared/excited reactions
The Biggest Controversy
The Biggest Controversy - 6 years ago
living in Canada kinda fun
GLHunter
GLHunter - 6 years ago
"Oh wow, wow, wow...hey look man they're eating us! Dude, how awesome!"
Mario Alejandro Cavuoto Madrid
Mario Alejandro Cavuoto Madrid - 6 years ago
wow
modern dreams
modern dreams - 6 years ago
To see a two meter fin coming at you must be a WTF moment...
Nadya Miroslavova
Nadya Miroslavova - 6 years ago
@DiscoverSooke guys what is the best time to come see killer whales around victoria or at the east side? Is it ok in end of May, begining of June?
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 6 years ago
They are still around the island now. You should have no problem at those times. Enjoy!
Cassie Raycraft
Cassie Raycraft - 6 years ago
Wow, I definitely want to take a trip there!
brianrg1
brianrg1 - 6 years ago
Epic!!!
Marie-Annick Diotte
Marie-Annick Diotte - 6 years ago
Oh My God!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome footage.... unbelievable! What A Magical Experience! I Love How Genuine This Video Is! Thank You So Much For Sharing! Be Blessed!

50. comment for Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Shybear
Shybear - 6 years ago
This is my dream!! I love Orcas so much!
Cammyy
Cammyy - 4 years ago
Shybear sammeeee
Sean TheBarber
Sean TheBarber - 4 years ago
Chuck Nolan doesn't happen in their natural habitat , I mean not ever , Sea World, and places like that? Then yes they very well may do what you're saying , so let's all do what we can to keep them from being in captivity , sometimes all we can do s sign a petition , but it's something
K F
K F - 5 years ago
+Teressa Camparri ok I studied all night..and what I discovered is that eating to much fatty foods can lead to heart disease and that orcas tip your kayak over only if you rant representing the right gang signs..fact.
I ́m a Girl
I ́m a Girl - 5 years ago
Not in wild, in sea world maybe...educate yourself.
K F
K F - 5 years ago
It's only a dream till they tip your boat and drag you down 40 or 40 feet down and watch you struggle to the surface...then it becomes a nightmare.
keith mooney
keith mooney - 6 years ago
that would scare me
Jettero Fletcher
Jettero Fletcher - 6 years ago
Quick question: Do they sell Depends at the Kayak rental, or should I just bring my own?;)
Kristine Andersen
Kristine Andersen - 7 years ago
I once saw a killer whale in a fjord in western Norway while waiting for the ferry. It came right up to us too! Unfortunately it was gone before I managed to grab my camera. I will never forget it though. One of the most beautiful creatures I've ever seen!
Stevie A
Stevie A - 7 years ago
is it me, or does this dude look like Heath Ledger????????
Turnbuckle TV
Turnbuckle TV - 7 years ago
I would be really scared
Nikolaj Vølver
Nikolaj Vølver - 7 years ago
He talks so canadian :)
Brothers & Best Friends
Brothers & Best Friends - 6 years ago
+Nikolaj Vølver "Eh!" :) Yes, we really do say that - and say it frequently, inadvertently :)
Hilary Benoit
Hilary Benoit - 7 years ago
It's the super pod containing Jpod with Ruffles ( died in 2011), L pod and K pod.
Hilary Benoit
Hilary Benoit - 5 years ago
No. They are listed by size, frequency in area and who is with them. Granny is the largest and oldest female orca known to live in the wild. She was Ruffles' mother and is head of J pod.
Cord Barham
Cord Barham - 5 years ago
no i-pod??
Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen - 7 years ago
Amazing. I would love to see wild Orca!
SunnehShides
SunnehShides - 7 years ago
If I lived on the west coast I would be out there everyday just to experience these beautiful, powerful, gorgeous creatures in their natural habitat. You guys are so lucky.
Kenny Tang
Kenny Tang - 7 years ago
That was amazing, they were so close!
gigitrue63
gigitrue63 - 7 years ago
That was a HUGE dorsal fin on the large male we saw a lot of between 5:00 and 6:00. Is this a male you are familiar with? I thought I heard you say his name? This looks AMAZING!  I would have been so in awe and scared I would have probably wet my pants; but I would have loved it!!!
2qwik4u
2qwik4u - 5 years ago
I think it's a combination of the dorsal fin length, and the small white pattern at the base of the dorsal fin.
Bluenose352
Bluenose352 - 6 years ago
+Danielle Westerman How do they determine which males are which? I mean, besides obviously Luna. But how do they go about naming them like Ruffles, Pickles, and Mike? Are there distinct features to recognize which male is which?
Justin Packard
Justin Packard - 7 years ago
I would have had to change my pants.  For sure.
Now I wonder what would have happened to you if you left the boat?  Would they have gotten closer?
CAMELIA THOMPSON
CAMELIA THOMPSON - 7 years ago
AMAZING & STUNNING !!
Jehan Gersbach
Jehan Gersbach - 7 years ago
Ahhh what an amazing experience you must have had!! I love this!
1bleachlover1
1bleachlover1 - 7 years ago
om gawd... Awesome, but you do know that when they swam underneath you, they were sizing you up!  They're smart enough to do a coordinated wave attack on an animal trapped on a piece of floating ice... and smart enough to decide you are an easy tasty morsel to flip over. I love killer whales, but goddammit, I'd decidedly choose a bigger boat to be in while watching them! lol   :)
Monique D
Monique D - 6 years ago
Actually, our Southern Residents do not perform those behaviours. They are fish-eaters! Transient orcas are mammal eaters, but even the transients we see in BC do not perform those types of behaviours. We don't have ice flows. That's yet another interesting thing about orcas- they have "culture", and behaviours that are very specific to type and clan. We don't see orcas here in BC that prey on mammals on ice flows. :)
Bluenose352
Bluenose352 - 6 years ago
+scrubjay93 Exactly! Thank you. Wild Orcas are quite gentle to us. They were, just like you said, saying hi, and were curious.
scrubjay93
scrubjay93 - 7 years ago
+1bleachlover1 They weren't "sizing them up" to eat them--they do this all the time in British Columbia and Washington state and have never made an aggressive move. They are just curious and social.
Eric Brannon
Eric Brannon - 7 years ago
Dam there so smart I would have shit myself I ain't goin lol
Maya A
Maya A - 7 years ago
They are so happy and free
Cobalt Pie
Cobalt Pie - 7 years ago
Orcas are simply beautiful. I love seeing them enjoy the freedom. This is wonderful.
yellogalchun
yellogalchun - 7 years ago
It looked like those orcas were going straight for him but they ended up just diving below his kayak. Shows that these creatures have not intentionally harmed humans in the wild.
K
K - 7 years ago
I can't even watch videos on captive or wild orcas without idiots spouting anti-SeaWorld propaganda. Do your research, people. Just because you watched a "documentary" on the subject does not make you an animal welfare expert. 
Keith James Lapere
Keith James Lapere - 7 years ago
These creatures are very intelligent mammals. In the wild there are no known cases of them attacking humans. Curious and mischievous for sure.
Along time ago i went for a dip on the East coast along with some buddies in the Bay of Fundy,We did not know at the moment but a whole pod was swimming around us. Didn't take us long to get out of the water but as being normal humans and never seen these magnificent creatures in the wild before we got the living shit scared out of us!.But seeing them in the wild we were in awe! I was glad to have the privilege once in my life time!! All i can say it was bloody amazing!!! I had realised after then they don't belong in any aquarium for people to see.There should be no more capturing.The ones in captivity or the ones born should remain as they won't know how to survive in the wild.You haven't seen a erect dorsal on a full grown orca,  until you see it in open water, it is huge!! That just shows how healthy it is. They have attacked and killed trainers in captivity but that is only because they have been cooped up for so long and they get bored. Even sea lions,seals and dolphins believe it or not. As my brother use to be a trainer and got bit on the back of the calf while coming out of the pool on the plat form and ended up with quite a few stitches.
If you ever get a chance this is the place to see them..... in the wild they are more amazing then seeing them as a amusement in a park some where.
Magdalena Krynicka
Magdalena Krynicka - 7 years ago
This is amazing! I would kill to experience that! 
Nikisworld
Nikisworld - 7 years ago
And that's where they need to stay! Not in sea world.
vShoTzZ25
vShoTzZ25 - 7 years ago
I would of shit myself at 6:09
Lexie Freakin Bull
Lexie Freakin Bull - 4 years ago
vShoTzZ25 omg same
Richard Helliwell
Richard Helliwell - 7 years ago
If they had wanted to kill someone here, it would have been so easy for them to do so, wonderful animals.
Brisna Balfore
Brisna Balfore - 7 years ago
That is amazing!
LizzieBordensAxe
LizzieBordensAxe - 7 years ago
Anyone who is posting a reference to the doc Blackfish does not seem to understand that this video in no way appears to be harming the whales. The kayakers are minding they're own business and happen to see a pod of whales in the Vancouver area, which is completely normal. The kayakers are not HARMING the whales, the kayakers are watching them from a distance and the whales happened to, being the emotional beings they are, swim up to the kayaker sand say hello! It was the whales choice to swim up to them and stop by for a visit, the kayakers didn't go to a 100ft cement pool filled with chlorine to force a visit, it all happened organically! I love the documentary blackfish, and I am a strong advocate for marine mammals freedom, but I do not think referencing blackfish is appropriate for this encounter.
Alyona Lagunov
Alyona Lagunov - 6 years ago
+Luna Orca12 Says who? SeaWorld? Try finding an independent and objective source before berating a movie. It doesn't lie, you just decided to swallow SeaWorld's opinion on it. Try watching a fall from freedom or frontline: a whale of a business. Educate yourself beyond captivity related sources.
LizzieBordensAxe
LizzieBordensAxe - 6 years ago
I'm in the middle of David Neiwert's book Of Orcas and Men and i highly recommend it to people who want to learn more about these animals. 
Luna Orca12
Luna Orca12 - 7 years ago
Orcas look much healthier and happier in the wild but blackfish isn't really the place to get educated about these amazing animals. Blackfish put 69 lies into the movie. Do your own research. I'm not saying you can't be against seaworld, I'm just saying that blackfish lies ALOT about killer whales.
simo134
simo134 - 7 years ago
Sounds like horses laughing 
Jessica H
Jessica H - 7 years ago
i would be getting the heck out of there i was scared just watching this 
Satellite MENCY IV
Satellite MENCY IV - 7 years ago
So cool. Thanks for the visual experience! Beautiful animals and where they should always be...free.
Antonio Vidal
Antonio Vidal - 7 years ago
Go watch Black fish on netflix!
Tania Cedillo
Tania Cedillo - 7 years ago
that is super cool
Ja Comments
Ja Comments - 7 years ago
I would love to do this but I would be so scared because they are so big! 
Kimberly Forssander
Kimberly Forssander - 8 years ago
Amazing I have been through meeting orcas in that area 64 of them. It's unbelievable and Amazing
The Ippster
The Ippster - 8 years ago
 6:08 "HOLY CHRIST!!" & the high pitched laughing...haha great video :)
Athanaz Bamba
Athanaz Bamba - 8 years ago
aMAZing!
Fai Sportsgeek
Fai Sportsgeek - 8 years ago
thanks to your video, now kayaking is on my bucket list!
Stella Tika
Stella Tika - 8 years ago
As Oracas go with the title King of the Sea  it makes me wonder if there trying to comunicate with us but will we ever know what they are saying? they could be saying Let our friends and family go or we are ready to show our full secrets but thus will we ever be able to understand them Orcas are unique creatures who deserve as much as we but thus there is the cruel in the world who wants to see animals like them suffer It makes you wonder
Astrid Lynden
Astrid Lynden - 8 years ago
  There are many whale watching tour groups on Vancouver Island but check the best time of year for optimum chance of sightings for orca and humpback whales.  If you are a nature lover you will not be disappointed to visit our majestic wilderness.  By the way, you are safer, by far, to be kayaking  with orca close by than driving in your car.
Nathan Joe
Nathan Joe - 8 years ago
had to mute it.
Jared Fentress
Jared Fentress - 8 years ago
A
vandechu
vandechu - 8 years ago
Bet your pants were heavier when you get to shore! Mine would!
eddybuddz
eddybuddz - 8 years ago
amazing
Titan Dragon
Titan Dragon - 8 years ago
Screw Seaworld. This is the only real Orca show that anyone needs. Wild and free! The best moments in life are always free. Please, if you love these beautiful animals, then don't pay money and support places like Seaworld.
Paul Jason
Paul Jason - 8 years ago
that's a priceless experience!
ForeverMakeupBeauty
ForeverMakeupBeauty - 8 years ago
It's amazing to see how animals are in their true natural environment!! #boycottseaworld
Carlitos Lagunes
Carlitos Lagunes - 8 years ago
Simplemente extraordinario !
victoria barrientez
victoria barrientez - 8 years ago
Imagine not haveing a boat and swimming in the water
Sgt. Keyboard Warrior
Sgt. Keyboard Warrior - 4 years ago
Bluenose352 it's okay to love but you misinformed oversensitive liberals need to die. Orcas helping you to the shore. Like really? You just said that, really?
Bluenose352
Bluenose352 - 6 years ago
+Slav BK To be honest, they may even help someone who might be swimming out that far, back to shore. There have been times where Orcas have helped drowning people from sea to shore. I saw a video of an Orca nudging a dog back on the shore.
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@Soheil Y Those are enclosed orcas. Orcas in the wild don't kill people. 

100. comment for Kayaking with Orca, or Killer Whales off Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

bud girl
bud girl - 8 years ago
Do everyone a favour next time you film killer whales, film the killer whales not your stupid face!!!
Alena Machen
Alena Machen - 8 years ago
THIS is how these magnificent creatures are meant to be viewed: in their natural habitat! NOT in a 35ft tank at an amusement park! I'm terrified of being on boats or any sort, but I wish I could get over that and be able to go on such a liberating experience as this!<3
Phamy Caint
Phamy Caint - 8 years ago
This! This is How I want to see orca's in Real Life! Not performing cheap tricks in Sea world where they hurt each other and are being separated for the money. No This... in Real Life out in the wild! What a beautiful Video! 
Raven
Raven - 4 years ago
Phamy Caint and if you want a show some groups have been known to put on impromptu shoes when they realize they have an audience. I often imagine they are as fascinated by us as we are by them. I want to visit Saturna Island to see them if I can.
Trev8282
Trev8282 - 5 years ago
Donovan Leonard I have watched blackfish amazing documentary
Trent Lyle
Trent Lyle - 5 years ago
Donovan Leonard and "the cove". There several docs out there that show the shit show the go thru to get these animals.
Donovan Leonard
Donovan Leonard - 5 years ago
+Phamy Caint​ Caint You watched Blackfish didn't you?
Sham SJ
Sham SJ - 8 years ago
Orcas are extremely intelligent animals, actually not whales but distant cousins of dolphins. Although this pod primarily eats fish, their species have been found to be highly adaptive and can switch up their diet and learn new tactics to catch prey they haven't hunted before. I think maybe from previous encounters with humans on tour boats they have an idea of what we are and so those kayakers were as safe as could be expected, under the circumstances..............I still ain't getting that close to them though, crazy ass white ppl !!!!
vShoTzZ25
vShoTzZ25 - 7 years ago
+MrPitiboy There in the same family group, but not the same species. Just like Primates, there is many different species of primates but they aren't the same.
Its like looking at a Neanderthal and a homo sapien (actually a lot more drastic then that) and saying that we are the same.
Well atleast Neanderthals and humans could mate, dolphins and whales cant.
MrPitiboy
MrPitiboy - 7 years ago
+vShoTzZ25 Well, people are split on this subject, some say they aren't whales, some say they are.  I've seen scientists on the matter saying that they're whales, while others disagree. But it seems to me like the majority accepts Orcas and Dolphins as whales. From what I've read, it could be an opinionated subject(with an emphasis on "could be"). Please, feel free to enlighten me on why they aren't whales, I'm always "upgrading" my intellect from various sources, so to speak. :)
vShoTzZ25
vShoTzZ25 - 7 years ago
+MrPitiboy Wrong, both orcas and dolphins are related to whales, they aren't whales.
That's like saying were are baboons, or chimpanzees. 
MrPitiboy
MrPitiboy - 8 years ago
+Sham SJ Fair enough :)
Sham SJ
Sham SJ - 8 years ago
+MrPitiboy
I am always ready to be corrected if needs be so maybe they are, but I think I've heard somewhere on a video about "Blackfish" that they aren't whales........can't remember for sure so you'll get the benefit of any doubt I may have until I can say otherwise.
MrPitiboy
MrPitiboy - 8 years ago
Both Orcas and Dolphines are whales.
Julz Verde
Julz Verde - 8 years ago
Just wrapped up an hour long youtube session with my daughters. We desperately want to come to Sooke, soon we will! Never going to SeaWorld, ever! My girlz know that wild orcas are much happier than captive. They need to see these creatures in their own habitat.
Louis Rodriguez
Louis Rodriguez - 8 years ago
This is where these wild animals should be enjoyed, in the wild!
Please be mindful during any adventure to keep it safe, respect your surroundings and leave as little a footprint as possible so it will be there to enjoy always :)
Pali Aha
Pali Aha - 8 years ago
It just PAINS me to not be there
(and to see your PIERCED BROW).
curtisls00
curtisls00 - 8 years ago
Hey, He's got a fish hook caught on his right eye.
anna kleinschmidt
anna kleinschmidt - 8 years ago
cool! I would have shat myself!
troyex2010
troyex2010 - 8 years ago
I have to do this before I die......great video
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin - 8 years ago
HOLLEY FAK!!!!! DUDE JUST WATCHING IS FUCKING WAACKK! CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT YOU WERE FEELING!

tHIS IS PRICELESS! I WILL DO THIS IN THE FUTURE!!!
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin - 8 years ago
Amazing.
J MacMingus
J MacMingus - 8 years ago
I'd be scared shitless
jason reyes
jason reyes - 8 years ago
Great video, I do the same thing in San Diego. But lucky, I never came across a whale.
Jacob Davidson
Jacob Davidson - 8 years ago
Wow this is going on my bucket list
Keith Blackwood
Keith Blackwood - 8 years ago
Brilliant piece of vid.
Sandy Childs
Sandy Childs - 8 years ago
Super.experience, a bit s.c.a.r.ey
OrcaGlam
OrcaGlam - 8 years ago
RUFFLES!!!!! :D
Hakumai
Hakumai - 8 years ago
This has got to be one the most amazing human-orca relations caught on tape in the wild!
David
David - 8 years ago
I would be scared shitless!  I hate deep water.  I'll keep my feet planted on the earth and just watch these videos.  
MrKelso159
MrKelso159 - 8 years ago
I'm with you and feel the same way about deep water !!!
Kathleen Nardina
Kathleen Nardina - 8 years ago
Guidelines are set--guidelines to help the Orcas so they don't become too acclimated to humans.  Though the experience was wonderful for you, your video will attract others to do the same, and has the possibility of driving humans into the waters.  Humans who have little knowledge of the territorial and feeding habits of wildlife need to educate themselves/ourselves.  B.C. is a beautiful, wild place.  Respect its waters and know that we share it with many animals--not only those of the human variety. kn
Natasja Dirken
Natasja Dirken - 4 years ago
It's obvious that the orca came towards them, they are no match for their speed. They just sit and paddle the boat to turn it to watch. The bull is indeed checking him out and he's just in awe.
I'd rather have 50 of these waterbikes (that's what we call them in the Netherlands) in the water than 10 whale watching boats!
Wild and Free, as they all should be!
Megan Proffitt
Megan Proffitt - 4 years ago
He wasn't to close to the orcas and a good amount of the time it looked like the orcas were in his space. Not only that, but he never interacted with the orcas. What's the problem?
Annekatrin Schmidt
Annekatrin Schmidt - 7 years ago
I so agree with you. When I saw this just now I couldn't believe they were even proud of themselves to get so close to those animals. Though it is only a video, it looks like he is even paddling towards them as soon as he spots one of them nearby.
Ꭿmanda Jonεs
Ꭿmanda Jonεs - 8 years ago
I am so so jelous. Got big soft spot for orca whales. I just totally love them. Wow this video is amazing.
Kaleb Schulz
Kaleb Schulz - 8 years ago
This is where they belong not in some cage but out in the open water where they are meant to be
Majd Almaamoun
Majd Almaamoun - 8 years ago
Too risky yet really brave
Merlijntjj
Merlijntjj - 8 years ago
I Miss Canada... the rockies, Vancouver Island and all that stuff! We dat à grizzly beat while rafting kananaskis river.. I WANNA GO BACK
iviewthetube
iviewthetube - 8 years ago
Killer whales kill with kindness.
Actor Adam Anouer
Actor Adam Anouer - 8 years ago
...Yeah kinda like the way a Spider eats anything caught in it's web extremely slowly does. It's a brilliant way to die. 
Monica Scott
Monica Scott - 8 years ago
If u wanted to kill yourself that's the way to do it dumbass!!!
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­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ - 8 years ago
Except wild orcas don't kill people.
Jason Gafar
Jason Gafar - 8 years ago
+Lipsmacker6 I'm glad you can read a Wikipedia article. Perhaps next time you should cite your sources. 
Majd Almaamoun
Majd Almaamoun - 8 years ago
Mark Griffiths
Mark Griffiths - 8 years ago
Yeah, that's a bit to close to be honest with you.
This adventurous world of mine
This adventurous world of mine - 8 years ago
I so totally agree!
This adventurous world of mine
This adventurous world of mine - 8 years ago
THAT is where they belong, not in some stupid AQUARIUM!! FREE TILLIKUM!
soph60
soph60 - 8 years ago
and fall in the water :/
harmfulsweetz
harmfulsweetz - 8 years ago
They won't be going near the orcas ;-) Orcas eat great whites for breakfast.
harmfulsweetz
harmfulsweetz - 8 years ago
That's in captivity where they are often abused, only fed when they perform tricks, fed dead fish (they should be hunting it) forced into pods that are not natural, often separated from their mothers/calves. In the wild, no human has ever been killed by an orca.
shelby marie
shelby marie - 8 years ago
much better than Sea World. I hate them. Thank you for sharing these beautiful creatures in a natural environment. This is the way it should always be.
erinperry07
erinperry07 - 8 years ago
This is just beautiful. Now this is how people should see orcas instead of going to any sea world. They belong in their natural habitat. I'd go crazy too if I was stuck in a small tank for the rest of my life.
JessiLynn015
JessiLynn015 - 8 years ago
I watched this video in '10 and told myself someday I would "meet" those Orcas. Over 3 years and 3000 miles later, I'm here living in the Pugent Sound area. Sadly, Ruffles is no longer alive, but I had the pleasure of seeing other J and L pod members. It was my first time seeing resident Orcas, though I did see transients my first day in the area. Thank you for sharing your amazing experience! I'm patiently awaiting my passport so I can visit Sooke Harbor :)
Elisa Gomes
Elisa Gomes - 8 years ago
Gosh! That's realy scary! I was trembling even here!
Tracy Radford
Tracy Radford - 8 years ago
I would sooooooo LOVE this experience!!!. I am going to have to come there.
Grise Ballestero
Grise Ballestero - 8 years ago
WoooooW *_*♥
jake bryan
jake bryan - 8 years ago
That's not a wild orca. So i'll repeat, when has a WILD orca killed a human? There's no documents of any. The only time a orca has killed a human is when they have been held in captivity.
ATN
ATN - 8 years ago
Besides, there are different types of Orcas. The ones in that area only eat fish. Shamu was caught in the wild, he might be one of the mammal-hunting kind. But he didn't even try to eat the people he killed. He just killed them. Because he was caught from the ocean and put in a fish tank. That's our doing and no reason to be afraid of them in the wild.
Soheil Y
Soheil Y - 8 years ago
you just search "Shamu kills trainer 2010 video"
Soheil Y
Soheil Y - 8 years ago
you just search "Shamu kills trainer 2010 video"
ATN
ATN - 8 years ago
Orcas don't hunt humans. THOSE orcas don't even hunt mammals in general, so they are no danger to humans. But even the ones who do hunt mammals don't hunt humans. There is not a single record of an attack in the wild (of course they go bananas in those tiny tanks in Sea World...)
ATN
ATN - 8 years ago
SO jealous. I've been out there and very close and that moment when they sneak up on you and you hear them exhale is just amazing...but being THAT close is like the coolest thing that could ever happen to you.
distantlights
distantlights - 8 years ago
Cool! I'd be concerned about the great whites out there! Lol!
Bacon King
Bacon King - 8 years ago
Mickey mouse at 3.35LOL
Rockwins aways
Rockwins aways - 8 years ago
they cold smell shit in the air!
jake bryan
jake bryan - 8 years ago
when has a wild orca killed a human?
Avihay amar
Avihay amar - 8 years ago
balls of steel
ip freely
ip freely - 8 years ago
so cool ,i wanted to head to the island and rent one of these ,the people in the boats are prob so jealous ,they paid $150 each to watch the whale swim around your paddle boat haha
gary frantz
gary frantz - 8 years ago
Amazing video not only are Orca Dolphin and not in the whale family but are Found throughout all of the world's oceans, the orca is thought to be the most widespread mammal after humans. the top of the food chain in the world as well. and to be in kayak wow. would you be as comfortable in that inflatable kayak if it was a great white? truly amazing :) not sure I would of been so calm. thanks for sharing
Kalen Hunter
Kalen Hunter - 8 years ago
"Also known as the killer whale, the orca (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the dolphin family" from Arkive "The killer whale is the biggest member of the dolphin family" taken from a-z animals. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Delphinidae Genus: Orcinus They are part of the dolphin family.
quj0r
quj0r - 8 years ago
They -are- whales. They are members of Odontoceti which means "toothed whale". Sperm Whales are also members of this suborder.
gary blumers
gary blumers - 8 years ago
top of the food chain in the ocean... Bad mofo's
gary blumers
gary blumers - 8 years ago
lmao!!!
Adam Mathews
Adam Mathews - 8 years ago
Dude you have a hook stuck in your right eyelid.
Kalen Hunter
Kalen Hunter - 8 years ago
They call them Killer Whales, not because they are whales(they are actually from the dolphin family) but because they are one of the few animals that will actually hunt and kill a whale.
OctoberBby x3
OctoberBby x3 - 9 years ago
your one lucky man...... ~ Jocelyn the dolphin and orca lover :)
OctoberBby x3
OctoberBby x3 - 9 years ago
im with you soooooo MUCH I the when people call them killer whales... ~ Jocelyn the dolphin and orca lover :)
Average Aurora
Average Aurora - 9 years ago
if a killer whale was coming directly towards my kayak. i would probably pass out
Ekaterina Semenova
Ekaterina Semenova - 9 years ago
maybe thats why they KILL humans and me....
Lee Wang
Lee Wang - 9 years ago
don't go out kayaking on your own, go with one of those whale watching vessels.
Corey Liddil
Corey Liddil - 9 years ago
hey call them orcas they don't like to be called killer whales. it pisses them off
yvonnicole
yvonnicole - 9 years ago
Oh wowwwwwww you are so lucky!
Brittany Janosi
Brittany Janosi - 9 years ago
This is so beautiful. Orcas are beautiful creatures and this must be such an amazing experience.
Aleksandr2975
Aleksandr2975 - 9 years ago
I was more impressed with your kayak, than with the Orsa... But how would you do a rollover without a paddle in your hands and sitting that high? Tell me your secret, please: what do you do in case of emergensy? What is the standard emergency procedure: just leave the boat and then climb back?
Orionsbelt92
Orionsbelt92 - 9 years ago
Because somewhere in the middle of the ocean, people are watching to enforce this law. It's really lucky these ocean people weren't paying attention.
Paverathra Pave
Paverathra Pave - 9 years ago
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csrgatorfan
csrgatorfan - 9 years ago
No shit they're underneath you. They're sizing you up to make you their dinner. What kind of moron purposely floats out to be among killer whales in a kayak? You're just asking for trouble.
mindzii8
mindzii8 - 9 years ago
Oh my god! When it was swimming straight towards you! I would've shit myself.
deinDilemma
deinDilemma - 9 years ago
I like it that you went to the ocean and not to SeaWorld so see these beautiful creatures :-)
blueshirt06
blueshirt06 - 9 years ago
Hi! were you scared at all?I know Orcas are not known to attack people in the wild, but their so big and strong
mitchell hobbs
mitchell hobbs - 9 years ago
Wow great camera shot wow!!!!
mike villa
mike villa - 9 years ago
What kind of kayak is that
xyosai
xyosai - 9 years ago
dame grand theif auto 5 is the sh_t
Winethepooh1
Winethepooh1 - 9 years ago
What a great way to advertise, and I loved the video, but get a pedicure dude....eh! :-)
bilshut
bilshut - 9 years ago
Guys that was awesome, great video! i love kayaking but got to say that section at 6 mins where they circle you and go right underneath, i would of shit my pants!
Roy Conwell
Roy Conwell - 9 years ago
I'm going to check this out!
garythewildcat
garythewildcat - 9 years ago
Shut up! And just watch
WontB Quiet
WontB Quiet - 9 years ago
Anyone else annoyed by this guy?
Taras Spichka
Taras Spichka - 9 years ago
Hi! I'm Daniel.I did -40 lbs past 7 days.Open hddiet.gs\#OoM2
Robin Dettra
Robin Dettra - 9 years ago
if you would of tapped or played with the water a little they might of come to you also
Robin Dettra
Robin Dettra - 9 years ago
they're beautiful aren't they? <3 i would of got out and swam with them no matter what. That's an amazing opportunity. They sensed you and came to you thats amazing! you're so lucky
Pound_Cake1
Pound_Cake1 - 9 years ago
holy shit. Do they attack ever? thats amazing. I got to do that oneday. looks a bit scary though.
kaled009
kaled009 - 9 years ago
fuck that was awsome .. right underneath you wow
kaled009
kaled009 - 9 years ago
did you staple your eye lid ?!
9288jjw
9288jjw - 9 years ago
Orcas r our friends: )
nova tulloch
nova tulloch - 9 years ago
lol did my kayak guides course with alen
jack healy
jack healy - 9 years ago
Pretty sure he creamed his pants at around 6 25
Sandy Garcia
Sandy Garcia - 9 years ago
I would have been terrified!!!!
Inderjot Kaur
Inderjot Kaur - 9 years ago
Oh I see, interesting, thanks BW022 for the info. Then we say that as humans we are superior in strategy and intelligence...sometimes I wonder, and to think that there is still so much to learn from our planet.
BW022
BW022 - 9 years ago
Sooke has a lot of sports fishing boats and local pods often circle boats in hopes of catching a salmon on the line or else going after seals and sea lions lured away from shore to do the same thing. Whales could have mistaken their paddle boat for a sea lion until they got closer. Transient whales often use ships as a screen... allowing them to approach sea lion and seal rocks without their fins being seen.
swtguy07
swtguy07 - 9 years ago
Amazing video, thank you for sharing it! I am moving from Calgary, Alberta to Sooke, BC in less than 2 weeks and can hardly wait to go whale watching and Kayaking.
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Praveen Kumar - 9 years ago
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jimbohsp
jimbohsp - 9 years ago
o sheettt, i woulda been scurred
TessaVosters
TessaVosters - 9 years ago
Are they still around in September?
morgantough
morgantough - 9 years ago
awesome video
morgantough
morgantough - 9 years ago
I think its different if they are native s
Inderjot Kaur
Inderjot Kaur - 9 years ago
Wow! Thank you for sharing. Don't know much about these animals, but looks like moma and calf knew exactly what they were doing, are orcas mischievous or were they trying to communicate something else with their behavior?
joe keaveny
joe keaveny - 9 years ago
You are so amazingly lucky! I have studied and been obsessed with whales since i was six. I really want to do something like this. Its crazy that they could so easily destroy those boats but they just go up and investigate them and play around them.
katrin schmitt
katrin schmitt - 9 years ago
it`s great!!! but isn`t it a bit dangerous?! :D
Kiwantoro Kie
Kiwantoro Kie - 9 years ago
WOW.. no other words than WONDERFUL.. It's really amazing.. Great experience..
Gloria Dapaah
Gloria Dapaah - 9 years ago
WOW!!!!!
Alejandra Alvarez
Alejandra Alvarez - 9 years ago
i am incredibly envious. :)
حر الرأي
حر الرأي - 9 years ago
why didnt they do anything to you?? !!!
Joy Taylor
Joy Taylor - 9 years ago
what type of kayak are you using?
trevin maurer
trevin maurer - 9 years ago
o and I now a lot aboat orca's
trevin maurer
trevin maurer - 9 years ago
I love orca whales im going to study them when I grow up o and I wanted to say im also Canadian to I was born in waburn Saskatchewan.
Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards - 9 years ago
I wish, I only wish I could have done this. I kayaked with dolphins in SC but Orcas, you are very lucky and have huge balls..your language on the clip makes the clip, so good to see someone who is able to express themselves without a four letter word.
Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards - 9 years ago
DS I have been round and about.... A lot. Sooke has to be one of my favourite little towns in the world we spent a week at the little cottage above Whiffin Spit car park.
doomraider20
doomraider20 - 9 years ago
It makes me wonder will they attack people while on those kayake or have they attack people in kayakes before it worrys me if i go out there like that
9288jjw
9288jjw - 9 years ago
I wish I could do this. I live in Philadelphia. No orcas Lol just dolphins at the Jersey shore. Bet That's a priceless adrenaline rush. Id like to say I would jump in bit I'm Definitely too much of a Pussy haha That's awesome though.
David Friedman
David Friedman - 9 years ago
omg this is sick!!!!
atsirt nelrac
atsirt nelrac - 9 years ago
Amazing. Thank you. This video has sparked a desire to go there on our next family vacation. From northern MN. I bet you were terrified. Thanks again.
Nielly
Nielly - 9 years ago
You are one brave man, sir. And I envy you to death. <3
Bigbanggg Bong
Bigbanggg Bong - 9 years ago
cesarete bak amk
enchilada01
enchilada01 - 9 years ago
Thanx!
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
This was off Vancouver Island, not Vancouver. If you come during the summer months and go out with a whale watching company, the chances of seeing Orca are about 95%, so really good.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
This was August. The summer months are when the Southern Resident Orca are around.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
Actually, please read the full description on the video. We've addressed this.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
No, you weren't alone. ;)
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
The Kayaks are made by Hobie and the paddle system is a "mirage drive". Thanks for watching!
DreadlockDrummer
DreadlockDrummer - 9 years ago
thats an interesting kayak, ive never seen one like that before, what is it called? and whats the brand?
saqi badshah
saqi badshah - 9 years ago
am i the only who got bit of ultra scared when whale swim toward the kayak and swim under thru. fukk. its once a fucking lifetime experinceits but i would never ever ever go on that shit..even its worth millions. you on their territory .u never know what the come out with
armafallo
armafallo - 9 years ago
Holy shit, you two got nuts...
Isabel Rodriguez
Isabel Rodriguez - 9 years ago
Are you crazy? how you can take a kid with those whales?, it can be dangerous, you gringos sometimes are fu,,,in crazy.
014AirCanada
014AirCanada - 9 years ago
that was awesome just watched your 4yr old video. what time of the year was this? I would love to try that go paddle kayaking and being surrounded by killer whales.
enchilada01
enchilada01 - 9 years ago
Awesome vid! I am planning to take my daughter of 8 years old up to Vancouver this summer and would like her to experience this, would you recomend at her young age? any known accidents with these creatures? cost and what are the chances of not seeing anything?
kishii bayy
kishii bayy - 9 years ago
ohhhhhh my GoD.......dats super cool
Wetsuit_Up
Wetsuit_Up - 9 years ago
They're so breathtaking, you are truly fortunate for that experience! I can only hope something even remotely close happens to me! Just gorgeous animals...
Lourenzo Dasilva
Lourenzo Dasilva - 9 years ago
The water's deep enough for killer whales to swim in?
123mysweetvoice
123mysweetvoice - 9 years ago
Amazing... But fuck that
lyndseyt01
lyndseyt01 - 9 years ago
At 5:03 is saw one right next to u
9288jjw
9288jjw - 9 years ago
U guys would b freaking out to if u were him don't hate
9288jjw
9288jjw - 9 years ago
Sounds way to good to b true guy.
Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson - 9 years ago
What an amazing but scary experience
greatsuccess69
greatsuccess69 - 9 years ago
yo nigga you are 2 much excited on this video
Adam Finan
Adam Finan - 9 years ago
Seriously good video!
Mark
Mark - 9 years ago
people always want to experience something like this, but being that close to a whale, in a boat that small, is one of my biggest fears. I'm absolutely terrified of being near whales, but I can appreciate the wonder of it. I congratulate you on seeing something so amazing.
mic cen
mic cen - 9 years ago
crazy ass white boy putting your self in danger u lucky they didn't decide to play and flip u over i keep saying it these animal r unpredictable can kill u in a heart beat why do people play around with there lives. dolphins OK aim all for it killer whales hell no
DlSTURBlNG VlDEOS
DlSTURBlNG VlDEOS - 9 years ago
Anybody else think that the "Dog Attack Killer Whale" video was better...?
desirae sanchez
desirae sanchez - 9 years ago
This was the most amazing video of wild orcas that I've seen so far! I would have been shaking just as bad or worse! I worked at Sea World for a while and seeing trained orcas compared to wild ones are a HUGE difference!...Especially when there's not a large peice of 11 inch glass between you!
Nathan MacLellan
Nathan MacLellan - 9 years ago
It's all about being in that moment, the vibes they're giving are friendly. you definitely knew you were out of harms way
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
Thanks! It wasn't frightening at the time, but looking back on the footage now that the moment has passed, I do think we were extremely fortunate to experience this one of a kind encounter, but also a little crazy that it happened and frightful.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
While I was out there, as you heard, I thought it was J1, yes he was alive then. However after I got back and spoke to a friend who operates a whale watching company, who was out that day after our encounter, said that it was L Pod that was there. It's still possible it was a wrong ID but the other company. Thanks for posting.
torbs37
torbs37 - 9 years ago
Were you lead to believe this was L-41 because of J-1's disappearance? Because J-1 was still alive and around when you uploaded this video, and, although the angle makes it hard to tell for sure, it doesn't look like that orca has L-41's distinctive nick half-way up the trailing edge of his dorsal fin.
torbs37
torbs37 - 9 years ago
DUDE. wow. Just...wow. I think if I had one of the largest of the SRKW population go that shallow under my kayak I would've peed myself. Holy crap. Awesome (if not at least mildly frightening)
guido berg
guido berg - 9 years ago
You must have had some serious adrenalin rush the moment they came up just in front of you. A friend of mine lives on Iceland and he had a similar experience, he said his heart skipped a few beats. Great footage. Keep filming please.
Corey The Chandler
Corey The Chandler - 9 years ago
6:08 I would have shit myself too
EpicWinNY
EpicWinNY - 9 years ago
6:08 I would shit myself
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
Well , in a strange way , its a test . We use it for politicians and industry and businesses . If they are not on the side of the Orca & Dolphin , and care about their welfare and health , then we perceive them as mercenary , evil , money grubbing bastards , who dont even care about people. This is Very Bad for their " business " . And it encourages people to hear what scientists ( like Ingrid ) have to say. Its a Win / Win situation ! :-)
gavinmacdermottmusic
gavinmacdermottmusic - 9 years ago
That's quite a story! I hope you keep posting great footage like this :) G
bryan olson
bryan olson - 9 years ago
Amazing!!!! I kayak with bottlenose dolphins in redondo beach ca, but that looks way more intense! The orca were definantly curious about you
Shikman 99
Shikman 99 - 9 years ago
I would be very scared if i was in the kayak near those wales!!
Hajdin Bojadzic
Hajdin Bojadzic - 9 years ago
You got balls..:-D Extra ordinary experience !
abbiedala
abbiedala - 9 years ago
Wow. That is incredible. I'd kill to experience that
MsFatiboomBatty
MsFatiboomBatty - 9 years ago
ah ok, very cool! Thanks and sorry for plethora of questions, just very curious.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
No, I operated a whale watching boat out of Sooke for a couple of years and have been on many many trips, so more of just local knowledge from being around them so much. But I have great respect for them.
MsFatiboomBatty
MsFatiboomBatty - 9 years ago
ah I see, thank you for the info. If you don't mind me asking, do you study/research Orcas in their natural habitat or is it more of a hobby?
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
This was a Southern Resident pod. In the video I state the large male Orca heading for me is "Ruffles", from "J-Pod" and his number was J-1. However I was wrong. I'm lead to believe that this was L-Pod and likely was Mega or L-41. You can search those names and numbers online to see the whales. Unfortunately Ruffles hasn't been seen for a few years and is presumed deceased.
MsFatiboomBatty
MsFatiboomBatty - 9 years ago
Awesome, thank you! Hopefully I can plan a trip to Sooke in August haha. Do you know if that pod was resident or transient?
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
We were wearing cotton clothing, which helps wick moisture away and Canadian Dept. of Transportation approved PFD's. We also carried 2 handheld VHF radios as well as gave a sailing plan to the resort we left from.
MsFatiboomBatty
MsFatiboomBatty - 9 years ago
So amazing! hope I can witness Orcas in the wild one day...Random question though; Were you guys wearing any type of swim wear? I've never been kayaking and would be a bit paranoid incase I fell into the water.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
Samantha, this was shot in August.
VPK008
VPK008 - 9 years ago
Wow that guy must really love grapes
rcknroll35
rcknroll35 - 9 years ago
Orcas are beautiful, stunning and smart creature. Gotta love them. Look at the video on how they track and hunt seals on small ice chunks it's unbelievable that they do this: watch?v=oxDZW4k8tCY
Carla Wong
Carla Wong - 9 years ago
cool
HeavyFungus
HeavyFungus - 9 years ago
They try their best to keep them out see sea shepherd or whale wars
Martha Brock
Martha Brock - 9 years ago
wow wow wow wow wow!!
Samantha Martin
Samantha Martin - 9 years ago
Can you tell us what time of the year this was??
Павло Павлович Хмарний
Павло Павлович Хмарний - 9 years ago
Якийсь дебіл-напівкіборг весь ролик пиздить. Ну і що?
dehdeh55
dehdeh55 - 9 years ago
Boats are hobie pedal boats using bending fins, not bicycle style turning prop - amazing easy speed, and leave hands and arms free to use camera (or fishing gear, etc).
dehdeh55
dehdeh55 - 9 years ago
Thank you for sharing this - best I have seen too. Thrill of close encounter with such magnificent creatures, Looked like you were closer than 10 feet at 5:22; also at 6:13 when he played chicken with you and dove under at the last second. In Acadia National Park's Frenchman's bay, I have been close to harbor porpoise and within 30 feet of black whales, but never as close as you (and no camera). What a thrill.
dehdeh55
dehdeh55 - 9 years ago
Incredible. You were the subject of a people-watching expedition by the Orca pod.
1220dolphin
1220dolphin - 9 years ago
... Were those transient orca's or resident? If they were transient ones I would be kinda scared.. but whoa :O
Hi Baby
Hi Baby - 9 years ago
I hate orcas
Dayna
Dayna - 9 years ago
Ya same
jaja baby
jaja baby - 9 years ago
man i wonder if theyre fin would hit you when they come up for air
wanderson Jesus
wanderson Jesus - 9 years ago
No money in the world would make me stay in an Kayak close to a "Killer" whale who is about 600 times heavier then the men and the Kayak combined.
lusonicolusonico
lusonicolusonico - 9 years ago
Australia let the japanese in for dolphin kill?
gregdalemurray
gregdalemurray - 9 years ago
awesome
Emmett6661
Emmett6661 - 9 years ago
twat
d scoleri
d scoleri - 9 years ago
They were trying to decide whether to eat you....but decided you're too annoying.
num1XboxGamer
num1XboxGamer - 9 years ago
wow man this video is the best killer whale footage i ever seen it's cool how they were fucking with you guys at the end totally harmless creatures coolest animal in the world
FT K
FT K - 9 years ago
how are they not scared?
juaobitor
juaobitor - 9 years ago
Next time try not to leave your eyebrows at home.
FeedingFrenzy91
FeedingFrenzy91 - 9 years ago
This video should have been called extreme whale watching
HYPRFIT
HYPRFIT - 9 years ago
Boring for 99% of the video -
TheSpearboy
TheSpearboy - 9 years ago
Those boats are really innovative..
Reddberry
Reddberry - 9 years ago
I am obsessed with orcas! Ever since on was a little girl I had the chance to swim with one and I love them soooooo much they don't harm people unless you harm them or their family
geo seventy-six
geo seventy-six - 9 years ago
Even knowing that the Killers on the BC coast are fish eaters, not mammal eaters, that's still too close for my comfort...
Guiding Mike
Guiding Mike - 9 years ago
Wow, what an incredible experience and video. The scene where the orca is charging the kayak with it's dorsal fin sticking out of the water is the stuff of movie thrillers. What are the chances that you would have that kind of experience AND have your video camera rolling. Fantastic!
MightyFrostDragon
MightyFrostDragon - 9 years ago
Huge balls or tiny brain? I just dont get how he could stand there.
sjtom57
sjtom57 - 9 years ago
That's some incredible footage.
garageskatepark
garageskatepark - 9 years ago
As a whitewater kayaker I had always heard of shit like this. The story goes..."and a kayaker went missing today off the coast of"...... Think of it like this. From the BOTTOM and that's all they see, YOU LOOK LIKE A FAT SEAL, and that's their food. Sharks and Orcas alike will want to take a peek only to find out your are a little bag of bones with a plastic side item (the kayak). Trust me, if they thought otherwise, this footage would be at the bottom of the ocean and you would be orca poop!
Christopher Aizen
Christopher Aizen - 9 years ago
Orcas: Should we eat them? Other Orca: meh, not really in the mood for white meat.
OrcaGlam
OrcaGlam - 9 years ago
I hope you relise how lucky you are to do that! Its my dream to do that!! I would give anything! Orcas are so amazing!
FutureOrkidTrainer
FutureOrkidTrainer - 9 years ago
I totally meant to say They not They're lol. Yea I hate those Japanese fishermen! Killing and capturing all those beautiful animals :( they also kill pilot whales and larger cetaceans like humpback whales, they are horrid people.
FutureOrkidTrainer
FutureOrkidTrainer - 9 years ago
That is indeed Ruffles <3 poor boy is no longer alive though, R.I.P buddy you were such a beautiful creature.
FutureOrkidTrainer
FutureOrkidTrainer - 9 years ago
Such beautiful majestic animals <3
FutureOrkidTrainer
FutureOrkidTrainer - 9 years ago
They're wouldn't. They are much more intelligent than great whites
melanie rice
melanie rice - 9 years ago
Orcas wont attack people
What The
What The - 9 years ago
Holy crap what if they eat u? Arnt orca's more aggresive than great whites???
SuperAppledumpling
SuperAppledumpling - 9 years ago
Awesome! Best youtube I've seen thus far. Were yall scared even a bit? This is crazy. I know it was an amazing natural experience, tho. It was beautiful too but I would NEVER do that in those tiny boats too....geesh
ali99699
ali99699 - 9 years ago
Wooow .. amazing. . What an experience..where was that..!?
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
In a way , I agree with you. Why should they trust us ? After all that we have done to them. I do not really understand it , but they do trust us. When Orca strand while hunting in the shallows, a whole town will go to help with the rescue . Our Orca seem to remember this act. Ben ( yes, we name our Orca ) even came to thank Ingrid ( who named him ). Our Orca eat rays and sharks. Not people :-) . In general, Orca ( and other dolphin ) are regarded as people .
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
In New Zealand they are simply known as Orca . I know that they are called Killer Whales in other places , but we do not call them that. They are regarded as Spirits of the Ancestors by some . I find this a nice way to see them. Ingrid swims with them , and some actually play with her . We are starting to understand that Orca are a good measure of marine pollutants ( do a tissue sample ) . As we all depend upon the sea, this is important. Orca make me smile :-)
gavinmacdermottmusic
gavinmacdermottmusic - 9 years ago
Obviously this must have been quite an experience, its class to see animals like this in their natural habitat. Not put in a chlorine tank! But orcas scare the crap out of me. They're very graceful but I also think they look quite menacing. They're very intelligent. I saw a great David Attenborough documentary about them recently and they're so clever the way the work together to hunt prey. Certainly don't trust them! But sure why should they trust us humans?
Henriette Anton
Henriette Anton - 9 years ago
again.... these whales aren't out to eat people! The problem with that lies in captivity where the whale turns on the trainer - and i don't blame them. Hundreds of kayak tours depart daily to see these animals, and they have never bumped a kayak. The attitude and view toward these animals needs to change! They don't swim toward you with the intention of eating you and your boat.
Henriette Anton
Henriette Anton - 9 years ago
Agreed - these animals are the largest of dolphins, therefore they portray the characteristics you would see in a wild dolphin when it interacts with boats. They are simply curious and playful. Just because they are nicknamed 'Killer Whale', it doesn't mean they are a vicious eating machine to humans!!
Henriette Anton
Henriette Anton - 9 years ago
I totally agree man, everyone needs to chill out here. The highest number of reported attacks are from CAPTIVE Orcas. These captive orcas are unhappy ...don't even get me started on that topic!! If you put yourself in their territory, you do it at your own risk. These wild animals aren't out to get you, they are simply moving through the area so sitting quietly in a kayak won't provoke them. I say good on these guys - I would love to have this opportunity. Anyway, can't we all just get along?
fieldagent59
fieldagent59 - 9 years ago
very cool!
edsemaj me
edsemaj me - 9 years ago
many years ago in a canoe .. A pod came very close to us ..... trust me.... our knees were knocking
Jah Fizz
Jah Fizz - 9 years ago
The killer whales are thinking, " Should we eat them? Lets circle them for a bit."
Jah Fizz
Jah Fizz - 9 years ago
"They're all over us!"
Maafa 1619
Maafa 1619 - 9 years ago
White folks love putting themselves, quite unnecessarily. in situations where there is a good chance that they might be eaten alive. What's up with that? What's up with that?
My Journey With Meadow
My Journey With Meadow - 9 years ago
he is canadian. so "only in america" does'nt work.
Logan Pintor
Logan Pintor - 9 years ago
Lucky freaking bastards
Makayla Adams
Makayla Adams - 9 years ago
Nice
jimocarroll
jimocarroll - 9 years ago
"They're all around us!" That is how they hunt...
sabrinah hussain
sabrinah hussain - 9 years ago
that's beautiful I would love to do that don't hate people cuz u dnt have the balls like dose
Jovixgal
Jovixgal - 9 years ago
Less face, more orca! I didn't load this vid to see your reaction to what was happening! - Otherwise, you lucky sods! Once in a lifetime experience for real.
Anton Bouchette
Anton Bouchette - 9 years ago
Did you actually spend money to have some nub shove that ugly shit piece of metal into your brow??? You should put a 16 penny nail through the head of your dick.
mokotramp
mokotramp - 9 years ago
Beautiful, love your passion for them too, great to see!
Ted Graham
Ted Graham - 9 years ago
Orcas look like Disney characters to me. Lol.
ALI SHAFi
ALI SHAFi - 9 years ago
i would have shat my pants!
Kathryn Hughes
Kathryn Hughes - 9 years ago
Hahaha, "Holy grapes". I'm gonna say that from now on. Anyway, I would love to go do that sometime. Orcas are my favorite :))
donizete silva pantera
donizete silva pantera - 9 years ago
É SIMPLISMENTE MARAVILHOSO!!!,OBRIGADO!
Gaile Oxstain
Gaile Oxstain - 9 years ago
I hope their kayaks have orca insurance.
Eric Mok
Eric Mok - 9 years ago
Gorgeous animals
Olivia Brennan
Olivia Brennan - 9 years ago
OH MY GOSH NO KIDDING!!!!!!
julzzluvzyewbabe
julzzluvzyewbabe - 9 years ago
thats an incredible experience beautiful animals
robert hadden
robert hadden - 9 years ago
Awesome video, I want to be marine biologist so badly because of that! Awesome stuff
ronger97
ronger97 - 9 years ago
you do realize that they where just sitting there watching them from afar, and the orca's approached them right? plus i have heard other stories of the same effect. and they are smart enough to realize when to let a human up for air.
Youtube SucksNow
Youtube SucksNow - 9 years ago
whata douche!
Mark CFaeire
Mark CFaeire - 9 years ago
What an absolutely incredible experience
farmrdave
farmrdave - 9 years ago
Glad you are still alive. Maybe you just do not understand the problems you created. Whales are intelligent animals with curiosity, So called killer whales are also vary playful. In Alaska I watched them break apart a raft of logs while just playing with the logs. Take a log by the end down deep and then release it. The log would shoot up out of the water. What if they are feeling playful with your brightly colored kayak? You are endangering the whales by your presence. View then from afar.
karransk
karransk - 9 years ago
One difference though. Whales are unusually intelligent animals, especially humpbacks and Orcas. I have had experience with animals in the "wild". Most of them avoid man, unless you happen to either provoke them or in fear, do something real stupid, like run. If you show no fear, you can play with the most venomous snake (even a King Cobra), as it senses vibration and if you show fear, it reacts aggressively. Or, if you step on it by mistake.
jedihunter58
jedihunter58 - 9 years ago
count me in too.
maplefreak64
maplefreak64 - 9 years ago
Please do not stimulate a killer whale by individual curiosity.
carlito bregante
carlito bregante - 9 years ago
stfu you cunt
carlito bregante
carlito bregante - 9 years ago
lol
Hjerrick
Hjerrick - 9 years ago
that's a terrible looking piercing..
SeamusCallan1
SeamusCallan1 - 9 years ago
Correct...this is the most ridiculous comment now!
George McKean
George McKean - 9 years ago
First of all, why is there a staple above your right eye? What are you retarded? I think your mother could remove that for you. It would've been very enteraining if one of those killer whales would've knocked you and your boyfriend off your little floaty-things and ripped you apart...."wooh!!!!" That would've been really great!
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
wow. you are a real troll. nice work troll ! I fear many things troll . Pit Bulls , Rottwielers , and humans . Mostly humans . I dont " sugar coat " anything . There are remarkable testimonies of Orca human interaction all over the web . Try Danza con Orca . Try The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales ( Ingrid....who has a PhD in cetation research ) . In Aussie, a pod helped a whaling team catch Blues for many years. All documented. So shut YOUR mouth. or is that too hard ?
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
I have multiple references I can give you . No deaths. None . Nil . There is a recorded case where I live of a surfer being grabbed , but the Orca let go as soon as it realised it was not a seal . It was a case of mistaken identity, and not an attack , as you like to call them . Our pod eats sharks and rays . Zero humans. Ingrid Visser and Steve Hathaway regularly swim with the pod. I take it you know who Ingrid is ??? .....where is my wetsuit ??? lets go !
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Rare or not, it very clearly rebuffs any comments people make about there being no attacks in the wild. An attack is an attack whether it is 1 or 1001, the point is, it disputes anything people on here have been trying to say doesn't happen. Look, I love those animals, they are awesome but, I'm not foolish enough to say they won't attack in the wild whether it's swimming or kayaking. If they get annoyed, they'll do it whether it's in a kayak or not. People need to stop kidding themselves.
thr3351
thr3351 - 9 years ago
There are exceptionally rare cases but orcas in the wild are generally temperamental, friendly and social mammals. People have been in close proximity with orcas in the wild ever since it was possible and there have only ever been very few recorded incidents involved with these creatures, let alone any fatalities at all. It's very possible to be overtaken and killed by these giants but if they were that aggressive all the time, there would be a very different story and background for them today.
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Ok Annie, Miss statistics, we'll take you to Puget Sound & we want to see you jump in & swim with the Orcas to test your theory. You seem to be so sure nothing can or will happen that we would like to see you follow up on your theory by jumping in and going swimming with them ? If you know so much this shouldn't be a problem for us to witness !
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
I think your name pretty much sums up your comment !
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Do some research, yes there have been attacks in the wild, not deaths but, attacks nonetheless so, don't kid yourself & sugar coat things. I get tired of hearing that they don't attack in the wild when there have clearly been cases of that happening, In California, a man was bitten by a K.W. and needed over 100 stitches & there have been more attempts but, why you people leave that out just because no deaths occurred is mind boggling. Tell you what, throw on a wetsuit & jump in with them !!
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
That's just it, the people on here that are leaving sarcastic comments like to leave out the incidents where Orcas have attacked & bitten a man in California, Charged at a kid swimming in 4 feet of water, yes the attack was aborted but, it proves they aren't these gentle creatures that won't act out. Or back in the early 1900's when a pod tried to tip the ice that some people & dogs were on. Now, people will say, they thought the dogs barking were seals, stop that crap, that's a joke !!
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
And my original comment affects you how ????????????
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
There is an article, I read that but, In 1972 a man was bitten by a killer whale in California & needed over 100 stitches so, yes, they can & will attack, just because the initial attack doesn't mean a person will be killed, it proves the fact that they can & will attack & can very well lead to a death or more. It's funny how people leave that incident out all the time when it happened in the wild. It wasn't a case of mistaken identity. The Orca was saying hey, this is my turf !!
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Why is it ridiculous ? They are wild animals & wild animals can & will act just like that. It's ridiculous because you don't like it if someone doesn't agree with your line if thinking ? If you don't like what you read just move on, being ignorant with a response is not needed so, If you feel like you want to leap into a kayak and interact with these big guys, you do that but, unless someone is directing a comment at you, just keep your mouth shut ! Is it really that hard ?
Mike Maglish
Mike Maglish - 9 years ago
I'm so glad SOMEONE does this because I sure won't! Dude I was grabbing my chest and hyperventilating when the whales went under the Kayak! Crazy dudes.
SeamusCallan1
SeamusCallan1 - 9 years ago
Ridiculous comment...thats all.
SuperCutt
SuperCutt - 9 years ago
Nooo.. No one is acting Superman in this video, or putting their hands in front of predators' mouths and just asking to get bit, or any other risky behavior that you're trying to allude to this as being.. They are just in kayaks - which are very eco-friendly vessels, and are gratefully appreciating nature! So appreciate that yourself and that it's not but one more gas-leaking motored vessel.. And enough with McCarthyism-like accusations of what all their experience adds up to.
thr3351
thr3351 - 9 years ago
If that were the case, humans would have been on the menu for killer whales a long time ago. People have been living and interacting with killer whales for as long as they were put together on the same planet. Not a single documented case of a fatal attack to humans by wild orcas in history. The real danger lies with captive orcas, as there have been actual fatal attacks to trainers in aquariums like Sea World by mentally unstable orcas. Wild orcas generally don't perceive humans as a threat.
thr3351
thr3351 - 9 years ago
There has never been a case in recorded history of wild orcas (different from whales in captivity such as Sea World's whales) actually attacking humans. The closest they have ever come to an attack involved a boy being mistaken as prey by a pod of orcas but they realized he wasn't food and quickly aborted their strike. I believe there's an article about that. Captive orcas are actually more dangerous than wild ones. Wild orcas never threaten humans unless perhaps they are threatened first.
MAX AXL
MAX AXL - 9 years ago
im really scare with killer whale... this species is more scarier than sharks.
shortie173
shortie173 - 9 years ago
And it affects you how?
DianeA7X
DianeA7X - 9 years ago
i love orcas and im jealous of you right now. haha. would love to experience this.
laptopsaysno
laptopsaysno - 9 years ago
Better with no audio.
Trnightelf
Trnightelf - 9 years ago
I personally think the danger here is that orca's learn how to hunt any kind of food they put their minds 2. Just because they havent started hunting humans that doesnt mean that as soon as they find out a good method to do it they start doing it on a regular bases
coreyclassclown
coreyclassclown - 9 years ago
I've never seen a kayak like this. What kind is this called?
MrSkippyTBK
MrSkippyTBK - 9 years ago
Fantastic footage! Great stuff, if your going to have a go at anyone regards the killer whales it would be the tools that keep them captive for a circus for human entertainment!
gixxerboy555
gixxerboy555 - 9 years ago
Lucky that they were not hungry... :-)
Braulio Fernandes
Braulio Fernandes - 9 years ago
Nice way to show the Orcas! They were not disturbing them! They were using eco-friendly silent water transportation! I'm jealous for their experience! Amazing!
miltowntee
miltowntee - 9 years ago
This is a great experience, but I would be super scare just because you can be right in the middle of an orca lunch lol
22floog
22floog - 9 years ago
Its all doofus fun and games until someone finds themselves being squeezed out of an orcas rectum cuz he was yesterdays lunch, eh?.
Jim Chubb
Jim Chubb - 9 years ago
The guy needs to keep his camera steady and talk less.
ksounder
ksounder - 9 years ago
I agree with you. If they wanted to attack they would have already done so. I'm not sure why they haven't but they don't seem to find us as food or anything dangerous.
Glenn Riggs
Glenn Riggs - 9 years ago
dis video is kool azz hell. nice shot guyz, i love killer whales nd im glad u wer'rent afraid of them dey r nice creatures. u gotz hella ballz
SPadventurOUS
SPadventurOUS - 9 years ago
i think my face was just as crazily excited as yours there towards the end of the vid...so cool!
jørgen johansen
jørgen johansen - 9 years ago
pee in my pens
Spazziekat
Spazziekat - 9 years ago
Holy crap!
tasman763
tasman763 - 9 years ago
It has never happened in the wild. Never. Please....feel free to check . We are not on their menu . They dont eat humans. How does an Orca get " pissed " at humans ? How are these people acting like " superman " ? . Is Dr Ingrid Visser incorrect ? I think you are afraid . Our Orca are sociable, curious , and have never attacked a boat , or people. But feel free to believe whatever you like.
Ambient Horizon
Ambient Horizon - 9 years ago
A Bucket List is something you do before you die, not during.
Ambient Horizon
Ambient Horizon - 9 years ago
These idiots shat their pants during the filming of this no doubt--and were thinking how fortunate they were that they weren't lunch.
Sathish Rajah
Sathish Rajah - 9 years ago
there r no evidence....
Tamara Poortier
Tamara Poortier - 9 years ago
IM SO JEALOUS you guys are so brave and lucky. this is on my bucket list ! (:
Arbiteroftheiphones
Arbiteroftheiphones - 9 years ago
Awesome! My lil brother loves these kind of vids! Thanks!
niall441
niall441 - 9 years ago
Well these orcas are feeding on salmon and human is not on the menue, that still would'nt make me go Kayaking around them, they can be very moody .
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
You go on believing that. There have been cases years ago where a killer whale pod tried to tip the ice of some people & dogs standing on it. Whether of not they thought the barking dogs were seals is irrelevant because they were also spy hopping ( poking their heads up out of the water ) to see what was on the ice & they are intelligent enough to distinguish the difference between people, dogs & seals so, my point is, there was a attempt in the past to knock humans off of floating ice !!
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Bingo !!
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Bingo !!
Asdren: The golden light
Asdren: The golden light - 9 years ago
I just hope it not to be the last trip! so watch out, you never know what might happen!
niall441
niall441 - 9 years ago
Yep, i wonder why their called killer whales? just a matter of time.
Dan Wright
Dan Wright - 9 years ago
Sooner or later someone is going to get attacked. Kayaking around these boys & girls is dangerous & just because it hasn't happened yet shouldn't lull you into a sense of security. It only takes 1 pissed of Orca to rally the others to launch a attack. I just don't understand why people feel the need to act like superman or woman around these giants. All you're doing is inviting the world to see your obituary in the news !!
Peggie Put
Peggie Put - 9 years ago
Awesome Video! I plan on kayaking around the San Juan Islands next spring! Hope to have a memorable trip like yours!
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
You see people, this is the type of comments you are supposed to leave. ;) Thank you my fellow islander.
eder feder
eder feder - 9 years ago
Nice eye ring :) You're pretty cute !
tibchy144
tibchy144 - 9 years ago
A trainer named Dawn Brancheau died in the incident. As far as i know that wasn't the only orca related incident but it was the only fatal.
zaplanar
zaplanar - 9 years ago
But not to the dead...
tibchy144
tibchy144 - 9 years ago
it happened at the seaworld in orlando
cikular
cikular - 9 years ago
killer whales never killed a man ...never recorded..
SamanthaPeddi
SamanthaPeddi - 9 years ago
Wow, horrible joke.
Anthony Mayberry
Anthony Mayberry - 9 years ago
yeah... I would've crapped my pants at 6:25 (start it at 6:00).
ObamaJoker
ObamaJoker - 9 years ago
Damn, I didn't know Scott Thompson was doing kayak tours now! I'm gonna go just for that! Kayaking with Scott! I always wondered what he did after Kids in the Hall. I wonder if he ever if he ever does the tours as Buddy?
beglebite
beglebite - 9 years ago
usually yes, they have a friendly attitude towards humans and boats. as long as you give them there space anyway. there is a reason there called killer whales
beglebite
beglebite - 9 years ago
technically they are dolphins
john darmiento
john darmiento - 9 years ago
that is some ugly thing on your face
Evan B
Evan B - 9 years ago
theres something in your eye!
Dustin Kern
Dustin Kern - 9 years ago
Check out a little playboating, my last video made! should be impressive, we've only been playboating 4 months, kayaking about a yr!!
DizzyHEllfire
DizzyHEllfire - 9 years ago
amazing video! that bit at the end was breathtaking! I have seen Minke whales and humpbacks and fins go under the boats I was on and they checked us out and even breathed on me, but I have never had a close encounter with orcas like this. :) Someday I will though.
Avian_World
Avian_World - 9 years ago
This is amazing orcas are truly my favorite animals Ive only got to expriance them in seaworld!! Oh well I still got plenty of life to live :D
Curious Anomaly
Curious Anomaly - 9 years ago
Oh my god, this is awesome. Are the orcas always this friendly?
Jacob Ohm
Jacob Ohm - 9 years ago
f that ish
mikerossscuba
mikerossscuba - 9 years ago
Not enough of the Orcas and waaaaaaay too much footage of your forgetible mug. BTW, eye lid piercings are suitable only if you're fifteen to twenty or so, gramps.
annm h
annm h - 9 years ago
Checking you out....Yeah, are good to eat. lol
Derek Compton
Derek Compton - 9 years ago
Orcas are a type of dolphin not a whale, they are called killer whales because they kill whales and eat them.
Kayak NewsUSA
Kayak NewsUSA - 9 years ago
Nice video
AwesomeIsLabidochromisM0vies
AwesomeIsLabidochromisM0vies - 9 years ago
Cool
TheLightningSwordNA
TheLightningSwordNA - 9 years ago
You guys are brave! Awesome experience really.
TheLightningSwordNA
TheLightningSwordNA - 9 years ago
This is why its risky sometimes to have the top comment lol.
John-Paul C
John-Paul C - 9 years ago
people need to relax. i live on Fidalgo island (near there) and the whales often purposefully move into the boats wanting to check everyone out. the best thing is to just to not move (esp in a motor boat) - and it is more them making contact then us. i really think the whales enjoy themselves checking people out.
thesiobon
thesiobon - 9 years ago
That is incredible
R.V
R.V - 9 years ago
:3 lol funny
waderp
waderp - 9 years ago
amazing footage!...this happened to me before....a grandmother and a baby (according to the biologist)went right under our zodiac......no lie....i saw the grandmothers eye as it slowly swam underneath on it side....clearly investigating the boat...Ill never forget it!
amandasjoyangel
amandasjoyangel - 9 years ago
Omg ur so brave! I was kayaking in catalina island and i got so scared when seals got so close to me. If i were there, i surely wouldve pissed my pants
dpreiner21
dpreiner21 - 9 years ago
what happens when they wanna eat you!?
cheekyricho cooking
cheekyricho cooking - 9 years ago
Outstanding footage
liamsorca
liamsorca - 9 years ago
Wow amazing! I adopted an orca off the coast of Alaska through the whale museum, maybe that was her lol
James Cruz
James Cruz - 9 years ago
That would be the scariest best feeling ever
spindrift 1
spindrift 1 - 9 years ago
there killer whales
Kenassi
Kenassi - 9 years ago
I'm planning on moving to Victoria in January, and once I have some money saved, I'll call you guys and plan an outing :)
Kenassi
Kenassi - 9 years ago
Eyebrow piercings on guys are hot! so much better than nose or lip
Illuminaughty
Illuminaughty - 9 years ago
shut the fuck up
United.States.of.Akrasia
United.States.of.Akrasia - 9 years ago
oh kripes!
Brook-LynnC
Brook-LynnC - 9 years ago
That's so amazing I wanna do that so bad I love killer whales so much it would complete, etc life right there
Spookysooke
Spookysooke - 9 years ago
Just so you know since records began there's never been a fatal attack or even an attack that produced anything more than a minor injury of orcas on humans. Most people believe that when they roll over they're sizing you up but it's a complete myth. They're merely curious.
WestCoastOutdoor
WestCoastOutdoor - 9 years ago
Jason (& I ) are in "Hobie Mirage Drive" kayaks - flippers that propel the kayak - see them all at hobiecat (dot) com-kayaking
Robin Lewis
Robin Lewis - 9 years ago
Never mess with a whale - remember Jonah!
SayaAensland
SayaAensland - 9 years ago
Resident orcas (i.e. ones that permanently live near the coast) only eat fish, not large mammals. It's transient and off-shore orcas that you have to worry about. And you need to go to the middle of the ocean to see those, and (hopefully) no-one is stupid enough to do that in a tiny foot-pedalled kayak.
Sam H
Sam H - 9 years ago
This is AMAZING FOOTAGE but there's no way I'd like to be in that position. You were about 5 feet away from being orca lunch. You were extremely lucky you werent killed.
rusty keller
rusty keller - 9 years ago
I think, what would scare me most would be, to have an orca not know I was there and either ram me, or accidently surface under my boat. I have enough imagination that it would certainly be on my mind. I suggest that when you do what you do, don't ever wear a tee shirt that says, "Bite Me." It would definately be the wrong shirt to wear.
raynard potgieter
raynard potgieter - 9 years ago
Simply idiotic behaviour, you were about 30 seconds and 3 feet away from being a Darwin award nominee! Facing wild Orca's in a paddle boat! Let me think about that for a second....
Charles Keenan
Charles Keenan - 9 years ago
Thank's Maybe I'll take you up on that some Day. It's Funny when I watched your Cool Video I had just spent a couple of hours off the coast of North Carolina in a Kayak with a Pod of Dolphins following me. My boat was slapping the waves and they started slapping their Tails as if to mimic me. A little scary as there were about six of them within about 25'. Orca would have been even more amazing. Great Video ! No offence about the Fish hook. That's my fathers sense of humor coming out in me!
Wandason33
Wandason33 - 9 years ago
i would have pooped in my drawers.
DiscoverSooke
DiscoverSooke - 9 years ago
Out of all the "jokes" about he piercing, and it's been over 3 years since I've had it out, you win. You have the top comment and that's cool. If you ever come out to Sooke, I will take you and one other person out whale watching for Orca, for FREE. My treat, just because I you win the comment thread.
Matthew Stephenson
Matthew Stephenson - 9 years ago
I wuld nevr get out n tht watr wit all them orcas bro
Seth Tabler
Seth Tabler - 9 years ago
6:00 through 6:30 is sketchy
Saul Russell
Saul Russell - 9 years ago
This looks like an amazing experience that I hope one day I gather the courage to try. Great video guys not something you will ever forget
Jdmguy247
Jdmguy247 - 9 years ago
Goto 2:40
Edwin Romero
Edwin Romero - 9 years ago
Yo I would never do that shit in my life hell naw :((((( I'm afraid of water and on top of that killer whales? ???? Nope not doing it
Rebecca Schorr
Rebecca Schorr - 9 years ago
One of the few animals in the world that kills for fun and less people have swam with wild killer whales than great white sharks....i would have shit myself.
Myra Norman
Myra Norman - 9 years ago
How cool!! Very exciting to say the least!! I got the chills. Thanks for an awesome video!!
Derek Whitton
Derek Whitton - 9 years ago
its probably a blood blister under the toe
b31cuzz
b31cuzz - 9 years ago
I don't know why, but the sound of that water is making me thirsty
LUCE
LUCE - 9 years ago
3:24 why Do you have your toes painted? :)
skipstah70
skipstah70 - 9 years ago
Dude.... ARE YOU GUYS FUCKING NUTS!!!!! You know they're looking for a snack right???
tooosweeet
tooosweeet - 9 years ago
That's because he's trying to act like bait.
ag08ify
ag08ify - 9 years ago
@lkdszit yeah i have spent over 15k on make money products and most were full of crap! i thank my lucky stars though because i now have an awesome mentor and making enough to quit my job. but im not greedy so if you serious about trying have a look here => bit.ly/MXVE88?=peeve
Jeanderson Silva
Jeanderson Silva - 9 years ago
Brave guys id Never do What u guys did.
Leanne Zackowski
Leanne Zackowski - 9 years ago
Lovely!!
PeachButt
PeachButt - 9 years ago
You're obviously clueless. My words must of lost you in translation. Poor you!!!!
James Bishop
James Bishop - 9 years ago
if it comes down to trolling on a whale vid and blameing them on doing something wrong when all they are doing is going out in the sunshine and enjoying the day..... perhaps you need to try
Michael Carter
Michael Carter - 9 years ago
2:18 Hoy-Ey
PeachButt
PeachButt - 9 years ago
Piss the fuck off, rodent!
Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit - 9 years ago
What the fuck are you talking about? Teach them what lesson? They are doing nothing wrong...
clstern10
clstern10 - 9 years ago
What a great experience.
PeachButt
PeachButt - 9 years ago
"Oh it's underneath me" @ 5:19 No shit!!!! The fin can stand at 6 ft. I would of liked that mammal to poke his ass right through the kayak. Teaches then a lesson...
scoutsniper352
scoutsniper352 - 9 years ago
Awesome video, thanks for sharing
Kristin Joe
Kristin Joe - 9 years ago
Thanks for deciding to take your camcorder out that day! This was amazing!!
Zach Lewis
Zach Lewis - 9 years ago
Cool but I would be scared
BeachyKeen99
BeachyKeen99 - 9 years ago
How are u not shitting ur pants
abdi1983
abdi1983 - 9 years ago
Its not a whale it just hunts whales that's why they called them killer whale.
Robin Puga
Robin Puga - 9 years ago
Beauty of a video! Awesome footage at 5:18, 6:06 and I think the exact second they decided not to eat you is at 6:25 Thanks for sharing. :-)
Jennifer Poutanen
Jennifer Poutanen - 9 years ago
Wow! Amazing! You are so lucky!
Cody Carmichael
Cody Carmichael - 9 years ago
2:41 HOLY GRAPES!
Brian Springman
Brian Springman - 9 years ago
Holy Jeez!
DeryaOcean
DeryaOcean - 9 years ago
I think you can see a couple of fins , eh.
Photog WestCobb
Photog WestCobb - 9 years ago
Take the staple out of your head. Geezus. I never even made it to the good part of the video before I had to just click off of the head jewelry. Ugh.
s g
s g - 9 years ago
dude, shut the fuck up. your chatter is annoying... as well as your dumb ass temple piercing.
s37d
s37d - 9 years ago
eyebrow ring....lol, fag
Call - Light Ray Photography
Call - Light Ray Photography - 9 years ago
AMAZING>>> this was the best real thrill I've had sitting at my computer.
macross25
macross25 - 9 years ago
Thank you!!
High Voice Royce
High Voice Royce - 9 years ago
3:33 and 6:06 you can thank me for saving you time listening to fishhook mcgee's commentary
Charles Keenan
Charles Keenan - 9 years ago
Dude, there's a fish hook stuck in your eyebrow!
Lydhyson Mateus
Lydhyson Mateus - 9 years ago
mr ; diego thug
lolhiitstombye
lolhiitstombye - 9 years ago
Wow
PhilJacksonResume
PhilJacksonResume - 9 years ago
Thanks for the knowledge. Amazing
kiryuu500
kiryuu500 - 9 years ago
There has never once been an attack on a human or boat by a WILD orca.
PhilJacksonResume
PhilJacksonResume - 9 years ago
5:20 coulda been tragedy. Whoa it's under neath me is when #2 woulda been in my pants. The fin is 5 feet. This is Amazing.
PhilJacksonResume
PhilJacksonResume - 9 years ago
I can't do that . Kayak next to Killer Whales in the middle of the Ocean . Yo this could have went bad lol . Thank God those Whales was on chill mode . Impressive video
RobsterG3
RobsterG3 - 9 years ago
awesome
Markus C
Markus C - 10 years ago
Not really a danger to humans
Ed Dy
Ed Dy - 10 years ago
Im must admit u gotta be quite brave 2 kayak with killer whales because they are excellent hunters after all.
Mara Salvatrucha
Mara Salvatrucha - 10 years ago
You are crazy MDF.....
Naomi Wong
Naomi Wong - 10 years ago
they r crazy!
Autumn Lindemann
Autumn Lindemann - 10 years ago
amazing and beautiful
colton mattox
colton mattox - 10 years ago
someone asked me to do that. i would say no.
fancykhaos
fancykhaos - 10 years ago
i think its because they dont understand enough about us to know if they want to attack or eat us. They learn things and are fascinated by humans...we're their youtube.
fancykhaos
fancykhaos - 10 years ago
dont they get the 'killer' name from the fact that they hunt, trap and eat large animals whereas most whales only eat fish or vegetation?
Emilio Quiroga
Emilio Quiroga - 10 years ago
OMY GOD! i could never do this im so scared it would jump on the boat or it would eat me!!
hinataxangels4eva
hinataxangels4eva - 10 years ago
Had to be ten times better than going to sea world lol <3 sea world though anyway~
Alphaguns
Alphaguns - 10 years ago
I hear your mexican women are into beastiality specifically boys town mexico that is literally the epitome of fucking with nature.
RavenRyy
RavenRyy - 10 years ago
Wow, I had no idea it was that simple.
RavenRyy
RavenRyy - 10 years ago
Thanks for the info mate. I do have an interest in nearly all animals (but no real formal education). I just find it really weird that no Orca has thought "I wonder what this strange thing tastes like". They strike me as very intelligent, and I believe that curiosity is tied to intelligence. For the record, I greatly respect and admire Orcas. I just wish I understood why don't really attack humans.

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