Kayak with Killer Whales
Orca Camp Kayak Tour & Vacation
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Kayak with Killer Whales in their natural habitat
Seeing Killer Whales in their natural habitat is breathtaking – imagine sea kayaking amongst them! Wildcoast’s basecamp, on Vancouver Island, BC, is the premier spot for seeing beautiful, graceful, and powerful Killer Whales. Imagine being in your kayak with killer whales approaching from the distance – your adrenaline starts to pump, an experience that is unforgettable.
The Wildcoast Orca Camp, where you will stay, is the only camp located next to the Michael Biggs Robson Bight Ecological Reserve (home of the Orca Rubbing Beaches), in the heart of Johnstone Strait on Vancouver Island, BC – making it the premier spot, with the highest success rate to encounter and kayak with killer whales in their natural environment. Both resident and transient Killer Whale pods frequent this area.
Escape into Canada’s Coastal Wild
The trip to camp is a journey taken by charter boat up the Inside Passage alongside Vancouver Island: enjoy mountain views, and the opportunities to see nature before we even reach camp: bald eagles, bears, seals, sea lions, humpback whales, or porpoises. Breathe the fresh coastal air, smell the ocean and cedars.
Explore Wildcoast’s Orca Basecamp
Located next to a flowing glacial stream directly beside Robson Bight, the rambling rocky beach provides spectacular whale watching right at camp and an excellent launch point to kayak with killer whales! Explore the camp trails up to higher view points, over to private nooks by the stream, and into the rainforest to view ancient cedars.
Wildcoast’s Orca Basecamp boasts:
- Location: best whale viewing, whether you are kayaking or relaxing at camp
- Custom coastal cuisine designed by Gowlland Harbour Resort’s Gourmet Chef
- Large wood-heated, covered common area and dining room
- Spacious safari sleeping tents on platforms
- Comfy cots and warm new sleeping bags ALL provided
- Hot water showers
- High staff to guest ratio
- Small group size
Every day you will paddle waters deemed a critical habitat for both resident (fish-eating) and transient (mammal-eating) Orca pods who spend their summers in and around the Robson Bight Reserve in Johnstone Strait. Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed of seeing an Orca, however your chances to view and kayak with killer whales in this area is incredibly high.
Discover the sound of Orca blows
Amidst misty dawns sitting on the water, or the crackle of the fire – set to a dramatic sunset. Discover the magic of a wild place, where the Orca play, socialize, and maintain a complex culture all their own; part of a balance intricately woven together and precious. Discover the thrill of hearing the distinct Orca blow, whether you’re in a kayak or your tent.
Bring us your spirit of adventure and we will look after everything else! From accommodations to gear, we provide comfort and enjoyment in the midst of the vastly untouched British Columbia wilderness while kayaking Vancouver Island.
Book Your Time Away to Canada’s Wildcoast!
2014 SEASON: July – September (click BOOK NOW to see trip calendar)
Check out full details of our 7-day Orca Camp Premium Package here!
Everything else you need to know:
- Life at Orca Camp: relax, eat, explore
- Preparing for your trip: don’t forget your camera
- Kayaking: no experience necessary
- The Magnificent Orca & Robson Bight: facts & figures
- More Pictures: Visit our Gallery