Kayak with Orcas, stay in Comfort! Life at Wildcoast’s exclusive Orca Camp
Orca Camp is the only base camp right beside the world famous killer whale reserve. Kayak with Orcas, and stay at our exclusive oceanfront base-camp where whale encounters are more frequent and closer than from any other site in Johnstone Strait
Our guests enjoy the remote, exclusive, privacy and amazing wildlife sightings from our comfortable base camp. Your kayak holiday will be one to remember.
Orca Camp awaits your arrival!
Given its permanent summertime base, Orca Camp allows for some unique kayaking. Our high staff to guest ratio allows for additional time to kayak with Orcas in small groups, while others may prefer to relax on the beach, awaiting the whales with a good book. Enjoy a magical sunrise paddle, piercing the glassy waters and listening for Orca blows beyond the mist or a sunset paddle to view the awe-inspiring sunsets – a signature Orca Camp feature.
The beautiful creek beside the camp is great for swimming or a dip after a native-style beach sauna. And on occasion, after the sun goes down, spectacular phosphorescence lights up the creek.
With our unobstructed view into whale habitat, spectacular scenery, and remote location, you will be sure to leave with a camera full of memories to remind you of your escape into the wild.
Orca Camp facilities
Your comfort is of premium importance to us. We balance keeping the wilderness serene and untouched with the increased enjoyment guests have when they eat heartily and sleep well at night after spending your days exploring in order to kayak with Orcas. During your stay you will have access to on-demand hot showers and washing up stations, your own private safari tent (sleeps two), real cots (forget sleeping on the ground!) and warm bedding to keep you cozy at night.
Our heated communal tent takes off the chill in the early morning providing a great meeting place to enjoy meals and socialize or grab a snack or beverage.
Food, glorious food
There is nothing like a delicious meal in the great outdoors! Our cook takes pride in preparing wholesome, fresh meals. Local fare, including salmon to locally grown vegetables, are all part of our coastal cuisine. Special dietary requests are easy to accommodate, let us know any restrictions when booking and we will ensure that our cuisine meets your needs.
Orca Camp Activities
In addition to many opportunities to kayak with Orcas, try:
- Fishing from the beach. Salmon are plentiful and can be seen leaping in the ocean in front of our beach for those who want to try their luck! We provide fishing rods to those who obtain a fishing license prior to the trip.
- Camp trails. Trails lead you to hidden spots and beautiful views for private moments away from it all. Explore the temperate rainforest Orca Camp is situated in, whether finding a secluded spot up along the creek, or into the forest amongst the fir trees and ancient cedars. Trails are all within earshot should you hear “ORCA!” being shouted from the beach!
- Photo Ops. Photography opportunities abound, in the water or on land, so make sure your batteries are charged!
- Social time. Our common area has a selection of games, an outdoor chess/checker table and a library full of books about the area and for avid readers a take/leave book section.