Kayak in Killer Whale Territory
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Kayak British Columbia and Search for Orcas in the Wild
Capturing this remarkable experience and finding the best spot to go kayaking with orcas is what you will discover when you take a trip to Wildcoast’s remote Orca Camp.
Johnstone Strait’s best glamping experience.
“Orca Camp fulfilled a lifetime dream of mine. We must’ve seen over a dozen orcas, 2 humpbacks, a handfull of porpoises, and countless dolphins! To see these amazing creatures in their own environment was truly extraordinary.”
Located next to the Michael Biggs Robson Bight Ecological Reserve, home to the Orca Rubbing Beaches, camp is ideally located, with a high success rate to encounter orcas in their natural environment.
Both resident and transient Killer Whale pods frequent this area.
Escape into Canada’s Wilderness on an Orca Camp vacation package
The trip to camp is a journey taken by charter boat up the Inside Passage alongside Vancouver Island. As you soak in the mountain views, you will be thrilled with the opportunities to see nature before you even reach camp. Bald eagles, bears, seals, sea lions, humpback whales, and porpoises all call this area home.
“…On our very last paddle we were surrounded by at least seven porpoises in the early morning fog: amazing! …Wildlife isn’t the only highlight of Orca Camp; the location is pretty stunning too.”
Explore Wildcoast’s Orca Camp
Located next to a flowing glacial stream directly beside Robson Bight, the rambling rocky beach provides spectacular spot to launch into Johnstone Strait’s prime killer whale territory.
Whether you are up early watching for orcas from the beach or heading out for a sunset paddle, time at Orca Camp is relaxing and magical. There is no better way to escape life’s everyday stresses than to spend time sea kayaking and glamping in the wilderness.
You’ll have lots of time to explore the camp trails up to higher view points, over to private nooks by the stream, and into the rainforest to breathe in the sweet smell of the ancient cedars.
“The camp itself was really special, in terms of location, set up (large tents on wooden platforms with comfortable beds) with uniquely designed outhouses as well as a hot shower and a sauna.”
Wildcoast’s Orca Camp boasts:
- NEW IN 2017! Wood-fired Hot Tub
- Location: prime killer whale territory , whether you are out 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 wood platforms
- Comfy beds and warm, cozy blankets ALL provided
- Hot water showers
- High staff to guest ratio
- Small group size
Every day you will go kayaking in waters deemed a critical habitat for both resident (fish-eating) and transient (mammal-eating) Orca pods.
These killer whales 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 go kayaking with orcas in this area is incredibly high.
Discover the sound of Orca blows
Discover the thrill of hearing the distinct Orca blow, whether you’re out sea kayaking or resting in your tent. The sounds of killer whales can often be heard amidst misty dawns sitting on the water, or by the crackle of the evening fire.
Discover the magic of a wild place, where the Orca play, socialize, and maintain a complex culture all their own. All part of the spirit of the west coast and nature’s intricately woven balance of the wild creatures and their surroundings.
“This was one or our best holidays ever. The highlight was seeing pods of Orcas on the first and last days – from the beach and twice from kayaks.”
From accommodations to gear, we provide comfort and enjoyment in the midst of the vastly untouched British Columbia wilderness.
Bring us your spirit of adventure and we will look after everything else!
Orca Camp (4 days/3 nights) 2017 Trip Dates: Jul 1-4, Jul 4-7, Jul 7-10, Jul 10-13, Jul 13-16, Jul 16-19, Jul 19-22, Jul 22-25, Jul 25-28, Jul 28-31, Jul 31-Aug 3, Aug 3-6, Aug 6-9, Aug 9-12, Aug 12-15, Aug 15-18, Aug 18-21, Aug 21-24, Aug 24-27, Aug 27-30, Aug 30-Sep 2, Sep 2-5, Sep 5-8, Sep 8-11, Sep 11-14, Sep 14-17
|4 days, 3 nights||Jul 1 - Jul 16 & |
Aug 30 - Sep 14
|Jul 19 - Aug 27|
|4 days wilderness camping and sea kayaking and in Johnstone Strait in search of killer whales and other wildlife|
- water taxi to Orca Camp from Quadra Island or Campbell River (8:00am departure)
- all camping & kayaking gear provided
- all gourmet Orca Camp meals included
- guests arranges own accommodation prior to camp
| C$1449 |
(per person plus tax)
(per person plus tax)
Orca Camp Deluxe (5 days/4 nights) 2017 Trip Dates: Jun 30-4, Jul 3-7, Jul 6-10, Jul 9-13, Jul 12-16, Jul 15-19, Jul 18-22, Jul 21-25, Jul 24-28, Jul 27-31, Jul 30-Aug 3, Aug 2-6, Aug 5-9, Aug 8-12, Aug 11-15, Aug 14-18, Aug 17-21, Aug 20-24, Aug 23-27, Aug 26-30, Aug 29-Sep 2, Sep 1-5, Sep 4-8, Sep 7-11, Sep 10-14, Sep 13-17
|Orca Camp Deluxe|
|5 days, 4 nights||Jun 30 - Jul 15 & |
Aug 29 - Sep 13
|Jul 18 - Aug 26|
|Orca Camp + one night accommodation* on Quadra Island prior to departure (incl. continental breakfast)|
*Gowlland Harbour or April Point Resort
(per person plus tax)
(per person plus tax)
Everything else you need to know:
- Getting Here
- Life at Orca Camp: relax, eat, explore
- Packing List: preparing for your trip – don’t forget your camera!
- Kayaking: no experience necessary
- The Magnificent Orca & Robson Bight: facts & figures
- Pictures: Visit our Gallery
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Special Offers
Tell me more about kayaking with orcas
Both resident (fish-eating) and transient (mammal-eating) Orca pods frequent this area to feed on the abundant summer food sources of Johnstone Strait. You can often witness whales feeding by the kelp right from our beach. Some Orcas are in these waters all year long. During the summer months all Northern Resident pods congregate in Johnstone Strait to feed on the abundant migration of salmon. Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed to be kayaking with orcas, however your chances to encounter killer whales in this area is incredibly high.
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