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BC Orca Whale Kayak Tours, Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking, Johnstone Strait Kayak Trips, Vancouver Island Guided Sea Kayak Trips,
Campbell River Kayaking, Canada Adventure Camping Trips, Whale Observation British Columbia, Outdoor Guided Adventure Tours
04 Day Orca Whale Observation Camp
KBC #09 Orca Whale Camp
"Killer whale" is commonly used, but definitely not the right word for this beautiful, very intelligent animal with its highly developed social behaviour and its complex songs. Johnstone Strait, located between northern Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountains is the summer home for one the largest resident Orca population (approx.200 animals) in the world. There are three different types of Orcas: resident, transient and offshore. The resident Orcas of Johnstone Strait usually arrive at the beginning of July and stay until October, feeding on salmon. Best time for kayaking with the Orcas is from the beginning of July until the beginning of September. With our sea kayaks, we have a very high success rate viewing the resident Orcas in their natural environment. On our trips you learn about feeding and social behaviors of the whales and how to identify the whales by their different dorsal fins and saddle patches. When the animals communicate we can listen to them with our hydrophones.Our experienced trip leaders will guide you safely through the waters of Johnstone Strait. We use underwater microphones (hydrophones) to listen to the songs and sounds of the Orcas. We visit whale researchers (weather and ocean permitting) and enjoy our comfortable ocean front base camp on a very remote beach where our privacy is ensured. This is a trip you won't soon forget.

NOTE: We operate the only camp right beside the world famous Orca reserve and rubbing beaches, located opposite of the Orca research station. Our Orca Camp offers the highest chance of encountering Orcas in the wild. It happens often that the whales approach our kayaks and the campsite
Day
Itinerary
01
04
Our trip begins with the exciting high speed catamaran boat ride from Campbell River through the world famous Inside Passage from Campbell River to Orca Base Camp in Johnstone Strait. Camp and safety procedures. 1st paddle in Johnstone Strait, enjoying the breathtaking beauty of this rugged wilderness. Approximately 200 resident Orcas spend the summer months in the area feeding on salmon. Due to the prime location of our camp, which is located beside the Orca reserve and rubbing beaches, Orca and other wildlife sightings can be very spectacular. Another highlight is the leaping salmon in front of our base camp. Johnstone Strait is also home of Humpback, Gray and Minky whales, dolphins, bald eagles, sea lions and black bears and many other exciting animals.

During the stay in Orca Camp our guests are spoiled with delicious gourmet meals, including barbecues. In the evenings, after a wonderful dinner and desert, our guests enjoy our beach sauna, campfire, the fun camp life and a dip in the crystal clear creek beside the camp. After hearty breakfasts we leave our basecamp for day excursions. We use hydrophones (underwater microphones) to listen to the songs of the whales. Day 04 return to Campbell River in the late afternoon
Rates per Person in CAD$
04 Day Orca Whale Camp
$1020.00
Month
Departure Dates
July
Sunday & Wednesday
August
Sunday & Wednesday
September
Sunday & Wednesday
Services Included
Transportation from/to Campbell River
Professional Guide Service
Single & Double Fiberglass Kayaks
All Kayak Related Equipment
All Meals
High Quality 3-Season Tent
GST Tax
Drybags
Paddling Jacket
Safety Equipment
Use of Hydrophones
Headlamp

Sea Kayak Instructions