Orca Camp Kayaking Trip - 4 Days

Kayak with orcas on the wild coast of British Columbia

Orca Camp Kayaking Trip - 4 Days

Kayak with orcas on the wild coast of British Columbia

4 Amazing Days in Canada's Remote Wilderness

Seeing Killer Whales (Orcas) in their natural habitat is breathtaking – imagine sea kayaking where they roam! 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 the remote Orca Camp.

Canada’s west coast is known for its large population of orcas. As the northern resident killer whales travel down the coast to feed on salmon, you will be right there at Orca Camp. On this kayaking tour you will launch your kayak into the waters of Johnstone Strait each day in prime killer whale territory.

Time at camp is an experience not to be missed. Safari sleeping tents, hot tub, gourmet food, and a rambling beach make this kayaking tour Johnstone Strait’s best glamping experience.

Every day you will be out on the water with the possibility of kayaking with orcas. The waters of Johnstone Strait are deemed a critical habitat for both resident (fish-eating) and transient (mammal-eating) Orca pods. Killer whales spend their summers in and around the Robson Bight Reserve directly beside camp. There is no road access to this region so only few have the privilege to go.

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. You can often witness whales feeding by the kelp right from our beach.

The draw of this region is the opportunity to be kayaking with orcas. Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed to be kayaking with orcas and humpback whales, however your chances to encounter whales in this area is some of the best the world has to offer.


  • Camp is located in prime killer whale territory
  • Great opportunities to see wildlife, whether you are out kayaking or relaxing at camp
  • Custom coastal cuisine designed by Quadra Island Gourmet Chef
  • Wood-heated common area and dining room
  • Spacious safari sleeping tents on wood platforms
  • Comfy beds and warm, cozy blankets ALL provided
  • Wood-fired Hot Tub and Native Sauna
  • Hot water shower
  • High staff to guest ratio
  • Small group size

June - September

August 30 - September 17, 2019
$1,125 USD
July 19 - August 27, 2019
$1,200 USD

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Boat Ride to Camp

Today you will meet your water taxi at 8:00 am, at Discovery Launch in Campbell River. It is on this 2.5 hour journey through Discovery Narrows and the infamous “Seymour Narrows”, that you will meet your expert guide, and be briefed on your surroundings, and the exciting days to come. Keep your eyes open on the journey, as sightings of Dolphin, Whales, and porpoise are common, even before you reach camp! Upon arrival at your camp, you will be greeted by camp staff, and shown to your wilderness accommodations. In the afternoon, we will enjoy our first paddle in this incredible, and remote location.

Day 2: A full day of kayaking

Welcome to the second day in Paradise!

Today will be a full day of exploration by kayak, and while we look and listen for killer whales, your guide will enrich  your experience through intimate knowledge of your surroundings. A critical and dynamic habitat for Orca, there is infinite knowledge to be shared about this remote coastline.

Not only is being on the water spectacular, but you will also venture inland to a beautiful waterfall where the brave can go for a dip in the glacial waters.

Day 3: Crossing the Johnstone Strait

Today we paddle across the Johnstone Strait, paddling close to the shoreline while we keep our eyes open for foraging bears and their cubs that frequent the area. We will make our way to the island directly across from our camp, returning from the challenging paddle in the afternoon. This afternoon and evening, you will have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of this remote coast while you relax in the native sauna and hot tub.

Day 4: Last Day at Camp

On our final day of the trip, you will have a chance to experience one last sunrise paddle. As we wait for our water taxi to arrive, soak up the final moments of this pristine wilderness. Your taxi will arrive back in Campbell River around 3:00 pm.

Additional Trip Info

  • Daily paddling or kayaking
  • All meals
  • 3 nights’ glamping accommodation
  • Hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks
  • Kayaks, paddles, tents, sleeping bags, and dry bags
  • Transfers to and from Kayaking Camp
  • Guides during kayaking adventures
  • Park permits
  • Tipping or gratuities
  • Transfers to Campbell River or Quadra Island
  • Travel Insurance - We recommend  World Nomads, or Global Rescue
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal necessities

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