Located in Wilderness Destination
Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in their natural habitat on North Vancouver Island’s famed Johnstone Strait with Ecosummer Expeditions.
Ecosummer’s guided, multi-day kayak tours offer so much more than a paddling trip. Explore the territorial feeding grounds of Northern Resident Killer Whales. Fall asleep beneath the hushed canopy of a temperate rainforest. Awaken to the song of the Humpback whale. Fill your days whale-watching, kayaking with Orcas, watching sea lions romp through an underwater forest of kelp, and eagles fishing along the shore.
Linger over lunch on a deserted island, scanning the horizon for signs of Orca activity. Photograph those moments to share with all your social circles. Marvel when dolphins swim so close you wish you could reach out and touch them. Explore the rainforest, hiking to waterfalls, or along ancient First Nation trails. Escape the hubbub of your everyday world. Restore life’s equilibrium from the seat of a kayak in safety and comfort, guided by the best guides in British Columbia.
Join a small group of travellers (never more than 10 at a time), paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures. Expert guides, in tune with the natural behaviours and migration patterns of whales, lead you on an expedition of discovery to remote inlets and tranquil bays, in a quest to spot Orcas and Humpbacks, porpoises, dolphins, and resident sea lions playing in their natural environment without feeding times, or fences.
At the end of the day, return to Base Camp, adjacent to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve – a protected area and the traditional feeding grounds of Killer Whales. Gather round the campfire, one eye to the horizon seeking out the tell-tale signs of Orca activity – dorsal fins skimming the surface, or the lingering mist of whale breath just above the surface of the water. Feast on fresh-caught seafood grilled over your beachside bonfire. Share photos and stories of your day with newfound friends. Feel the weight of the world melt away as quietly as the sun dipping below the horizon.
Ecosummer aims to create a meaningful and authentic travel experience that puts you in touch with North Vancouver Island’s raw and rugged wilderness, safely, securely and comfortably. Sign-up for Orca Camp today and discover a quintessentially North Vancouver Island experience that takes kayaking, camping and wildlife viewing to a whole new level.
Johnstone Strait Base Camp
PO Box 156
PO Box 156