Pacific Coast Kayaking Adventure

from £854
excluding flights *
3 nights Jun-Sep


Paddle in search of orcas and humpbacks off Vancouver Island’s beautiful north-east coast, exploring the renowned Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound from a remote island base camp.


  • Kayak with whales through the sounds and inlets off Vancouver Island
  • Spot seabirds, bald eagles and seals along the way
  • Immerse yourself in the Canadian wilderness with a comfortable stay at Orca Waters Base Camp

What's Included

  • Accommodation in tents
  • All meals
  • All kayaking excursions

Full description

Departing from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island's east coast, you will join a unique 3-night wilderness adventure, camping on a small island covered in ancient rainforest, surrounded by wildlife-rich waters. Enjoy a variety of kayaking routes, often frequented by orcas and humpback whales. Whales regularly pass by the camp, often while you are enjoying the morning’s first cup of French-pressed organic coffee or a dinner of locally caught salmon around the campfire.

The nearby waters are home to harbour seals, porpoises, minke whales, and rich intertidal life. A number of bald eagle nests and a Steller sea lion haul out are all within easily paddling distance of camp and it is not uncommon to see humpback whales lunging through schools of small fish as they fatten up for their migration south.

Spend these days paddling through serene coastal waters. Your kayak guides plan each day according to weather conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities, and guest interests. Lunches are usually spent on a secluded beach and you’ll return late each afternoon to the comforts of the Orca Waters Base Camp.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a tent

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
11, 18, 25 Jun 2019 3 nights £854
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2019 3 nights £854
06, 13, 20, 27 Aug 2019 3 nights £854
03, 10, 17 Sep 2019 3 nights £854

What's Included

  • Accommodation in tents
  • All meals
  • All kayaking excursions
  • Kayaking and camping equipment including kayaks, paddling jackets, life jacket, group shelters, tents, camp chairs, sleeping bags & pillows
  • Return transfers from Port McNeill to Orca Waters Base Camp
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Port McNeill - Orca Waters Base Camp

Take a short walk to the Port McNeill marina early this morning to board the water taxi to your island camp. All your bags will be transported by van. Vehicles and extra luggage can be left at your hotel while you are on your kayak tour. Upon arrival at the Base Camp your guides provide a site orientation, plus a kayak and safety briefing. You’ll kayak for a short time before lunch, giving you time to get used to the kayaks, the wilderness setting, and each other. The afternoon is spent kayaking and viewing the areas diverse wildlife. Lunch and dinner included.

Days 2-3: Kayaking with Whales

Ideally situated for exploring the area, the Base Camp is located on orca whale travel routes and humpback whales often feed within sight of the camp. The islands and small islets close to the camp are home to numerous sea birds, bald eagles, and seals. There is always plenty to see. When encountering orca whales on the water, your guide may drop a hydrophone into the water so you can listen to their vocalisations. Your kayak guides plan each day according to weather conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities, and guest interests. Lunches are usually spent on a secluded beach, returning late each afternoon to the comforts of the Orca Waters Base Camp. Every day is different, but rest assured, you’ll have plenty of time for exploring, kayaking, whale watching, wildlife viewing and enjoying the scenery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4: Orca Waters Base Camp - Port McNeill

On the last day, you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for one last kayak paddle. Returning to camp for a late lunch, you’ll collect your gear, and snap a few last photographs. You’ll arrive back into Port McNeil late afternoon. . Breakfast & lunch included.

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