Category: British Columbia

Gear Guide for Kayaking with Whales

Do I bring my own sleeping bag? What about kayak gear, is it all provided? How much should I pack for Orca Camp? Will my camera stay dry when I’m kayaking with whales? These are just some of the questions we field from excited guests as they get ready to join us sea kayaking the coast of Vancouver Island on our 3, 4 and 6-day Orca Camp kayaking with whales adventure. Great questions, all of them; and here, are the …

Adventure Travel Company Offers Ultimate Orca Experience

Kayaking with Killer whales a one-of-a-kind summer vacation at Ecosummer Expeditions’ Orca Camping BC’s Johnstone Strait
Capturing the moment on a guided kayaking trip with Ecosummer ExeditionsCapturing the moment on a guided kayaking trip with Ecosummer Exeditions
At a time when fewer Killer whales are being held in captivity for public display in aquariums, an adventure travel company on Vancouver Island, BC is giving …

What to do Before and After Orca Camp

Traditional First Nation totem found at U'Mista Cultural Centre in Alert BayTraditional First Nation totem found at U’Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay
Admittedly, North Vancouver Island is one of British Columbia’s best kept secrets — a short day’s drive, or an even shorter one-hour flight from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver or Victoria, it is unspoiled, untamed, rugged, raw …

The Best Kayaking in BC

You may wonder, just where is the best place to go kayaking in BC? Well, the entire coast is a pretty remarkable what, with its rugged, rocky shores, and countless islands, inlets and bays. Our robust populations of whales and sea lions, seals and dolphins only add to the pleasure of kayaking in British Columbia. We may be biased, then, when we answer the question: The best place to kayak in British Columbia is none other than the Johnstone Strait, …

Kayaking with Killer Whales – Right out of the Swiss Family Robinson

Have you ever wondered what our guests have to say about Orca Camp? Wonder no more…This week’s Field Report comes courtesy of Marsha K., a first-time visitor to Orca Camp – but we suspect, a new-found friend we’ll happily welcome back again. The following is an excerpt published with permission, from Marsha’s online review of Orca Camp:
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Kayak with Killer Whales – Our First Field Report of the 2015 Season

Wow, this is a busy time of year for us at Orca Camp! Camp is set up, the kayaks got loaded onto a water taxi for delivery to base camp, new staff have arrived and been trained, a new shower house has been built (more on that later) and we’ve finished up with our first two groups of the season. Whew!
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  • Rest, Relax, Read…There’s More Than Kayaking with Killer Whales at Orca Camp

    Who doesn’t love diving into a good book on vacation? It’s one of our favourite things to do during those quiet moments at Orca Camp – before and after paddling, while sitting around the campfire, or tucked into our tents late at night, where the words on the page are illuminated by the light of our Petzels on our heads. With nothing but the night sounds of the rainforest and waves crashing on shore, a good book and a cozy …

    Kayaking with Killer Whales – A Not-so-Ordinary Family-Friendly Vacation

    If you’re yearning for a not-so-ordinary, family-friendly vacation, forget theme parks and waterslide resorts, think outside the box and inside a kayak, where whale-watching and wilderness adventures rule the day. Enroll in Orca Camp  our guided two, three, or five-night family kayaking and camping adventure – you’ll be creating warm summer memories for your kids that will last them (and you) a lifetime (plus, there’s whales!).
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  • Where’s the Best Place to see Killer Whales in the Wild?

    Killer Whales, the largest of all cetaceans, are found in all the world’s oceans from the tropics to the polar regions, but did you know the lick of ocean between the northeast coast of Vancouver Island and the western coast of British Columbia’s mainland is one of the best places in the world to see Killer Whales in the wild?
    It’s true.
    That lick of ocean is the Johnstone Strait, and our Orca Camp is right smack dab in the middle of …

    Summer 2014 – It was a Whale of a Time

    We’ve just come to the end of the 2014 season here at Orca Camp, and what a season it was!
    We Spent our Summer Kayaking with Killer Whales – How ’bout you?
    We are eternally grateful for the opportunity to share the wonders and beauty of the Johnstone Strait and our Orca Camp with visitors from near and far. We’ve made some terrific new friends this season, and we’ve welcomed back some familiar faces – fans of BC, fans of Orcas, and …