Dreams of Kayaking with Killer Whales

“My forgotten dream of an Orca swimming under my kayak came true!!”

Up Close with Orcas

Mesmerized, a guest sits in silent wonder watching a pod of Orcas swim past her kayak.

Those words, written in a TripAdvisor review by a recent visitor to Orca Camp gave us shivers when we read them. It’s not every day you can take credit for helping someone realize their dreams…but every once in a while you get lucky and for that we are eternally grateful.

Unique Family Vacations

And grateful is exactly what we feel at Ecosummer. Grateful that we live in a place where incredible land and sea-scapes provide the backdrop for unique family vacations and wilderness adventures you won’t soon forget: kayaking in the realm of Orcas, sleeping in the shadow of a rainforest, dining al fresco on fresh caught BC salmon, indulging in a hot shower, deep in the wilderness.

Mystical, magical vistas can be found at Orca Camp

Mystical, magical vistas can be found at Orca Camp

Grateful that we get to share these uniquely British Columbia experiences with visitors from near and far.

Rafting together to watch Orcas frolicking nearby

Rafting together to watch Orcas frolicking nearby

Seeing Killer Whales in the Wild

How could we not be grateful for the friendships that emerge after spending just a few short days together? Whether it’s kayaking the craggy shoreline of the Johnstone Strait, or sharing that first moment you spy an Orca fin slicing through the water with hoops and hollers of “Over there! See it! Where’s my camera?!”

We smile brightest when we learn that those shared moments were the beginning of life-long connections that began at Orca Camp.

Whale watching from shore at our Orca Camp base camp

Whale watching from shore at our Orca Camp base camp

Expert Guides by Your Side

We are eternally grateful for our team of guides who return year after year to share their passion for BC’s wildlife with our guests. Without their ability to teach beginners how to paddle, to share stories around a campfire, and to whip up gourmet meals in the wilderness, Orca Camp just wouldn’t be the same.

Assistant guide and videographer, Robyn, capturing footage of Orcas from the shores of our base camp

Assistant guide and videographer, Robyn, capturing footage of Orcas from the shores of our base camp

Robson Bight Ecological Reserve – the World’s Only Killer Whale Sanctuary

Not to be overlooked, we’re always grateful for the placement of our base camp, unique in all of the Johnstone Strait – adjacent to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve; the only protected Killer Whale habitat in the world. Our prime placement means  our guests often see and photograph Orcas swimming to and from Robson Bight without having to paddle out (although, paddling out is one of the great joys of Orca Camp).

Misty mornings give way to blue sky

A misty morning slowly giving way to the promise of blue skies

And last, but certainly not least, we are grateful for the families, couples and solo travellers who embrace their own spirit of adventure to join us each year at Orca Camp. It goes without saying, we’d be nothing without our guests, some of whom return year over year, and most of whom refer their own friends and family to our rocky shores to experience Orca Camp for themselves.

The view from the seat of a kayak

The view from the seat of a kayak

2016 Marks Ecosummer’s 40th Anniversary

Join us next year, won’t you? 2016 marks our 40th year offering 3, 4, and 6-day Orca Camps. Dates and rates can be found on our website.  Your dream of kayaking with Killer Whales is only a click away.

 

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November 2, 2015