Satisfy Your Hunger
Spend your days kayaking with whales at Orca Camp and you’ll build up quite a hunger, there’s no doubt about it. Quench your cravings with wholesome and nourishing meals of west coast favourites served surfside or, at our Beach Café.
The Most Important Meal of the Day
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it really holds true at Orca Camp. Fuelled up you’ll have all the energy you’ll need to kayak and whale watch on the Johnstone Strait. Energize your kayaking adventure with breakfasts of fresh fruits, eggs, pancakes, and granolas. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. and features a different menu each morning.
Picnics on the Beach
Lunch is always served surfside, on a quiet shore, a deserted island or pebbly beach while out exploring for whales. Your guides will bring along all the fixings and all you’ll need to do is work up an appetite!
Enjoy a lunchtime break after a morning of kayaking. Stretch your legs, shake out your arms and dive into a European-style picnic of smoked meats and cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink in the rugged beauty of the Johnstone Strait while drinking in plenty of water, re-hydrating for your afternoon paddle. Beach comb for shells and unique rock formations, or have a siesta on the shore while waiting for whales to appear, it’s all about living in sync with nature out here.
With the abundant exercise you’ll have at Orca Camp it’s important to keep your energy levels stoked at all times. Indulge in mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack breaks while drifting and bobbing in the water. Granola bars, cookies, biscuits and sweet chocolates all help keep your strength up while out on the water. There will be plenty of breaks to enjoy those treats, while floating in kelp beds, watching sea lions cavort, waiting for fog to recede, or revelling in a passing school of porpoises.
When you return to base camp, relive your day on the water, gathered with others at the Beach Café, sampling a variety of appetizers, steaming hot mugs of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Nothing says “camping” quite like dinner around a campfire. Food just tastes better when cooked over a wood flame. Add in postcard-perfect scenery, spectacular sunsets, a side dish of twinkling stars, and good conversation, and you’ve got the recipe for memorable meals, made the Orca Camp way.
Group consensus determines if you dine at our Beach Café, or right by the shore. Either way, you’ll be in for a treat when our guides call you down for dinner. You can count on an abundant spread, informed and influenced by our guests’ appetites. Grilled steaks and baked potatoes. Indonesian stir-fry. A west-coast staple of salmon planked over cedar. We like to keep things fresh and seasonal here, ensuring you’re experiencing the best of a BC vacation.
Drinking it all in
British Columbia is one of Canada’s premier wine-making regions. Drink it all in - we are happy to showcase some of the best of BC by pairing a glass of wine with your nightly dinner. You are also welcome to bring along your beverage of choice, or additional wine selections for your personal consumption. Liquor stores located in Pt. McNeill make picking up a bottle before boarding your water-taxi easy, while bear-proof storage is made available for any personal items you may bring.
Gluten-free, lactose intolerant, seafood or nut allergies – we understand dietary restrictions can hamper the best-laid vacation plans. Tell us (contact us) your personal preferences in advance and we will do everything possible to accommodate your dietary needs.