Getting to Orca Camp
Our Orca Camp kayaking with whales tours begin and end in Port McNeill.
Travelling by Air
Port Hardy is the closest airport to Port McNeill. A 1.15 hour flight from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal, scheduled flights are operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Once you’ve landed in Port Hardy, it’s a 30-minute taxi ride to Port McNeill. Taxis can be reserved in advance (contact us) based on your individual flight schedule.
Travelling by Car & Ferry
BC Ferries connects the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with Vancouver Island. Scheduled ferries run from Vancouver to Nanaimo and Victoria. If you’re originating in Washington State simply take the Coho Ferry to Victoria. Drive time from Victoria to Port McNeill is 5.5 hours, and 4 hours from Nanaimo to Port McNeill.
You should plan on arriving at Port McNeill one night before your Orca Camp adventure begins. We are happy to arrange accommodations at any variety of locations in Port McNeill, where your camp guide is awaiting your arrival; simply contact us in advance.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet your guides and fellow Orca Camp guests at a scheduled pre-trip briefing at the Haida-Way Motor Inn the night before your adventure begins. Pre-trip briefing information will be provided in your final documents.
Rest up and relax, the real adventure begins the next morning with a guided whale watching tour, aboard the Naiad Explorer.