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BC Orca Whale Kayak Tours, Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking, Johnstone Strait Kayak Trips, Vancouver Island Escorted Sea Kayak Trips,
Campbell River Kayaking, Canada Adventure Camping Trips,
Whale Observation British Columbia, Outdoor Guided Adventure Tours
05 Day Pacific Orca Lodge Kayaking
KBC #10 Orca Camp
The floating lodge was built specifically for eco tourism and then carefully located in the heart of prime Orca and Grizzly bear viewing territory; the Inside Passage. It was designed to provide a comfortable home base for people that would prefer not to camp while they enjoy spending time within this pristine, remote area. A maximum of 6 clients may be accommodated at one time in rooms with shared bath. The lodege provides also solar power, gas fireplace, BBQ. The Inside Passage, Johnstone Strait & Broughton Archipelago are without question, home to some of the best kayaking in the world. With a such a large concentration of whales and wildlife, you would have a hard time finding a place with more to offer. Our camps & lodge site are located at the heart of prime wildlife viewing territory, in areas where the largest number of whales regularly pass near shore. Our Hanson Island site looks right over a vast area of Johnstone Strait and into Blackney Passage. Blackney Passage is very rich with marine wildlife, and it often acts as a convergence point where individual groups of Orcas, and or porpoises or dolphins will join together to travel as larger groups. Orcas heading south through Blackfish Sound, Orcas moving north and west from the rubbing beaches at Robson Bight will join together here and form larger groups, quite often very near or right in front of our Hanson Hideaway camp.
Our Pacific Orca Lodge eco tour is fantastic! Grizzly Bears, Orcas, Humpback whales, Eagles and Dolphins are just some of the amazing creatures you will have the opportunity to experience on this expedition. Your tour starts in Port McNeill with a pre-departure orientation session with our friendly, helpful guides. On Monday morning we will board our water taxi for an exciting journey through the emerald green waters of the Inside Passage, to the cozy Pacific Orca Floating Lodge. Our private lodge provides accommodation for a maximum of six people in an intimate and comfortable setting. There are bathroom facilities, a fireplace and other creature comforts that will ensure your stay is not only memorable but comfortable as well. Using Pacific Orca Lodge as our home base we will spend three of our five days focused on paddling with the killer whales of Johnstone Strait and marine wildlife viewing. With a resident population of close to 300 Orcas, the Johnstone Strait area is quite simply the best place in the world to view Orcas, or killer whales, in the wild. Many of our past guests have described kayaking with the Orcas as spiritual! Our wildlife eco tour wouldn't be complete without a visit to Glendale Cove. Glendale Cove, located approximately 40 miles up the majestic coastal fjord of Knight Inlet, is home to one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon to see up to 30 bears in this area making for superior photographic opportunities throughout the season. Although the fall season is considered peak season for viewing the bears as they feed on migrating salmon, they are also present throughout the spring and summer as well. In the spring and summer viewing is done from the boat which allows you to get very close to the bears without disturbing them. An experience not to be missed!
Our last day, Friday, will be spent with one of the preeminent whale watching operators in the area, Mackay Whale Watching. After a hearty breakfast we will return to Port McNeill to board one of the most advanced whale watching boats in British Columbia, the Naiad (pronounced Ni-ad) Explorer. These educational and entertaining tours are approximately four to five hours in duration and lunch is provided. You will learn the latest information about the killer whales and be able to listen in on the whales’ vocalizations with our on-board hydrophone (underwater microphone). Launched in April 1999, the "Naiad Explorer", holds up to 48 passengers in comfort, with heat and washroom facilities. This stable vessel offers an excellent opportunity for photographers!
Rates per Person in CAD$
5 Day Pacific Orca Lodge
 Departure Dates
June, July, August, September
Services Included
Water Taxi Transportation from/to Port McNeill
4 Night Lodge Accommodation
Professional Guide Service
Single & Double Fiberglass Kayaks
All Kayak Related Equipment
All Meals
Paddling Jacket
Safety Equipment
Use of Hydrophones
Sea Kayak Instructions