British Columbia

Grizzlies, Whales & More: Wildlife Kayaking on the Orca Loop

Search for orcas, bears and bald eagles as you kayak the protected waters of Johnstone Strait alongside local guides, who share traditional songs and stories of their people.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21928RJ
8 days
Starts at
19 Meals
7 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian
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Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
  • Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
2 nights
Combining convenience and luxurious comfort, The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is your natural choice. We offer unique dining options featuring local produce and sustainable food. Our waterfront property is on the banks of the Fraser River, overlooking our 158-slip marina on one side and the Coast Mountains on the other. On the doorstep of Vancouver International Airport, we provide a complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to and from the airport. There is a seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD Flat Screen TV with interactive HD programming and movie channels and a cordless phone. Hairdryer, Iron and board, Mogiana coffee, mini-fridge, tea and kettle.
2 nights
Port McNeill
The Haida Way is Port McNeill’s most popular Northern Vancouver Island accommodation. At Port McNeill's centre, the Haida Way is within walking distance of shopping, the harbor and the ferry terminal to Sointula and Alert Bay. For your convenience, we offer a full-service restaurant, lively pub and well-stocked liquor store. Approved by BCAA and Tourism BC, the Haida Way’s 70 cozy guestrooms and suites feature brand-new queen-size beds and free wireless Internet.
3 nights
Hanson Island
For the camping portion of the program participants will stay in comfortable cabin-style walled tents located at the Orca Waters Base Camp in the Johnstone Strait. The Orca Waters Base Camp offers a very comfortable "glamping" experience with large roomy tents, each raised off the ground on wooden platforms, and are situated throughout the forest with views of the ocean and are outfitted with two twin beds in each with thick Therm-a-rest mattresses. Sheets, fleece blankets, full size pillows, and hot water bottles are all provided to ensure a comfortable good nights sleep. SINGLE ROOMS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE BASE CAMP. A re-charging station for digital cameras, an extensive library of natural history books, a propane heated shower, a rustic beach side sauna, and a large covered kitchen and dining area made from locally milled red cedar makes for a very comfortable camping experience.
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