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Discovery Islands & Orca Camp Expedition

From £2150 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Escape to orca country with an eight-day kayaking expedition in Canada’s Wildcoast wilderness. Launching from the pristine Quadra Island, take an adventure on the glacial waters of Johnstone Strait to Wildcoast’s Orca Camp: prime killer whale territory, alongside porpoises, dolphins and humpbacks. Be encapsulated by misty forests lining the banks of northern Vancouver Island to the east, and mainland Canada to the west. After each day of exploring, nestle in a cedar hot tub and relax in your oceanfront glamping site. This is a nature lover’s dream to the remote Discovery Passage, without leaving any creature comforts behind.
Essential Info
Starts: Campbell River / Quadra Island
Ends: Quadra Island
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Wildlife, Active
Trip Code: ISTSO
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Canada
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
6 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,water taxi

Accommodation

Resort (4 nights),Glamping (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Orca whales are a sight to behold. Witness the huge mammals breaching while you paddle on the Johnstone Strait, and hear their calls with underwater microphones on your Zodiac experience.

•   The largely untouched Canadian wilderness provides an unforgettable backdrop to your water adventure. Paddle past inlets and uninhabited islands to the sight of bear cubs scurrying along the rocky shores.

•   See the Discovery Passage in style with waterfront lodging on Quadra Island and a unique orca glamping experience, with safari-style tents, hot tubs and a native-style sauna.

•   Kayaking is the best way to explore Canada’s Wildcoast, and with the ability to do as much or as little paddling as you’d like, your expedition is as free as the wild porpoises and orcas that’ll pass you by.

•   Explore the pristine Quadra Island before and after your sea life exploration, relaxing at the popular Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park and learning of coastal first nation’s history at Nuyumbalees Cultural Center.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 7th Jul 2020
Returning: 14th Jul 2020
£2,150pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Sep 2020
Returning: 15th Sep 2020
£2,150pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to the pure west coast of Canada. You are able to check in to your accommodation on Quadra Island any time after 3 pm. To get there, the easiest way is to take a flight from Vancouver to Campbell River. Then, take a 20-minute airport shuttle to the ferry terminal, and hop on a 10-minute ferry to beautiful Quadra Island. From here, your transfer from the ferry terminal at Quadra Island to the resort is included. Relax in your waterfront lodging until 6 pm, when you will meet your group leader and fellow travellers at an important welcome meeting. If you do happen to arrive in the area early, we recommend staying in Campbell River: a larger town on Vancouver Island, at the south end of the Discovery Passage and nearby the stunning Elk Falls.
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