Whales & Wilderness Kayaking - 2020 Edition
Starting mid-July our most popular basecamp, our glamping site on Swanson Island in the heart of Blackfish Sound northeast of Vancouver Island will host private groups (2-8 guests). Tour includes:
- Starts and ends in Port McNeill on Vancouver Island
- 3 and 4-day tours, all-inclusive
- Around-the-clock wildlife and whale watching from your kayak and camp
- Customized kayaking excursions based on the group desires
- Locally-inspired, fresh and delicious camp food
- Warm-water showers and a wood-fired hot tub overlooking the ocean
- Spacious walk-in tents w/ cozy beds, a hand-wash station, and toilet at each tent
- Family-friendly with highly-trained guides and a hygiene camp manager
'At times, the silence will only break by the noisy breathing of the whales.'
Glamping and expedition style kayaking
Enjoy one of our eco-friendly ‘glamping’ tours- The Whales and Wilderness Glamping in the heart of Blackfish Sound also known as the “whale superhighway" or The Johnstone Strait Ultimate- an exclusive wilderness paradise. Both tours are based from beautifully established camps overlooking the ocean, surrounded by old growth forest and wild beaches. Wildlife watching can be enjoyed during daily kayak excursions and from camp. Highlights include a hot shower, wood-fired hot tub overlooking the sea, large tents on platforms, thick Therm-a-rest mattresses or real beds, cozy bedding, full size pillows, hot water bottles, gourmet camp food prepared by your onsite chef and your guides, a bright covered dining area and so much more help to make this a true ‘bucket list’ tour. 4 days full of paddling, relaxing and exploring. Your knowledgable guides will share their passion for the area and its inhabitants allowing you to truly connect. An included motorized whale watching tour or a visit at an orca research station is a unique experience allowing you new insight to the world of the whales.
Our adventures are suitable for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and fitness. For those new to kayaking and or camping we help to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Our groups are small, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Our guides who have extensive training and experience are experts at helping you to experience the natural and cultural history of the area, all the while ensuring your fun and safety. We provide everything you need for the adventure including high-quality kayaks, paddling and camping equipment. Join us for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure.