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Ecosummer Expeditions

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Port McNeill, Canada
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About Ecosummer Expeditions
The original Orca Camp kayak guides, providing memorable & safe guided whale-watching kayak tours on BC's Johnstone Strait since 1976. Choose a guided whale-watching tour or our Orca Base Camp, next to Robson Bight Ecological Reserve - the best place in the world to see Killer Whales in the wild.
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Rebecca wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
I spent 4 days at the Orca Camp beginning of August, and it was such a wonderful experience. The guides Sinead, Rae and Ken were amazing and so knowledgeable. We spent most of our time on the water kayaking and looking out for wildlife, and the highlight was when we saw a pod of orcas all around our kayaks one day. Such an unforgettable experience! The evenings were spent around the campfire with delicious, fresh food prepared by our guides. All in all the camp was such a positive and fulfilling experience, and the orca sighting topped it all. I would say the orca camp is the most memorable travel experience I've had so far!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Buster D wrote a review Aug 2019
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In 2015 we visit the Orco Camp for the first time 3 days. Now we are back for 6 fantastic days at the Orca Camp. The team was great with helpful people. The cooking was amazing en deserves an Michelin Star. The chef Heather did a great job. Under accompaniment from Ken, Rai and Sid we saw a lot off wildlife. The are great guides. The nature is wonderful, and we make a lot off pictures. It was a lifetime experience, and we allready looking forward to come back again. Thanks for a great time. Piet en Rina The Netherlands
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Claudia Heidemann wrote a review Aug 2019
Graubünden, Schweiz1 contribution3 helpful votes
We spent 6 days at Orca Camp and it won't be the last time! The campsite is beautifully located in the rainforest near the beach. An amazing place! There's nothing left out to let everyone feel as comfortable as possible. There's a good working hot shower! How cool is that, hotshowering in the middle of the rainforest! A modern composttoilet does also a lot for a comfortable stay. The cooking is absolutely amazing! I never expected such foodvariety in the wilderness. Heather does real magic in that kitchen! The guides were amazing as well. Everyone felt very comfortable and save at any moment, the kayaktrips were a great experience. Ken knows Johnstone Strait from the inside out. He always guided us to the best possible locations to see humpbacks, orcas, porpoises, eagles, seals - basically everything that lives in the strait. This was the experience of a lifetime. Many thanks to everyone at ecosummer expeditions!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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jjjeffreys wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly, I think it’s fair to say that orca camp far exceeded our expectations and was a fantastic experience. We were incredibly fortunate to see such a wide variety and number of wildlife, especially orcas, which I think can partly be accredited to the location of the camp, but mainly to the quality and experience of the guides, Ken and Rai (not sure on the spelling!). Seeing Orcas from a kayak was a real once in a life time experience. However the experience was really enhanced by individuals such as Heather, who’s cooking was absolutely amazing! Sid and Rai were equally incredibly friendly, helpful and a pleasure to spend time with. Their company and enthusiasm really helped make the experience. My girlfriend and I particularly enjoyed Rai’s company and input when guiding. There was a moment where she asked the group to be silent to listen to an orca resting line moving by and it really was one of those moments I’ll never forget! And, of course, Ken provided such great experience and input. His stories round the campfire were great fun! Overall the experience was fantastic and I’m sure will be a real highlight of our experience
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ErinjB1978 wrote a review Jul 2019
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We set out on the WCT July 7th to 13th! From the time of our group’s mandatory meeting the night before we left, to the moment we returned to Victoria upon completion of the trek, everything was AMAZING! Our guides - Daniel and Raissa were simply the BEST. They were extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. Above all, they prioritized our safety and of course our enjoyment. They were so much FUN! The gear provided (tent/sleeping mat) was fantastic and the food made for us, and snacks to choose from, were delicious. All of which helped in conquering the physical and mental demands of the hike. We were so well taken care of while experiencing the majestic beauty of this trek! Most certainly HIGHLY recommend Ecosummer! Thank you Ecosummer, Daniel and Raissa for this most memorable trip of a lifetime!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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