Their website doesn’t do them justice. I was sceptical when I booked the 3 day Orca safari for a friend and I. We wondered if we could handle 3 days kayaking, we wondered what the camping and the food would be like, we wondered if we’d see any orca. Well, we shouldn’t have worried.
Firstly the team size was good, 5 of us plus our excellent guide. The base camp we used was a few km south of Telegraph Cove, all the tents were set up when we arrived (6 tents, big enough for at least 2 people in each), two benches, a food preparation area and 3 hammocks. The base camp is set on a long beach with views across the Johnson Strait and it proved an excellent spot for wildlife spotting, we saw one of the resident orca pods come past twice in two days. It was also interesting to see some of the large cruise ships come past. The catering was amazing and it was all things we had taken in the kayaks that lasted us three days. There was plenty of food, it was varied, tasty and healthy and there would also usually be hot coffee, teas and hot chocolate available to drink whilst at the camp too.
The kayaking was tough in parts but that came down to working on one’s technique and if anyone needed a rest it was never a problem, the vast majority of the time it was fine and we would travel at a relaxed pace. We encountered orca, Dall’s porpoise, bald eagles, jumping fish and saw starfish and an octopus. No humpback unfortunately but its hard to feel disappointed with so many great things about this trip. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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