If you love cool coastal environments, you will love our Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure and wildlife tour. Experience wilderness in comfort at a remote island base camp across from the Robson Bight Ecology Reserve in the heart of whale waters, and venture into the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure begins at the municipal airport in Vancouver, BC. As a group, we fly to beautiful Vancouver Island to the town of Port Hardy. From here we drive 2 hours north to Port Mc Neil our base for the next two night. The following day we embark on an exciting full day boat ride into Knight Inlet in search of Grizzlie Bears. Journeying into the Great Bear Rainforest with Indigenous guides, we spend our time searching for grizzly bears. Granted unrivalled access to villages where our owners and guides are honoured members of the community, we share the cultural significance and stories behind the scenery as we travel towards our bear viewing areas, enjoying Vancouver Island’s whale watching opportunities as we navigate waters favored by migrating orcas.
On day three of Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure we take a water taxi across Johnstone Strait for three amazing nights at our private wilderness whale watching and kayaking basecamp. Experience two full days of guided kayaking by local naturalists along the beautiful and wild shores of the temperate rainforest. Learn about the wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for whales with special emphasis on Southern Resident Orcas who hunt salmon in the rich emerald, green sea. The kelp forests are home to many colorful invertebrates that can be seen in the intertidal zone and through the clear shallow water. Mega fauna is abundant and you could see bears, eagles, and dolphins, but banana slugs are guaranteed.
Camp amenities include wood-framed canvas tents on platforms, each with two twin beds on frames with mattresses. The camp has a dining areas with small library, a viewing deck with lounge furniture, and a kitchen where hot breakfast and dinners are made. Lunches are packed, picnic lunches in the field. There is solar power, hot showers, and each person gets her own private composting toilet. The camp will be just our group! Sheets and pillows are provided. Participants need to bring their own sleeping bag or rent one.
Finally, on the 6th day of Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure, we head back to Port Mc Neil and transfer to Port Hardy just in time for an evening whale watching tour on a RHIB boat. The guides will take us into places we have not had a chance to explore in search of birds, otters, whales, and adventure! Overnight in Port Hardy.
Day 7, Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport, and we travel as a group on a flight to Vancouver with plenty of time to catch international flights or to extend your stay in Vancouver BC.
The Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure is open to all women and is in partnership with International Becoming an Outdoors Woman. No previous experience required. Join us as a solo traveler, with a partner, or with a friend. There are no forced single supplements. On our fun and active women’s adventure, you will have instant travel buddies, lots of belly laughs and future-lifelong friends. The Vancouver Island Kayaking Orca Waters Women’s Adventure will be a positive life-changing adventure you will remember forever.