Meeting time: 11:30 am
Where: At the red kiosk at the end of Telegraph Cove boardwalk.
Getting there: Once in Telegraph Cove follow the boardwalk through the historic old town of Telegraph Cove. At the end of the boardwalk you will find the kiosk. See getting to Telegraph Cove.
We’ll meet you at the red kiosk at 11:30am, gather your luggage, and transfer to our water taxi for the one hour journey to Orca Dreams camp. On our boat ride across Johnstone Strait we’re likely to encounter whales, dolphins, seal lions and other marine mammals, so be sure to have your camera ready.
On arrival at camp we’ll enjoy our first lunch together while going over camp orientation and discussing the next days’ adventures. Then we’ll show you to your tent where you can take some time to settle in to your new home. Enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee on your deck while you take in the beautiful surroundings of the Orca Dreams camp.
Our afternoon adventure may include a trip to watch the humpback whales, some afternoon fishing, or a paddle to explore the islands nearby – or all of the above. We’ll return in time for dinner and, if the evening breeze is favourable, we’ll have a camp fire on the beach.
Our activities tend to be dictated by the location of marine wildlife, the weather, and the group’s wish list. We keep our groups purposefully small so we can be flexible and do our best to ensure everyone’s desires are met. Spring is a great time to kayak the countless small islands around us, watch the whale activity from aboard Tenzing, or visit First Nations village sites.
There’s much to explore and enjoy around camp as well, from trails to beaches to just good ol’ relaxing. On at least one afternoon we’ll go fishing for salmon or rock fish. Our guests tell us they love drifting out amongst the humpbacks on a quest to catch the evening meal!
After a day of adventure we’ll return to camp for dinner. If we’ve happened to catch fish that day, our dinner could be a seafood cook-out over a camp fire on the beach
A perfect way to end the day is an early evening cruise aboard Tenzing, watching humpbacks in the calm waters as the sun sets around us.
After breakfast we’ll enjoy our final morning on the water. Some of us may want to go sea kayaking, or take Tenzing out to see the whales, or simply stay on shore and relax around camp. After lunch there’ll be time to pack, and we’ll return to Telegraph Cove by water taxi at about 3pm.
Please note: As our departure times may be subject to change due to weather or other factors beyond our control, we ask that you allow for some flexibility in your travel schedule.
Many of our guests choose to extend their stay for two trips. If you would like to do this we promise you will not be disappointed, there is so much to do and every day is a new adventure. We are there all summer and we love every single day.
If you choose to stay for two trips, simply use the coupon code second-trip when booking your second trip and you will receive a 10% discount off the second trip.
Safari style tents provide your home away from home on this luxury camping whale watching holiday. Each of our tents features a choice of one queen-size bed or two single beds. There are two metres (6.5 ft) of vestibule over the front and rear of each tent to keep you and your gear dry. Each tent has a generous deck space and two cedar Adirondack chairs – perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and watching for humpbacks in the wildlife-rich waters of Blackney Pass.