July & August
Meeting time: Meet at 11:30. Expect a departure time between 11:30 and 12:00
Where: 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 our sandwich board with instuctions on meeting our water taxi. See getting to Telegraph Cove.
After a brief introduction at the red kiosk we will gather our luggage and transfer on to our water taxi to begin our 1 hour journey through the wildlife rich waters of Johnstone Strait to the Orca Dreams camp. Encountering whales, dolphins, seal lions and other marine mammals is likely, so be sure to have your camera handy.
On arrival at camp we will enjoy our first lunch while going over a camp orientation and discus the next days adventures. After the camp orientation we will show you to your tent and take some time to settle in to your new home. A tea or coffee can be enjoyed on your deck while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Orca dreams camp.
Our afternoon adventure could include a boat trip to watch the humpback or killer whales, some afternoon fishing, or we could explore the nearby Islands. We have lots of options and can do it all too. We will return to camp for dinner.
Day 2 and 3
These days will be dictated by the location of wildlife, weather, and groups desires. We are small groups so we have the opportunity to be flexible and take advantage of what is best for all. This is a good time to explore the countless islands by sea kayak, search out for some nearby whale activity on our whale watching boat, visit ancient first nations village sites and take some time to relax around camp. At least one of the days we like to catch a salmon or rock fish for dinner so we may find ourselves drifting out with the humpback whales in search of dinner.
Return after a day of adventure for dinner. If we happen to catch fish we will enjoy a sea food feast of salmon for rockfish.
During the long days of summer we may decide to do a few late afternoon trips out in the boat to watch the sun set and enjoy the most serene time of day. Humpbacks in the sunset, the perfect way to end a day.
After breakfast we will enjoy our final morning on the water. Some of us may want to do a morning of sea kayaking, a trip out to see the whales, or simply stay on shore and relax at camp. We will return to Telegraph Cove by water taxi at around 1pm.
Please note: this itinerary is subject to changes at any time due to weather or other factors beyond our control. Please allow for some flexibility in your travel schedule to accommodate a for this.
Stay for two trips
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. Many guests have stayed on longer than they had planned, as it's easy to fall in love with this place and hard to leave.
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.
Inspired by the african safari experience, our Safari Tents are surely the most stylish way to enjoy a luxury whale watching holiday. Each tent has either a queen sized bed or two single sized beds. There is two meters (6 feet) of vestibule over the front and rear of the tents to keep you and your gear dry. Each tent has two locally crafted cedar adirondack chairs over looking the wildlife rich waters of Blackney Pass, a great place to sit while sipping your morning coffee and listening and watching to humpback whales.