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Orca Dreams

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Heriot Bay, Canada
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About Orca Dreams
Orca Dreams whale watching on Vancouver Island is Canada's first multi-day whale watching camp. Orca Dreams is located in the beautiful Broughton Archipelago off Northern Vancouver Island a short distance by boat from Telegraph Cove, BC. Orca Dreams whale watching camp offers killer whale watching and humpback whale watching tours daily. This is also your chance to sea kayak with killer whales, humpback whales and dolphins. Our tents are luxury safari style tents offering you the most comfortable camping experience on the coast.
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Kate B wrote a review Aug. 2020
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We had an absolutely fantastic 4 day trip and would highly recommend Orca Dreams to whomever truly wants to experience observing whales at their best in the wild. There are obviously never any guarantees but our host JD’s knowledge and network in the area are the best there is. Luckily Mother Nature was on our side as the weather (mid August) was perfect and whale viewings were abundant. The Orca Dreams friendly staff are knowledgeable ensuring your stay is safe, clean and a whole lot of fun! Not to mention the food is healthy and delicious. Our group was a fun loving perfect mix of families and couples. The schedule is kept light and organized on a daily basis. We liked this laid back approach as it allowed us to choose activities as we pleased. Definitely worth every penny!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DeDraven wrote a review Aug. 2020
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
We've wanted to see whales in the wild and have gone on other excursions before but nothing like this. Most "whale watching" tours feel very commercial, but with Orca Dreams it is a much more personal experience. JD and his team did a wonderful job taking care of us. The accommodations were comfortable and the food is excellent. Having JD take you to various spots in his high speed boat to see humpbacks, orcas and porpoises close by is amazing. And then to top it off, getting to kayak with humpbacks, orcas and sea lions up close is the icing on the cake. And that's not even accounting for the other stuff we did like fishing and crabbing. Probably one of the best experiences I've had on any trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dale B wrote a review Aug. 2020
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I went on the four day, three night tour this week. I was traveling solo, but I had an amazing time and incredible experience with the staff, the other guests and of course the Orcas, Humpbacks and other wildlife. I was pleased to see appropriate covid procedures were in place (masks on the smaller fishing boat, sanitizer available all around camp, social distancing, reduced group sizes). The trip leader John (JD) is an incredibly interesting guy and experience guide. He was flexible with daily activities that included hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, and crabbing. I appreciated that I could go with the flow based on what I was feeling each day and with what JD though would create a good experience that day. The camp was beautiful and had great views out into the straight. I could hear Humpbacks surfacing at all hours and could see them from my tent. The tents were comfortable, African Safari Glamping style, on a solid wooden platform, with proper beds and clean sheets inside. I was pleasantly surprised by the hotshower and bath as well. There were four general staff that worked around the camp and led kayak trips. They were very friendly, helpful, and had some great travel stories themselves. That made for some nice campfire conversation. The chef Amy was friendly and helpful too. She cooked some great meals and did a great job incorporating fresh seafood with local produce in every meal. Plus fresh baked goods regularly. The whale watching was beyond expectations. I would estimate 100+ Orca sightings and 100+ Humpbacks too. I also saw Eagles, Seals, Sea Lions, Dahl Porpoises, Deer, and other sea birds. Every trip out resulted in great sightings. I would definitely recommend this tour and I hope to come back with my girlfriend next August.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nick north wales wrote a review Sep. 2019
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Having wanted to see Orcas in the wild my whole life, I can only tell you that Jesus was it worth the wait! We saw Seals, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles , dozens and dozens of Hump back whales and the great Orcas that make this place their home! Ryan the guide and all the staff were simply amazing, nothing was too much trouble. We went out on the Teinzing and the kayaks numerous times and even got fairly up close and personal with a Grizzly! The camp was breath taking, totally wild but it was brilliant to walk around for 4 days without having to carry your wallet or mobile phone.A truly away from it all break that makes you appreciate life and contemplate your future. This truly was the trip of a life time! When we arrived at a camp a departing guest told us we were going to have the time of our lives... we did and then some! Thank you JD -a totally an utterly outstanding experience I’d love to do again and again! See you soon I hope! Nick -North Wales
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mandyg2011 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Woking, United Kingdom96 contributions16 helpful votes
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Where do I start? This trip was everything I wanted and more. John and team did a brilliant job looking after us. Tents were lovely and real beds which were so comfy. Lovely hot shower. The food was fantastic considering the facilities, chilli, lasagne, pancakes and bacon for a start. We fished one day and the salmon was cooked for dinner. Ryan is just so lovely and funny. Eating dinner around the large table and then a couple of drinks around the campfire. Whales and orcas everywhere plus the bald eagle diving down for the fish heads after our fish were gutted and cleaned. made some lovely friends who we will keep in touch with.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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