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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Heriot Bay, British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I can't put into words just how amazing this experience was. I have been fortunate enough to experience whale watching tours in Hawaii, California, and Australia and this one experience by far trumps them all. The boats are small, the experience intimate, the hosts (JD...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank npotter2017
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and time at the Orca Dreams camp. The hosts and staff went out of their way to ensure all guests were satisfied and engaged and spending as much time as possible out on the water. Highlight areas: watching the dolphins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SFZNJ
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a double-stay with my husband and our 17-yr old daughter. We so enjoyed our time with JD and Kelly and their team. That team just rocks. They all are so warm, welcoming and always making sure their guests are getting what they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank ADB66
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Safari pros Kelly and JD helped make our short trip to Vancouver Island feel like a multi-week escape. The island located on the aptly named Blackfish Sound is prime location for Orca and Humpback viewing. The kayaking was fun, but having the option to track...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank KaVaOnBoat
Kelly N, Owner at Orca Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for the review. For others reading, please note that we always have vegetarian options, but due to our rustic camp kitchen, remote location and food cache, we cannot offer gluten free meals or other special diets. Thanks for understanding.

Reviewed August 29, 2017

It was such a pleasure to spend time in this wonderful location. So many whales and other wildlife to enjoy, a great mix of activities including unforgettable kayaking! We met amazing people and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. We may actually have to do...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Isabelle G
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

This was a truly great trip. We certainly agreed with all the other superlative reviews. We are a couple in our mid 50s, when we booked we were asked if we minded being on a trip with two families, we didn't. Indeed the other guests...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank 612DuncanW
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I went to on a trip with Orca Dreams in August and I couldn't ask for a more perfect experience. Firstly, the whales! The camp itself is located just metres away from a ground where humpback whales seem to live. You wake up and fall...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank daviddari
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We looked for weeks for the perfect vacation for us. This was it. There were no strict Itineraries. We were free to enjoy ourselves without high pressure time tables. The staff and the owners were wonderful. They went above and beyond for our comfort. I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Talismonger
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Where do I even begin? I'll start by saying that this is a phenomenal trip--one of the best experiences I've ever had! My husband and I are already planning to go again soon. Getting There: Parking is quite easy in Telegraph Cove, which is a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank gens_lens
Kelly N, Owner at Orca Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Wow, sounds like you had an amazing visit with us! We are very challenged to accommodate special diets of any kind, due to our remote location, rustic kitchen and limited staff. We had lots of staff when you were here, but this is not always...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had been looking forward to being at Orca Dreams and being able to share in an experience of seeing Orcas Hump Backs and many other things. The experience at Orca Dreams surpassed anything we expected. The interaction with the Orcas and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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antje H
February 1, 2017|
Response from jdinafrica | Property representative |
Hello Anje, This is John from Orca Dreams. I thought I should respond to your message. Can anybody tell us if you will see whales around that time? Late June is considered early for seeing Orcas however humpback whales are... More
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Pieter20011984 |
The best way to get there if you do not need a car for anything else is to fly from the Vancouver South terminal with Pacific Coastal Airlines to Port Hardy, from there you can take a taxi to Telegraph Cove wich will cost... More
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August 7, 2016|
Response from Stan A | Reviewed this property |
I can only answer from the view point of a paying guest. I paid to park in a parking lot in Telegraph Cove. I think I paid $6 per day. There may be free options for parking. I don't know. All meals were included in the... More