Johntone Straight

3 and 6 day camping tours available

Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

If you want to kayak with orcas, this is the expedition for you. Located on the Northeast coast of Vancouver Island, our kayaking trips in Johnstone Strait offer an amazing opportunity to view and paddle with Orca whales (Killer Whales) in a pristine environment.

3-day Johnstone Strait Tour

Kayaking with orcas is a thrilling experience. With the largest concentration of orca whales on the coast, the waters of Johnstone Strait offer unsurpassed adventure. The shear thrill of viewing these noble and magnificent whales only metre’s away from your kayak is truly awe-inspiring and memorable. Whale “rubbing beaches”, waters teeming with salmon, the nature-rich estuary and watershed of The Tsitika River foreshadowed by the snowcapped peaks of Vancouver Island. Kayak with orcas and join us for a unique adventure holiday kayaking Johnstone Strait as we paddle in the best location in North America in which to view wild Orca whales in their natural habitat. This trip is exciting, fun and will make you want to return to this amazing area.

3 Day Tour Dates

June 21-23, 25-27, 28-30, July 2-4, 5-7, 9-11, 12-14, 16-18
Price: June till mid July: $725 cdn. plus 5% GST

July 19-21, 23-25, 26-28, July 30-August 1
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ugust 3-5, 6-8, August 9-11, 13-15, 16-18, 20-22, 23-25, 27-29
August 31- September 2, 3-5, 6-8, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
Price: Mid July til Sept: $925 cdn. plus 5% GST

5 Day Tour Date

August 7-11
Price: $1300 cdn. plus 5% GST

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6-day Johnstone Strait Tour

6-day Johnstone Strait – Robson Bight – The West Coast and Johnstone strait has an incredible concentration of orca whales providing unbeatable adventure. The shear thrill of viewing these magnificent and noble whales just a few metre’s away from your kayak is truly awe-inspiring. Come see the whale “rubbing beaches”, waters teeming with salmon, the nature-rich estuary and watershed of The Tsitika River foreshadowed by the snowcapped peaks of Vancouver Island. This is a trip to remember. On Day#3, an adventurous paddle across Johnstone Strait and into Blackfish Sound takes us into the enchanted world of the The Indian Group Islands, the traditional territory of the “Namqis” and the “Mamalilikulla-Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em” First Nations people. Amidst this gorgeous array of Islands and Inlets we’ll explore the ancient burial sites of Mound Island and the abandoned native fishing village of Mamalilaculla. Join us for a unique johnstone strait kayaking adventure holiday as we paddle in the best location in North America in which to view wild Orca whales in their natural habitat. We truly cannot recommend this expedition enough!  Robson Bight 6 Day Itinerary

6 Day Tour Dates 

June 30-July 5, 7-12, 14-19, July 21-26, July 28-August 2
August 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30
September 1-6, 8-13

Price: $1600 cdn. plus 5% GST

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What our client say!

“…who is going to believe me…a mug of strong coffee in hand, I’m enjoying a delicious cheese & mushroom omelette and a pod of orca whales play and spyhop for an eternity a mere 40 feet from our kitchen area…I still can’t believe it was real! What an amazing experience!”
– Fiona Hamilton, Portland, OR.

“…We’ve been back home for a week now and I still can’t stop raving to anyone that will listen to me about the fantastic time I had with Wild Heart on my 6 day Robson Bight trip. You should all be commended on providing such a high quality outdoor experience…the food was delicious, the guides were super…we were in very capable hands…and the whales…they were absolutely brilliant! ”
– Mark & Denise Driver, Reading, England

“…Our guides were terrific…we felt at all times at ease and secure in their company…wonderful cooks, a great sense of humour…We had a great time with Wild Heart, will certainly come again and will definitely recommend you to all our friends.”
– Tamara & Robert Abrams, Truckee, CA.

“Thanks for a wonderful vacation. The trip was everything I had hoped for and more. The guides were excellent, the food was very tasty and lots of it and the whale sightings were perfect. Thanks for an awesome time!”
– David Finstrom, Castro Valley, CA.