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Four-Day Whale Watching and Kayaking Tour along Blackfish Sound, Discovery Islands

Swanson Island, British Columbia (Canada)

Four-Day Whale Watching and Kayaking Tour along Blackfish Sound, Discovery Islands

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"Beautiful scenery, expert guides, great equipment and DELICIOUS food. I can't rate this place enough - and what a beautiful are of the world to explo…"

Soph, guest in Sept. 14, 2016.
5 Private Safari Tents
2 guests per Safari tent
Entire Safari tent
All meals included

Set in the Broughton Archipelago, this private cove on Swanson Island offers a four-day/three-night whale watching and kayaking tour of Blackfish Sound, Discovery Islands. The premier way to experience the best of Canada’s west coast! Glampers can travel by boat to this exclusive camp, kayak each day to experience the coastal beauty up close and get out there with a motorized whale watching tour, all the while enjoying these luxury safari tents.

These safari tents are large—10-by-12-feet in size—with bright and spacious cotton canvas and made right on Vancouver Island. They are eight feet high at their peak, allowing ample room for standing up and moving around with ease. The screened windows and front door provide sweeping views of the forest and ocean. The tents are perched off the ground on cedar platforms, helping to protect the delicate ecosystem below.

Inside the tents are two singles beds which can be pushed together to make a king-size bed if desired. These beds are handmade by the crew on-site with locally milled red cedar and beach driftwood accents. The beds each have a six-inch thick soya foam mattress, two pillows, crisp white linens, a warm duvet and fleece blankets for cooler nights. Furthermore, guests will enjoy having bedside tables, crafted from local wood, a lamp for reading and a hot water bottle to help take the chill off when guests crawl into bed.

Guests will have a professional guiding service, all kayaking equipment including, kayaks, PFDs, paddles, pumps, ropes, dry bags and sponges, a hydrophone for listening to the whales and meals. Additional amenities include bath towels, flashlights, headlamps, a hot water bottle, a water bottle and a library of natural history books and camp binoculars.

The base camp offers a well-established kitchen for the fantastic guides to prepare daily meals. Guests will enjoy having mostly organic fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare gourmet meals, topped off with home baking. This site will provide 24-hour snacks just in case guests get a hankering for something late at night.

Here, guests will never go hungry, even after a day’s paddle in the fresh air. On the first evening, guests will enjoy a traditional wild salmon barbecue, and, from thereon, the creative, tasty and hearty meals keep coming. This is not one's typical camping food!

Features and Services

  • Spa
  • Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Linens and pillows
  • Towels
  • Yoga
  • All meals
  • King-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Bottle of wine

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 08:00 AM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Open fires allowed
  • Minimum age to rent: 12
This four-day, three-night package includes meals, guided kayaking excursions, the whale watching trip on a motorized vessel, and a return water taxi service from Quadra Island or Campbell River on Vancouver Island, as well as parking and land use permits.

The departure dates are every four days throughout the summer, beginning on June 19th, with the last tour departing on September 17th.

The tour departure dates are as follows:

June 19th, 22nd, 25th and 28th
July 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 28th, 31st
August 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 30th
September 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Location & Surroundings

Swanson Island, British Columbia (Canada)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Swimming
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching

Each day hosts and guides will share their love and passion for the coast and kayaking with guests. After a hearty and healthy breakfast, and of course hot coffee and tea, glampers and guides will head off in kayaks to explore the many nooks and crannies of the shoreline. Guests will be sure to encounter the telltale blow of some of the area’s more famous residents, like orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, and porpoises. On day three, guests will head out on a three-hour trip in a covered boat to look further afield for wildlife.

Top off these perfect days in an idyllic setting with amazing food, laughter, good company and a soak in the wood-fired hot tub overlooking the ocean. Then head off to a spacious tent and comfortable bed for a good night’s rest. Guests can also roast a few treats over the glowing campfire before they head to bed, borrow a book from our extensive coastal library, play a board game with friends or chat with the friendly, knowledgeable naturalist guides on site.