Guided Wilderness Camping from Port Hardy with Starfish Charters
To experience a world apart and recharge amidst breathtaking natural beauty, book a Guided Wilderness Camping experience with Starfish Charters.
Designed for the more intrepid camper, kayaker and/or hiker, Guided Wilderness Camping is the ultimate wilderness adventure. Starfish Charters will take you to the outer islands of the northwest end of Vancouver Island, where you'll find sand and gravel beaches fringed by windswept spruce and cedar forests.
Wildlife abound, whether on land, in the ocean, or soaring overhead. Starfish Charters takes you to where you can watch whales seals and sea lions, and spot sleek playful sea or river otters.
You can also explore the world between sea and land by examining the tidal pools that dot the beaches. Aboard the Starfisher is a small reference library detailing the fascinating eco-system that survives in these pools, half on land and half in water.
If you're experienced and eager to be on your own, you or your group can arrange to be dropped off at a pre-arranged location and picked up later. Cape Scott Provincial Park, which is accessible by a 45-minute boat trip west of Port Hardy, is one of our most popular drop-off and pick-up points for campers and hikers.
- Fishing gear for those who want to combine fishing with their camping and/or hiking adventure; or
- Use of a boat and small motor for fishing and exploring.
Whether self-guided or with David Connor as your guide, Wilderness Camping in coastal B.C. is an unforgettable experience.
When you come ashore, you may encounter deer and bears, mink and marten and perhaps even a wolf. The islands are also home to innumerable bird species who rely on the ocean environment including peregrine falcons.
As an amateur naturalist who has presented programs to passengers on the renowned M.S. Lindblad Explorer expedition ship, David Connor can help you spot and identify west coast wildlife, including birds.
He also gives guests information on:
- History of the region
- Weather conditions
- Hiking, camping and fishing tips