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Grizzly bear wildlife and whale watching safari in Knight Inlet, BC


Photograph grizzly bears, black bears, whales and more on this wildlife watching safari from a remote lodge in Knight Inlet, BC.  Knight Inlet is known as the premier grizzly viewing area of western North America.  

This lodge offers grizzly tours and grizzly bear watching from viewing stands and wildlife tours for grizzly bears, killer whales (orca) humpback whales, dolphins, stellar seals, sea lions, black bears and eagles. The grizzly bear tours are conducted on Canada's famous natural fjord and on the salmon rivers that flow into Knight Inlet. One can expect to get very close and almost personal with Grizzly bears, Sea Lions, Seals, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Eagles and Black Bears, all from safe viewing situations. The lodge is located on British Columbia's mainland coast, northeast of town of Campbell River and is part of the Great Bear Rainforest. 

On a typical day you rise early. After coffee and breakfast you are off to your boat with your guide. Travel the shores of Knight Inlet, a spectacular scenic  fjord, to Glendale Cove where you ride our Grizzly Bus (Aug 25-Oct 15) up to the salmon spawning channel. Here you can photograph huge Grizzly Bears as they feed on these fish using dives, scoops and plunges to trap their prey. On route you can view White-sided Dolphins playing in the boats wake.  Your next day will start early and you will head off to Johnston Strait to observe pods of these magnificent mammals and with a little luck you'll get to see their cousins, the Minke and Humpback whales. You will also see bald eagles, sea lions, seals and black bears.

This lodge is small and intimate, assuring personal service and attention to your needs and expectations. It only accommodate 8 to 10 guests at a time.  The remote environment, climate, the spawning rivers that flow into Knight Inlet and the natural protection provided by the mountains, forest and the Knight Inlet Fjord, cause the area to attract and concentrate the most diverse and abundant wildlife available in North America.

 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Wildlife Watching
SEASON

May to October

DIFFICULTY
Easy
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
10
GUIDE INFORMATION

Experienced guides will make sure you have the best opportunites for viewing and photographing the wildlife.

RESTRICTIONS
Not Applicable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2012 Viewing Report:

2012 was an excellent year for both wildlife and weather. We are happy to report that we had 100% viewing success for Grizzly Bears this year. In the spring the bears were actively feeding on the sedge grass in the estuary. With the arrival of a strong run of Pink Salmon the bears began fattening up for their winter hibernation. Black Bears were also abundant feeding on the beaches at low tide.

The resident orca showed up in early July and we had success viewing them right into early October. The Humpbacks this year were exceptional with all of our guests finding some and many of our guests were treated to some exceptional shows. Every year there seems to be more Humpbacks in our area, which is a trend we hope continues. The Pacific White Side Dolphins were also around sometimes in large numbers, putting on some impressive acrobatic shows. Sunshine and calm seas were the norm for most of the season which makes viewing that much better. We expect another strong run on Pink Salmon in Knight Inlet next year which should make for another great year of bear viewing and whale watching. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Campbell River, BC.  Package includes floatplane transfers from Campbell River to the lodge.

WEATHER

Summer temperatures range from 15-25 degrees celsius. The lodge is located in a rain forest so wet and/or foggy weather is always a possibility.

REGION
Vancouver Island & Southern BC Coast
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Boat transportation to viewing sites, cold weather gear.

They use safe 17 ft speedboats with 2 motors, VHF radio and retactable cover to get out of the rain. They also use a larger 19 ft speedboat for larger groups and families. They supply you with sufficient equipment with any package that you choose. Boots, Suits, Rain Gear, Cooler Boxes are available at the lodge when needed.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Rain gear, warm coat, long pants, comfortable shoes, hiking boots, fleece clothing, t-shirts, bathing suit, hat, gloves.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, binoculars.

ACCOMMODATIONS

All packages include one night in a hotel in Campbell River.

Accommodations are in a comfortable lodge with 5 guests rooms with private washrooms. Room options are:

Upstairs: one room with queen + upper/lower twins + ensuite.

Upstairs: two rooms with 2 twins + private bathroom. 

Downstairs: one room with double and twin + shared bathroom. 

By The Beach: our small cabin with double + ensuite.

The main lodge has a dining area, living room and outdoor hot tub.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Gourmet level with lots of seafood including crab, prawns and salmon as well as vegetable and meat dishes.  Special diets can be accommodated.  Wine at dinner is included.

4 day tour, available May 25, 2018 - August 24, 2018
$1650.00 / per person - CAD
2 nights at the lodge/1 night in Campbell River. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $300.
5 day tour, available May 25, 2018 - August 24, 2018
$2290.00 / per person - CAD
3 nights at the lodge/1 night in Campbell River. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $300.
4 day tour, available August 25, 2018 - October 15, 2018
$1950.00 / per person - CAD
2 nights at the lodge/1 night in Campbell River. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $300.
5 day tour, available August 25, 2018 - October 15, 2018
$2590.00 / per person - CAD
3 nights at the lodge/1 night in Campbell River. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $300.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 40% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposit refundable with 90 days notice.
ITINERARY
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