Cruise the northern coast of BC and search of black bears, grizzly bears and the elusive Spirit Bear on this small group cruises through the Inside Passage. Whether it's watching tiny white cubs as they gorge themselves on ripening wild crab-apples, their large black mum watching from below; or watching the white and black bears fish in the creek below the viewing platform; or witnessing mighty whales as they seemed to fly out of the water and thunder back into the sea, wildlife viewing opportunities abound along this part of Canada's West Coast.
Late summer and fall in the Great Bear Rainforest brings the wild Pacific salmon back to the streams and rivers of their birth to spawn and complete their life cycle. The returning salmon are like a dinner bell for bears, wolves, wolverines, and many species of birds. Even the giant trees in this temperate rainforest, benefit from the salmon.
Humpback whales are busy fattening on krill and herring for their long migration back to Hawaii , providing us with spectacular displays of feeding behaviors such as lunge and bubblenet feeding. Resident Orca are also seen in these waters as they follow the migrating salmon and Transient Orca in search of marine mammals. As we travel we often see porpoises and dolphins as they come to ride on our ship's bow wave.
Whether we're watching Grizzly mothers teaching their cubs to fish... or seeing Black Bears as they pluck jumping salmon from a waterfall... or perhaps see the rare Spirit Bear or Wolf in search of a salmon dinner.. or witness the power of Humpback whales as they fly out of the sea in a full breach...wildlife viewing and whale watching opportunities abound along this part of Canada's west coast.
The spectacular landscapes, the unique wildlife and the powerful cultures of coastal aboriginal people, are the focus of our cruise trips here.