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Pass By: Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada

keeping our eyes open for whales and other marine mammals in the area

Stop At: Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada

After a scenic boat ride we'll arrive at the Orford River in Bute Inlet where you will be met by members of the Homalco First Nations. You will have an opportunity to view Grizzly Bears as they descend on the river to feast on salmon.

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
Big Animal Encounters, 1340 Island Hwy #129, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9, Canada
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Homalco Conservation Fee ($15 each)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw from what I recall 13 Grizzly from shore coming in to leaving shore at the end. I don't think spawning season was really kicking in yet, so there was some waiting involved, so I'm sure if I went later on it would have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank C9510CEpaull
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. Finding the office was the hardest point. Guides,captain, boat,minibus and animals were all amazing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LightPacker793972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun day with such a knowledgeable captain. We totally enjoyed this expedition. Our captain Bill was so personable and gave us such good information. He was definitely passionate about his job. Even though we didn’t see many bears what we did see was...More

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit, when we saw the cost of the full day tour, we were not sure about going.... But so glad we did! Our boat was comfortable and the lunch provided was great. The best part of the trip was our guide, Elvis!...More

Thank AlanSanders62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on Andrew's boat, Wild Rice! From the minute we arrived we KNEW this tour ws going to be VERY good! WE have been on the road now for 90 days, and have been very careful about where we spend what we call "Big...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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