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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We must have seen 10 bears while on this excursion. Many mama and baby cubs. Seeing them in the wild is so special. They are very used to the boat, and never even lift their heads while the boat is approaching them. This is a great place to visit.

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Most Incredible tour its the real thing nature at its best the area is breath taking and viewing the Bears with the young cubs is just amazing.Greg Palmer from Palmervielle is a Awesome guide and i can only recommend him as you guide. I will Return again now since i would love to see the Bears Eating the Salmon which... More

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Westbank bc
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Prince Rupert Adventure Tours to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Absolutely fantastic. Worth every penny. Captain and crew , first rate and very knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery, awesome boat ride. Managed to see 8 grizzlies, including mom and cub. One humpback whale and the eagle show at the end. Amazing trip. If you are planning a bucket list. This is a... More

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Mission, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing day trip sightseeing tour-worth every dollar. The staff was amazing, so friendly and informative. The scenery is amazing and the bear sightings were better than I ever expected. Saw 7 different grizzlies, a humpback whale, eagles and harbour seals. The lunch was simple but good, you can purchase snacks and drinks on board. Bring your camera and binoculars, you... More

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Vernon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The catamaran was custom built for this type of touring. Clean, large, comfy seats. Just cruising up the inside passage was a thrill, especially the Khutzeymateen Inlet; not many boats venture in there. The owner is adamant all tours will see grizzlies, and we did. He tries to get the boat as close as possible to shore for the best... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. This tour was worth every penny paid and I will do it again. We saw several bears and were able to get close enough to get some really great pictures. It's important to remember that this is their territory and we are intruders in their space so we must be respectful of it. Thanks to the team at... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

you couldn't get off the ship and really see the bears. in other trips I have been on in other locations they have bear stands that allow to get up close to the bears while being safe and you can stay for several hours. Here we couldn't get close, only stayed a few minutes guess I have been spoiled. I... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If visiting Prince Rupert in late spring/early summer (May-July) and you are interested in viewing wildlife in a pristine unspoiled setting, a day trip to Khutzeymateen should be a priority. The setting is spectacular. Deep fjords with rainforest coming down to water's edge, glacier capped mountains towering in the background, and, if you are fortunate, grizzly bears along the shore... More

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Oxford, England
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went with the yellow catamaran called Inside Passage Great crew on the boat- informative and helpful. Very good on board facilities- nice clean loos, hot drinks and cold. sandwiches and snacks etc. Comfy seats and good viewing areas up top and out side when the boat stopped.We got to see 1 black bear and 7 grizzlies including 2 sets of... More

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Prince Rupert, British Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We booked on the Prince Rupert Adventure Tours book. Not only do you get to see the grizzlies close up but on the trip to the sanctuary, we saw sea lions, whales, eagles. This is a must see and do adventure trip for any age.

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