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The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours

124 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
1-800-663-9832
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Churchill
Type: Tours
Owner description: With over 25 years of successful subarctic experience, The Tundra Buggy® Adventure is the best way to view and photograph the polar bears of... more » Owner description: With over 25 years of successful subarctic experience, The Tundra Buggy® Adventure is the best way to view and photograph the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba. Choose from either a Churchill Hotel- or Tundra Buggy Lodge-based stay. We provide exclusive access to the polar bears at Cape Churchill inside Wapusk National Park. Our polar bear tours at Cape Churchill best fulfill your expectations of snow, ice and polar bears. « less
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Kansas City, Kansas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our guide, Neal "Left Foot on the Gas" did a great job. We did see Polar Bears in August, which we were told we may not because it isn't necessarily the right season. We would have been happy with one, but, he did guide us to see 4 of them. The meal they served was just sandwiches and soup, but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I am not normally an adventure holiday person but this trip was fabulous. We spent 4 days out on the tundra and travelled every day to see the bears and other wildlife. The accommodation was very comfortable and the meals very good. Our guide was excellent as was our driver. We saw many bears and even saw one with a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

As a safari specialist I have had the privilege to experience numerous safaris all over Africa and India. Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba I had never done a polar bear safari right here in our own province. When the opportunity came along I jumped on it! What an incredible experience! We were not even out of the parking area when we... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I read that with global warming ice may vanish by 2050 and polar bears by 2054. I travelled solo as hubby was not interested in -20 below zero. Went with Frontiers North Adventures/Tundra Buggy Adventure Nov 14-19, 2013, small tour of 20. Arrived mid-afternoon, there were no suggestions as to possible restaurants or how to meet other early arrivals. I... More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you got a little too warm on the Tundra Buggy! We will be sure to let our staff know to inform guests that they should not sit too close to the propane fire place! We don't have a large number of single travellers, but we agree that it would be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our guide was brilliant and knew a lot about the tundra and polar bears. We got very close to the bears - great adventure

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Tundra12, communications & Marketing Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Lynette, Thank you for your review of the Tundra Buggy Adventure! We're glad you enjoyed your adventure! Warmest Regards, Tundra Buggy Adventure More

Tel Aviv
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

So I went on a safari with them. And for the first hour it was fine. We saw arctic foxes, and a hare etc. and then, our buggy broke down. Our driver did his best. he radioed in, and they said try and fix it. and he told them he can't, they said try again. only after ~50 min. that... More

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Tundra12, Communications & Marketing Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. First off, we'd like to apologize for your negative experience. We strive to provide our guests with the best wildlife viewing opportunities and work continuously to improve our operations to this end. We’d like to thank you for noting that your driver did his best to accommodate you. We know that our employees are our... More

Westfield, in
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Our trip was organized by the Indianapolis Zoo and used Frontiers North as the tour operator (as I understand it). We had two full days out in the buggies and saw plenty of bears, 4-5 were within twenty feet of the buggy. Our guide Richard has been coming up here for thirteen years & was a wealth of knowledge, especially... More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you had such success on your trip to Churchill and that Richard was able to provide you with his photography expertise. You've given a great description of a Tundra Buggy - it does get cold when the windows go down, so we encourage our guests to dress in layers for... More

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great Canadian Tours flew us into Churchill from Calgary on a one day tour. We left Calgary at 6 am and arriving at Churchill, old school buses met and transported us to the tundra buggy loading site. Climbing the school bus stairs and the 6-8 steps up to the tundra buggy loading site are the only stairs you climb during... More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi tonka922, Thank you for your incredible and thorough review! A lot of our guests aren't quite sure what to expect when they come to Churchill for the first time and especially aren'y sure what's in store for them on a Tundra Buggy. You've laid all the information out quite nicely and you are spot on! We hope to see... More

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Jim was the driver for the adventure of a lifetime. He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and had an uncanny ability to find the spots were the polar bears were resting. Each day we saw at least 4 polar bears in their terrain. One bear even came up to the tundra buggy and swatted at the vehicle. Everyone inside... More

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Tundra12, Communications & Marketing Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, Thanks so much for your recent review. We're glad to hear that you had such a wonderful Tundra Buggy Adventure and that Jim showed you a good time! That is great that you had such a successful Churchill trip - it sounds like you saw a lot of bears during your stay. Feel free to come back to... More

The Pas, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Neil our driver was so accommodating, informative and entertaining we had a wonderful day out on the tundra. Even though it was mid August, Neil found us a beautiful polar bear and got us close enough to get some amazing photos. So friendly, so knowledgeable about the area - wildlife and environment, can't say enough about how happy this tour... More

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Tundra12, Communications & Marketing Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review of the Tundra Buggy Adventure. We'll be sure to pass your compliments and thanks onto Neil. He is definitely great at his job - as are all of our buggy drivers and guides - and we're very lucky to have him. Glad to hear you got to see a summer bear! Thanks... More

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