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Aboriginal Journeys: Wildlife Viewing and Adventure Tours

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Address: 3 -1371 Island Highway 19A, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-455-8101
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Description: A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British...
A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales, Dolphins, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Journeys. In late summer and early fall we offer Grizzly Bear Journeys on Aboriginal lands at Orford River in Bute Inlet. Viewing is done from the safety of bear viewing platforms located at various locations along this beautiful river. Travel through some of the worlds strongest Ocean Rapids and learn a little about the local First Nations history and culture as well. Enjoy breathtaking Nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Straits and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 27 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 35 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families.*Guaranteed Sightings!- see website for details.Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear tour company. Established in 2000.
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Excellent Grizzly Bear Tour

My friend and I visited Campbell River a few months ago and took up this tour with Gary. We were both extremely impressed with how much Gary knew about the area and the in-depth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My friend and I visited Campbell River a few months ago and took up this tour with Gary. We were both extremely impressed with how much Gary knew about the area and the in-depth knowledge about Grizzly Bears. I loved how extremely passionate he is about the Grizzly Bears and how his passion is to share that with others. This... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Everything ! The Guide Garry Henkle's Knowlegde of the area and Passion for Wildlife is Awe Inspireing ! His respect for the Grizzly Bears and his visiting Guests to maintain safety is always Amazing ! This is the best Wildlife AdventureTour at Campbel River, I've been back more then a few times :0)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

thank you gary for all the informations about the wildlife, you are a great guide. i will come back to see the whale, bears and more wildlife, somewhen. greets from switzerland Nadja

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Gary who runs Aboriginal Journeys is a very passionate and committed person who tries to abide by rules set out by the indian people. This trip lasted approximately 8 hours and started with a boat trip from Campbell River across to the main land to a logging area, where we ate a sandwich lunch which was catered for us. We... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There are no guarantees, of course, and it's a long trip from Campbell River to the mainland and back, but we enjoyed the voyage and when we got to the bear-viewing platform were lucky enough to see grizzly triplets with their mother at the first station we reached. Subsequently, from the boat, we saw another two grizzlies and on the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Highlight of our trip to Canada. It's relatively expensive compared to other activities, but considering the time involved and the experience it was worth every penny. Visited on the 5th of September which is pretty much bang on bear season for the area. Saw 10 individual bears, including 2 separate sow and cub families. Got to spend 30 mesmerising minutes... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked to go on this trip on trip adviser recommendations and we are glad we did ,whole day trip with lunch in a small party never more than 12 people ,we were taken up bute inlet and almost within secs of arriving at our 1st viewing point we had senn our 1st bears 16 in total the guide garry... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a great experience. Garry is a local wildlife guide that clearly demonstrated his connection with the land and water as well as the passion he has for what he does, which is making sure his guests have a great time viewing and learning about what they see. On our trip we were fortunate to have atleast 18 sightings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went out with Garry on the 1st September and, although the weather was a bit gloomy, we enjoyed some fantastic sightings grizzlies, including many mother grizzlies and their cute cubs. We didn't see too much marine life but the weather may have been partly to blame for that. We hope to return one day for another grizzly adventure, perhaps... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Late-summer/early fall, grizzly bears congregate to fatten themselves for hibernation by gorging on chinook salmon. Aboriginal Journeys offers small, well-managed tours up Bute Inlet, a fjord two hours north-north-east of Campbell River, where we met a First Nations guide who drove us to bear-viewing sites. The boat ride itself is spectacular; the bears are amazing, and often quite close. Together... More 

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