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Aboriginal Journeys: Wildlife Viewing and Adventure Tours

3 -1371 Island Highway 19A, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
1-888-455-8101
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales, Dolphins, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tamworth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Spent a week going out with Garry and had an absolutely wonderful time. Saw Orca every trip, even on the days of the bear trips. Had lunch just off the shore with Grizzly bears and their cubs. Pacific white sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Bald Eagles, Ocean Rapids, Salmon boats fishing, a very knowledgeable guide and would highly recommend for other... More

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Irvine, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Garry is an amazing guide. There are those guides that do this sort of thing because it is a job and then there are those who have a true passion for it and Garry is at the top of that list. His enthusiasm and respect for the local area and its wildlife make a day out with Aboriginal go by... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great day. Gary has a wealth of experience both with local wildlife and from his many years as a local fisherman. He was an engaging and informative guide. When we got to Bute Inlet, the views of the bears far exceeded our expectations. The knowledge and experience of Gary and the Homalco guys delivered us many different... More

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I cannot recommend this trip highly enough, we saw 13 Grizzly Bears and Gary was a fantastic guide, make this your first choice in Campbell River.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is the one to take, small group, led with passion by Garry. Informative commentary, lunch provided.

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Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

An absolutely incredible tour with a fantastic guide. We saw over 10 bears, including some that were very close. Garry clearly loves these animals and this area. He's the best.

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Windsor, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I just finished the Grizzly Bear Tour with Gary as our guide and we had a wonderful time. This was not your usual crowded tour....we had only 12 people on the tour and Gary gave us plenty of stories on the 2 hour boat ride up to the mainland from Campbell River. He has lived in this area all of... More

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have been with Gary on his grizzly tours several times over the past several years and quite plainly I've run out of words to describe how good this man and his tours are. Went again this year and have nothing to say anymore but thank you for another great tour. You want to know how good it can get... More

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Enderby, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went on the grizzly tour this week and it was worth every cent! Garry is the most awesome guide that really cares if his clients have an amazing experience... and we did! There were 12 people on the tour... 10 were from UK and Netherlands and just myself and hubby from BC. It was so fun to see the... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On the 29th of August we joined Garry, the owner of Aboriginal Journeys, and 8 others on an 8 hour Grizzly Bear tour. We booked this tour already in January from the Netherlands because of the good reviews on tripadvisor. From a small, well equipped covered boat we were very fortunate and lucky to see a diving whale, a group... More

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