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“Grizzly Bear Tour - Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prince Rupert Adventure Tours

Prince Rupert Adventure Tours
C2-215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2 , Canada
+1 250-627-9166
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Prince Rupert
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Offer boat tours in the locality of Prince Rupert to see Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Valley and Whale Watching in and around Chatham Sound.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Grizzly Bear Tour - Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We took this tour several days ago on July 29th. It was incredible! The staff was professional, informed and communicative. The ship was immaculate. We saw a number of Grizzly Bears, some seals, humpback whales and other sites. The views of the Grizzlies were fantastic. This is one of the best wildlife tours we have experienced. Definitely worth the price.

Visited July 2013
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Debbie D, Manager at Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for joining us on the Grizzly Bear Tour to the Khutzeymateen Valley. We really appreciate your kind comments. Our staff strive to make the day enjoyable for all. We also think the Khutzeymateen Valley is INCREDIBLE!!!!
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Victoria, Canada
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“Far Beyond Expectation on Every Level ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Aboard this very well-designed vessel and in the hands of such an excellent, knowledgeable and environmentally sensitive crew, we enjoyed a spectacularly close-up view of a grizzly pair and then mother with cubs, with Orcas, seals and the surprise of feasting eagles 'thrown in' to complete one of the best viewing tours we have ever taken. And we are from BC so are used to a little wildlife !

Capt. Doug and his crew have created a remarkable experience that we are sharing with and not hesitating to recommend to everyone. Visit the City of Rainbows and prepare to be wowed.

Visited July 2013
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Debbie D, Manager at Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We really appreciate your kind words. We are always happy to hear from local British Columbians that come to share in the beauty of the North and experience the Khutzeymateen Valley. Please visit us again in the "City of Rainbows".
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Prince George, Canada
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“Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Saw 6 grizzlies, 3 humpback whales, a multitude of eagles, and a pristine wilderness valley! The boat-based tour was guided by friendly, knowledgeable guides and the boat was comfortable and clean. Straightforward sandwich lunch was much appreciated. WELL worth the money!

Visited July 2013
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Debbie D, Manager at Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
"Amazing" is how we like to describe the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear excursion as well. Wildlife in its natural environment is unpredictable however the North Coast of British Columbia has some of the best opportunities that nature can offer.
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Canberra, Australia
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“Wow the Wilderness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

As another reviewer has said... This was a highlight of our month long visit to BC, Calgary and Jasper. The trip to the Valley of the Grizzly started slowly with only a few bears out foraging amongst the magnificent scenery, however on the return trip we saw seals and whales, then we were treated to a show of aerobatic prowess as we watched the crew feed upto 6 eagles. The eagles would swoop in from all directions to deftly retrieve tidbits from the water with their talons and then straight to the beak as they regained height. A marvellous must see cruise.

Visited July 2013
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Debbie D, Manager at Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
We are very happy to hear that you consider your trip to the Valley of the Grizzly as the highlight of your visit to Canada. We are extremely lucky to be able to share this magnificent adventure with visitors from around the world.
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was a high point of our recent trip to coastal British Columbia. Owner/captain Doug Davis is not just an expert boat captain and an expert on the grizzly bears in the Khutzeymateen sanctuary, he's a serious wildlife photographer who, in positioning the boat, thinks about the direction and quality of the light and the background behind the bears, as well as their reactions to the boat. All of this was important too me as a wildlife photographer. He's extremely informative, personable, and kind. And he actually designed the boat himself. It's perfect for these grizzly bear tours. We saw four adult bears and two pairs of cubs. One adult male put on quite a show for us: eating sedge, taking a dip in the bay to escape the flies, and resting on the bank. We watched another bear -- an adult female -- digging for clams. On the return trip, as we neared Prince Rupert, one of the crew "called in" (chummed, actually) several bald eagles so we could see and photograph them at close range.

This excursion was worth every penny and every minute. If I should return to Prince Rupert, I would definitely do it again.

Visited June 2013
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Debbie D, Manager at Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
We are happy that your visit to the Khutzeymateen Valley was considered the high point of your vacation. We are very lucky to have this pristine wilderness in our back yard and we love to share the experience with people from around the world. Please join us again whenever you return to British Columbia.
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