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Grizzly Bears Of The Wild

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    What to Expect
    Meet your First Nations guide at Port McNeil, or the indigenous village of Alert Bay, and take a 1 hour, 45-minute boat rip across Xakwikan (Thompson Sound). Watch eagles soaring overhead, and look for the native wolves that visit beaches along the coast; capture unforgettable images of the Pacific white-sided dolphins that play along side the bows of moving boats.

     Enjoy a light breakfast on the water as you listen to your guide’s indigenous interpretation of local landscapes, and learn the legends that infuse the coastline. Continue up the Xakwikan River until you reach grizzly bear territory, and find a safe, quiet vantage point to hear traditional stories and wisdom as you wait for bears to come feed on wild salmon. 

     After lunch in a scenic riverside spot, continue to the historic Gwayasda̱ms site on Gilford Island. Learn about the remarkable heritage and cultural significance of Canada’s oldest standing Big House, then finish the day in the Broughton Archipelago and Queen Charlotte Strait, a favorite destination for spotting migrating humpback whale.

    This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience British Columbian wilderness with the respect and perspective of indigenous, First Nations people.  
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1514 Broughton Blvd, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0, Canada
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking, if required
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or anyone using a wheelchair
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
    • A minimum of two people and maximum of six people is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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