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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

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Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 2506245472
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What a great way to spend the day!!

Enjoyed the orcas who performed all their amazing acrobatics, two different grizzly bears, both with triplet cubs, as well as lone bears and the freewheeling bald eagles en route... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the orcas who performed all their amazing acrobatics, two different grizzly bears, both with triplet cubs, as well as lone bears and the freewheeling bald eagles en route back to town. Great day!

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Thank greeeey
Camarillo, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit, we saw a variety of wildlife and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The wolf siting was the icing on the cake.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip on the boat to the sanctuary, got to see a couple of bears with the young cubs. My kids enjoyed it very much. It is worth the ride. It is a 7 hour boat ride both ways they do provide lunch on board.

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Thank Sacheen Srikant N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful whole day visiting Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary got to see bears up close from the safety of a large boat run by a very professional crew who were knowledgeable and helpful answering all questions. Got to see bears in the wild who were not bothered by the boat (but keep the noise down) and you will hopefully... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a half day bear tour with Jamie from khutz lodge. They fly you in and out via floatplane from Prince Rupert and you board a smaller boat at the lodge. This allows a really up close and personal encounter with the bears. The smaller boat also takes you higher up into the estuary than the bigger tour operators. Overall... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flew in via float plane from Prince Rupert with Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge - see my other review. This bear sanctuary is sancrosanct and must be protected whatever the cost.

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the Prince Rupert Adventure Tours boat and it was a wonderful trip - see my review of the boat trip. It is wonderful that the bears have a large - though far from sufficient - sanctuary in the Khutzeymateen, and that it is possible to see some of them even as they are granted dignity and respect.... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We took a charter with Adventure Tours out of Prince Rupert - amazing day with very qualified & professional on board staff - destination was more than I expected - the Khutzeymateen Inlet is sacred - watching the grizzlies in their protected habitat was so incredibly special. Our travel included whale sightings, seals, eagles, porpoises, black bear & more! I... More 

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Youngstown, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

North Americas first Grizzly Bear sanctuary can only be reached by boat as it is illegal to set foot in the sanctuary (unless you are the park ranger.) A number of companies have licensed charters which run from a few hours to days. We went with Prince Rupert Adventures. It is the most affordable and best bang for your buck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

5 star chance to see Grizzly Bears close up in their natural habitat. We went on the SunChaser tour with host Dan Wakeman. Much like #MaryEllen Travels, our experience was quite intimate as there were the two of us, Dan, and one crew. The quarters are as Mary describes but if you are prepared for sailboat side berths, no real... More 

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