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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

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Campbell River, Canada
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About Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours
A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales 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 our Grizzly Bear Journey in Campbell River, we travel aboard our high-speed, covered vessel to Toba Inlet in search of Grizzly Bears. You will see pristine river valleys which are home to these magnificent animals. Upon arrival we will board a tour bus and drive to specially designed bear viewing platforms and some open viewing areas, which is situated along the river and ideal for viewing the mighty grizzlies. Here you’ll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the autumn ritual of bears feasting on spawning salmon in Canada´s true wilderness. Observation platforms offer great views and security so you can have a look into the lives of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 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 Strait 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 40 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. 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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Nena P wrote a review Oct 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada1 contribution
Gary - you are a STAR! You went above and beyond to make sure we got the experience of a lifetime. We were very lucky to see humpback whales multiple times, a few dolphins and porpoises, tons of sea lions, some bald eagles and sea birds. We also enjoyed seeing fjords and amazing whirlpools. We will definitely book another trip the next time we are in Quadra Island- maybe the Grizzly tour? Thank you, Gary, for the memories... also, the lunch was great!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from AboriginalJourneys, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours
Responded Oct 15, 2020
It was a pleasure having you both out . The nature gods treated us well. Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you enjoyed your time. Sounds good. Hopefully see you for a grizzly bear tour in the future. Cheers. Garry
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Chris Tyrus P wrote a review Sep 2020
Parksville, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
Gary and Cheyenne our experienced tour guides were extremely knowledgeable about the wilderness areas we were going to join Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat. It was obvious to see how much they respected these magnificent creatures and they advised us how to act respectfully and responsibly. Safe travels lead to our destination which was a life time dream come true. Professionally scouting for the Grizzlies led to many phenomenal sightings which led to photographs and memories that will last a lifetime! I highly recommend this very special Grizzly Bear Watching Tour. YOU WILL BE AMAZED IN WAYS YOU DIDN'T IMAGINE POSSIBLE!!! Chris Parlow aka Manitowan
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mervyy27 wrote a review Sep 2020
Nanaimo BC78 contributions45 helpful votes
Awesome day full of wildlife. Started with several humpbacks on the 2 hour trip through magnificent fjords/inlets to the salmon stream where Grizzly bears feed.Saw 4 transient orcas on the way and Garry stopped to appreciate the whale views even though long trip to bear feeding area. Lots of great stories/educational info en route from his vast experience growing up on the water in the area.Met Bennie-First Nation guide at the bear site. Taken to the bear viewing areas by the salmon streams. Saw several bears from the viewing platforms. These are grizzly bears in the wild and utmost caution and respect is demonstrated while viewing.We were within 10-20 ' of bears at times. All in all an amazing tour unlike any other I have been on. The boat is comfortable with 4 benches for 2 on one side and 2 benches for 2 on other. Full safety equipment and safety orientation. Garry has been on the water for many years and takes safety very seriously.There is a head on board if needed.I just got home yesterday and already want to go back!! Conditions on the water vary and we had a sunny day with no wind which was awesome. Nature does what it does but we had great success in viewing...thanks Garry and Benny for an amazing encounter!! So nice to see the humpbacks making their return!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jocelynpanton wrote a review Sep 2020
Richmond, Canada18 contributions12 helpful votes
Had a great time out with Garry from Aboriginal Journeys recently! It was an amazing bucket list experience. We saw 9 orcas (2 different families) that we watched for quite a while and saw a humpback who also did his special tail flip for us. Garry really knows his stuff and is very respectful of these beautiful creatures. We will definitely use this company again when we’re back in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Delta D wrote a review Aug 2020
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Experienced guide. Lots of information about whales and the area. Great with the passengers, very friendly.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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